Saturday, November 30, 2013


Tyler can nap anywhere. Seriously, anywhere. This is in our backyard, planking on top of a trampoline box. This isn't staged or fake. He actually fell asleep like this. As someone who frequently has a very difficult time sleeping, I find myself feeling a little jealous. Although, that can't be comfortable.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Camping in November

Did you know that in Texas, you can camp in November? It's true. I was a little skeptical when our friends invited us, because it's November... But we decided to go for it. So I packed fuzzy footy pajamas for the boys, as well as multiple layers of sweats, hats, gloves, and those little hand warmers to put on their feet and hands at night.

It was all way too much. The temperature was actually pleasant. We had some wind and the tiniest sprinkle of rain, but other than that, it was a beautiful evening. We even ended up taking off hats and gloves at night because we were too warm. And we didn't even use the hand warmers. Camping in Idaho must have prepared me well.

We camped at Lake Grapevine. The campsite was 10 minutes from our house and it was gorgeous. We were at the top of a little cliff overlooking the lake, and you could climb down to the waterfront where there was some sand for digging and even a little cave to see. We did tin foil dinners and s'mores and hot cocoa by the fire before bed. It was fantastic. And 10 minutes from our house. And beautiful in November! So maybe Texas isn't that bad :)
Morning snuggles in the tent

Lake Grapevine

Hat hair after a cozy night's sleep
 It was much different than Idaho mountain camping, which will always be my favorite, but I could really get used to the mild temperatures down here. I'm sure we'll be camping a lot more (once we get our own tent and a 2nd air mattress, because sleeping with all 4 of us on  ONE queen air mattress was unsuccessful).

Friday, November 8, 2013

How My 5-Year-Old Thinks

The other day I picked Jackson up from preschool and he asked, "Can we get ice cream cones?"

Mom: "No, those are too messy. But I was thinking about getting a Sonic slush."
Jackson (sounding very disappointed): "Fine. I guess we can get a slush."
Mom: "Well, no. I'm not going to take your for a slush if you aren't even excited about it."
Jackson (still in a very disappointed voice): "No, mom. It's fine. Let's just go get a slush."
Mom: "No. We're not getting slushes if you're not even excited about it. We'll just go straight home today."

So Jackson thinks for a few seconds... and then gets his devious little smile.

Jackson: "Wait a second. Did you say glush?"
Mom: "No. I said slush."
Jackson: "Oh. Whoops. I heard you wrong. I though you said glush. If I had heard you say slush I would have said... Yay! Slush! I love slushes!"

And so we got slushes. Not glushes. Because nobody wants a glush.