We had lots of bread scraps, so we stopped by to feed the ducks one day. This pond is near our house, on our way home from school. It was actually Jett's birthday, and we ended up seeing some friends there too. The birds were crazy. We ended up throwing bread into the air and they would catch it. I was a tad bit afraid I'd be pooped on. But, thankfully, the birds were nice to us.
The twins went on their very first field trip. I went along. A sweet friend kept Jett for the day.
We went to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Now, we have been to the Stockyards. Many times. Or, so I thought.
Apparently, there are two places called the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Who knew?! Not me!!!The entire time we were there, I kept wondering how I had missed this whole part. We were in a very large building that reminded me a lot of the county fair. People were showing their animals. Our tour guide was an FFA student. We watched a little bit of pole racing (not sure what it's called; I've never seen it before in all the years I've gone to rodeos).
In all honesty, I learned a good lesson that day. We did a ton of walking and not much of anything else. I thought the trip was a complete waste (they didn't seem ready to accomodate all the schools there that day). I had a somewhat bad attitude about how much time we wasted by the time we got back to the school.
But, these sweet darlings...they were thrilled. They rode the big school bus, saw horses, looked at baby animals, and enjoyed a petting zoo (for 5 minutes; but they didn't notice!). I realized I was looking through my lens and mine is not what mattered!
That night a sweet girl I met at Dollar Tree earlier in the week texted me and invited us to the "soft opening" of the newest In-N-Out in Addison.Seriously...met the girl at Dollar Tree on Monday and went to eat FREE food on Wednesday as her guest! How sweet is that?! The kids loved it. And, after a day of field tripping, I was grateful for dinner out...and FREE!
I feel like Jett has grown up so much in the last month. As the new year was beginning, I was thinking "he doesn't seem like he's almost a year old." Well, he must have heard me and decided to prove himself. He started eating a LOT more solids, we transitioned from nursing to milk in sippy cups, he started walking really well, ...he just grew up! Isn't he so cute in this picture?
Oh, yes, and hair. Hair is my nemesis. I think it's true for most women. I could talk about hair a lot more than I do. Joel wishes I would talk about it less. I cut it all off. Well, it was sort of my intention. I won't go into all the details and bore you (or keep rehashing them; I'm kinda tired of it). But, I got my hair cut in December and liked it. It was funky and piecey. But, I had wanted it shorter. So, I went and got it a little shorter. But, it still wasn't what I was wanting. So, I went last Friday and ...well, she went short alright! She also gave me plenty of reasons I went back and got a refund (and the manager will give me my next cut for free too). Hair. Oh, women and hair.