Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer of Silliness: Dogs & Cats Edition


Oh, look!  Tik made a friend on an early morning walk.

Summer of Silliness

They are almost the same size.

Summer of Silliness

Tik is looking at me like, "Well, now what?"

Summer of Silliness

"Is that a Pokemon or something?  Do we catch it?"

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer of Silliness: Someone Got a Haircut

Before:

Summer of Silliness

After:

Summer of Silliness

His hair is shorter, but his sense of humor is the same.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Flashback Friday: Found on a Flash Drive


We found some old videos on a flash drive today, and they are perfect material for a Flashback Friday post.

They were taken in 2009, right after Lex was born, so that's my excuse for losing them for 7+ years.

Here goes:





Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Funny Little Story


Connor wrote a funny little story.  Click on the photo to make it bigger and read it.

Story by Connor

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Movie Series

The boys are a little older this summer, so we are introducing them to some classic movies.

Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie Series

We ended up ordering this movie because we saw the RV that they used to film the movie at the RV Museum.

Summer Movie Series

Summer Movie Series

They also love Robin Hood: Men in Tights.  We have a digital copy of that movie, and we have watched it several times this summer.

I took Connor to the drive in last weekend, and we saw Despicable Me 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight.  Both were great movies.

Next up:  A League of Their Own and Armageddon.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Pokemon Around Here



Pokémon Go

Tik found a Charizard!

Pokémon Go

The fire Pokemon are everywhere!

Pokémon Go

I'm sure glad Connor had his bamboo staff to protect us!

Pokémon Go

Lex decided to befriend this one, instead.

Pokémon Go

Pikachu!!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Bubble Swords


Grandma Ella brought the boys some bubble wands shaped like little pirate swords when she came to visit.  Think plastic daggers that just happened to have bubbles inside.

The kids were not as interested in the bubbles as they were the swords.  Honestly, I'm not sure why she didn't see that one coming.  If you give a little boy a sword, he is going to stab someone with it.


And thus ended the bubble swords.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Weird Weather

The weather this July got a really weird start.  The days were hot and sunny, but the first few nights, as the sun was going down, things would take a turn.

There were storms every night when the sun went down for almost a week!

Here are some strange clouds that were all in the sky at sunset at the same time on Monday:

Weird Clouds on Monday - Amarillo in July

Weird Clouds on Monday - Amarillo in July

Weird Clouds on Monday - Amarillo in July

Weird Clouds on Monday - Amarillo in July

The sky was completely different depending on which way you were looking.

And then it hailed and poured rain:


Tuesday night was drier, but much windier.  I took this video from inside the house.  All the windows and doors were closed.  After I was done recording, some shoes and an area rug blew past!


After the big wind storm, things have settled back down.  The weather has gone back to hot and clear and windy in the day, and cold and clear and windy at night.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Amarillo Zoo

On Monday, I took the kids the kids to the zoo.  We have been once before, so we knew it was tiny.   We walked around the whole thing really slowly and stayed for almost an hour!

Amarillo Zoo

We saw a kangaroo.  He had a punching bag in his enclosure, but he wasn't playing with it.  The boys waited around for a while to see if he would punch it or kick it, but he was too busy eating the grass.

Amarillo Zoo

There were tigers.

Amarillo Zoo

Our favorite!  The Ring Tailed Lemurs!


Amarillo Zoo

You know you are at a small town Texas zoo when there are longhorns.

Amarillo Zoo

Amarillo Zoo

Turkeys

Amarillo Zoo

The bear was sleeping right next to the glass.

Amarillo Zoo

All the lions were sleeping, too.


These bobcats were being funny.

Amarillo Zoo

Lemur Loving Lex!

Amarillo Zoo

Huge snakes!

Amarillo Zoo

Tiny green lizard!
Connor and Lex figured that this was the Geico Gecko.