Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
We always have t-shirts made for our reunion. This year they were way cool. A talented friend and graphic designer came up with this logo for us. If you need anything cool (invites, t-shirts for events, canvas art--you name it) email me and I'll hook you up with her information).
Ace loves the water, too!
Layton with his catch, a big stick. Ace wanted it real bad. Layton had the best time trying to keep it away from Ace.
Ace got it!
Clint knee boarding. He decided the next morning that he was too old for this!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Kade taking his turn walking around the track. The team member walking wore a birthday hat. The Relay committee gave "door prizes" all night long to the teams. The team member wearing the hat won the "door prize". Kade won some cups, tablets of paper and ink pens. He wasn't very impressed! He even made the comment, "I'm staying up here all night for this!". We had to have a little talk about the real reason we were there.
We love you, Nana Jean.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
While Kade and I were cleaning out his closet I find a rocket type model that actually shot up in the air and came back down with a parachute type contraption. The box said it would go up 600 feet. Clint helped the boys set it up and then set it off for them. It only worked once--Clint spent like 45 minutes trying to make it work. The boys loved it, though.
Clint set a new water tub for our cows. As you can tell the boys had a wonderful time playing in it while it filled with water.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
On June 4 I cleaned both of the vehicles that the boys and I take on a daily basis. I have a Toyota Sequoia and I also drive a VW Beetle. I usually take the time, at least once a month, to really clean my car. However, April and May were so busy that it just didn't get done. They were nasty. I enlisted the boys' help on cleaning the floor mats. They had fun and of course there was a little fighting over who got to do what. I'm proud to say, though, that the mats look wonderful.
(The VW beetle belongs to my parents, but they insist that the boys and I drive it for fuel mileage--it is an older model and is actually famous--when a bad storm came through in 06' it was beat badly with hail in the school's parking lot, because my sister was driving it while she was in high school--it made the front page of the Wichita Falls Times Record News--all the windows were busted out and it just looked horrible--when I drive it in W.F. people will ask if that is the bug that was on the front of the paper a few years back--thanks, mom & dad for letting us drive it).
June 4 was also my dad's birthday. Kade had a baseball game that night, so we didn't do anything special. I also never know what to get my dad, so this year I gave him his favorite dessert, a coconut pie from the Rock Inn Cafe. This cafe is also famous. It has been on Texas Country Reporter, in Texas Monthly, and Texas Highways. Their pies are delicious. The meringue is so high, so I snapped a picture of it. We grew up calling it calf slobber, so I shared this with my boys. They thought that was too funny!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Update: This post was suppose to take place the first week in June, but it didn't get posted.
We have since nipped this little problem in the bud--several time out sessions. I realized that he was too old to be throwing fits about clothing, etc. Actually, after time out and numerous spankings he has been a better child all together the past two weeks. I was very strict on Kade, but for some reason that second child gets away with sooooooo much more!
Monday, June 15, 2009
For the past few years I just haven't been into flowers. They cost too much and then die by July, because I hate to take the time to properly water. I have started a perennial bed, though, which is very nice. The plants come back each year and don't require just a whole lot of water. I have all of the stuff to put in a drip system (it was left by the people who lived here before us--we are talking $100s of dollars worth of supplies), so that is one of my goals this summer. We are also working on a patio--they are actually pouring the concrete today and tomorrow. I absolutely can't wait!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Kade just finished up first grade. He had a wonderful year and we were very thankful for his teacher, Mrs. Morgan. She did an excellent job! The last two weeks of school the kids dressed up funny each day. There was a hillbilly day, hat day, favorite sport day, etc. The first picture was of Kade on Career Day. You were suppose to dress up like the profession you want to be one day. Kade wants to be a teacher, if you can't tell. At the end-of-year pep rally Kade received awards for staying on the A-Honor Roll for the entire year and he was the only first grade student to have Perfect Attendance for the ENTIRE year.
We are looking forward to second grade and need to get busy this summer with our reading and math skills. Our summer vacation is going to be over before we know it!