Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Ms. Ava has been overheard giggling in her sleep several times over the past few nights. We're not sure what she's dreaming about, though we've asked. The world may never know.

Playing a little dress-up, she must be observing the gigantic-boot-trend among the cute undergrads on campus

Huevos Rancheros and fresh fruit for dinner, recipe to come soon on Cooking Pink.

After browsing the blog archives I realized we don't have any pictures of a typical HLS afternoon/evening/night. Well folks, here it is:

Looks like fun, huh?

On Tuesday morning a new friend joined us. Her mommy had a quick appointment in OKC so J2 (another J name, so we'll call her J2) played with Ava until a little after lunch.

Happy girls after Ava's gymnastics class. J2 was a great cheerleader!

Wednesday night turned into Family Night (aka: extract HLS from books for some face time).

We ended up


Sara Sara Cupcake!

Not the best family shot, but we'll take it.

Finger-lickin' good

Daddy offers a helping hand.

Oklahoma kiddos enjoyed a 4 day weekend Fall Break. On Thursday I took J, JK, and Ava to the OKC Zoo. The morning brought temperatures in the mid 40s with a brisk wind, but we were determined to have a fantastic day.

Fun with an elephant statue, the real ones are on loan to the Tulsa Zoo for now.

J was our navigator.

JK and Ava enjoy the lions.

Ready to see some native Oklahoma creatures, I caught these three first.


Deer (this one is for Pops, Ava "picked" it for you)


After leaving the native Oklahoma animals we found bears

and Bald Eagles

and some playful primates. Oh my!

This orangutan was particularly personable.


Lots of helping hands

JK looks like a jungle princess.

Thanks to J for this great picture of us.

Getting ready for some lunch

Ava was amazed by the giant tortoises.

There's nothing like a carousel ride to end a delightful day at the zoo.

Such a smiley girl

Ava and I were thrilled to spend the weekend in Dallas with Aunt Sarah and Uncle Brandon!

Such a great morning

It wouldn't be a visit with Brandon and Sarah without a trip to Chuys.
Ava was STARVED in this picture so she wouldn't cooperate.

We *shopped 'til she dropped...and slept the whole way home.

*Shopped has a slightly different meaning when you are sisters with husbands in school. We mostly just looked at fun things and exclaimed, "Hurry up and graduate boys!" By the end of the day Ava was chanting the mantra with us.


Lindsay said...

oh i love huevos rancheros!

Carrie said...

I loved yourr comment, "Hurry up and graduate!" I agree whole-heartedly with your sentiment. I guess our restraint is just earning us jewels in our crown, right? :)

The Broaddus Family said...

Those Locketts need to be careful with those dreams of theirs! =)

Anonymous said...

Dad and I enjoyed the pictures! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Lots of Love!!

The Waggoners said...

We love the zoo! Looks like you all had a great time and a great week.