Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Turning point...

I knew this day would come, but I really wasn't quite ready for it. I thought we would have a few more years before it became an issue. I don't know what to do. I may have to pull the kids out of public school and home school them. (Of course, I would have to hire someone to come to my home and school them. lol)

What's happened to bring this on, you ask?

Wyatt informed me yesterday that he is aware that the shirts he's been wearing (and buying with his own allowance) are not real Under Armor shirts. Another kid at school has pointed out to him the difference between name brand and what's on sale at Target!!!

Can you see now how horrible this is?

I'm sure that eventually he'll tell his sisters about this too.....then it's all over. We'll be done for.

I guess it means that they won't buy into this being a cool look either.

Do you think there's any hope that off brands will become the next cool thing? That's all I have left to hope for.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Last night the 4th & 5th graders had a concert at school. A recorder concert!!

It was really fun and the kids really enjoyed it. (Wyatt was there but not in any of the pictures because he was hidden behind the teacher.) Although, I have to admit that during the first song I had to turn my head the other way because it was so awful that I got the giggles and I didn't want them to see me laughing. I made Dax take the video camera and tape it though because I felt like the grandparents should have to suffer, uhm, I mean get to enjoy it just like we did. To give you an idea of what this was like, when they practice at home the cat bites them. lol

I do notice though that there are usually only of handful of kids that participate in these types of activities and it's always the same kids. Kinda' sad.

On another note, last night at dinner Wyatt was talking about in PE that he would have been one of the top 5 runners but he slowed down to let someone else in front of him. The reason....because if he was one of the top 5 he would have to do special things to work harder at improving that thing he was good at!! GAAH!! There's nothing like having your son point out that he's underachieving on purpose. *sigh*

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weekend away....

I planned ahead! It's something that I never do but this time I did it. Addison had soccer games that were out of town on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. So instead of driving back and forth I kennelled the dogs and booked us a room for Saturday night at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Great idea right? and Woohoo! to me for planning ahead, right? Well, as it turned out the game on Saturday got cancelled (see preceding post on the invasion). So there really was no reason to have the dogs kennelled or to spend the night in San Antonio. The big problem, though, is that the dogs had to be at the kennel on Friday afternoon (didn't cancel the game until Saturday morning) and when I booked the room I had to pay for it then. Oh well, that must be why I don't plan ahead.

So, we headed off to San Antonio anyway to make the most of the weekend. It was supposed to rain on Saturday too, but didn't so it made for a good time.

Here's Abigail with some of the local talent:

Addison by a waterfall that goes along the edge of some stairs (we were lost so I don't know where these are. lol

This is what they enjoyed most (as usual):

Here's Dax having a good time:

You can see it on his face, can't you?

We stopped for breakfast on Sunday at IHOP.

(If it's good enough for Niki Hilton, it's good enough for me.) Is there an IHOP in this country anywhere that isn't like a zoo at all hours of the day or night? Seriously! This place was packed (with a waiting list) and was loud as all get out. But, surprisingly, the staff was all very cheerful and pleasant. I probably would have been ready to boot people out with the chaos in there.

Kinda' makes you wish you were there doesn't it?

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's an Alien Invasion!!

All day today I've noticed these little things falling from the sky. Then, I noticed that after they hit the ground they make their way to each other and form little groups. I saw many of them in and around my driveway. Some were small gatherings

and others were bigger.

I even caught two different groups meeting up with each other.

I don't know who they are or where they're from but I sure hope they're friendly. I've heard people refer to them as 'rain' but I just don't know. The old timers around here say that Rain has been here before, but I sure don't remember. Have you heard of this 'Rain' before?

Seriously, it's been raining here most of the day. Woohoo!! We've been around 18 months with no significant rainfall and when you're on a well, that's about 16 months worth of concern. With today's rain we may be up over 6 inches for this year. That only leaves us about 20 inches behind. But, hey, we'll take what we can get. :0)

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I don't know what Kirsten was crawling under at school yesterday but she stood up too soon and did this to her back.

OUCH!! It hurts just to look at it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Good Weekend

It was a hectic but nice weekend. It was beautiful all week and then cold again starting on Saturday morning. It was freezing sitting out at Addison's soccer game (they won 6-0)and the wind was blowing like crazy. I think this might be the third weekend in a row that it's happened that way. I guess I need to start carrying blankets in the car - that would ensure hot weather for sure. lol

By the time I got everything taken care of it wound up being about 9:00 Saturday night by the time we got around to getting this done. You can see that they're in their pajamas (although, there's a good chance they wore pajamas all day. *giggle*)

Then it was time to set up the trap to try to catch the Easter Bunny. Addison spends much time each year trying to figure out a better Bunny trap. Somehow the trap fails each year. Go figure! Anyway, there was a trail of baby carrots leading from the front door to this:

Even though they try to capture the Easter Bunny every year, he still hides lots of eggs (180 this year) and leaves baskets with lots of goodies.

We had a nice Easter. For (at least) the second year in a row it rained starting in the wee hours of Easter Sunday (around 2:00 a.m. - and I know this because I was STILL up) and it continued to rain (throw in a little hail too) until about 45 minutes after the kids finished hunting eggs which were all hidden in the house. Oh well, they had a good time.

But poor little Daisy was feeling a little left out. She saw plenty that she would like to have eaten but nobody would share, no matter how sneaky she tried to be.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Yesterday when I got to Addison's soccer practice I noticed some bluebonnets beside the field so I made Abigail go let me take her picture 'in' the bluebonnets.

Here's a closer picture so you can actually see the bluebonnets.

As you can see, the dry, dry winter here has made for a sad display of wildflowers this spring. Oh well, maybe we'll have better luck next year.