Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I'm kind of worried, though, because I have not met up with her in the past few days. She may be dead. Kade thinks we are going to raise the birds and doesn't understand that they won't hatch without her. If anyone has a surrogate bird mother, let us know!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Layton helped Clint fix a water leak on our property. I'm sure he was just in the way, but he had a blast in the mud. Kade ended up jumping in too before it was all fixed.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Here is the bird flying right at me!
I have an aunt that lives in Corpus Christi and she helped to coordinate our restaurant visits each night. I know I'm getting old, because I actually look forward to where we get to eat and what we get to eat! The first night we ate at Landry's--it was not any good. The second night we ate at the Water Street Seafood Company. It was awesome. We walked around afterwards and found the Executive Surf Club (a fun bar with an outdoor patio--they had live music and the decor was too cool), plus we walked on the beach with the boys.
The third day of our vacation we toured the U.S.S. Lexington, a WWII aircraft carrier. We all actually enjoyed it! It is a huge ship and the historical facts about it were amazing.
There were several make-believe planes that the boys got in.
We met my aunt for supper and then afterwards went to the beach. There was an ice cream truck at the beach and the boys bought ice cream (sherbet, actually). The ice cream truck was a first for the boys.
Here are two silly pics that I couldn't help but post.
Clint wrapped Layton up in a little hand towel at the hotel--you know the ones that are used as the bath mat. Layton loved it!
Clint, Kade and Layton acting funny outside of a restaurant in Port Aransas.
Once we left Corpus Christi we headed up to Schulenburg, where Clint's mom was. We stopped in Yoakum and the boys let me shop at the Double D Ranchwear outlet--it was fabulous. We then stopped at Shiner, Texas, and toured the Shiner Bock brewery. It was fun--Clint had the best time, of course!
It is always nice to get away for a few days. We had a great time, as you can tell!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Walking to the chutes with daddy.
Kade only rode a little over 2.6 seconds before his sheep fell with him. We were very proud of him, though, because this is really out of his comfort zone! He actually rode two steers on Wednesday night, when the rodeo association was bucking them out. Clint and I never in our wildest dreams would have thought he would get on a steer. So, next year he might be riding a steer!
Layton has been talking about riding his bucking sheep for months now, however, Clint and I didn't know if he would actually ride it once it came down to it. He did, though! He, of course, had to wear all the gear--a helmet, vest, chaps and boots. I don't think he could have held on if he wanted to! Clint held on to him until he was out of the chute, so at least he would make it into the arena. We tried to teach him the Lane Frost double wave, but when we asked him right before he went what he was going to do when he fell, he said, "I'm goin' to cuss." He was so mad at that sheep for buckin' him off in the dirt!
Layton and Kade both participated in the calf scramble, but as you can tell in this picture Layton was the most determined!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
On Saturday, July 4th we went to my grandfather's for lunch. The boys swam and we had hot dogs for lunch. Layton, as you can tell, didn't swim much. He was into riding the play horse and pestering everyone with a water gun. The evening of the 4th we joined some friends at their house for a cookout. They are excellent cooks and the food is always wonderful!
On Sunday, July 5th we went with my parents to Possum Kingdom Lake. My aunt and uncle have a cabin there, so we went and spent the day. The boys played on the "beach" and fed the ducks. It was cloudy and kind of cool that day, so we didn't do much but let the boys play while we visited.