Believe in the sun, even when it's not shining

In love, even when you're alone

In God, even when He is silent.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Galveston Co. Fair & Rodeo 2011

Gracie's first grade class took a field trip to the Galveston County Fair & Rodeo a couple of weeks ago...it was a little warm for April, but Jack and I enjoyed visiting with the other parents while Gracie enjoyed the freedom of just playing with her classmates...here, she & Sky are petting the policemen's horses...



Can't remember the name of this guy, but he is in the llama family and I think from South America???


and, we think he deserves a smooch?!



and speaking of smooches..."This goat is attacking me, Mama!" Obviously, she's not too worried...



A little face painting...especially when it's a horse and a unicorn...don't hurt the whole fair experience one little bit :)




Bubbles...lots and lots of bubbles!





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Lunch in the park with a little game of beanbag toss ended our fun-filled day, but fear not...one more field trip to go...the bowling alley in May! ahhhh...an air conditioned field trip for May...now that's some smart thinkin', y'all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Clash

Gracie's school is having "Alternate Dress Week" this week and today was "Clash Day"...from her socks to her hair bands, she's all mismatched! She's having fun with it :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Since we last visited...

...our yard has been torn to smithereens, but is now somewhat back to normal after a week of chaos and many hard labor hours performed by our nice sprinkler contractor, Juan, and his crew.

Our oaks along the driveway are finally able to get water when it doesn't rain...hopefully, they'll grow faster now!


I think our flowerbeds will be happier, too...now, they don't have to depend on me not being lazy and dragging hose forever to get to them...


Gracie had her first grade musical and did a super job...that girl loves to sing!




Gracie & Frost jumped her first real jump..."It wasn't just a pole on the ground, Mommy!" :) ...thanks to a new teacher, Miss Laura. Mrs. Robin will still teach her, too, but it's always good to have a back-up!




Strengthening those leg muscles....


We attended a friend's birthday party at a local park...


There was even some silly string fun...


Some of the gang with the birthday girl in the blue & pink party hat/ears?!


Took some bluebonnet photos in a local field that some nice person planted last Spring I suppose....









and finally, this morning...went to Gracie's riding lesson & visited with Trashy at Mrs. Robin's...This is his blind eye, but the growth you see has been vet-checked and is definitely cancer. He will have it removed Monday, so if you get a chance, please say a prayer that the procedure is painless for him and that it heals quickly.


Using the stairs to mount Squiggy (instead of getting a leg up from Mrs. Robin)...


...not terribly graceful, but it was a great first try!




Trashy getting a bath after a rather warm lesson...I think we have bypassed Spring and gone directly to Summer!


Romeo getting ready for the next lesson and new rider...





a Rodeo flashback...Gracie jammin' to Brad Paisley...
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Showing that pony who's boss!



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Posting without holding on...true talent!



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Think you guys are all caught up now...doing yard work today if you'd like to join in :)