Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thinking back now..

Just remembering the time back in February when the dog wrenched my back hurtling down the steps, and I was pretty much an invalid for a couple of weeks, 
And then in pain for a few more months.

Hoy.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Poh Poh's here!

My mom got into Abilene on Mother's Day :)

In fact, she got to do a double Mother's Day. She left Malaysia on Sunday morning, and arrived in the States the same morning!

The little boy had been so excited over Poh Poh's visit that it was all he could do to contain his anticipation.

She had had a really long journey and was hungry, so we brought her out for some Chinese Buffet :)

She was totally exhausted after traveling over 24 hours on 3 different planes, but the little boy managed to present a bouquet of flowers to Poh Poh before she retired for the night.

The next few days was bonding time with Grandma, and her getting over jet lag.

But we DID manage to slot in a welcome by the Bible Class ladies.

And get to spend lots of quality time with Poh Poh

Stephanie invited us over to her house for dinner, and Mamo and Uncle Jim were glad to be able to meet up with Poh Poh again as well.  

Watch this space for more adventures with Poh Poh!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spring Time Evening Walks

For some reason, the seasons with the nicest weather, namely Spring and Autumn, are really SHORT here where we are.

So, when they DO come around, we like to go for evening walks after dinner.

And the boys like to goof around and pretend to be squeezing the moon while I attempt to take photos that actually make sense to someone seeing them.

The little boy has been attempting to walk the dog on his own, holding the leash and giving commands,

and he is actually doing a really good job.

I got roped into a game of tic tac toe in the dirt between Sunset Silhouette Shots.

The Force is strong with this one :)

Monday, May 08, 2017

Hillcrest Church Cajun Fest 2017

Hillcrest has had an Annual Cajun Fest for several years now.  Cindy had invited us to come by each time for a while now, but we hadn't actually done so till this year.

We were gathered in groups of 12 and seated at various tables where wondrous food was literally dumped onto paper covered tables.

The little boy was thrilled to get to eat with his hands and join in all the fun. He really enjoyed the sausages and corn on the cob, but hasn't quite acquired a taste for shrimp or crawfish as yet. :)

Then, we got to wash it all down with a Cajun Cone!

The hubs opted for Coconut flavor, I wanted Grape, and the little boy got a Rainbow Cone.

Yum!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Windy Day for a Walk

Jasper has so much energy, being a Bouvier and all, and really looks forward to walks.
A few days ago, we walked our usual route and it was windy beyond belief.  Which explains why we are surrounded by Windmills out here.

The little boy has been asking to hold the leash to walk the rambunctious dog, but when it gets to be a bit too much, Daddy gets the reins back :)

One of the little boy's favorite things to do is to play "tag" with the dog and boasts a record of over 100 tags on ONE walk :)

We managed to catch some pretty good self-indulgent selfies :)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Easter 2017 Part 2

Part 2 Home Sweet Home

The little boy requested an egg hunt at home in the yard like in the years past.  Even though I was pretty exhausted by then, what can you say when your little boy who is never ever demanding, asks if he could please have an egg hunt at home... You happily oblige.
There were plenty of hiding places, but he found all of them with a little bit of direction at times :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Easter 2017 Part 1

Part 1 Southern Hills Church Eggstravaganza

There's always a big huge party over at Southern Hills for Easter, and we tried to make sure we didn't miss it.
The crowd was already a-bustlin' when we got there, and the kids were poised for their next hunt / dash ( there were several rounds according to age groups ).
The little boy was all abuzz with excitement,
looking on in anticipation as the guys on the golf cart start throwing out the Easter eggs onto the shady lawn.
Oh yeah, those kids were champing at the bit. :)
And Away They Go!
I mean, just look at that face. It's the thrill of the hunt, I tell ya.
Of course, coming out with some loot is a big plus, although the candy per se is never a big thing with the little boy. It's the hunt. Always the hunt.
In between hunts, there's the Bouncy Castles.
The queues weren't so long, and the little boy got to go several times.
Then, Ho! Off we go to the next round of er, hunting.
Them eggs were gone in no time. It's like they were never there.
And as always, the grand finale was romping through the playground. 
Yay!