Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Break '09

We went on our annual Fall Break Road Trip to the "Big D" - that is Dallas.
It was Owen's first time to join us since he was a baby. As I feared, he didn't nap for three days straight! However, he hung in there & brought some energetic entertainment to the trip!

First Stop: Allen Outlet Shops
Kids talked me into buying them a white chocolate & Butterfinger covered Marshmallow Stick.

Thursday Night Event: Dinner with my best friend from college Kate & her precious family.
Here's who greeted us when we arrived....Baby Mack. He has 3 older sisters.

The O-Man and Miss Annie check each other out

I tell O to give Annie a hug...

What a sweet boy...right??

WRONG! The sweet hug turns into a headlock. Not good.

Miss Hollywood (after she recovered from the head lock)

The older crew

Abby & Claire posing in their newly created outfits

Such Diva's!

Friday Morning:
Yummy Embassy Suites breakfast
TEXAS size Waffles...YUMMO!

One of our Dallas Must Stops: Z Gallery
Owen almost took a nap here...but nope.

Another Dallas MUST: Cold Stone Creamery
(we are still mourning them closing in Tulsa)
Oooh, cake batter with brownie...WE LOVE U!

Yet another place we simply have to visit:
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL StoreElla & Ruthie with the Girls of the Year

My Entourage :)

Friday Night: Stop by to see one of my B/F's from H.S.
Neighborhood Octorbest going on...Pony Rides for all!

Ella Bella

Abby Lou
What the kids BEG for at every hotel stay...a dip in the chlorine infested pool!

Saturday Morning: Last Breakfast Feast
We Ruleys sure do love us some breakfast!

My sister Kim's house to wish cousin Mason *Happy Birthday!


JUMP! for my love... (couldn't resist) :)
Owen chowing on Aunt Kim's homemade cookie cake and then giving her two thumbs up :)

Back to the hotel to pack up & bid farewell

Our room was on the 11th floor with the coolest view of the new Frisco Baseball Park
(picture didn't turn out so good..sorry)

Last Stop: StoneBriar Mall
Ella in line to take a spin on the carousel
I just adore watching my sweet little girl have such fun!

What a FABULOUS trip we had!
Thanks be to God for allowing us such wonderful quality family time together...and did I mention some marvelous shopping along the way?! :)


ASHLEY said...

sounds pretty good to me!!! and i'm loving ella's "whatchootalkin'boutwillis face"!!! : ) loved all the pictures!

Baloney said...

I love Texas - but you knew that already.