Thursday, July 30, 2009
a.k.a. Jaxon's first trip out of Abilene...
( ..but not counting the time we went to Vegas when I was 17 weeks preggo..... )
We joined the Scotts for their family reunion again this year in Comanche, Tx ( the matriach of the clan was a Woods ) , as they had invited Walter to tell stories from his youth about the Woods family in the early days. This was probably Jaxon's first extended trip out of Abilene, so I was a little apprehensive, but he weathered the trip pretty well, and only had one "major" crying spell from sleepiness/overtiredness. Otherwise, it was a pretty fun trip.
We stopped by the Rockin' J Cafe for dinner..they had great onion rings..,
and David tried to get Jaxon into their child seat. Which I wiped down obsessively with baby wipes. ( hence a grouchy momma pic )
It was fun times at the Comanche Community Center where everyone visited with one another and Walter starts telling his stories
I got some excellent daddy-baby shots,
but my all time favorite has got to be THIS one..
ahh.. my boys... :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
We had the family out again this year
for July 4th. It was the babies' ( Max, Jaxon and Azmari ) first 4th! After about half an hour, Jaxon had to be carted off back into the room for a nap while the rest of the family enjoyed visiting and good food.
I made BBQ chicken and ribs, David got some potato salad from Sam's and we cut up some Cantaloupe and Honey Dew. Everyone else was assigned something to bring and it ended up being quite the yummy feast.
David made sure that the kids had something to keep them happy and occupied. I'm sure all of us adults were quite envious :)
Everyone had to leave early this time because of really dark clouds on the horizon that were moving our way, and the wind really picking up. We were disappointed that they could not stay to watch the city's fireworks from our vantage point, but later found out that the fireworks were cancelled because of the weather.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
I'd been griping
about our chintzy vacuum cleaner not being able to do ANYTHING with our carpet. We've got tracked-in dirt ( can't convert the hubs to barefootedness, alas ) , cat hair ( and other cat-related unspeakables ), and basically things that make me cringe making the carpet a mess.
So, I was QUITE overjoyed when the hubs surprised me with a COMMERCIAL grade vacuum cleaner. Women's lib organizations around the world are probably giving me dirty looks, but I LOVE my new vacuum cleaner, so there.
I am also reminded of the blender blunder scene from Father of The Bride where Steve Martin's daughter's fiance gives her a blender as a wedding present and she's all up in arms and in tears and wanting to call the wedding off. LOL