Archive for the ‘the boys’ Category

What I Love About Summer

By | Posted July 17, 2012

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Our favorite poet, Douglass Florian, has a book for each season.  It is taking all my strength not to buy each book for our nature collection, which is mighty small, but proving to be a huge interest in this house. One of our favorite poems is titled: What I Love About Summer.  It’s a great […]

Picking Strawberries

By | Posted April 24, 2012

Posted in Family Life, pictures, the boys | 6 Comments »

I took the boys strawberry picking today.  In Alvin.  I didn’t realize where Alvin was.  I’ve been blueberry picking and peach picking with my kids.  And while Porter isn’t a scenic town, it is close to Kingwood so I can justify a trip there to pick blueberries.  We picked peaches off of 290 close to […]

Field Trip~Art Museum

By | Posted June 30, 2011

Posted in homeschooling, pictures, the boys | 2 Comments »

“Mom, you’re hurting me.”  At the top of No David’s lungs. That is how I will remember our field trip to the Fine Arts Museum last week.  If you know me, you know I don’t spank my kids.  No matter how much I want to at times.  Not even a hand swat.  It’s just not […]

Five For Friday

By | Posted April 8, 2011

Posted in Baby Hulk, eating, Five For Friday, Goose, Squirt, the boys | 8 Comments »

If I were doing ApeDonkey’s power ratings, I would have a lot in the bottom five…When you start the week with your orthodontist hanging up on you, your son’s favorite (for now) College basketball team playing so badly it goes down in the history books for worst performance in the NCAA championship game, things can […]

How To Take Pictures With Children

By | Posted March 24, 2011

Posted in Baby Z, Brian, Paul, pictures, the boys | 1 Comment »

I love pictures, I love kids, but taking pictures with kids can drive me crazy.  Add the fact that I like to send entire family photos for our Christmas card and picture taking becomes a dreaded event in the house.  I don’t ask for much: just that everyone look forward with their eyes open and […]

We’re Ready…

By | Posted March 9, 2011

Posted in Family Life, Lance, Liturgical Year, the boys | No Comments »

Of all the seasons of the church, Lent is my favorite.  A time to give up and feel good about yourself for not eating chocolate, cheese, sodas or alcohol for forty days.  I used to think if I could just make it until Easter morning, I finished the race. In good time, no less. Now […]

You’re Not Welcome Here

By | Posted February 22, 2011

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Tuesday is a daily mass day for me and the under five crew. You never know how it’s going to turn out. While we haven’t had an incident where anyone has needed to pray for me lately, I do have to stop the chit chat of No David. Then there is the Baby Hulk who […]

Valentine’s Day

By | Posted February 17, 2011

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The start of my day…Eggs in the shape of a heart.And the end of my day.Despite the CBs below, our day was nice. Squirt’s nasal surgery went well, supposedly we’re/he’s fine, but we will see in about two years. Lance surprised me with breakfast in bed. I stopped by Pete’s for filet for dinner. Glad […]

Do Over

By | Posted February 13, 2011

Posted in Baby Hulk, Goose, Kobra, the boys | 2 Comments »

This afternoon was not a great one. I sent Lance to College Station to attend a football clinic for the afternoon thinking it wouldn’t be a big deal. He was only going to listen to one speaker. I just failed to account for his drive time. No biggie though, I figured they would nap, we’d […]

Snow Day

By | Posted February 4, 2011

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All week long we’ve been preparing for snow and ice. Today was the day and what a bust. No Snow. My poor kids have been talking about building a snowman all week. Now their play date has been cancelled because mom doesn’t drive on ice and they are stuck inside. Oh, to be like the […]