Monday, August 26, 2019

Dad's Birthday Celebration; Update

Hey!  Hope everyone had a good week and weekend.

I spent two days last week at an environmental law training in Bastrop.  The training was held in a meeting space at McKinney Roughs State Park.  I had never been out there before.  It seemed like a nice park, although the 100+ temperatures sort of deterred me from wandering around too much.

Steanso gets closer to the environment.  To learn about protecting the
environment.
My dad's birthday was Wednesday. (happy birthday, Dad!  On Saturday we went out to Dad and Mom's house to go swimming and hang out.  We went to the pool, and had the whole place to ourselves (it's sort of crazy how Texans quit going to the pool the moment that school starts, even though it's still over 100 degrees outside).
We ate lunch and the kids got some rest time.  In the later afternoon, Ryan, Jamie, Dick, Susan, and Jeanne Farleigh came over to eat some barbecue and cake.  Jamie made a German chocolate cake (Dad's favorite), and it was really good.

Dad looks for Raylan and Kiddo while pondering the onset of some
mysterious back pain.
Kiddo does some coloring before dinner.

Raylan "assists" in blowing out the candles on Dad's cake.  Uncle Ryan
tries to prevent Raylan spit from landing on the cake.

Amy shows off the non-German chocolate, kid-friendly cupcake
alternative.
We played hard on Saturday.  We went home tired.

On Sunday we got up and had breakfast.  Amy went for a run, and I loaded the kids in a wagon and took them to the park.
We had a good time, even though it was pretty warm and muggy outside.

Raylan gets in shape on the Joslin elliptical machine.

Kiddo gracefully descends the slide.

Raylan shows Kiddo the best way to put yourself
in danger.
I made it to the gym, and in the afternoon we played in the kiddie pool out back.

Raylan, jumping out to jump back in.

In the afternoon Amy made some tasty turkey meatloaf.  

In the evening I went to band practice.  Reed, Jim, and I played some songs, and Eric recorded them.

And that was the weekend!  
It was good, but went by very quickly!

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