Since we live in an oilfield they have to so all kinds of testing to make sure the ground is stable. So they set little machines all over out in different fields and by our house. Then later they brought out these big machines that put vibrations in the ground. I was outside when they were shaking the ground, it felt so weird! I can't imagine being in an earthquake where the ground is really moving under you. I know this doesn't compare, but it was strange feeling.
Here are a few photos from last Sunday. We had a great time, we got passes from Waylon's work, we got food and a good place to sit. We weren't able to get there real early but we got to see a lot. As we were getting there we saw a parachuter with smoke coming out behind him. We also got to see the Blue Angels! We thought it was really neat! So glad we got to go. I have more pictures to share later. Hope you like these.
Waylon and I had a MotoCross Racer, and Captain America this year! The kids also dressed up as book characters at school. Rylee was Raymond from the Raymond and Graham book series, and Mindy went as Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid! I had to play along and go as the mom. Also in this last photo my kids look like they are moving as fast as the guys in the Matrix!! Mindy was also all into posing for her pictures as Captain America, I think she isn't minding having her picture taken so much! Here's to hoping anyway!!!
One last thing try saying Diary of a Wimpy Kid really fast several times, it just sounds like Diarrhea Wimpy kid!!
Notice her outfit, plaid and stripes, on a kid it actually looks pretty cute!
They LOVE each other they really do!!
So Mindy is finally 8!!! She has grown so much through the years, she is still one of the smaller kids in her class. She has grown into such a pretty little lady, she has come along way from that scared little girl to the big girl she is now, who wants to go and do everything on her own without anyone's help!For her cake she wanted a cupcake cake, so we incorporated her two favorites as of right now, which would be quads, and soccer! She could have had a birthday party and invited her friends, but she chose to not have one and just do something extra special as a family. So we went roller skating. I don't think she wants to go back anytime soon to do that! She needs a little more practice.
Yes, yes, I know I am 3 weeks late posting these pics. I am totally keeping it real with these photos! I wish all of our photos were just perfect, but I also don't want people to only see our "perfect" pictures, I want everyone to know that we don't live in a magazine! It was a very hard morning for Rylee, so I took pictures of him in all his pouting, grouchy, mad, glory! As you can see Mindy really didn't have a problem with heading back to school. I wanted to get pics of Rylee's backpack also but he was only going to stand for so much. So maybe another time! Now that school is in full swing he isn't doing so bad, thank goodness!
When hurricane Ike came through a lot of the old oak trees were killed by the salt water. So the residents of Galveston decided to carve these old stumps, these are just a few of the really beat ones we saw.
So I finally got this chair done recently. We brought uh here from AZ, and I kept seeing cans of spray paint by the garage door, so I finished sanding and got her done. I really love the color! Now I may need to paint the other kitchen chairs the same color!