Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Herman Park Adventure

Today I decided to take Summer to Herman Park to feed the ducks. I have been sewing so much to get these dress sets together that I have not made much fun time for her.

It was really good to just get out and enjoy the nice weather. The weather was around 82 degrees today and was so enjoyable.

This is what we saw at Herman Park today.

Feeding the ducks in the moss filled water.


A huge school of minnows.

More turtles. There are a ton of turtles at this park. We saw a little tiny one that I would have liked to have caught, however, we didn't have a bucket or anything to catch it with. It was about the size of one of those mini bagels.

The squirrels at Herman Park can be vicious. This one came up behind us and started hissing at Summer. She freaked out and dropped a slice of bread. The little stinker swiped it and ran behind this tree. I went to get a picture of it and it didn't move. Obviously it is comfortable around people because it didn't even budge. I am sure they are fed all day long. Is there such a thing as obese squirrels?

Summer loves to pose, especially at stores when trying on clothes. This is inside a little house covered picnic table.
Cute smile.
We tried to get a picture of the two of us and it just wasn't working. We both look scary. Too bad daddy was at work. He could have helped us out.

Herman Park's mini imitation of Old Faithful. The paddle boats look really fun.

Another silly pose after she saw a bee. With all those flowers it is no wonder that bees might buzz near by.

It was fun, and I recommend the park if you are looking for a nice fun day. I should go more often. Maybe next time I will plan to let Summer do the splash park.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Houston Rodeo!

This year we finally went to the actual rodeo and the Rascal Flatts concert. It was so much fun. Phil had never been to a rodeo, so it was interesting for him. The funny thing is that the only two bull riders that scored that night were from Canada.
It was also military day, so this was part of the presentation before the concert started. It was actually really awesome, and always reminds me of those fighting for the freedoms and comforts that I enjoy everyday.
Summer and her dad rode a few rides together. The bumper cars are classic.
Both Philip and I were shocked when Summer told us she wanted to go on this by herself. She took the guys hand and let him lift her onto her belly. She just held on and enjoyed the ride like a big girl. She is the one right under the smudge in the clouds.
They have this really awesome thing where the kids can be a farmer. They go around to each area and learn about the product, then they sell it at the farmers market where they get paid a fake dollar. Next they go to the store and spend their dollar on a snack.

For dinner Summer wanted nachos, however, decided she didn't like the cheese. She suggested going back to the farmers stand and getting raisins for dinner.

This year we decided to try the fried alligator on a stick. To be honest is was not that good. It was like fishy chicken.

Phil always get Goode Company BBQ so he enjoyed that and I ate Summer's nachos. Fair food is always fatty, but good. Luckily we did not go overboard.
Just when the rodeo started Summer's preschool had Go Texan's day with pony rides, and a petting zoo. All the kids got to dress up for the occasion. This is what we managed to put together.
The funny thing about the rodeo here in Houston is that so many people who are clearly not cowboy in any way suddenly become super cowboy in appearance. I went to a Famous Footwear to find some runners for Summer and had to chuckle at the large sign saying, "WE DO NOT SELL COWBOY BOOTS!"

It has been such a great time. We love the rodeo and look forward to it again.