Monday, April 24, 2006


Indy was born outside my house in late April, 1991. It seems to me it was either the 25th or 26th. I'm not sure, but tomorrow is close enough. Tomorrow we would be celebrating her 15th birthday.

So here are a couple of remembrances of her from less than a year ago. The mechanical mouse was to help her get used to becoming an indoor kitty!



Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Easter weekend

We all had a wonderful Easter weekend -- church on Saturday evening and then Easter Egg hunts on Sunday.

Here are some pictures that Austen took of Kira and Parker on the church's playground; we were "killing time" because we got there a bit too early for these two to enter their church school classrooms.

On Sunday, I took the kids back to the church grounds for their Easter Egg Hunt; again, we were too early, but Parker and Kira could ride the little train -- good entertainment for little ones until the hunt actually began! Everyone was hot and tired, but happy!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Playing -- and feeding the ducks!

My "precious cherubs" and I had a good time yesterday. I don't think Parker expected it to be fun, but he seemed to like it all OK as soon as we drove into the parking lot for the North Shore Park on Lake Woodlands! "New stuff in the playground!" The climbing wall is THE BEST! Needless to say, we'll have to go back -- and with another half-loaf of bread to feed to the ducks!

After the park, we did a few errands and ended up at The Cheesecake Factory for lunch. Wow! Can those kids put the food away, especially the boys!

Wildflowers -- a bit late

Here are a few pictures taken as we traveled home on Lake Woodlands Blvd yesterday. I was trying to get decent shots of the wildflowers, but they don't show up very well -- and less well now than they did a couple of weeks ago. In the first picture, there are many red ones (don't know the name), as well as white ones that I think are just the fluffy Dandelion seeds.

The second picture is of the median strip, at the north end of Lake Woodlands, and you can still see the bluish tint. A couple of weeks ago, this was solid blue -- filled with Texas Bluebonnets! It was gorgeous!!

The last pictures are close-ups of the bluebonnets and the red flowers. Austen took these from the passenger window in my car, with the zoom set as close-up as it could get!

Next year, I'll take pictures earlier in the spring -- and maybe we'll have had more rain, too, so they'll be even thicker and last longer. The city of The Woodlands doesn't mow all the flowers down indiscriminately as the road crews do in Harris County. They are allowed to reseed every year -- for next year's pleasure!