Friday, July 10, 2009

Fun outings

The past couple days have been busy! With so many kiddos, it doesn't take much to feel very busy! We were able to do a couple of fun things to help break up the usual routine. On Thursday, since we FINALLY have our big van back, we decided to cash in that AMC giftcard and go see the movie "Up" (minus Dad-he was working). If you haven't seen this movie, it is very cute! I love being able to sit down and watch a movie with my kids and not have to worry about language, sexual references, or potty humor. It was just good, clean fun. We went to the earliest showing-11:00 a.m.-a.k.a. the cheapo show! It is only $5 a person at that hour-what a blessing-so we were able to have some money leftover for concessions. It's incredible how little you get at the concession stand for your money, but we were able to get some large popcorns and drinks. I chose that because the theater offers free refills on the large sizes. Yes, my crew took full advantage of that during the movie. Here they are getting ready to go see the big show. They had such a great time-we don't see movies often, but we all agreed we must do it again!

Tonight, we went to see the Waugh bat colony. It is near downtown houston and is a bridge where thousands of bats live. Each evening at sunset, they all come flying out, looking for their nightly meal of insects. It was so cool to watch-I haven't been near that many bats before. It was quite cool to see them fly just overhead. I don't know if you can see any of the small bats in this picture, but you can get an idea of the bridge.

Here are Sarah and Mary, reading some of the information on the bats, just before they emerged. This trip was a little bit of a drive, but well worth it!

I think our next trip will need to be to the library to get some books on bats! God's creation is truly amazing, isn't it?


  1. We had bats where we lived before. My 8 year old said the other night he saw some bats, so maybe we have some here too. We used to like to watch them when they came out at twilight. They are pretty cool.

  2. I lived in Houston for years and never knew there was a bridge where the bats lived. I use to see them in my neighborhood once in a while but that was it. I use to live down in Clear Lake.