TIME: 11:25 & 11:26 AM
PLACE: Splash City
SUBJECT: StellaDella & MonkeyBoy
SD’s Girl Scout troop had planned a trip to Splash City today. Unfortunately, the weather did not get the memo. It was a bit brisk! Hard to believe that it is the last day of June and it only got to the mid 70’s. We only stayed about 2-1/2 hours – SD & MB were pretty chilled.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
TIME: 7:56 PM
SUBJECT: Drywall & Tub
Do you know how fast you can get drywall up when you pay someone who knows what they are doing?
They are coming back tomorrow to put a finish coat on the walls.
All it takes is money.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
We took a day trip to New Harmony, Indiana today. I expected the children to be completely bored. Surprisingly, only one was cranky – DramaQueen (go figure).
TIME: 10:56 AM
PLACE: Inside the Lenz House (circa 1819-1822)
SUBJECT: Door and stairway
We took the walking tour and were able to enter into several buildings that are only open to visitors with a guide.
TIME: 12:47 PM
PLACE: Outside the Antheneum
SUBJECT: Split rail fence posts
It took about two hours. StellaDella asked some questions that impressed the tour guide (That’s my girl!) Afterwards, MonkeyBoy even stated that it was “More interesting than I expected”
TIME: 8:40 AM
PLACE: State Route 66
SUBJECT: The now closed New Harmony Toll Bridge
Remember this bridge? I drove across it in November of 2010. It closed on May 21, 2012 due to structural deficiencies. It’s still a cool looking bridge.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
TIME: 2:47 PM
PLACE: Edison’s Entertainment Complex
SUBJECT: Poster and SD
My company had its annual family event today at Edison’s today. We ended up with over 4300 points from our expert game playing abilities. SD is holding some of the prizes she choose by redeeming our points (we had enough for a basketball too).
She was as bubbly as the beer in the poster!
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
HH and I were without kids this Friday night. One is at camp and the two others are spending the evening at friend’s houses. We went out to dinner. Afterwards, HH drove me to the cemetery so I could take a picture.
We are an old, boring, married couple.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
TIME: 6:41 PM
SUBJECT: StellaDella’s Summer Bucket List
1. Ride evertthing [sic] at six flags
2. learn to knit
3. eat pig trough with family [this is an ice cream challenge at the White Cottage]
4. get rainbow dash back pack
5. go camping in tent
6. fish with dad.
She said to me, “I think this is all doable.”
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
TIME: 6:54 & 7:14 PM
SUBJECT: (Lone Star?) Tick
Poor StellaDella had this nasty little creature attached to her in a rather delicate area. Luckily, I don’t think it had been on her long as it wasn’t engorged. HH was able to pull it straight out without an issue. I don’t think she will get sick from it, but just in case we put it in a dated, sealed baggie and placed in the freezer.
My Poor SD. It was a rather traumatic experience.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
TIME: 1946 to 1973
SUBJECT: Dad (& me!)
Smoking, drinking and hanging out with the dancers…that’s my dad. Always good lookin’ too!
TIME: 5:50 PM
PLACE: Sushi bar
SUBJECT: HandsomeHusband & StellaDella
This guy’s a pretty good dad too. ;)
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
TIME: 7:28 PM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: Bug *click on the picture to embiggens*
I discovered this teeny-tiny green bug crossing on the Gerber daisy’s petals while I was reviewing my photos. I didn’t notice him when I was taking the shot.
I am amazed that my small camera can capture such details.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
TIME: 7:20 PM
PLACE: The pool
We celebrated MB’s birthday at the pool from this evening with a party for him. We had 18 classmates along with family to toast the birthday boy. There was pizza, ice cream, cupcakes and lots of swimming.
As you can see, HH even did some diving.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
TIME: 8:27 PM
My favorite son is 14 today. He hates getting his picture taken (wonder where he gets that from? His mother, maybe?) He wasn’t always this way…
PLACE: Carlyle Lake
He used to be a happy version of the Lord of the Flies.
Happy Birthday Bud!
Monday, June 10, 2013
TIME: 8:45 AM
PLACE: Girl Scout Camp
SUBJECT: StellaDella and her Wacky Hair
Girl Scout day camp began today…
TIME: 6:49 PM
SUBJECT: Ford Truck
And MonkeyBoy ranked up to Star at his last Boy Scout meeting…DH and I walked up to the school with him. I snapped this picture on the way there.
TIME: 7:44 & 7:45 PM
SUBJECT: Train Tracks
…and these tracks on the walk home.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
TIME: 9:06 AM
PLACE: Front yard
SUBJECT: Dove in nest
Robins originally built this nest in our Purple Sand Cherry. Those babies have grown and flown the coop. A mourning dove has decided that the abandoned nest will make a great place for its future squabs.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
TIME: 8:24 PM
PLACE: Across the highway
SUBJECT: Oreo’s head out the car window
DramaQueen is spending the night at a friend’s house and needed a ride. Oreo was laying down in the living room and saw I was leaving. I nodded at her; she quickly jumped up, pushed her way out of the door and ran to the car to tag along. I rolled down all the windows so she could do her sniff, sniff, sniffing of all the good smells to be smelled as we drove along.
Friday, June 7, 2013
TIME: 10:41 PM
PLACE: O’Fallon 15 Cine
DramaQueen and her friends wanted to see “The Purge” tonight.
It’s rated “R”
They needed someone over 17 to buy the tickets.
Normally, if an adult buys the tickets, they are allowed to go in the theatre and the adult doesn't need to accompany them.
That wasn’t flying with the management tonight.
Guess who had to sit through the damn movie?
I swear, I was the oldest person in that room.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
TIME: 8:07 PM
PLACE: Front porch
SUBJECT: Coleus “Redhead” and Unknown variety
These guys are waiting to be re-potted in my big blue planter. I had more important things to do tonight…like go to happy hour with my co-workers and drink a margarita on the rocks.