Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Monday, November 28, 2011


Soon after the 2011 Aggie football schedule was announced and tickets were available for purchase, Wes purchased four tickets for our family to attended the Texas A&M vs The University of Kansas football game as my birthday present this year.   We'd been excited about our first trip to Aggieland as a family for months.

Wes having lived in southeast Kansas while in high school is a KU fan, and I'm an A&M fan.  Neither of us attended either of these schools as we meet while attending a smaller private Christian University; however, we still hold true to our state schools of choice.

We arrived in College Station, Texas, on Thursday night, November 17, 2011.  * We may have extended our trip by a couple hours after realizing about 60 miles down the road that the tickets for the game were still in Hurst.  On Friday we took a campus walking tour and visited the campus bookstore where we purchased some more Aggie gear.  Game day Saturday was an awesome experience even with arriving half way through the first quarter because we didn't double check the game time.  Apparently it was moved from a 2:30 pm kickoff to an 11:00 am kickoff earlier in the week.  Oops!  We finished off our Aggieland visit on Sunday with a visit to the Bonfire Memorial then the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

As we headed north towards home the kids wanted to know when we'd be back to Aggieland, and I was already wishing we had tickets to the A&M vs Texas game on Thanksgivng.  It turned out I was able to secure us four tickets for the game on Thanksgiving and so we left our home around 11:00 am headed to College Station and Aggieland!   This time all four of us were decked out in our Aggie gear, and we arrived with plenty of time for all the fun pregame activities.

Here is a photo slideshow of our two visits to Aggieland.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

October Field Trips

 The month of October provided the opportunity for our family to take several fun field trips.  One day we visited the Fort Worth Zoo.
Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures. 
Katherine taking advantage of a hands-on exhibit.

One trip that we always look forward to during fall is the Great State Fair of Texas.  We eat lots of good (& really unhealthy) food, walk A LOT, see many different exhibits, ride fair amusement rides, spend money tickets, enjoy time together, and leave incredibly tired.
The kids enjoy the hands-on farm exhibit where they get to pretend to be farmers.  They planted a garden.
 Harvested the fruit & vegetables.
                                         They fed the animals and milked the cows.

 They sold their products.
 After selling the products they spent their earned  money at the local store.

I could be guessing, but I believe the reason the kids enjoy this exhibit so much is receiving the free snack they purchase receive at the end.
 The whole family enjoys the feeding & petting some of the animals.  There were a few of animals we didn't want to touch or feed!

 Another day we visited the Dallas World Aquarium with other local homeschoolers.

 Our last field trip of the month has probably been our favorite.  We participated in the Dallas Stars Education Day.

We enjoyed watching the teams (Dallas Stars & LA Kings) practice and a two hour tour of the American Airlines Center (AAC), where we learned many facts about the AAC, hockey, and even some basketball. 

When we arrived home we couldn't wait to share all the information we'd learned with Wes.  Katherine completed the work page she'd received, and we spent the rest of the afternoon preparing to attend the game that night.

We had a great time and even made it on the big screen once!  We've decided we'd love to attend another Stars game sometime in the future. 
The attendance was a lower than normal as many of the metroplex sports fans where at home watching the Texas Rangers battle the St.Louis Cardinals in game six of World Series.
Unfortunately neither the Stars or the Texas Rangers came away with a win that night.