Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photography by Liz

by Liz

I just haven't been taking many pictures lately. Liz will be using these flowers to decorate a cake to use in an Instructional Project for her Baking and Pastry Arts course.

by Liz

Elizabeth has been trying her hand at knitted socks. She's working on my pair right now. ;-) 

by Me

Phoebe is working on this space ship for Harrison. She made his helmet and shoes as well. The spaceship is looking a little like A Beautiful Mind ~ she adds to it a little each day.

by Liz

We took a trip to an old bookstore in town. Cheever Books is the name. I've found some gems here; they're not necessarily bargains at all, but you can find some nice older books if you're into collecting older books.

Otherwise, we are mostly living normal life and doing school. We were sick for a couple of weeks back there (the poor kids missed their spring break because of sickness!). Elizabeth is just about finished with Driver's Ed. She'll have several months of driving with us parents and she'll have to turn 16 before she can get her license. 

Night is coming ~ bedtime routines ensue. 
Goodbye for now.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Papa Has a Birthday

 Papa turned 80 a couple weeks ago, and we met up with him and Mimi in Alice, TX to celebrate. 

(Side query: does anyone else like the name Alice? That was my grandma Smith's first name, and I'm partial to it, but it could sound like a mature name instead of for a little girl....)
Harrison and Papa finding toys to play on at the park.

We ate at a Mexican restaurant. Elizabeth made a chocolate cherry cake, Phoebe got him chocolate covered peanuts and Harrison drew him a combine.

And this little guy was from the kids' first crawfish boil! Right here in our neighborhood lives a family whose dad is from Louisiana. They invited us to share their crawfish and sent some home with us (that was my lunch the next day). I think most of the kids tried it, but I don't know that they are as fond of √©crevisse as I am. All the kids in the neighborhood, however, had a great time playing with the live ones before they were boiled. If you ever want to entertain a group of kids for a couple of hours.....