Saturday, September 29, 2012


Okay, so I've seen a popular and amazing blogger/homeschooling mom "complain" about the word verification process, and how it can be a supreme pain.


I've also had a friend say that she wants to comment a lot of the time either on this blog or the other one, but never fails to be deterred / put off by the word verification thingies again.


I mean, seriously, look at the examples above. They would put ANYONE off.

So, I decided that I would just use the comment moderation feature on blogger and turn off the word verification. A no brainer there.

I haven't been "comment-spammed" in a very very long time - and so I thought, "Oh, it won't be so bad".

Well, I just had to roll my eyes this morning when I opened up my email, and there were 2 blog comments waiting to be moderated.

First one...

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LOL @ "Hemoroidy" :P And PLEASE UNBOOKMARK ME, although I super-doubt that you have done that to begin with..!

Second one...

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Good gracious, all this buttering up is way too much for me. LOL! 


Thursday, September 27, 2012

That time of year again


Deliver stuff to Expo Center...CHECK!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Seriously? Walmart?

You DO know it is still September, don't you?


Happy Birthday, Max!

Max turned 4 earlier in the week, and had  a Ninja Turtle/ Transformer party!



Of course, this means that it'll be just 6 more months till the little boy turns 4! Yoiks!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

West Texas Fair and Rodeo 2012

We have tried to go to the fair almost every year, and this year was no exception.  When you have a little boy, everything is an adventure!


Our first stop was the petting zoo, where the little boy was still a little apprehensive about petting the animals since they were still larger (or appeared to be larger ) than he is!


The hubs' dad was a rancher/farmer for a part of the hubs' childhood and so he had fun walking through the cattle area with the little boy, showing him this that and the other.


There were several indoor exhibition areas, and one of them had to do with different farm industries.  The little boy got to ride in a big tractor and watch a cow-milking demo.


One of the hubs' favorite parts of the exhibition halls is the photography/art area.  Looks like the little boy was intrigued too.


The hubs' sister ( Mamo to the little boy ) entered items in several different categories at the fair, and won a bunch of prizes! Her quilt won Best in Show and she won first prizes in several Antique categories as well.

Go, Mamo!


Of course, to the little boy, the main attraction was the RIDES!!

He was trying to steer his daddy this way and that, directing him to all the different rides he wanted us to put him on.


We finally settled on the Bouncy Castle.. :)

I asked the lady who was manning the "ride", how much time the kids had, to which she replied, "As long as you are willing to stand here and wait for them!"
I thought that sounded just about right. Heh.


On Coke Can day ( i.e. free admission if you bring 6 empty soda cans for recycling ), we brought along our 12 empty coke cans in the evening so that the little boy could see the fair rides in all their lighted-up glory.


It was a drizzly day and evening, and as the little boy didn't have a raincoat of his own, he just had to settle one of mine :)


We also managed to watch a little bit of Bull Riding and roping as well!


Till next year, Fair and Rodeo! We had fun :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Birthday at the Park

Lin invited us to a birthday breakfast over at Will Hair Park a couple of days ago.


When we arrived, there were already maybe 15 - 20 people there.  The hubs, the little boy and I found a place to sit, but it was clear what was on the little boy's mind.


I made him finish his yoghurt that I had brought along before I let him loose on the playground equipment :)




After a while, even Daddy got in on the fun :)


Oh, and to top it all off, there was a FOX sighting!


Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Hubs made me do it

He thought that this meal deserved a blog post :) and went and got the camera to take the photos himself :)

We had lemang and ketupat palas with chicken satay ( without the sticks ) and satay sauce, some pork sio pao, stir fried okra with carrots, and cantaloupe.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Labor Day Outing

Cindy invited us to an outing with her family on Labor Day, at Nelson Park by the Zoo. Frances and her family had driven over from Fort Worth, and CharlesandJoy and WalterandAmy made it too!

We got there a little early with the little boy, and once he saw the playground equipment, there was no stopping him :) The little boy is in his "swimming duds", as Cindy put it, as playing at the Splash Pad was on the agenda as well. :)



He just HAD to go down every single slide there, but we had to say "no" to the tallest twisty one, which was just a tad too scary looking for a little boy to go down by himself.


Once everyone got there, it was time for a picnic and some fun with cousins.  We were expecting the place to be swamped for Labor Day, but to our surprise, we were the only ones there.  Another family arrived for their picnic just as we were leaving, but we pretty much had the "pavilion" to ourselves.



And then, of course, there was the.. Splash Pad!


Allen and Anastasia were really sweet about looking out for Jaxon, and playing with him. Anastasia stood patiently in line for the Dolphin sprayer/spout thingy and found Jaxon to swing it about a few times when her turn came around.



After that, we all stopped by to have a look at WalterandAmy's new home, which they had just moved into and the little boy had lots of fun exploring the different rooms with us.

I was very amazed that the little boy didn't fall asleep in the car on the way home, and that he lasted till bed time!