Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Christ is Risen ~ He is Risen Indeed!
Secily drew and colored the egg!
The Bunny Cake was a huge hit!
I love that Secily can now read to the younger grandkids.
Adeline is loving it!
The egg hunt was So. Much. Fun.
Each child was given a color to hunt for...
Lots of excitement!
The kids are all in huge t-shirts cause they went swimming in their clothes.
We only had a swim suit for Adeline! :)
The hunt is on.
Adeline searching hard
Even AJ enjoyed it!
Wish I had taken some pictures of the grandkids
in our incredible croquet tournament!
Putting my Christmas gift to good use! :)
Karin took this of me......
Our traditional birds nests!
Needless to say we missed Bryan, Eraina, Lucy, Abby, Liv and Matt
and Erik & Yuriko but was thankful
we could FaceTime with them during the evening.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I unfortunately had the flu on Jane's birthday so
we had our own time to celebrate on
Lunch at Chick-fila and a carousel ride.
We got her new runners and a little toy pet to decorate.
Here she is outfitted in her Hello Kitty attire!
Happy Birthday sweet Jane!!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ummm, yes that is a firetruck at our home.
While we were watching Anders T-ball, our neighbor phoned
to see if the fire in our backyard was intentional? !?!?!
Elwood called 911 and drove home to this:
Apparently our compost pile caught on fire.
A little excitement for our neighborhood.
Lots of water and foam
The fire is out but our recycle bin suffered some damage.
We are very thankful our neighbor was home
and very thankful there was minimal damage.
Last Saturday we had six sporting event to attend.
Unfortunately I did not take pictures of everyone
but here is a sampling of our day.
Anders takes the mound in T-Ball!
The 'frozen' fans on the side. I was wearing capris.
It was not warm enough for that! :(
That was followed by Jane's soccer
Coach Daddy gives a pep talk.
She listened and scored a goal!!
We cheered Larson on to victory at his Basketball game.
Then on to Anders first time at hockey.
Gear on, stick ready,
Now onto the ice!
He did so good!
This was followed by Larson's baseball game ~
~which we missed ~ and then Moon's hockey.
A great day of participation!!
Way to go Kids!
Friday, April 4, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
We picked up Al & Emma in Houston.
So fun to see Carson & Hilary and their adorable children,
Cooper and Annie Austen in their darling home.
Then we headed to Galveston.
The Strand District
The recently redone Pleasure Pier ~
a midway on the pier with carnival rides
& Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
We watched this Cruise ship make a U-turn in the channel.
It was amazing. It also was able to miss the Elissa,
the old sailing ship that was moored at the dock.
We had a fabulous supper at Fisherman's Wharf
and then some yummy ice cream & candy at La King's Confectionary.
Behind us is the incredible candy counter.
The next day we walked along the 10 mile seawall.
Elwood could not get over the 4 ft square chucks of granite
~ used to disperse the waves so they don't damage the wall.
Tried to take all of us together but
I barely made it in the picture!
These signs show the water level of the different hurricanes.
The top one was Hurricane Ike ~
maybe 2 feet over the top of the door!
We went to Moody Gardens.
An incredible complex ~
hotel, water-park, aquarium, Imax, plus gorgeous gardens.
In the pyramids are the aquarium, the Imax and the restaurant.
Fun to see the flowers
and unique animals
Two gold & blue Macaws
We had a delicious dinner at the restaurant
right on the water.
Again, I am rushing to get into the picture.
It made for some great laughs!
Then a cruise of the harbor on the paddlewheel.
We toured a lot of the island.
They build their houses on stilts so when the floods come,
the water goes right underneath them. :)
And they build lookouts to watch the ocean.
Such a fun time with great friends