Sunday, June 28, 2009

Neighborhood Party and Gateway Mall

We had a Addie sighting this past weekend



Thank you Kate and Eric for inviting us to your home

Sabrina left for Texas Sunday after 2 weeks of fun


Gateway Mall has a really cool water show


Kids had a great time

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Brighton Chalet's

We were lucky enough to go camping in a cabin at the Brighton Chalet's


The grounds were clean with lot's of wildlife


The kids were safe and had lot's of adventures

Isn't she lovely




We had a campfire on one chilly evening

My veiw from the 2nd floor master bedroom

Sibling Rivilry

We are at that age where they love to hate each other

Lake Mary

Absolutly beautiful

The trail begins at Brighton's parking lot and ends at Lake Mary


Sabrina and Cicily about 7000 feet above sea level

lots of photo opportunities

The sky was very clear


Kenya needed some encouragement


Hawke led most of the way

Crazy

This persistent little ground squirrel was named "Crazy" by the kids
The kids built a trap consisting of rope, pancakes and a graham cracker box. They spent hours trying to catch Crazy which inspired my idea of a ground squirrel amusement park where within fenced walls kids get to chase, feed and try to catch these rodents it's a goldmine and my proof is that it entertained my children for hours
Crazy is safe and full of pancakes

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Sabrina




Surprise!! and Good morning
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Theresa made a special birthday cake
This bag seemed bottomless for quite awhile but it the end she got a really cool bag, and tons of girl things
Theresa did an awesome job on this really cute cake

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stormy Weather

Dinnertime is always very active in our home

Theresa made roasted chicken and fried potatoes



"You wanna do what?"


Giggly Girls

Torture the little kids time

Little Rascals

I told Hawke to "Sell the Ice Cream", little Zoolander

Kenya always finds a lap to sit in but Sabrina is a good sport

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cicily is here for the Summer

Cicily and Sabrina arrived Sunday for a summer of fun in the sun?
Early Christmas present, Cicily spends christmas in Texas this year

Sidewalk Chalk artist

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Houston Dome : Discovery Channel

Houston Dome : Mega-Engineering : Discovery Channel

Houston, My birthplace and the fourth most populous city in the country, is in peril according to experts.

Heat, hurricanes and other natural disasters continue to pose challenges to the city's residents. Last year, Houston's city center shut down for nearly a week after Hurricane Ike battered the city causing $10 billion in damage.


Residents struggle with the heat and humidity as well. Temperatures soar into the 90s on nearly 100 days each year. With so many residents running their air conditioners so often, Houston uses more electricity than Los Angeles.

Some scientists think the only way to save Houston is to move it indoors, constructing a giant dome over the entire city.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

So Hawke wanted to go swimming

This weekend the weather was wet and cold (59° F) but Hawke really wanted to go swimming and all weekend he kept asking so I told him "if you can stand being sprayed by the water hose for five minutes and then stay outside for five minutes I will take you swimming". Hawke agreed to this challenge because he is a boy and he really wanted to go swimming.
videoTo his credit he took the cold water from the water hose like a champ and stood there shivering to complete the task, So he earned his swimming rights but for some reason he changed his mind and just took a swimh in Mom and Dads garden tub.

Friday, June 5, 2009

"Crunchberries"

A woman sued the Cap'n Crunch people because her cereal didn't contain any real fruit called "crunchberries":

On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased "Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries" because she believed "crunchberries" were real fruit.

The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly-colored cereal balls, and that although the product did contain some strawberry fruit concentrate, it was not otherwise redeemed by fruit. She sued, on behalf of herself and all similarly situated consumers who also apparently believed that there are fields somewhere in our land thronged by crunchberry bushes