....a little bit of what's going on in my life today...

...a little bit of what's going on in my life today....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tooth time

Today, Hunter heard something on TV about wiggling a tooth, so he decided to wiggle his top left tooth, because it was loose. The next thing we knew, he came running out of the bathroom saying his tooth was gone. We/he doesn't know when, where, or how. I'm thinking that he swallowed it. (So, Kristen, if you find a random tooth in your house, it belongs to us!)

Guess it was time to come out!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Speech Class

Who would have ever thought I would get to do this while studying to be a paralegal? In speech class, we were assigned to do a group service project, then do a group speech on it. We picked the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on 93rd and Indiana.

Some of their animals will never be able to be released back into the wild, they wouldn't be able to survive, mainly due to physical problems. Some wouldn't be able to hunt, and some wouldn't be able to defend themselves. So, they've been at the center awhile, some for years.

This is a bobcat....
a possum....
I'm feeding baby birds....that was fun. Although I had to squish a live worm to give the bird...yuck!

A brand new baby bird....

And, I bet nobody can guess what this is!!! tee, hee

Barn owls....we cleaned this cage out, it was pretty gross. It hadn't been cleaned in about a month because these two owls had babies in there, and you can't clean it with babies in there. The parents are so protective, they will attack anybody coming in. I will just say that the birds manage to drop part of their meals all over the floor, and what do barn owls eat?? Certain little rodents, whose body parts were all over the floor. I'll say it for you.....ewwww!!!!!!!!!!!

Now these barn owls had babies. The lady showing us around opened up the door so we could see, and my goodness, those things hiss like snakes. It is amazingly loud, and let me tell you, if I walked into somebody's barn and heard that, I would certainly run the other way. Literally. She said that barn owls are federally protected, and there is a waiting list of farmers wanting the birds. She said they are a farmer's best friend. Brooke, maybe you should look into this for your snake problem. Seriously.

And a fawn. The paper actually had an article about this fawn the day we were there. It had been kidnapped from the "wild", somewhat accidentally, and brought to the center. Apparently, mama deer leave their fawns, and only check on them a couple times of day, and someone found it by itself, and thought it had been deserted. So, anyway, the "center lady" said that if it's in good health, and well fed, then it probably was fine and should have been left. I can't tell you how sorry I feel for mama deer. Came to check on baby, and it was gone. Anyway, this baby will be released back out when it gets big enough to live on it's own.

It was a great way to spend a morning, I would encourage anyone looking for volunteer oppportunities to check it out.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Go Astros!

Hunter had his very first coach pitch baseball game tonight! Here he is in the outfield, getting ready for any ball to come his way. (Not really, but that was the plan!)
Ready to bat!
Yay! He got a hit, and made it to 1st, then 2nd....


and HOME!!! Way to go Hunt!

We won 8-2. Not bad for the first game!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Going Public"

I am going to try to go public again. I may end up having to go private again, we'll just wait and see. I think I may change my blog address, so comment if you want me to let you know what it changes to! That way I won't have to worry about the person finding it that I didn't want to find it!

It drives me absolutely nuts that it doesn't update on everyone else's blog when I'm private. So bring on the comments, I'm back!

Make sense?? I didn't think so! ha, ha

Texas Rangers, Six Flags, and the Ft. Worth Zoo!

Janae got new glasses last week. Aren't they cute? I love that her face seems opened up, the rim-less frames are great for her. We headed to Arlington last week for our summer trip. First stop, Texas Rangers ballpark. It was loads of fun! It was quite an interesting drive. Hunter was car sick twice by the time we got to Abilene. The car had quite an aroma, we went through two of his changes of clothes, and two blankets we always carry in the car, because I'm a tad bit cold natured. (I always travel with blankets!) Poor baby, we had to make a pit stop at good old Wal-Mart in Abilene for Dramamine, a spare towel, and another change of clothes. I'm happy to say the Dramamine is a miracle drug, we didn't need the towel or the extra clothes after the meds went down!! And my 7 year old can swallow a pill!! Wow! Didn't know until it was an "emergency" and he had to!! THANK GOODNESS the hotel had a washer and dryer. Cost me $4 to do a load of laundry, but it would have all gone in the trash otherwise! Whew.......it was quite stinky after sitting in the car for 3 hours!
They had $1 hot dogs, cotton candy, and lots of other un-healthy things that just make up the fun of going to a professional baseball game. I'm surprised we didn't all end up sick at our stomachs because of all the junk we ate!!

Aren't these two kids just as cute as they can be?? I know I'm just a little bit prejudice, but I think they are going to be as handsome and beautiful as they can be as adults!

We left in the 5th inning, the kids were getting bored, and the score was 11-2, with the Rangers winning. I hated to leave, it was absolutely a perfect evening to go to a ball game. No wind, no bugs, and it was great temperature wise out there.

Next stop was Six Flags. This is John, Janae, and Hunter coming down off of a log ride. I went with them the first time, then skipped the second. I am a huge chicken, and really have to desire to "ride rides"! The kiddie roller coaster makes my stomach drop. Janae laughed and laughed at me after I went on the kiddie roller coaster with her. She loved it, and I was shaking getting off.

The alien and Daffy....

Tweety and Bugs...

The "Six Flags" man and Wiley Coyote. The Six Flags man wouldn't get out of the picture. I really had no desire to have a pic of him, but he physically insisted!! Hunter laughed and laughed that Wiley Coyote kept covering his face. It really was funny!! He just kept going back and forth, and I had to snap fast to get a picture both ways!

Not this time!!! tee, hee (bye, bye Six Flags guy!) The "zoom" feature on the camera is great!

I have to say that Thursday was the perfect day to go. We didn't wait for any ride more than about 5 minutes. What a change from 3 years ago when we went to Disneyland, and would wait for over an hour for every single ride. Starting to re-think Disney World!!

Friday we went to the Ft. Worth Zoo. We hadn't been there since Hunter was a baby. It was really enjoyable. Took tons of pictures, love the beautiful, colorful birds. Isn't it amazing what colors God came up with?? During creation, all these colors and animals were made. A simple thing like going to the zoo, and seeing all the colorful macaws just really brings me back to the amazing creation of God Almighty. These birds definately like each other!! wink,wink Just beautiful.

Okay, now for the crazy thing we did. An elephant painted this picture. It was a crazy purchase, but we just couldn't say no. All the proceeds go back into the zoo, and really, it is pretty neat that the artist is an elephant. Now, all I have to do is go get it framed. I'm a little scared of what that's going to cost!!

I got the kids picture on this alligator the last time we were there. Janae was holding Hunter up on it then. I can't remember for sure, but I think he was less than a year old the last time. Fun to get another picture now.

Glad we didn't have to use this as our transportation coming home! Thankfully, no car sickness on the way home....bought a bottle with 100 pills in it for poor Hunt! Gonna keep it close when it's time to travel. I'm wondering if it might have something to do with his history of ear trouble. Inner ear and all....??? In my mind it makes perfect sense.
Ta, ta for now!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cutie Pie

We got to babysit a little 9 month old cutie pie on Saturday.....
What fun! It's great to have a niece.....I enjoy her tons, but get to sleep all night!