Spent the day at home. It's awesome to see the smile on Joshua's face when Jacob plays with him! Jacob built afort using two coolers, a stool, and a comforter. Joshua thought it would be a good idea to use the stool to pull up on and the whole thing came crashing down. The stool must have hit him in the eye because he had quite the shiner. I took this picture while he was taking a nap.
Went to the Flag Day Celebration in Grapevine. Beautiful ceremony and free lemonade and cookies! Met a new member that was referred by Jehan. Afterwards, we walked around Grapevine Main Street with one of our long standing members before heading to the play area at the North East Mall to meet another new member. We had quite a few families from the group join us there and it was a great time! It's awesome that Joshua can actually enjoy the play area now. He was really moving!
This morning, Joshua learned how to clap and he continued doing it all day! Grandma (my mom) came over and brought us pizza for lunch. The boys always love seeing her! We checked out one of the brand new spray parks in Irving. This one is at Southwest Park off Shady Grove between Belt Line and Story. The boys had a great time! This is one of the best spraygrounds we've been to. The only problem I have is that they have concrete, not rubber. Jacob was moving a little too fast (okay, he was running) and he slipped and hit the back of his head. He was fine, but I hate when they don't pad it when they have water. Regardless, it's free, so I can't really complain. Joshua met an adorable little 6 month old girl...Jessica better watch out! We'll definitely have to go again some time.
Thursday nights in Downtown Fort Worth, they show a movie at the Chisholm Trail Parking Area. We had 4 families in attendance and it was a great time. They decided to "warm" the crowd up before the movie by playing the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, YMCA, and I Gotta Feelin' by the Black Eyed Peas. With it being so hot out and then dancing around like that, I was totally exhausted and sweating bullets. Around 9:15, they started the movie...Despicable Me. This is a cute one that's I've seen a few times before, but it's one of those that are as entertaining for the adults as it is for the kids.
When we got home, both boys were totally passed out, but I think Jacob brought a little bit of Fort Worth home with him...check out those feet!
We hit up Fritz Park Petting Farm when they opened and it was still cool out. Jacob learned that even though brown chickens and roosters look very similar, the chickens are the ones that lay the eggs since they are girls. We learned that boy peacocks are the ones with the beautiful tails and that girl peacocks are relatively plain and brown. We also learned that the petting farm has a goat the likes to jump the fence.
Afterwards, we grabbed a bite to eat and then went to DAV Thrift Store to look for a bedrail and some baby gates since Joshua is starting to get himself into trouble. We didn't find the gates, but we did find a bedrail for $3 and we also found a great Father's Day present for my dad. Then we headed out to my parents' lake house about a mile from Cedar Creek Lake for the weekend. Jacob loves playing out there! My parents brought the nephews and the boys had a great time.
DH rode his motorcycle out to join us after work. We found an awesome house out there that we are considering getting. It's 3 bed/2 bath/1 car garage. It also has a playroom, a fireplace, and a storage shed! Best part is that it's listed at just $25K! It does need a new roof and the appliances need to be replaced, but it's a cute house and I could definitely see us living there. The bad part is that since it's an hour and a half from the metroplex, I couldn't logistically continue to organize the playgroup and we won't be able to hang out with all our friends nearly as often. We'll just have to see what happens. DH absolutely loves it out there and if he could find a job that pays well out there, we'll actually be saving a bunch of money over what we pay in rent right now.