Friday, January 2, 2009

Getting off to a good start!

Yesterday, we decided to go spend a night with Corey's parents since we had some time on our hands. We weren't there long, but it was a nice visit. Carson got some good lap time with Nana, and Christian got to squeeze in some more time around the fire pit with Papaw, and work on his fire building skills. They even had a neighbor boy that was Christian's age, come over to roast marshmallows around the fire with them. He enjoyed making a new friend that he can hang out with when he visits!

Today, after a nice breakfast with Nana and Papaw, the kids went with Papaw to look for Indian artifacts in a field...Christian loves that kind of stuff, he found a piece of flint. Caylie is usually up for the adventure...unless the girls are going shopping of course...anyway, no big treasures were found today, but they did have fun.
After they got back, we packed up and headed to Hot Springs...but on the way, we made a pit stop at a playground at DeGray Lake.
Caylie posing for pics...
Carson watching Corey skip rocks...

In Hot Springs, we toured one of the historic bath houses on Bath House Row. I had gone through one of them several years ago, but is was still interesting to see just what people came from far and wide to experience back in the day...
The kids thought that they might like to try out one of those luxury baths! :)

It is so strange to see the hot water coming up from the was so hot that it was making steam!

We took a little walk down the sidewalk...

To get to the Arlington Hotel! Corey and I used to go walk around that hotel when we were in college. Corey said that we even danced in the lobby with an orchestra one night! I remembered that they had dancing in the lobby, but sure didn't remember participating...pretty cool...wish I could remember!

Anyway, I had heard that they had a huge gingerbread house in the lobby, and they sure did! It was fascinating...very detailed, and very BIG...maybe 6 or 7 feet tall!

Carson wasn't real sure what he thought about this Nutcracker Man, but he was at least interested!
I don't guess that we will get in any more of these "fun days" before life gets back to normal, but we sure have enjoyed the ones that we've had!
Hope you have made some time to squeeze in some fun memories too!
Writing the Waves,


mer@lifeat7000feet said...Best Blogger Tips

Christi...your family is beautiful!

I have so many great memories of Hot Springs from my OBU days, but also from getting to live in Arkadelphia a second time.

Would I know the family that has the friend Carson plays with? I know TONS of people from there!

And hey, where does your oldest son get his red hair? I love it!

Also, I keep wanting to tell you that I went to MOPS in Arkadelphia with your sister in law, but I think she moved away shortly before we did. And I'm pretty sure your in-laws go to church with some VERY good friends of mine.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful day! You are so lucky to have the grandparents nearby to spend time with. Looks like the kids loved it!

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