Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mewtwo EX Raid


So tonight was the first EX Raid in Amarillo.  It was an invitation-only event.  There seemed to be between 80 and 100 invitations passed out by Niantic, and there was quite a crowd at the raid.

Mewtwo Raid #PokemonGo

The boys came prepared to hang out for a while.

Mewtwo Raid #PokemonGo


Lex loves selfies.
Any occasion is a good occasion for a selfie.

Mewtwo Raid #PokemonGo

I used the new screen capture feature on iOS 11 for the first time, and recorded the raid.


I let Lex throw a few balls, and we were both very disappointed when Mewtwo ran away! 

Mewtwo Raid #PokemonGo

I'll get you next time, Mewtwo!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pokemon Go


You guys!  I am thrilled!

Okay, first I was happy this morning because I got a new shirt to show my support for the Global Goals.

Pokémon Go

But then, this afternoon, I received an EX Raid Pass for an invitation-only event!  Which is the greatest thing ever!

Pokémon Go

I'm going to get to battle Mewtwo!

Now, I have to decide what to wear to my fancy invitation only Pokemon Go raid.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Sneak Peek Inside Redstone Academy


I don't think public schools still have nap times, but even fifth graders some times need a nap during school.

Redstone Academy

Growing kids need lots of sleep.
Especially on Mondays.

Redstone Academy

Both boys are doing cursive this year.
It's Lex's first time learning cursive letters.
Connor is doing a review, and his handwriting is finally something that he cares about, so it looks great.

Everyone always says that kids learn best when they want to.
It's totally true.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Opening Parade

Amarillo Fair and Rodeo Parade

This morning I took the boys downtown to meet some friends to watch the parade that marks the beginning of the Tri-State Fair & Rodeo.

(No, we don't live particularly near any other states.  I've never understood it, but people from New Mexico and Oklahoma come to Amarillo like its a big city.  It's not.  Not if you have ever been anywhere else.  But some folks around here haven't.)

Back to the parade.
It was quite the spectacle.

There were so many horses and trucks and tractors and clowns and the kids had a ton of candy thrown their way.

One guy was riding his horse while standing up.  No hands.

So much sugar so early in the morning!  Especially since I had driven thru at Benjamin's Donuts on the way to the parade for my favorite Red Velvet Donuts earlier because the parade started early and I didn't have time to make breakfast.

After I realized that we were heading for a serious sugar problem, I decided that we should all go out for lunch after the parade at a Mexican restaurant.

And that's how we ended up a Jorge's for lunch.
Which is where the kids plotted to have a sleepover.

It was a bit like the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin.
If you take little boys to see a parade...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Furry Usurper

Furry Usurper

He took my seat!
It's a good thing that he is cute.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A Peek Inside Redstone Academy



Redstone Academy
All Ready to Start!

Redstone Academy
Hard at Work!

Redstone Academy
Building Forts and Conjugating Verbs!