Sunday, May 17, 2015

Storms, Storms...

Our days in San Antonio have been filled with thunderstorms this spring. I can actually call it spring, because it isn't so goodness-gracious hot like it has been the last few years we've lived here. I love storms, so I don't mind too much. The kids have been wanting to do more swimming than they're able to do, but they enjoy the storms too. Except when they happen at night. At that point all the boys end up in the hall (yes, Phillip too; lightening doesn't interrupt sleep in the windowless hall).

Phoebe's new dress.

 A sunny day at the pool. 

 Celebrating a birthday with friends. 
Probably the healthiest cake you'll ever eat. 
Very delicious! 

Harrison was quite distraught that he couldn't make his card perfect for Emmey. He tore it up finally. I cut off the torn parts and asked him later if he was sure he didn't want to give her the card he had made. He looked sad and said, "Mom, you can give it to her, but I won't."

 This was a cloudy day at the pool. We tried the Guadalupe River so we could float Elizabeth's raft, but with all the recent storms, it was flooded and raging. Very cool to witness, but not safe to play in. 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lockhart, TX

Mother's Day gift to me this year was a family outing to Lockhart, TX. 
They are famous for their barbecue apparently.

The wood for smoking the meat stored in the back space of Smitty's.

Sharing some delicious brisket, no forks allowed! 

An old library in Lockhart. 
The kids especially liked the stained glass windows.

An old piano in the library?

This is the new part of the library.

We looked in on the clock museum. This guy is a re-enactor and could tell us more than we wanted to know about all the clocks in the place. One watch had a picture of Hitler on it; a lot of those were thrown out after he was gone, of course. Another watch that was the oldest they displayed was worth much less than the Walt Disney watch made in the 20's. Go figure. 

We tried to get ice cream in town, but Blue Bell is having some issues, so none of the places had ice cream. We stopped at a Dairy Queen on the way home. 

This was my kind of gift ~ a family experience together.