On Saturday we took Pops, Baba, and Nathan to see the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.
Josh and I were so excited to spend some time outside of the child section together. We usually take turns playing or reading with Ava while the other goes to browse.
On Tuesday we went to visit Mary and Ben. They have a great backyard that opens up to the municipal golf course. We spent some time flying kites,
and then headed to the little pond to fish. Don't worry, we didn't keep any of the pesticide-filled fish.
Though a former lake rat, this mommy does not do fishing. I hid behind my camera the entire time. I loathe worms, and only touch raw fish if they're soaked in wasabi and low-sodium soy sauce. Josh is not a big fan either. Ava is a completely different story. She was sticking her thumb in the mouth to throw the fish back into the water, poking worms, and now she's begging to go camping. Like camping outside, not 'camping' at the Embassy Suites. Any volunteers to camp with the girl?
Reeling in her first catch
(I've got the jargon right at least.)
We had a little break in work/school schedules, so we headed to Texas for a few days. Coach, Mimi, and Jaryn took us to Six Flags.
HLS was a good sport about this one. Judy spotted the door and we just had to have a picture.
Note the names over the door, Ketchum Cheatum & Wynn.
All weekend the Pat Green song, Adios Days, was playing in my head. I love the quiet, windy prairies around Frost.
What is this?
a) a horse trough
b) the baptistery of a small, country church
c) Ava's pool
d) all of the above
All dressed up to ride horses in JK's hand-me-down horse shirt and pink cowgirl boots. The boots were way too big, but too perfect not to wear.
Don't you think a lone harmonica should be whining out a forlorn melody for this shot?
Doesn't this look like the punchline to every Aggie joke you've ever heard?
The guys decided this was the best way to reach a large zucchini in the center of the garden.
On our way back to Oklahoma we stopped in Las Colinas to visit Brandon, Sarah, and Baby Cashew.
Here it is ladies and gentlemen, my moment of zen.
One of my favorite things about the Raines/Crawford union - free chiropractic adjustments.
Aunt Sarah and Baby Cashew spent some time playing in the fort too. Here is Aurora climbing Baby Mountain.
This week Ava and I started a new nannying gig, and Josh is patiently waiting to be cleared by the government so he can start his summer job. If anyone official-sounding contacts you with questions about him, please say nice things...and don't mention that whole zucchini picking incident, I beg of you.