Thursday, July 8, 2010

Locke and New Friends in Waco

Grandson Locke, nearly 7, has spent a week with us in Waco.  While here, he made some great new friends!  Pictured above with Locke is Luke, one of the three brothers who first shared a cook-out meal with us and then invited us to their neighborhood's 4th of July parade.  In the other picture, big brother Micah was running a free lemonade stand.  Luke's bike was decorated with a sign that read "The Bike of Liberty."  We also had a great time swimming with the John's parents and brothers at the Country Club. 

Another new friend is Riley.  Riley's grandpa invited us to go out on Lake Waco in his boat.  Here Locke and Riley are in a rubber raft being pulled by the boat, sometimes super fast, "out of the wake," where the ride was as exciting as a roller coaster!  We also watched the fireworks with Riley at his grandparents, and Riley taught Locke a new game, which will figure in another posting!  Below Riley and Locke are enjoying the fantastic Lego exhibit at the Mayborn Museum. 
That evening we took Riley and his grandparents to a Japanese restaurant where the boys were mesmerized by the antics of the hibachi chef as he prepared our meal!  Grandpa Kerry seems to be enjoying the show, too!

Sadly, Riley had to return home to Austin, but another day Locke and Grandmommy went back to the Mayborn for a special "Knights and Ladies" festival.  Locke enjoyed decorating a shield and sword, throwing a lance, and jousting, just to name a few fun activities.  Locke swam in yet another place while in Waco--the indoor Baylor pool.   He loves going down this slide! 


  1. Oh that swimming pool slide looks good on a hot day like today. The new young friends for Locke are so fine and compatible. What a good time Locke must have had. I have to find a Lego exhibit. That is inspiring. And neat, the sword and shield that Locke made, not to speak of his other skills this weekend!

  2. Woopie! Every day a magical day - for Locke, his new friends, AND his grandparents. So nice to have his time in Waco recorded with these good blogs and pictures :)

  3. Cody and I enjoyed checking out this blog. Looks like lots of fun!

  4. Is Riley Kelly's son? He looks sweet. How old is he? I am so glad you had such great fun and bonding time with Locke. Susan B.