August

We rounded out the summer digging in the dirt, enjoying a visit from Gigi and Poppa, seeking A/C wherever possible, and finally sending off three kiddos to the elementary school down the street.  Kind of wished we hadn't blinked so much. 

This kid is "building an underground house" in our side yard. 

This kid is "building an underground house" in our side yard. 

We had a visit from this little cutie (and her big sister and mama) who is just about ready to start running laps. 

We had a visit from this little cutie (and her big sister and mama) who is just about ready to start running laps. 

Gigi and Poppa came for a visit and while Ella's soccer tournament was canceled that same weekend, the good news is that we didn't spend hours out in the Texas heat on the hottest weekend of the year.  Instead, we explored the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History one day and the Perot Museum the next.  We're happy to report their air conditioning is all working beautifully.

Gigi and Poppa came for a visit and while Ella's soccer tournament was canceled that same weekend, the good news is that we didn't spend hours out in the Texas heat on the hottest weekend of the year.  Instead, we explored the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History one day and the Perot Museum the next.  We're happy to report their air conditioning is all working beautifully.

Any of my '94 Fillies friends automatically hear Aretha singing when they see this?

Any of my '94 Fillies friends automatically hear Aretha singing when they see this?

1. We finally discovered Meso Maya. 2. Henry switch-hits quickly between bandit and photographer with ease.

1. We finally discovered Meso Maya.

2. Henry switch-hits quickly between bandit and photographer with ease.

Brisket has officially taken up residence on the couch, even when we're clearly looking. 

Brisket has officially taken up residence on the couch, even when we're clearly looking. 

Ella's team kicked off the season with new shirts and nicknames.  We've got our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and they finally get to play a game this coming weekend. 

Ella's team kicked off the season with new shirts and nicknames.  We've got our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates and they finally get to play a game this coming weekend. 

Goofball.

Goofball.

He really wanted to be in this picture with me.  Promise. 

He really wanted to be in this picture with me.  Promise. 

Treat time for Daisy and pals. 

Treat time for Daisy and pals. 

First day of schooooooool!  I made my sleepyhead pre-Kr, 2nd grader and 5th grader pose for a few photos before walking to school with the rest of the neighborhood kids.  

First day of schooooooool!  I made my sleepyhead pre-Kr, 2nd grader and 5th grader pose for a few photos before walking to school with the rest of the neighborhood kids.  

Too bad they aren't old enough for coffee just yet. 

Too bad they aren't old enough for coffee just yet. 

If Henry sat down with his backpack, he'd never have been able to get back up.  Smart kid. 

If Henry sat down with his backpack, he'd never have been able to get back up.  Smart kid. 

Checking out the Cork & Pig down in Fort Worth. 

Checking out the Cork & Pig down in Fort Worth. 

The food wasn't fast...but it was delicious. 

The food wasn't fast...but it was delicious. 

Love for dinosaur bones?

Love for dinosaur bones?