Thursday, May 31, 2007

No More Pencils, No More Books

Today was Natalya's first day of Summer vacation. We slept in a little and hung out by the pool.

And it's just no fun without Rockey. Rockey loves to play with the water just as much as the girls do.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


The framing is going up! Despite all of the rain, some work is still getting done.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Rain Rain Go Away

And it's STILL raining. We didn't do any exploring this weekend. We did go to dinner one night in downtown Boerne. After dinner we decided to walk Main Street. We didn't get far. The rain came down and we ducked into a doorway. Daddy had to run in the rain and get the truck.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pomp and Circumstance

The school year ends as quickly as it began and so Natalya graduates. From kindergarten. And who wouldn't cry as they play My Wish by Rascal Flats as your daughter walks up the mini stage dressed in the most noble red cap and gown. Her kinder class had a whopping 7 kids in it (yep, only 7.) They sang the months of the years in English and Spanish while hand signing and then they did the Cha Cha Slide. Apparently this is a dance that only the cool people know because it was new to me until a couple of weeks ago.
Natalya always seemed wise beyond her years and often talked like she was a 40 year old. But tonight, she was my baby. A baby who is growing way too fast. I can't help but hope that the next time she wears a cap and gown that she'll still be calling me "Mommy" and will still let me hold her hand. We may be a little biased, but we think she'll go far.

To see more pictures, click here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Art in the Park

Last Saturday we spent the morning at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne. The weather was wonderful. It's rare that we get "I'm cold" in South Texas in May. While we were out the weather was around 69 degrees. The CNC hosted Art in the Park. The girls got to paint flower pots, pound flowers onto cloths to make impressions, pet horses and llamas, and eat popcorn. And a bonus, again, this adventure was free.

We also walked the CNC nature trails. Beautiful. One trail led to Cibolo Creek where the girls tried to skip rocks and catch bugs. Next time we'll bring water shoes and towels because the water is just irresistible.

Friday, May 18, 2007

To Us

Greg and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary yesterday. Ouch. 10 years. Where has the time gone. Let's see... We've had two kids, lived in 6 homes in 3 states, driven 5 cars, fed 8 pets, owned 5 computers, and Greg has worked in 10 hospitals. Seems like a lot for just a short ten years.
We celebrated at Silo. Yuuummy. It's always a treat to have dinner without the girls but it's much better when the food is great. Happy Anniversary, Honey. Can't wait to see what the next 10 bring.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Home is Where They Lay the Foundation

We've been waiting awhile for this. They finally poured the foundation to our new house. Can't wait to get to the good stuff.

Blue Polka Dot Bikini

The weather has been wicked crazy. We finally got a break from the rain and then were drenched again last night. The backyard has been a mushy pit. It didn't rain over the weekend and the temp got into the high 80's which means it's sprinkler time (and the backyard is again mushy.)
I've been practicing taking pictures on the diagonal as assigned by Tracey Clark at Picture This. I tried to get something a little more subtle but my Sweet V is just so darned cute and you just can't avoid the many diagonals in this picture.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Hiking at Friedrich Wilderness Park

This weekend we decided to take the girls "hiking" at Friedrich Wilderness Park in northwest San Antonio. The Hip Chicks did better than we thought they would since our girls are not really the energetic types. Natalya held the map and helped identify the species of trees and plants that were labeled. Vienne hunted for bugs.

It's hard to imagine that such a wonderful natural area could exist so close to the big city of San Antonio (although you can still hear the rush of the highway nearby.) The Park has several trails of varying levels. We took part of a trail that was a level 3 that led to one of the "oldest working windmills in Bexar County". The only wildlife we saw were a few cardinals and one squirrel but our own Wild Life were not so peaceful and probably scared everything away.

The girls actually want to go back. I recommend bug spray although I was the only one that got bit. It's a great free few hours.

To see more photos from our adventure click here.

This will be My Best Shot Monday. I overlooked the memo that said we were to tilt this week so I will work on that. Check it out at Picture This.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Does not play well with others

Do you ever feel like you've mustered up enough energy to take your child to the park so you just don't want to play with someone else's child? I took Vienne to the park today and we were having such a nice time. Vienne loves to play with other kids but for some reason she had no interest in the boy that decided to attach himself to us. My conversation with him went something like this:

Boy: "I'm five."
Me: "Congratulations."
Boy: "I have pink eye so I had to stay home today."
Me: "Pink eye. Isn't that contagious?"
Boy: "Ummm. I have pink eye."
Me: "Thanks for warning me. Vienne, here's some magic soap."
Boy: "I have a dog."
Me: "Does he have pink eye?"
Boy: "Huh? Can you push me [on the swing]?"
Me: "Who brought you to the park today?"
Boy: "My mommy."
Me: "Where is she? She may push you a little better that I can."
Boy: "Uh, she's over there."
Me: "Is that her reading?"
Boy: "Yea."
Vienne: "I'm ready to go."