|One of our purchases from the craftsmen at the 55th Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival was a giant bubble wand. When we got home, we mixed up some bubble juice and started making giant bubbles. Here are the results.|
|05/07/06 Update: Now we have a bigger, better bubble wand from a Klutz book on Bubble Making and now we can make bigger, better bubbles.|
Sun 23 Apr 2006
Sun 16 Apr 2006
This was our second Easter in the new house. Since we had just completed our new landscaping, we had folks over to show that off, as well as to share food, fun, eggs, and candy. Because we didn’t have lemon juice or vinegar to add to our egg coloring dye, our egg decorating was the worst we’ve ever done. The dyes were so poor that I resorted to spray painting a few eggs to make sure we had something vibrant. (See the silver, metallic blue, and day-glow orange eggs in the photo.)
Michelle and Lisa had cooked a brisket overnight and other people brought side dishes for a proper holiday dinner. This was also the first time we’ve filled our new dining room table to capacity. As we enjoyed the outdoors in the evening, a hummingbird showed up to sample Michelle’s new flowers, and I was able to snap a decent photo of it.
Sat 15 Apr 2006
We finally completed this phase of the landscaping project that we started during Spring Break. We created a border around all the landscaped areas with some stone that we’d had sitting on palettes since we first moved in. We also finished planting, and put down 5 cubic yards of red mulch. This was the easy part compared to the tilling, digging, raking, hoeing, and hauling that we did previously. At some point I’ll take some photos from duplicate points of view as some shots I took when we first moved in. This will really show the difference and how much work we’ve done. There are a few photos right here, and a few more if you go to the gallery.
Mon 10 Apr 2006
Though Andrew wasn’t in the Drama class this semester, he still got drafted to perform in a play called “Small Actors”. The troupe got 2nd place in a one-act play competition in Waxahachie, and later performed for the school, and finally did an evening performance so parents could attend. We went Monday night and quite enjoyed the show. Andrew played Romeo in a play-within-the-play. Since no flash photography was allowed, the pictures are somewhat blurry, but you can still tellÂ that there’s a playÂ going on.
Sat 1 Apr 2006
Outdoor soccer season started for Holly today, and the “Strikers” got off to a fantastic start. After taking team photos early in the morning, they had a double header, and won both games by wide margins. Holly’s friend Macie scored a total of 8 goals in the two games. She was amazing and it seemed she couldn’t miss. Even more thrilling was that Holly scored her very first goal! (And she did it from a midfielder position.) New photos added to the Soccer album.