In my last blog post about the Gaylord Texan's ICE! exhibit, I mentioned that we went to Dallas last weekend to see friends and attend the Texas Tech vs. Baylor game. Sean and Lisa were gracious enough to let us stay with them, and we just knew that the kids would have a great time. Their kids Shelby and Jack are four and almost three years old. (Here's a funny post from 2008 when Sean and Lisa and Shelby came to visit us at the Lake House.)
We knew that Sean and Lisa had two dogs, and that's always a little iffy for us. Lately the girls have been loving dogs (and Maddie has been asking for one), but they're still scared of average/big dogs. It took Brooke some time to warm up to the dogs, and then she only got about lukewarm. Maddie, on the other hand, FELL IN LOVE with their Chihuahuas. Especially the five month old puppy, Lolly.
Maddie carried around poor Lolly JUST like this for the entire weekend:
On Saturday, Sean and Lisa suggested we go to the Galleria to go ice skating (more ICE!) with the kids. It's been YEARS since I've ice skated, but I thought it was like riding a bike. Um...not so much.
We told Madison that because Lolly and Lucy (pictured below) were Chihuahua's (and from Mexico), that they only spoke Spanish. She sorta believed us! Maddie whispered sweet nothings in Spanish into Lolly's ears and was plotting a way to take her home. She quite seriously asked if she could pack Lolly in her suitcase and take her home.
The hardest part of ice skating (and snow skiing) is the "getting ready" part. Paying admissions, getting skates that fit, getting them ON, zipping jackets, putting on gloves, and making our way to the rink were exhausting. However, the kids were very excited.
Cowboy's Stadium to watch the Texas Tech Red Raiders get beat by the Baylor Bears. (The kids stayed home with Lisa's aunt.) It was our first time at Jerry's BILLION DOLLAR World, and it was AMAZING.