Feeling Like Fall

What a gorgeous weekend.  We spent as much of it outdoors as possible, even if that meant adding a few extra layers which is always a pleasure when you've got three kiddos to dress and get out the door.  I may need to go and re-read that "Engaging Cooperation" chapter in the parenting book I read over the summer. 

Henry is convinced that Rocket comes to Michael's and Ella's games solely to entertain him on the sidelines.

Henry is convinced that Rocket comes to Michael's and Ella's games solely to entertain him on the sidelines.

Even the time it takes to stand on base while waiting for the next batter to do his thing is too much time for Michael to stay focused and not get distracted by all of the awesome dirt on the field.  We hear this improves.   

Even the time it takes to stand on base while waiting for the next batter to do his thing is too much time for Michael to stay focused and not get distracted by all of the awesome dirt on the field.  We hear this improves.   

Seriously. 

Seriously. 

A moment earlier, I missed focus as our little defender kicked the crap out of this ball.  Almost looks like she had head-butted it here!

A moment earlier, I missed focus as our little defender kicked the crap out of this ball.  Almost looks like she had head-butted it here!

The cheering section. 

The cheering section. 

The Pink Pixies  

The Pink Pixies  

Checking out the baby elephants at the Fort Worth Zoo.   

Checking out the baby elephants at the Fort Worth Zoo.   

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This photo, and the next, courtesy of my friend Kelly

This photo, and the next, courtesy of my friend Kelly

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Dear Fort Worth Zoo, You're mostly awesome, but your "Petting Zoo" stinks.  There was one lazy potbelly pig who fell asleep close enough to the fence that I could reach out and pet him, but overall it's a pretty frustrating area for little kids like me.   

Dear Fort Worth Zoo,

You're mostly awesome, but your "Petting Zoo" stinks.  There was one lazy potbelly pig who fell asleep close enough to the fence that I could reach out and pet him, but overall it's a pretty frustrating area for little kids like me.