Thursday, June 7, 2012

Zoo day

April 2012
{the hippo exhibit is one of my faves; today they weren't so exciting}

Impromptu zoo visits are the best.  We are so lucky to live near one of the top zoos in the country...that is absolutely free.  Free!  I don't feel bad if we only see half of the animals.  Nor do I regret only spending an hour or two walking around.  It's easy to get your money's worth each time.  
{elephants!  (complete with sound effects provided by W and E}

As always, W is particularly interested in elephants.  I don't think it would matter if he saw any other animal, as long as we make it to the elephants.  
{little picnic outside the zoo in Forest Park}

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Easter 2012

Easter "eve" was spent dying eggs, which was mildly successful.  The colors turned out so-so.  However, W was convinced the eggs needed to hatch, so he crushed each of the hard-boiled eggs into a shattered mess; all except for one.  Hopefully next year there will be no "hatching."  

{the lone survivor}

{egg dying}

{Easter bed}

{Easter dress}


Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Through an unfortunate event, W gained a little neighborhood friend named Alex.  Alex conveniently lives next door.  He and W are just weeks apart in age.  Alex's little brother, Logan, and Lizzy are just one day apart.  W looks forward to seeing Alex's mom's car pull in their driveway each afternoon so he can go outside and play with Alex when he gets home from school.  
The past year and a half W and Alex have become such good little buddies riding bikes together, mowing the grass together, running up and down the hill together, destroying plants together, learning to share, and even pressuring each other into going potty on the toilet.  Alex, Logan and mom are moving in just a few weeks.  We will miss them.  A lot.  W will likely be very upset.  But thankfully Alex's grandparents aren't moving from next door, so he'll be back to visit often.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Photo series: Instagram

Here's life lately via Instagram.  
(follow me @katiewr)
Dueling lawn mowers:  Winston, Alex and D.  
Conference weekend.
D's birthday and the perfect orange pound cake. 
I opened the garage door one morning to discover W's "bike shop."  Like father, like son.  
The rocket ship.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Memorial Day in Dallas

It's always fun to go to Dallas.

Lots of swimming.


 And Reesy's baptism.