Sunday, January 9, 2011

LIVING...Medieval Times in Dallas

We have had a great week, full of fun and memories.  This past week Rye came home from Utah.  She had a lot of fun reuniting with her besties and seeing her grandparents.  We are glad that she had such a good time but are SOOOOOO glad that she is back with us.  I wonder what I am going to do in a few years when she leaves to go to college...2 years will go by so fast.  I know that there will be holidays and maybe even a weekend or two but our family will change with her not being here with us constantly.  My friends have survived and I know I will too.

We arrived early so we take pictures and enjoy the ambiance of the big hall.  They had armor, swords and coats of arms in a large room.  It was fun to see some of these things up close.

On Saturday we took the family to Medieval Times.  We had a blast and it was worth every penny.  The older kids have been once before but that was 10 years ago and they did not remember much.  This time we had Isabella and she was in her element.  Every where we went it was "Princess this...", "Princess that..." and on and on.  She was in heaven with her frilly dress, knights and beautiful hair peice, that she had to have to complete her "LOOK".  The older kids each got a sword (the hotel should love us for that!").

A few of Princess Isabella's admirers.  They were great with the kids that came to see the show.  There were kids everywhere...lots of birthdays being celebrated that night.

We were seated in the green knights cheering section.  It turned out that he was the bad guy for this show and so we were very cheerful until the very end when the kings men did away with him.  OUCH!  All in all it was a fun day out with the kids.

I love this picture...I love this guy!!!!  He is definitely my Knight in Shining Armor.

That night Cory and I went to Oklahoma to Win Star.  It's a new casino they have just opened.  We had fun listening to the live music and dancing.  We love to dance!  This week I am hoping to get us signed up for some dance lessons.  There is a place in town that offers lessons and then they have get togethers.  I thought this would be a fun way to improve on our skill as well as meet new people.  I will keep you posted on our ability to be agile on the floor...HA HA will definitely be posted.

This picture was taken just as it had started to snow, we ended up with enough for one family to build a huge snowman in the middle of the park.

The most exciting thing today that happened is that we got about 3 inches of snow.  Isabella want's to go out in the snow so bad, but we did not bring the right clothes with us to build a snowman.  Maybe next time...(wink, wink)...The wink is how we lightly tell our children in an amusing sort of way that I heard what you are saying, the answer is no, but if I wink and say maybe then you think it's yes and I am lying in a very kind and hopefully repentful way....My kids have learned that when I say maybe then it is usually no, when I say something is interesting, it's because I don't want to hurt your feelings with the are so smart!  They figure out our silly parenting ways..LOL  They definitely keep me on my toes.

Drake and his curly hair.  He is learning to work with it but it's a constant struggle for him to keep it curly and not frizzy.

Isabella's knight through a pink carnation to her from the arena, she was very excited.

The Andalusian Horses were and are amazing to watch and see.  This is one of the horses in the air getting ready to kick at a supposed enemy.  Again, the show was very well put together and kept your interest the entire show.

This is the same type of horse exhibiting it's ability to "dance"...very beautiful.

Isabella and I with our donuts (as Cory call's them)...I thought our hair was sophisticated and our green hats fit perfectly over our heads..LOL

I hope that everyone has a fantastic week!

1 comment:

  1. I loved medieval times! We took Ashley and Mitch in Myrtle Beach. I want John and I to take dance lessons also, I'll let you know how that goes . . .