Monday, April 09, 2012

The Week(s) in Pictures

It's been awhile since I bored you with a photo dump, so I thought I would make up for lost time.  After this, you will know what I've been up to over the past couple of weeks.

First, I have always wanted to learn to grow vegetables.  Our yard in Suburbia, especially with our rather large playset, will really not accomodate a large vegetable garden.  Instead, I decided to try my hand at growing some veggies in containers.  I found a pretty cool little kit at Target where you basically just add the seeds.  I am attempting to grow cucumbers, sweet basil, red peppers, cilantro and tomatoes.

The Kiddo with the seeds all planted (L) and our seedlings two weeks later (R)!

 I've also been doing a lot of this...

These are pike's press push ups - love'em!

The Kiddo and I had a girls night out a couple of weeks ago.  We went to see Annie!  My parents took me to see Annie at The Music Hall (which has been torn down and replaced) when I was ten.  I loved it!  In fact, I loved it so much that I probably drove my parents crazy playing the soundtrack (on an 8-track) over and over and over.  I still have my program from that day and have grown to love musicals and all things theatre.  We had a great time and I was happy that the Kiddo seemed to love the show as much as I did.  We even stuck around for autographs afterwards, which made the Kiddo's night!

Clockwise from top left - The kiddo before the show, the kiddo after the show enjoying the lights of the big city and the awesome view, the kiddo getting an autograph from Annie herself  and me and the kiddo.

And, I did more of this...

This is Kenpo X...I only do the arm movements and none of the fancy footwork or kicks.  Hey, it's MUCH better than the hand cycle!!!

Also, I tried taking our annual Bluebonnet pictures with the kids.  The Bluebonnets are the Texas state flower and a lot of people make the trek out to the countryside to get great pictures of them.  As always, I waited about 1-2 weeks too long, so the colors were not as vibrant.  Plus, it is so hard to get two kids to both look at the camera with a natural smile at the same time - why is that????

My silly kiddos - I had to bribe them with sno-cones to get a little cooperation.  My favorite is the one on the right.

We've also been taking advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having.  It's a bit warm for March/April, but still nice enough to run around outside without feeling like you're going to pass out from heat exhaustion.

We've been doing a lot of this!

My family had their annual reunion at Huntsville State Park.  Funny enough, this park is less than a hour from our house, but yet I have never been there.  It's gorgeous!  If you live in the Houston area, you must go there.  There are campgrounds, biking and hiking trails, etc.

I gave up on getting smiles and just told the kids to act silly here.

We even took the kids out on the canoe - yes, we're stupid brave like that!

I am super proud of the Kiddo for making all-A Honor Roll again!  She was happy that they served her favorite - plain glazed donuts - at the awards breakfast.  Last time, it was the powdered sugar kind.  She also liked that the A/B Honor Roll kids were awarded with popsicles...she loves popsicles.  I told her to keep making A's and we'd see about getting her a popsicle at home!

The Kiddo at the Honor Roll breakfast

Of course, yesterday we celebrated Easter.  We actually celebrated Friday with my Sister-in-Law and her family, again at the reunion on Saturday and then on Sunday at Church and at my parent's house.  It was a tiring, but amazingly fun weekend!

Yep, we dyed eggs, went to Church, hid eggs, hung out at Grandma and Grandpa's and had a visit from the Easter Bunny!

One last thing...I am super proud of my Hubby and his team for completing the 203-mile Texas Independence Relay!  This was the 1st year for the entire team and they did fan-freaking-tastic! 

Clockwise from upper left - The hubby's team with the cannon before the race, the Hubs and a teammate after the race with medals, the awesome bling, Hubby wasted no time breaking in his TIR mug!

Have you participated in TIR or another relay race?  How was your holiday weekend? 


Laura said...

Great photo recap! I didn't make it to a blue bonnet shot in time this year... oops. Next year! And thanks for the reminder about Huntsville- friends told us about it, and now that you also have good things to say, we need to check it out. I miss all the state parks that upstate NY had! Oh, and I love that you took your daughter to see Annie, I'm sure she had a blast!

Lisa said...

Great pics & adorable kiddos. :-)

Ran the Chattanooga to Nashville Ragnar Relay Nov 2010. I have a race report on that on the blog. That had to have been one of the funniest nights ever in my life. You need to put it on your list of things to do. You won't regret it.

Robin said...

Your Easter baskets look similar to my daughters!

Teamarcia said...

Looks like a really fun weekend. Adorable kiddos!

Cindy said...

love the cute pics of the kids! how are you doing with the p90x? can you tell a big difference in your strength? i keep thinking about doing it as we have the dvds but just can't get motivated to start!

Bean said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I am glad you did because now I know about yours!:)

Kathy said...

Great photos!!

My 8 year old daughter is my theater buddy - she loves EVERYTHING. We're splurging on tickets to Wicked next month - so excited!