Monday, September 27, 2010

Awesome Sky

Went to the K-State game this weekend and saw the most unique cloud formations ever. We did have a 1.5 hour rain delay and I dealt with wet feet for 6+ hours, but we won, so I guess you can say it was worth it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Today, the 24th, is my parents 39th wedding anniversary. Congrats on this milestone and I am so happy and lucky to have both parents that are involved, active and loving in my life. Congrats Mom and Dad. I hope you continue to annoy and love each other for many more years!

Funny things:
1. My Dad relies on me to remember things for him. While I enjoy being the "responsible" one, it comes with a lot of pressure. For some reason I got it in my head that their anniversary was on the last year my Dad flubbed up and had planned something for their anniversary but was a day late. Of course this was my fault as it is my responsibility to remember HIS wedding day. :)

2. I posted earlier in the week about my Dad gathering twigs for his fish habitat. My MOM actually did a large amount of the gathering and tying of the twigs. She deserves credit for all of her hard work.

3. My roomie was saying that 39 is impressive. Yes, it sure is. But I thought I was funny in responding that we have been together 9, so we only have 30 to go, no big deal, he will still overeat and I will still be bitchy. I guess you could say I am pretty comfortable where we are.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Not your typical restaurant....

No, it is not a dilapidated home, it is a restaurant. Yup, we ate here.

This is Cotham's Mercantile in Scott, Arkansas. It is not too far from the school where my sister teaches. It is an old mercantile turned into a restaurant. I believe they still have stuff on the shelves from when it was a mercantile. My roomie and I were watching the food network and saw the restaurant featured, so we just had to go there. Despite the fact some "nice" southern woman cut in front of me in line while waiting for a table and that the air conditioning was out, I enjoyed my experience.

Their specialty (I think) is their hamburger. It is called a Hubcap b/c it is as big as a Hubcap. This is no way tickled my fancy so I stuck with chicken strips. We all enjoyed our food and I especially enjoyed the onion rings (onion rings are high on top of my last meal list). It is definitely one hole in the wall you should check out.

Crazy thing - when we were waiting for a table I started talking to this older couple who told me they had been there about 15 years ago. We discuss where we are from and realize we live in the same town! It is truly a small world!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kindy-garten is tough!!

The twinkies are in all day Kindergarten. They are at school from 7:30 - 4:15, so it is a really long day for them....but it makes bedtime easy!!! :)

Wednesday was grandparents day at school. Mom and Dad both went and split time between classrooms. Grandparents day was only 1 hour, but in that short amount of time they were able to corral Poppa down to the book fair and encourage him to buy the kids books. Pushover.

The kids "read" their books all the way home from school and just wiped themselves out.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soccer and A Random Picture

The twinkies are playing soccer. They had their first practice 20 minutes before their first game, so you can guess how good the game went!! It was very entertaining to say the least.

My roommie and I practiced with them the evening before their game and I told them the #1 rule was to not touch the ball with their hands. When we were practicing, I told them if they touched it, then they had to do 5 push ups. When Minnie got to her game, the coach asked what happened if they touched the ball. Minnie, so proud of herself for knowing the answer loudly responded "5 push-ups!". My sister and I start laughing hysterically b/c we had no clue she thought that was the real rule! I informed the coach (a soccer pro) that was my own rule for playing at home!

Luke was more into the social aspect of the game, which isn't bad at all. He enjoyed being part of a team, but had no clue what he was supposed to be doing.

He wanted to make sure we got lots of pics of him!

Really cute pic of Minnie as she was goofing around during her brother's game.

After the soccer games, we went to the lake for the day. My Dad found a new use for the tube - making a fish habitat. He has been collecting twigs as he cleans up the yard, and then tied a rope around the twigs to a rock and then buried them. Mickey loved helping. Problem is, I HATE fish and I am scared of them. I have no interest in my Dad having a fish habitat anywhere near the dock. uggh.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Locust Hunting

Willie takes after his grandfather, he is an avid hunter. While he may not look spry, he is smart, and his senses give him a great ability to catch prey, and bring it home to Momma so she can be so impressed.

For the record, I am scared of everything he catches. Birds, especially.

You can look, but don't touch.

Since his keeper doesn't feed him enough, he has to find his own dessert. Delicious and nutritious! He doesn't eat the legs though...not sure why.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

LONG weekend

The first football game, 2 nights in Manhattan, a wedding and 3 nights of drinking = one long weekend. The Cats won and a I got to see friends from high school, so all was a great time, however, it is really hard to keep this up 3 days in a row.

Don't have time to write much more, but here are a few pics!