First, you see Truman (the Cat) lounging around the dog kennel... LIKE A DOG!!! The strangest cat we'll ever own. He acts like a dog, and we think Tootsie thinks she's a dog too. There are days I want to scream... YOU'RE A CAT! But it will do no good.Ok, here we see Chalupa making the move on two unsuspecting Prairie (dogs). That is not what we don't see to often. If you look closely... notice the pony tails ... straight out. That's kind of funny. Now, look in the back ground (on the right, white shirt and hat)... what is that dude doing??? Now THAT looks weird.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Sidetrack waters the garden while Marpy and Peanut are taking a go at Badminton. The garden is off to a slow start. The bulk of the soil is leftover, ground up sod from the construction of last year's patio. It hasn't completely "mulched up" yet. We're hoping one summer cycle of plants, and a bit of topsoil in prep for next year, will make this 8'/16' garden worthy of Iowa's "farming" reputation. But right now... it's looking kind of lame.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here we see Big Dawg swiping at the gratuate's pinnata. Behind Big Dawg is the mother of the graduate (who can barely be seen in the flowered dress behind her mom and pinnata). Scottie, the nervous-looking guy on the right... is the father of the grad. They have three down and one to go. We haven't even started, ugh.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Ben, Maya, Weaky and Alex (not pictured... Jeanie and the eenie-weenie-Martini-drama-queenie-Ella) were terrific hosts for a break between Peanut's State soccer games. All's good at the Weaky's, and the Taylor's are hopeful to someday return the hospitality during one of their visit's east.If the visit was the highlight, the soccer matches were the low-lights. The Blizzards got demolished in both games. 1- 7 in the first, and 1-4 in the second. Below is Alex Weaky's potted plant. The Salsa Garden label is left over from last year, but makes for a nice picture.
Today (Sunday) marks a return to Des Moines for one last game. Peanut and I will be joined by our most recently inducted 12-year-old, Chalupa, who begins her birthday celebrations today. Looks like about a week of activity before we can put the decorations away. More news to come on that front.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
This will teach Peanut not to snooze with her camera toting father. Lovely, huh? I wonder if she catches any flies in her mouth? I think I read somewhere that the average human eats 10 spiders a year. Heck, three would be enough for me.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Giles Paladoras (Top), Mr. Levs (praying?) and Mr. Weaves (laughing) were passing through town on their annual business/golf excursion. Mr. Paladoras was a former "roomate" of Buzz's and one the Taylor's groomsmen. The other two are his sidekicks from a northern suburb of the Windy City. I got the call late, but still managed to join the gang for a coldie before they shoveled off for their next adventure and maybe one last round of 9?
Friday, May 01, 2009
The University of North Carolina has a very cool annual tradition. This has been going on for many, many years (I remember it when I was an undergrad). Anyway, here is a link to a two minute video of this silliness. Great stuff!