Thursday, May 26, 2016


Last day / end of year fish fry with Dawn Lee, Sarah Linker, Wendy McKinney, Phyllis Riedmueller, and Mitzi Sears

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Furbaby Birthdays

This little boy is 6 years old today.

He got his size tennis balls and a birthday cookie.

Also celebrating Chloe's birthday as we don't know when it actually is other than in the Spring and she is 12.

She got Pull and Play Edible String. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Getting Crazy at the Bowling Alley

Canyon's class went to the bowling alley and Cici's pizza for a Senior send-off for a couple of his classmates who will graduate on Saturday.  

1 more year for this boy!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Let's back up and try again

After 4 trips to Lowes and speaking with 4 different people there, and changing out the battery, The Black Pearl was picked up today to be returned :( It just would not start unless it was on the charger for 10 or so minutes.

Delivered in it's place is Tigger.  Different brand, slightly smaller engine, 2 inch smaller deck (unfortunately), and smaller profile.  Raining all week so I have no idea how this one works or rides or (crossing fingers) starts!

Ooooh Balloons

We didn't go to see the balloons and helicopter rides this year.  They changed it so now there was an entrance fee on top of a fee to do anything. :(

But, Saturday night as I was making dinner, I heard a strange air blowing sound.  Then I realized, a balloon was right over the house.  Canyon and I ran outside to see 2 balloons come down in the backyard.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

I got a card and gift card from my kiddos :)

On our way out to the Travelers game in Little Rock (Sahara's fancy camera on her phone makes us look plastic)

They serve Canyon's team and family hamburgers and hot dogs every year.

One of the players below tossed Canyon a ball, then he went to get it signed.

We were at the field an hour before the game started and lasted through the 5th inning. (too long to sit around)  It was windy and we got a little rained on.

Next we hit the outlets and the mall and picked up a few odds and ends shopping. 

Then to Red Lobster for dinner.

Nice Day :)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Baseball Season Begins

Actually, it started last weekend but there was a ton of rain so all we did was pick up uniforms.

Up to bat.  This is a hit.  You can see the ball in the air waist high by the other team's dugout wall.

Running home.

He made it!

First game success!

Tomorrow, Mother's Day, we go to Little Rock for the Travelers game, shopping, and Red Lobster.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


So it took nearly 16 years (next month) of living in this house to finally do something about the driveway.  First, to keep the gravel where the gravel needs to stay, and not in the grass, we got 19 railroad ties.  

19 railroad ties at 200 pounds a piece.

Jared had a friend come over and it took 3 trips in his truck to get them to the house.

Then we lined them up.

This side is not to keep the gravel out of the grass, but hopefully to help the run-off water from the field to not flood the driveway.

It took about 3 days to get and maneuver these.  Sahara and I with a dolly and a lot of muscle.

Then I ordered gravel.  2 truckloads full.

I bought and had intended to use this felt over all grassy areas after I sprayed the grass with killer, but the spikes to hold it down would not go into the ground anywhere but the front of the house.

We got one truck load on Friday and the second on Tuesday afternoon.  Why?  Because the truck driver didn't get here until after the gravel yard closed and couldn't go back to get the second load.

So, with the first load, we worked up front.  I put these steps in because I realized Malaki would not be able to get to grass from the front or carport door and might not be able to walk in the gravel well.  After I set it up, I found out he has no problem in the gravel after all, so now it's just decoration.

 After the second load, we had a lot of shoveling to do.  Since the load came while no one was home, the driver did not do such a nice job for us.

We shoveled gravel for 3 1/2 hours today.

And another 3 today.

Finished!!  That took a lot of time, money, and sweat.  I hope this cures our flooded driveway and carport problems when it rains.

Piggy's new home on the corner.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Area 17 Special Olympics

Here we are at Conway High School, bright and early at 8:03 am on Saturday morning.

We thought it was going to start at 8:30, but we had a longer wait.  At least the weather is nice.

Canyon was the only one at Pottsville that decided to do Special Olympics this year (except for the bowling part).  He is a team of one.
Walking in with 2 volunteers.
Jenna and Brittany.

He's out there, somewhere in the middle.

After opening ceremonies and the sun is pounding today.  It's 9:30 and we are sweating.

Shot Put was first.  He played against two Russellville students, Elijah and Matty.  He plays with these boys in baseball too.
They are the 2 in red and white next to that crazy lady with the green bag. :)

They didn't call out places this year and all the athletes got the same medal.  Even though he is standing in 2nd place, I believe he got 3rd for Shot Put.

We had to find a shade tree for the next hour.

Next was Standing Long Jump. 

It was only Canyon and this boy named Austin in their group.  Again, they aren't standing in the correct order because we are pretty sure Canyon got 1st here.
1st is needed to move on to state.  Does this mean he gets to go for 1 event this year?  We may find out Monday or in a week.