Well, school is officially back in session here in Texas and my baby actually drove himself to school for the very first time. Sniff, sniff. Now I can only pray he made it to class on time.
With school fixing to start, it seemed only logical that we have one last hurrah for summer. For us, that means escaping to the ranch for a couple of days. There was even a welcoming committee.
Honestly, I could have done without this particular visitor, but since banana spiders are harmless and their only desire is to eat other bugs, I allowed it to stay.
Of course, there's always some sort of work waiting at the ranch. Remember Tropical Storm Bill back in June? There were no less than three trees that had fallen prey to Bill's strong winds. And when one's blocking the path or sitting on a fence, that usually takes top priority.
Fortunately, these beautiful Spanish-moss-laden Live Oaks have stood the test of time.
All that work means you're bound to get dirty.
Still, there's always time for fun. Like shooting tennis balls from a potato launcher.
So much fun and hard work wore my babies out, though.
They slept all the way home.
But the weekend wasn't quite over. Our oldest son had a privilege of playing Ultimate Frisbee at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Yep, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Ryan is the one in the maroon shirt.
Gearing up for black team.
My boy. On the field where the Cowboys play. Whoda thunk it.
The only thing more incredible than that, was the I got to be there, too.