No flipper (temporary tooth) = no smile
It may not look like it, but Jake really is excited to be on spring break from UTSA (he has no classes today plus he came home early). Now all we need is for his little brother to finish his classes (he has a history test today, which I think is kind of mean) and drive home from SHSU this afternoon.
Then their week off can truly begin! Along with all of their chaos and clutter, which is what I plan to enjoy while I can.
Jake’s last spring break . . . who woulda thunk it?!?
This critter stayed on the front of our house for several days. Freeloader!
Looking very purply now
When I checked on the first 2014 bluebonnet last Saturday, I was pleased that it was still going strong. Plus I couldn’t help but smile when I saw what was surrounding it.
The more the merrier
Friends! Hopefully, the first of many. It’s great to know that before long purple will rule the landscape in our neighboring master-planned community.
But that’s not all.
Staying in the same color scheme
I spotted these lovely, delicate wildflowers along the walking path about a quarter mile from the bluebonnets. I haven’t seen them in this area since 2011.
Kind of on the purple spectrum
Once the (hopefully!) last gasp of winter blows through in a day or two, I expect that spring is going to push plenty of blooms our way.
Believe me, I’m ready for them!
Sidebar: I’ve been claiming that it’s the last cold day of winter for about six weeks. I hope I’m right soon!
Ready to practice
The Mister and I attended a wedding (casual attire; loved it!) last Saturday afternoon about a half hour from Huntsville. When we were done, I called C.J. to see if he’d like us to visit and take him out to dinner.
Is chocolate my favorite food? Yes, indeed!
So we drove north. With about a half hour or so to kill before we were hungry, we, naturally, first went to Eastham-Thomason Park for the guys to toss some discs. While the Mister chatted up another student who was playing, the kid and I hung around the practice basket and talked while he putted.
C.J.’s been plagued by poor putting lately, and his initial short-distance attempts failed to clang the chains with any consistency. So he decided to try a new approach.
Let’s call it blind putting. C.J. took two putters and, without looking at the basket, sent each on its way, one at a time. Without fail, he canned the second putt after completely blowing the first.
This one misses.
It was pretty funny! C.J. would throw that first disc, and I would tell him which way he missed. Then . . . boom! . . . the second one would find chains and the tray.
Of course, making 50 percent of your close putts isn’t a great number when you’re playing in a disc golf tournament. And I’m pretty sure that the kid’s doubles partner, Eric, won’t approve of this new technique if they play together at Am Worlds in April.
But it sure beats missing so much of the time!
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It’s still winter in Huntsville . . .
. . . but not for long! Spring is around the corner, I hope.
One of Jake’s favorite game machines
For a day that started out with some pain for Jake, last Friday ended up being memorable.
Our older son drove in from UTSA Thursday night, because he had his final appointment with the dentist who has worked on his expensive implant for several months. Soon Jake will have a permanent crown in the space where his pulled tooth is missing (its root had fractured) and won’t look like a goober anymore (well, when he isn’t wearing his temporary flipper).
I’ll kind of miss that gap-toothed smile, which always made me laugh, but I’m sure that he won’t.
Jake was planning to stay overnight at Chase’s Houston apartment, because they, along with Josh, were going to drive to College Station the next day to play Dungeons & Dragons with friends. I wanted us to see “The Lego Movie” (all four of us loved it!), so we picked up Chase and drove to the nearby Edwards Theater.
Picking out a song
The boys were glad we were early, because there’s a Dance Dance Revolution machine at the theater. Both of them enjoy getting their exercise and showing off their moves with this particular money-waster.
Follow the lighted arrows!
I thoroughly enjoyed watching these two besties having fun together. The action was fast and furious, but both seemed up to the task.
Jake plans to move into Chase’s apartment after they both graduate in May.
Catching their breath
I have a feeling this DDR machine will see a lot of their respective sneakers and sandals in the future!
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Tagged "The Lego Movie", Chase, Dance Dance Revolution, dentist, Edwards Theater, implant, Jake, Josh, movie, the Mister
What I love about this photo of C.J.:
First, my beloved baby boy with his gorgeous green-gray eyes.
Second, Skype, which allows me to see my beloved baby boy while he’s in college at Sam Houston State.
Third, the ability to surreptitiously snap a screenshot on my iMac after that beloved baby boy kept ruining my attempts to take a decent photo with my iPhone.
It’s love times three!