Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our pecan harvest

Today was a windy day and we decided to go out and do some pecan picking. This is only our 2nd season of having eatable pecans on our young tree. We got some the year before last. Enough to make a pecan pie! I was SO excited and had waited for this day to happen only to burn them while cooking the pie. "(
Grandma was so kind to forward us a nice zip lock baggie full of hers, cleaned and all. I am going to attempt it again this Thanksgiving making sure to keep a close eye on the cooking process.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Algebra skills aready?

Today math lesson was finding the unknown number. Bubby is now learning the beginnings of Algebra. I'm again amazed by how he grasps new unknown concepts. I admire his ability to learn and accept new things. As we age we gain a sense of "know it all" and close our minds to different ways of looking at things. I know that speaking for my self I buck up against change, always have. No matter if it's easier or harder I ALWAYS feel that it's harder when first starting out and hate it until I get into a routine again.
Enough about me, way to go Bubby! Good work.
We are now studying Language, Reading, Social Studies and Math. He is doing well.
T-Bone and I are working on colors, shapes and following directions. He too is doing well. I'm having a bugger of a time getting him to say the color red when I ask him what color is this but he can pick the correct color everything when I ask him "where is red?" He likes to call it green and it tends to drive me nuts. I'm not sure why he does this but I think I figured out a way around it. I ask him to find the color red, he then points to it and then I ask him what color it is and he then says it's red.
But at least I know that he enjoys it and I do try and keep it short and sweet so he doesn't get too burned out with it. Keep up the good work T-Bone!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 Fair Day!

Well this year we did some things different. One was that we used Home school tickets for free admission on Thursdays in hopes of saving some money. I don't think we will be doing that again. In the past we have always gone on coupon day. All rides are a fraction of what they normally cost. Can't say we saved much today. Although we had a great day (as always) we almost spent as much as when we went on our Cruise! OK well, almost.
After 4, 4 dollar corny dogs and three or four rides at 4 bucks a pop we where running low on cash.
Anyway, it's still worth it for us. We have made it a tradition and have for years. I have some super cool memories of going when I was my son's age and they are cherish.
The day was mostly cloudy without rain thank goodness since it's rained for like a month or two now! The weather was a bit on the chilly side and as usual I clothed everyone well but for me. I dressed a bit light but was SO grateful for my windbreaker.
We got there about 11 and stayed till 8 pm after the parade and a major pig out session at " Dollar Dogs"! Grabbed a bag of cotton candy and hit the rode back home.
Another super day at the State Fair of Texas! Thanks Big Tex for the corny dogs!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

T-Bone's 3rd Birthday

Oops. I wanted so much to post this on T-Bone actual birthday(yesterday) but wasn't able this year. We had a great day today. Grandma paid us a visit and came bearing gifts. We then opened presents after Daddy came home and then out to eat at Napoli's for some pizza.
You got a new Flash and Fireman costume, a Leapfrog hand held for playing games and your favorite was a new PC computer just your size. Bubby, Daddy and I all have one but for you so you really love this one. You cry every time I put it up, holding really no interest in any of your other gifts. Bubby and I had to make you put on your Flash costume this morning to play Super Hero's! We measured and marked your height on the door frame as we do every birthday. You have grown for sure. I can tell since most of you clothes are now too small. All your shirts are too short and show your tummy now!
This is a big week for you since tomorrow we will be going to the State Fair! We are hoping that the rain will let up for our outing. It's been raining for ever and we are SO tired of it. Mud and mosquito's!
You have become sweet, hardheaded, pouty and funny all rolled up into one wonderful self. God made you special just the way you are!
Well Happy 3rd T-Bone! Hope you have a year blessed with growing, learning and health. We love you.

Monday, October 12, 2009

T-Bone's 3rd Birthday party.

Chuck E Cheese, here we come!
Spent a good part of the morning and early afternoon playing games eating pizza and seeing some of our friends. Seany, you did great with meeting Chuck E Cheese! No tears but a few great big high fives! Your hardheaded, sweet and funny all rolled up into one and we love you just the way you are! We hope you have a great year at being three!
Momma, Daddy and Bubby