Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nest to Let

Okay, I just found out after I had typed out the post title, that "to let" meaning "for rent" is mainly British. BUT SO WHAT, I grew up in a country that spoke British English.  Nyeh.

Anyway, I was getting rid of some mistletoe from one of our mesquites and found a nest in the tangled mess.
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It appeared to be empty, but hey, who knows what might happen later on in the season, aye?
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Monday, March 23, 2015

On A Chilly Evening's Walk with Mah Boys

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Blooms

The Earth wakes up with much splendour :)

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Snowmageddon 2015

It took a while, but here it is.  Proof that Abilene was actually part of Snowmageddon 2015.  We may not have been hit by anywhere near what the folks in the North East got, but this was a whole lotta snow for these here parts.

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All that snow was interspersed with freezing rain, which is never fun.
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The following photos may necessarily be in chronological order, but it was all in the span of about 4 days or so.
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I was really glad we had gotten a pair of high tech water proof thermalblahblah gloves for the little boy because he would never have lasted very long out in the snow without them.  I think I got them at Dittos for Kiddos for a very very reasonable price.
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Who cares about clothes that get covered with snow when you can make snow angels!?
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We spent some time building snowmen, forts and castles,
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And managed a very short game of soccer while we were outside..
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When you are a little boy of 5, there are endless things you can do with snow.
We adults tend to forget how to be kids after a while, so having one around is highly educational :)
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We took walks and pretended to do some ice fishing,
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and even roped Jasper in as a sled dog.  HE had amazing fun, and was crazy strong!
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We marveled at how the muddy puddles had the consistency of slushies.
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We also found some animal tracks .
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We had to go out to town at one point, and everywhere was just white white white and more white.
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When it finally thawed some and refroze, we had crunchy crispy snow and ice to play with.
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It was fascinating to see all of it thaw - of course, I was no fan of all the mud it left behind, but what a marvelous time we had, and we sure needed the moisture.
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Family in February

Jaidon turned ONE!

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An outing at the Mall with the cousins and Mamo

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A rare Taco Tuesday with Mamo and Uncle Jim

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