Just another day in Paradise.

Just another day in Paradise.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My First Science Fair

Pet Paw Preference - Avery
School: Sweepstakes Winner
District (or whatever level was next):  Sweepstakes Winner
Prepared: the night before.

Are dogs left or right pawed?  Turns out most do have a preferred "hand".


"The Awesome Popcorn" - Miles
School: First Place (this is below Sweepstakes)
Prepared: Well in advance and all by himself

Does one brand of popcorn pop better than another.  Couldn't use bagged popcorn because all of the weights differed among brands.  Used 100 kernals and popped in pan for 2 minutes.  Try each of three brands.  Repeat and repeat again.

Findings - the "best" brand was Jiffy Pop - however, that brand was a white popcorn vs a yellow corn.  Another girls project that tested different colors of corn, found white to pop the best also.

Is he his dad's kid or what?

My favorite slide from the whole science fair - not sure why this one didn't win:

PS - Here is another random school science project by Avery. 
Photographed for posterity, disposed of in the name of sanity and order. 
 Rest in Peace.

Friday, March 27, 2015

¡Cruz es Cinco!

Our favorite little honey-badger just turned five.  Loves Lego's and Ninja Turtles, knows how to swim and ride a bike. Likes salad and junk food.  Doesn't wear socks or underwear.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

West Texas Snow Day

Yep.  El Paso gets snow.  
And yes, we got the day off school. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hello, 2015?

Is this mic on? tap tap tap

 I feel like I have been missing something the last twenty-some months or so.  Photos that have gone un-uploaded, thoughts that have had no where to escape and a general feeling of disconnect from cyberspace and all of the grandparents, aunts and friends that live there.

Lots has changed since I have been consistent in posting.  We live in a totally different climate.  I don't wear glasses anymore.  I finally broke down and bought a smartphone (used on Ebay but still).  My VW broke down too many times to make it a reliable primary vehicle, but I still have it, for now.  We have a cat (yikes).  Miles is a cub scout. Avery is a girl scout. Cruz learned how to swim. Ben doesn't get up at 5am for work. Otherwise we are mostly the same.  Stay tuned!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Most expensive Halloween costume ever!!

It's a scary one folks...she's going as a tween.

Monday, February 17, 2014

White Sands, NM

 Running, rolling, sledding.  The Southwest's version of snow!

 There must be an ocean over there somewhere...

 Gypsum treasures shared with us by the park ranger.

 Documentation of Miles' long hair that I hate and hope he will agree to cut soon (he says he wants to get it long enough so he can see what it tastes like...great)

Real estate signs do not make for good sand sleds, despite what some on the Internet might say.