Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Fun

It's been a LONG time since I updated the blog, but I'm committed to getting back on track.  So please enjoy a quick whirlwind of pictures and short explanations to get us back in the saddle.  Needless to say, we're enjoying the heck out of summer and hoping it sticks around for a while, despite the heat.

Pla Shee has become quite the fisherman.  In the first picture he's holding a fish he caught at Meme's tank in Giddings, and in the second one he's got a "skipper jack" that he caught of the pier in Rockport.

Kai and Ruby are continuing their journey as the very best of friends.  I know I'm biased, but they are pretty darn cute.


 Baseball was a pretty dominant force in our lives in the spring and early summer.  I can only imagine what it will be like when both Kai and Pla Shee are playing next year.  Here are the kiddos after one of Pla Shee's last games of the season, and here we all are at the Rangers game to celebrate a great baseball year.

Pla Shee did amazing in his 5th grade year at Venus Elementary.  He finished up his Elementary School career with straight A's, a three-time principal's award winner, and he aced all of the STAAR tests.  Woohoo!  To celebrate we headed out for a mini-golf adventure one Friday evening just before the end of the school year.

 We spent a few days in Rockport at Meme's beach house and had a blast fishing, swimming, feeding the birds, and, in Ruby's case, eating a very messy ice cream cone.

A few more random pics from the past few weeks:

Ruby with her new Cabbage Patch Kid, "Georgia," a gift from Aunt Holli.

Kai playing on a real guitar at Henry's birthday party in Austin.

 The boys looking tough with their water guns in our backyard on a hot summer afternoon.

 Ruby at the Houston Zoo brushing a goat. 

All three kids are in Houston this week with Nena and Pappy while Aaron and I get some much needed work done around the house.  So far, we've had major repair work done on our foundation, installed gutters, replaced shingles, repainted shutters, decluttered and repainted the living room, enhanced our curb appeal with new flowers, front porch cushions and rugs, cleaned out the garage and filled two dumpsters with trash.  Wow!  If only we had been this productive before we had three children, who knows what we could have accomplished!