Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Parenting Failure

I failed my kids... I was always singing the Davy Crockett song and was so disappointed my kids didn't know it, or even begin to get excited over a coon-skin cap.  I decided it was high time they was educated!  We read a book about Davy Crockett, got em excited, taught them about the battle at the Alamo, and then went to one of the their reenactments!  What fun!  It was really  neat to walk into the complex and have Quinn shout, 'that's Santa Ana!'  He knew who he was, what he did, and what kind of uniform he wore.  Then we got to meet 'Colonel Travis' who taught us about the cannons used during the battle, and then we got to go eat and lets face it, that may have even been cooler than a coon skin cap. (if you can't tell - they were melting at that point)

Great Trip to Colorado

 We were able to drive over the Mesa and see all the beautiful leaves changing!
 Showed the kids where Craig popped the question... He was nervous then, I think I was just as nervous this time because Kaid and tall cliffs are a dangerous mix.
 Grandpa gave driving lessons on the lawn mower.... Anna very cautious (of course) never exceeded the speed limit.
 A little Father/Son bonding.  Love IT!
 Kaid's parting comment when given control of the mower, "see ya sucker!"
 It became obvious that Quinn's one time driving experience of my suburban at age 2, was not sufficient for him to be alone on the mower at age 5.
And of course Lexsie patiently waiting her turn, but don't mess with her turn or she would let you have it!
Thanks Gramps and Cass for hosting our little vacation!