Sunday, December 20, 2015

First haircut at the salon

So I finally did it. Knew it needed to be done & I was actually really happy with the way it turned out.

Dinosaur Tracks in Leander

Found this place via the internet and had to trek into a 
sketchy path off a highway and under a freeway overpass. 

It was pretty hot for the boys but they had a great time catching turtles, frogs, and searching for the dinosaur tracks. Unfortunately Will had himself a meltdown and I had to carry him out kicking and screaming for about a quarter mile. Good times.
In case there was any doubt about the size of my feet here they are in an actual dinosaur track:

Concert at the park

Spent August & September of our time in Texas sick

Tried to drag ourselves out of bed for some live music at least one night at a nearby park in Leander. 

Wouldn't think Bluegrass could be so cool!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Will starts preschool

One great thing about Texas is they have great recourses in their schools. As soon as we got here and I brought in Will's test results for his speech they suggested we get him in this program right away. This was great until I learned it was four hours a day five days a week! I was concerned not only that this was going to be too much for Will, but I had never done this with a child this young before. They'd always been my home buddy. 
Gratefully he adjusted fairly quickly and now goes to school happy most every day. We started noticing improvements in his speech right away. 

Coming home on the bus!

Unfortunately for Will school starts at 7:45am. He was pretty shell shocked in the beginning:) He's never been a morning guy.

Here he is with his new backpack all ready to go!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Canoeing down the Austin River

Blood moon in the distance

Only things for kids do in Texas summers-- swim & catch critters

And Will gets beet red in the heat...

So that's about it. Oh, and maybe hang out with mom in Ross.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Visit from Veronica

Shortly after we moved in Sarah's friend Veronica came for a visit. 

It was really nice to have someone here from back home. She was great and very helpful and it was great for the girls to have a chance to get together. They went back to Krause Springs and spent a day in Austin complete with a concert at Zilker Park-- a very eye opening experience for poor Sarah. She actually had someone ask, "Do you wanna get high?" She was polite and turned them down. It's hard for us to believe people can hang out in this weather. 
Veronica is welcome to come live with us anytime:)

Krause Springs

My view for FAR too long.
I wasn't feeling the whole moving thing while my kids were still out of school. Getting out of this maze was struggle every time I had to get out of bed. Peter was pretty patient about it. He felt like the best thing was for me to be with the kids anyway.

We checked out things to do in this miseably hot weather and Krause Springs looked like a good thing to try. It was a good move and everyone had a good time.

Took John FOREVER to jump the first time on the rope swing. Then he did it a few more times. He was so funny the way he would hit the water:)

A drawback to Texas is that anything you do outdoors in the summer has to involve water. 

John's a cutie.