Sunday, April 3, 2016

Big Catch-Up

I feel like I have abandoned this blog. Sorry Grandmaman!!! We have been keeping busy just living life. Here's a bit of what's been going on during the past three months. (Warning: Picture overload)

Boogs had temporary hair dye for Crazy Hair Day at school. He used a Christmas gift card to get some new reading material. He loves trips to the book store.
Boogs still enjoys his Tang Soo Do classes, especially when they get to work with staffs.
We spent a fun morning participating in activities at our school's Science Day.
Boogs bravely put this cute critter around his neck. I said, "NO THANKS!"
The 4th Graders went to school on 100's Day dressed up like old people. I loved Boogs' bushy eyebrows.
Our sweet Chinese Dwarf Hamster, Kiya, is still getting lots of love and attention.
The weather in February was nice enough to spend time at the skate park.
Boogs and I both took our scooters for a spin.
 Boogs is making amazing dinners these days. He tried his hand at cooking steak & lobster.
Boogs has a weekly appointment about three blocks away from Chuy's. Chuy's is his favorite restaurant. We've had to stop in each week for a little chips, salsa, and creamy jalapeno sauce.
Days at the park included washing mud off your shoes in the little creek. Somehow, Boogs' shoes managed to float away.
Yep, they were pretty wet.
It has been such a nice Spring. We have really enjoyed our outings to different parks.
I love this picture of Boogs in the sand at the volleyball court.
Boogs did an excellent job on his QUEST presentation about the Mayan Civilization. He spent a long time researching his topic. It was really neat watching him prepare and practice for his presentation.
Daddy, Nonnie, and Poppa came to see his report.
Boogs attended his green belt testing for Tang Soo Do.
Here he is receiving his brand new green belt.
We are proud of his hard work.
This display was at our local grocery store. Boogs insisted that I get a picture of him with the Peanuts gang.
Some park days were definitely hotter than we thought they would be. 91 degrees in March? Why!?!
 We had to leave the park and go cool off at the swimming pool.
 Boogs had some interesting leaps and spins off the diving boards.
We spent one of our Spring Break days at McKinney Falls State Park with a friend that I have known since I was in kindergarten. Her girls are pretty close to Boogs' age.
It was a fun day. I always bring extra clothes for Boogs when I know we are going to be around water. For some reason, I packed two sets of dry clothes on this day. It was a good thing because he had to share his dry clothes with my friend's daughter. We threw their wet clothes on top of our cars to dry while we hiked and had a picnic.
 How could you possibly fall in?
Oops, I think he might have gotten his pants a little wet.
McKinney is a beautiful park. When I was a little older than Boogs, I went on an overnight campout at McKinney with my 5th grade class. It is still a wonderful place to explore. The kids had fun swinging on the vines.

 It is hard to believe that C and I have known each other for 40 years. Whew, we are old!
 Boogs and I are rarely photographed together. I had to hold him still for this picture.
Here is Boogs in his "dry" shorts. He looked at me and said, "What? I am trying not to get wet." I don't think all of that trying was working very well.
 The bluebonnets were out in force in March.
We tried not to crush too many flowers when we took this picture. It was pretty amazing to actually get two pics of Boogs and I together in one day.
Boogs joined a stroke and conditioning swim class for the month of March to get ready for the upcoming summer swim season. The pool was heated. Some days he swam in the rain and some days he swam in the sunshine.
Easter at Mom's - the confetti eggs were already being handed out when we arrived.


We had a big group this year - my brother & sister and their families, my parents, and my husband's parents.
Uncle Robert tackled Boogs and started cracking his toes just like our grandpa used to do to us. 
After dinner, we had our Easter egg hunt in the dark. The big kids like to participate in the egg hunt because there are quarters in each egg instead of candy. Everyone strapped on a headlamp or grabbed a flashlight for the hunt. The pictures did not turn out all that great. You could see little bouncing balls of light all over the backyard.

Boogs found $9.75 worth of eggs. It was a successful hunt. Thanks Nonnie for making it so much fun.

I am shocked that we are already into the month of April. This year is flying by. It will be summer before we know it.

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  1. Oh my that was a giant catch up. I'm blaming you for taking all the good weather too, 91 degrees in march! that's why we were freezing and struggling to make it in to double digits all month. I can't wait for the day the kids go into the river to cool off rather than for a dare against the cold. Well done to Boogs on his green belt and McKinney really is a lovely looking park, I could happily while away a day there. Thank you for sharing your epic update on #CountryKids.

  2. Don't blame us too much because we have had some severe weather, too. One March day I had to get my students out of my portable classroom and back in the main building because of tornado warnings. We have had a lot of sunshine and a lot of rain. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  3. Your spring break looks fabulous! I'm a little jealous of your weather, I'm looking out at snow at the moment...! You have had a busy few months, such a lovely collection of photos x #countrykids

    1. I like snow! Well, only for about a week when we visit family in Canada for Christmas. Thanks for stopping by.