Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Charley at 3-3/4 months

Charley's mom has been on call and last weekend they had someone come visit so weren't able to come see us. It had been two weeks and I was needing a mental health day today to see Charley.
Not sure what this look is about.
It is so hard to get a good picture when you are the photographer AND the smile maker.
Charley likes to stick her tongue out. She is holding her head up really well now.
Brandon took the dogs to the groomers while I watched Charley. We all had a good visit and I got home in time to go to dinner with some friends.

Monday, April 27, 2009

We're gettin' stormed.....

I raced the black cloud to work this morning. The umbrella was in the trunk and I certainly didn't want to have to try to get it out in the midst of a downpour. But I made it to work before it started. I think I have explained before that my second floor office window overlooks this biker bar called Fred & Wallys. Since it is across the street, it is hard to get pictures without it being in the shot. How neat. You can see the reflection of my office in the window and see the flowers that I got last week that are sitting on my desk.
It was so dark that all the lights came on downtown as if it were nighttime. It is so creepy when it does that. (FYI - The ALICO is the tallest building in the city.)
Just heard that a community that is close to us got 5 inches of rain in three hours and the school has flooded. We need rain but just a bit slower than this......

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Windy Days

Jonathan spent some time with us Friday evening. He and Papa were sitting outside after Papa got home from his softball game.
No, Jonathan does not have his hair cut in a just appears that way. The wind has been blowing so hard here these days. It isn't much fun to be outside.
I got this on Craig's List. I didn't even realize at the time that it has battery power. Must get some and see how well it works. Jonathan didn't look too happy here but he liked me to push him back and forth on the patio.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Administrative Professionals Day

Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, which I guess includes me. At one time it was known as Secretary's Day but I guess that was deemed not PC. Anyway, my people have been really great to me and it has been an all week thing. Monday I got flowers, a balloon, a card, and we had donuts. Tuesday, I got a gift card from Texas Roadhouse. Yesterday, we had kolaches with our coffee and in the afternoon, my supervisor from Austin had a dozen gourmet cookies delivered to me!!! I feel so special!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Jonathan was sitting in his highchair after dinner, watching Papa grade papers. For a while, we played "fetch what I throw off the tray".
I have a feeling I need to try to harden myself to this face. I think it will be the one that Jonathan uses when he is in trouble.......

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Brandon had some dental work done this past week and I got to spend some time with Charley. While dad was sleeping it off, Charley and I had a photo session.
I tried to take some pictures by myself. It was harder than it looked. I got a few decent ones.
This was much easier to be behind the camera rather than in front of it.
I LOVE hats and headbands for girls. When I spied this in the drawer, I just had to try to get a picture!!! Brandon warned me (he finally awoke) that she wasn't going to be happy.
I must say that Charley was very patient with Mimi and her camera.
I love you, Charley!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Raining today......

It finally got light enough to take a picture this morning from my office window. It was very dark earlier. It has begun to rain and rain. There was a hail storm in the area last night but luckily, we avoided it.
Looks like there won't be much softball going on tonight......maybe Greg and I can have a date!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

District Golf

Morgan got second place in District in golf this past week.
The girl's golf team got second, and will advance to regionals in Brenham next week.
Way to go Robinson gals!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I had to get this picture for brother in law John.......Greg putting that pesky crease in his jeans....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Billy Bob's Texas

After leaving the gardens, we stopped at Pappasitos. The food was wonderful!!

I remembered to get a picture this time before the plate was empty!!
Friday evening, we went to Billy Bob's, the world's largest dance hall. Neither of us had ever been so it was quite fun. The Bellamy Brothers were in concert. We danced and danced.

Downtown Fort WorthThe next morning, we ate breakfast at the hotel and headed home.

See more pics here

Botanical Gardens continued....

After the greenhouse, we walked around in the outside gardens. They were very pretty.
The colors were so vibrant and varied.
A "red hot poker" was the name of this plant. It was already past its prime but unusual, nonetheless.
A beautiful red maple
Loved the pinks......
Encore azaleas
The pictures don't do the maple justice. It was such a bright red in the sunlight.
Iris is my very favorite flower.
I was in flower heaven!!!

Fort Worth Botanical Gardens

We got to Fort Worth about noon yesterday, checked in to the hotel, and looked for something to see. Greg was nice enough to humor me on his birthday by taking me to the botanical gardens. I really enjoyed it. I tried to get him to just leave me there for a week or so but he wouldn't have had anyone to dance with that night so he said no. It was so humid inside the greenhouse that there was a moisture cloud.
I don't remember what this was called but it was quite unusual.
There were lots of things blooming but in a couple of weeks, I think there will be even more.
There were lots of bananas on this stalk. The tree was huge!! My banana tree here at home growing in a pot made it through the winter in the garage so I am hoping that it might just have bananas on it later in the summer.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg!!

Happy Birthday, honey!! Love you!!

Since Greg's birthday fell on Good Friday, it just so happened that we were both off from work (school was out and the Judge at my office closed the place down with an order) and there were no softball games, so I planned us a quick overnight trip to Fort Worth to celebrate Greg's special day. Will post more about that later.

Saturday, April 04, 2009


Jonathan stayed with me last night. We visited his great grandmother, then went to look for some bluebonnets. There is a story behind this. At this time of year, every year, the boys will tell you that I insisted on bluebonnet pictures. Even once they got to be teenagers. There was lots of moaning and groaning at that point. So, Jonathan got the same treatment. The bluebonnets are not near as plentiful or pretty as they have been in past years because we had such a dry winter. But there are a few spots that are nice.
It is very hard to take a picture of a baby the wind was blowing a gale and messing up Jonathan's hair!!
Ooops!! OK, I think he has had just about enough. Time to go home and eat dinner.
Afterwards, he played with toys.
During his bath, we gave him a new hairdo......
Jonathan is just the happiest little guy. He is fun to have around!!