Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Swine Break '09

I've gotten a few calls and e-mails from my friends from afar asking how we're faring with the swine flu here in Fort Worth. With our school closed for more than a week, we were quite grateful to see that the potential epidemic wasn't as far-reaching as it might have been. While I regret that it affected many families in and around our town, we thoroughly enjoyed the week off. It was a little gift of summer - without the heat!

We headed to the park that first day off with some friends. Incidentally, ABC's World News Tonight cameras showed up and included us in that evening's segment as the moms doing exactly what we weren't supposed to be doing - ignoring the school's effort to keep kids separated. Oops.

The kids and I went to my parents' for a few days, and it was a great way to break up the week. Corbin was out of town with work, so we played in the creek, and the boys built make-believe houses in the attic while the girls dove into Daboo's dress up trunk.

While at Bourland (Mom & Dad's neighborhood), we enjoyed an evening with our friends the Schaefers. Sam & Campbell were generous to bring a cake & make our vacation official:

And while the schools shut down, baseball didn't. Thanks to my friend Teri Queen for these amazing pics!

Finally, a few photos from Mother's day - lunch here at the house before heading out to University Little League - what better way to spend Mother's Day? Acutally, there's not much I enjoy more than sitting in the stands watching my boys!

Look at this ah-mazing mom!! Happy Mother's Day to you, Daboo, you really are amazing and beautiful and easy to be with. Besides that, I don't know how I'd manage our kiddos (& life) without you!