Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Phoebe Turns 11

Happy Birthday, sweet Phoebes! 

Elizabeth made the cake according to Phoebe's specifications. 
It's a pineapple. I don't know why. It's lemon-flavored.

We had a cozy birthday dinner with gifts and cake on her birthday, and then she and Charlize went to Urban Air over the weekend for her celebration activity. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

San Antonio Zoo

It's been a couple of years since we frequented a zoo. The older kids got quite a few zoo trips in Florida, but since moving to San Antonio, we haven't gone as much. So poor Harrison has not gotten his fill the way the older ones have.
Cactus in bloom!

Phoebe climbing what she can.

We went with the Travis' and a couple of extra kids. 
Emily is such a good little momma.

I need to remember to spend more time in this Kiddie area; we get to it near the end of the zoo trip and the older kids are ready to head home. There's sand and water and several neat things that kids enjoy ~ tents and see-saws and such.

The boys watching the fishes.

Elizabeth allows her little brother a try with the camera.

One of the "extras" the Travis' were watching. The kids loved holding the baby!

Sunday, April 2, 2017


This sweet little girl always gives me a hug and a picked flower when she sees me. She's an excellent reader and will read me whatever book I pick out for her. Elizabeth is making a flower crown for her here in the garage. 

Mimi and Papa are passing through as they head back to Missouri! 

Liz and Phoebe are showing off their Converse. 
Little sister is following in big sister's steps. 

Mr. Louis and Mrs. Sally are a family I grew up with in Louisiana. They had a daughter my age ~ I spent many sleepovers at her house! I remember crawfish boils at their home, staying there once we had moved to WA and would go back to visit, Mr. Louis playing his guitar and harmonica..... Lots of good memories. So they came to San Antonio this weekend and we've gotten to spend some good time with them. 

He's showing the boys how to pick the banjo.

Lunch after church at the Alamo Cafe.