Friday, September 30, 2011

Signs of Fall

 With temps continuing to exceed 100 degrees there is only one sure way to know it is fall around here....BUTTERFLIES!  Every year they grace us with their presence for a few short days and then they are off again.  As soon as I saw a few flitter across the playground at work I knew it was time to go to our special spot by the lily ponds and they didn't disappoint.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Grandparents' Weekend

Sophie's school had Grandparents' Day again this year.  Last year G-Momma and Poppa got to come so this year Grammy and Bumpaw came to share in the special day.  They showed up at lunch and surprised John Curtis.  After they took him out for pizza they went out to Sophie's school to hear her read her paper about grandparents.  That night Taylor and I had dinner plans so the kids got to do dinner and a movie with Grammy and Bumpaw.  We spent Saturday playing at the park, riding bikes on the river, and eating downtown.  Thanks for a great weekend Grammy and Bumpaw!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Community Garden

 We have been so privileged over the last few years to be a part of the Texas Hunger Initiative  here is San Angelo.  One part of this initiative is the Kids Eat programs we have been participating in the last 2 summers.  Churches all over our community have been going to different sites around the elementary schools to feed children in July and August after summer school is over.  Another part is community gardens that are popping up all over San Angelo that give families a place to plant their own healthy food.  When we heard that a garden was planned for Sophie's school and the adjoining historic fort we jumped at the chance to take part.  So Thursday night we got to plant our own little garden.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cooking with Pears

 Sophie's class walked to the Farmer's Market last week.  She bought some pears

so she could make this yummy pear crisp dessert.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


 I could not think of any clever way to tie all of these pictures together.  I have not adapted quickly to this back to school schedule and the creative juices just aren't flowing.  So I'm just going to throw them out there.  This is what has been going on in our world...

 John Curtis got to attend his very first sleepover Friday night.  He was super excited to spend time with all his favorite buddies from church.  We enjoyed our time with Sophie eating Chinese food and curled up in bed watching Parent Trap.  She likes the "new" one better than the old one.  Kids these days!

 On Sunday night we had Birthday Bash at church.  Everyone sits with their month's birthday and we celebrate everyone's special day at once.
 I was in charge of April's tables and went with an umbrella theme.
 My umbrella topiary
 The music was great!
Last night was our Wednesday night kick-off with the kids

There you have it!