Saturday, January 17, 2009
We had a blast with Stefanie and Kaitlin when they came to Yoakum. I hope they had as much fun as we did. Ste"funny" driving the 4-wheeler made us all laugh; watching them all run on the hay bales was awesome; and Kaitlin had quite an arm when it came to feeding the catfish.
My children have really spent a lot of time in my mother's closet since living here (even Caleb). I don't know why they get such a kick out of trying on her clothes and shoes (yes, even Caleb). Here they are in the kitchen showing me their "Mashion Show," as Caleb calls it. I have no idea where they learned these model poses, but they are pretty good at it. Caleb is even a little "Zoolander"ish. Scary.
The weirder part came when we visited some dear friends in College Station. When I took Caleb to the doctor's office, my girls proceeded to ask the lady of the house if they could wear HER clothes. The second model picture is them at her house.
The last picture is the only good picture I have of Caleb from Christmas with a normal smile. He is constantly giving me this weird "Pirate" smile thing where he winks one eye and kind of growls (see hay bale picture). So this is the most recent I have of the three, and the man with them is my Mom's brother.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The night Doug was driving home for his Thanksgiving holidays, he saw fifteen wild hogs run across the road. Unfortunately, there were a couple of stragglers, and they found themselves underneath Doug's VW Beetle. One was a "mommy hog," and one was a "baby hog," as told by Caleb. He knows, because the incident busted up the Beetle's radiator, and Doug made it 200 yards to an abandoned restaurant's parking lot in the middle of nowhere. Literally. Look up, Altair, TX, on a map. If only you could see it in person.
Anyway, he called me to come get him while he waited for a tow truck from Houston to come get the vehicle, an hour away. My parents were on a cruise and obviously couldn't watch the kids, so all four of us (in pajamas) drove to Altair to rescue our Daddy. We took a short jaunt 200 yards away to view the pigs. The kids were so excited to get out and see the hogs. I have no idea why. The mom was a pile of mush, blood, and fur. The baby was missing his back right leg, but otherwise looked normal (except for the dead part).
Doug took pictures with his phone, but God had arranged it that I didn't have my camera with me. Thank you!