One of the top things on Taylor’s summer to-do list was to go horseback riding. I know people think that everyone in Texas has a horse, but sadly this isn’t true. We only have the hats and the boots. There aren’t many places around Dallas to go horseback riding these days. Most of the stables just offer lessons. We took them to Storybook Ranch in McKinney. I just love this place. They have the cutest little Western town with real buildings that have been relocated from old towns across the country. You take an hour long ride through the town and through the trails. Besides the horseback riding, they also offer summer camps or riding lessons. You can also rent out the town for weddings, corporate events or parties.
The petting zoo….
Part of the Western town…
Today’s Leopard Print Find:
Tahoe Tack Leopard Print Cross Western Horse Barrel Racing Saddle – How awesome is this?? Now I really need to get me a horse!
Today we made our second trip to the dentist for the week. Yesterday I took Megan in to get 2 stubborn baby teeth pulled. We had a horrible experience because the dentist we HAD gone to for years was apparently having a really bad day. So today we found ourselves at a new dentist with a much better attitude. Dentist offices sure have come a long way since when I was little. Mine was more like a torture chamber. Megan had her pick of movies to watch while they extracted her (now 3) teeth. They had video games, rooms with cute little themes, and a really nice staff. They gave her a little laughing gas and Monsters Inc and she was just fine. If you are in the area, Dr. Ty and his staff at Frisco Dentistry for Kids are awesome.
I’m trying really hard to get the girls to make healthier choices and to take care of themselves without me reminding them. It must be working some because when Megan heard the dental hygenist ask a teenage boy when he had brushed his teeth last and he responded with “yesterday”, her mouth flew open and her eyes got as big as saucers.
To help make better food choices I found the Fooducate app. It’s one of my new favorites. You simply scan the UPC on an item and it gives you a ton of information. If it doesn’t have a UPC you can still search by name. Fast food items are listed as well. My favorite part is that it gives each item you scan a grade from A+ to D-. It will also give you a list of better options. If you are a Weight Watchers person it automatically adds up the point value for you. You can keep track of your weight, exercise, daily calorie intake, water consumption, BMI, etc… For each item it will also give you the pros and cons.
It is very quick and easy to use. If you are shopping for granola bars, simply scan one and hit the “alternatives” button and you can pick the best option on the list. I lost 5 lbs the first 2 weeks of using it. Probably why it is one of my new favorite apps.