Monday, June 25, 2012

Fishing & Soccer

Sorry my blog is having issues and so am I! Where is the coffee? *sigh*

Another reason why we  I have been away from blog world is lil man has started soccer and fishing on the weekends. For 4 months now we have played soccer at Soccer Zone. It is an indoor facility which benefits my red head. Most of the soccer activities in our area are outside. Right now for this summer indoor soccer is the way we will particapate. Once the fall(cool weather) hits then we will switch to an outdoor soccer team. 

First Lesson

I know it is blurry but love his kick!

He ran all over that field with Coach Doug. 

My IPhone pics. 

Hubby and lil man so far have fished in 5 lakes/ponds. They have been to Georgetown(twice), Pflugerville, Budha and Austin Tx. The weekend that the grandparents visited Lake Pflugerville had a kids fishing festival. Perfect timing for the boys to go try a new place to fish. Lil man caught 5 fishes! Whoo Hooo! I am so proud! 

Fishing with Paw for the first time!

Helping Paw 

Loading the car

Love the expression! 

It is small but it counts! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Blessing

Mother's Day spent with Granny Bug

One of the many aspects I LOVE about living in Austin is being near my momma. It is a huge blessing beyond words across the screen. I am so loved by her as my mom and as my best friend. To be able to live so close is truly a gift that ties our bonds for eternal measure. When my husband asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day, it was all about being with my momma. All I wanted was to hang out with her, watch a movie, chit chat and that is exactly what we did!

Mother's Day 

Earlier in the week we participated in a Mother & Son Tea Time at lil man's preschool. My mom(Granny Bug) was able to be with us as well. We enjoyed every minute! Even the little gifts that were on the table.

Granny Bug & lil man! 

I had no idea that my scarf was going to match the decor. HA! 

He loves his green blanket so much and this note makes my heart sing! 

"To a child's ear, 'mother' is magic in any language."
- Arlene Benedict, For Mother with Love

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

If My Blog Could

Write me a letter it probably wouldn't be a very nice one. It would have words that involve neglect and unloved in it. Though I personally have not meant to do those things, I have! So here is my apology. I am so sorry for the lack of attention that you have gotten lately. However, I am sure there will be more times in the future where I will slip.


A wanna be blog writer

Now, that I have THAT off my chest we can move forward. So where have I been? Everywhere, no where, somewhere and well here! The last 2 months have flown by so quickly that I have to really stop and think about where all the time has gone. We(book club) finished One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff. I LOVE book club! We all have different opinions and are able to bring them to the table with respect for each other. This group has really helped me step into some roles that before I would not have considered. I thank them for loving me! Our latest, greatest challenge and I do mean CHALLENGE is 31 Days to Clean(having a Martha house the Mary way). Oh ladies, it is waaayyyy more than "just" cleaning. It will be interesting what is "uncovered" in the next month or so.

Our lil man finished his first year at his new preschool here in Austin. He really enjoyed his year! He made good friends that we have had a few play dates with them already this summer! I know I mentioned before that he turned 4 but I never posted about his birthday gathering. It was just us! GrandParents became ill that weekend and we had only invited a few friends. Two of his friends were from the neighborhood who moved away on the same day as his party. Bummer! The other two we invited were from out of town so we told them we would catch up on another weekend. Part of me felt bad but it was just an unusual set of circumstances that were out of my hands. One lesson learned is whether we have many friends or just us as a family, he stilled enjoyed himself. It saved my pocket book for sure!

Son calls this his Dirt Digger Cake or better known as The Construction Site Cake 

Another lesson I learned was about his gluten free cake or at least the baking process. I need to double the recipe for a height purposes. It was not as thick as I needed for this particular theme but it was still very good! 

Then we celebrated Easter! This year we had time to decorate our own eggs. It was a lot of fun! 

Of course it  was all about Spider-man. I am not sure what made him latch on to Spider-man but he did. I think it may be the cool colors and mask!

Stay tuned for more updates and hopefully it will be sooner than later. I pray all is well in y'all's precious homes.

lots of love