Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Day(s) of School

Sam's (and his puppy's) First Day of PreK

Age = 4 (barely)
Favorite Movie = How to Train Your Dragon
Favorite Book = How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Favorite Activity = Blocks & Drawing
Favorite Toy = Airplanes
When I grow up, I want to be a..."dragon or an airplane"

Henry's First Day of 1st Grade
Age = 6
Favorite Movie = The LEGO Movie
Favorite Book = DINOSAURS, or one of many wildlife books
Favorite Activity = Looking for Bugs
Favorite Toy = Skylanders
When I grow up, I want to be a..."scientist"


Monday, September 1, 2014

A Gaggle of Boys

On the eve of my vacation week, our dear friends invited us and the boys out to meet their new foal. It was a trip we'd been intending to make for nearly a month as the colt was now one month old.

The evening started with the Hanzlicek boys, William and (baby) Alex, and Henry and Sam. Skip, skip, skip to my lou...just being together made the trip entirely worth it.

If only you could have heard their squeals.

One of my favorites...Sam thought if he opened his mouth wide enough, the colt would do the same.

We hadn't been there long when the Wilborn boys was their colt, afterall. And they have been so generous to share him. We were now up to six boys, all age 6 and under.

The four who agreed to have their picture taken...although William wondered if he'd made the right decision...

The colt has spunk.

Not hard to see who he belongs to.

Riding high.

Between rides, the gaggle of boys (our numbers had increased to at least eight by now) killed time jumping on hay bales.

Sam's last ride...Turning Point Ranch, HERE WE COME!

First thought - Christmas Story..."you'll shoot your eye out"

A picture is worth a thousand words...seriously, folks...100% boy...each one of them.

Arrgh matey!

Bugs and Critters

One of the many things the boys enjoyed this summer was scavenging for bugs and critters. Henry wants to be "a scientist" when he grows up and lives for nature hikes right now. He's always prepared too, with his miniature aquarium, insect books, net and binoculars. This particular day, we hiked a trail near Lake McMurtry to see what new bug we could find.

Sam was more in to the snacks than the insects.

Henry, the Scientist