Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Another week on the Farm

Granny came on Thursday, July 20 night to McKinney. We packed up the truck and headed to Bellville for a week and half. We had a ton of fun on our visit. On Saturday, we went to the Industry Firemans BBQ and Polka dance. Mary had a lot fun dancing, playing in the dirt, watching a goat, eating snow cones (Granny and Pa-Pa bought her 3!!), playing ring toss on the coke bottles (although she really hasn't grasped the concept of the game), and making new friends. I got to see some of my friends as well, Crystal and Jaime. On Sunday, we went to church. For dinner that night Uncle Fred, Cousin Greg, and Grandma all came over to the house. Mary really enjoyed the ice cream and cake. We also had some fresh peaches and strawberries that we picked up in Fairfield.

Fun in the Barn

Mary spent almost an hour down in the barn. She finally climbed up on the Terra Gator. Inside Pa-Pa showed her all of the buttons, levers, knobs, switches, and lights. He started it up, but didn't want to press his luck by putting it in gear.
On your mark, get set, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary finally got excited enough to take a ride in the tractor with Pa-Pa. When you ask her "Do you want to ride with Pa-Pa in the tractor?" Her usual immediate answer would always be "NO!" But she finally said "Okay!" It took a couple of tries, but she finally did it. And, of course, I wouldn't have my camera with me! Hopefully next time we go I'll be able to get a picture of it.

Fun at the water park!

On Tuesday, Pa-Pa went for a chemo treatment.

Jill and Jackson picked us up to go to the Sheridan Waterpark. We got there right when they opened at 10. Mary had a lot of fun splashing in the water, going down the slides, and playing in the beach sand. At about 1:30 it started raining, but that didn't bother Mary any, she just kept swimming. Right as we were leaving it started to thunder. As we were driving away we noticed that everyone had to get out of the water. I think we timed that just right! Mary made some new friends.
Mary really liked walking through the tree tunnel.

They were exhausted on the way home. Granny had to give Mary a bath twice to get all of the beach sand out of her hair.

Lots of Nature

On one of our many nature walks we found a tree in the front yard that was covered in butterflies. They were feeding on the sap on the tree.

These deer were in the pasture just behind the house! I was able to walk out to the fence line and watch them for about 5 minutes. They finally caught my sent, and I was able to get these great pictures of them. I was never able to get a picture of the 3rd deer until they started running off towards the wood line. Unfortunately, Mary was sleeping and didn't get to see them. Although, while we were on our visit she got to see 5 doe and a spike.

Lunch with Friends

On Thursday, we met Adrienne for lunch in Brenham. We had a chance to visit and catch up.

On Friday, Aunt Paige met us at Galileo's for lunch. Mary screamed at the top of her lungs "Hi! Granny!!!!" The entire restaurant got silent and then started laughing.

Birthday Party

On Saturday we met Kim and Ricky and Todd and Jessica for a "kids free night." We ate at Taste of Texas (Yum-Oh!) and then we went to Two Rows in the Village afterwards. We didn't get home until a little after 1 am! I think that's the latest we've stayed out in quite some time, but it was a fun time.

Mary went with Granny and Pa-Pa to Randy's Surprise 50th Birthday Party. They had 2 Polka bands playing that night. If you haven't heard, Polka music is Mary's favorite to dance to. She got to see all the instruments. She also put on quite a show for all the guests.

Mary had fun dancing with Aunt Elaine.

Ready for church

On Sunday, we went to church. We got to meet Kaydence and Rope, they were both 2 weeks old. Mary had fun running and playing with the all Lischka boys.

Stop at Sonic

We left Sunday afternoon about 3. We stopped at the Corsicana Sonic. Mary had fun bouncing, sliding, and playing.
We made it home about 8.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Visit to Amy's

Today we went out to Amy's new house for a visit. She was so excited to see everyone!
I Love You, Ms. Amy!!!!!!!! and I miss you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amy's youngest, Braden with Mary.
Chase, Mary, and Kaleigh.
Mary's best friend!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Southfork Wedding

We attended Audrey and Justin's wedding held out at Southfork Ranch. After the reception we walked over to the mansion. William says it's just not a Southfork wedding if someone donesn't end up in the pool!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Mary had a fun time on the 4th. At dark we got out the sparklers. Mary hated them! Then we went to watch the big fireworks show.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

I'm Spiiiinnnniiiiiinnnng!

Nature walks

We have been going on a lot of walks lately. Sometimes Mary says "go on a nature walk." This week we found a bunny between houses (we see him often). Also, in our shrubs we found 2 birds resting. Mary was able to get very close without them moving. She did remind me "no touch" several times.

New Grass Skirt

Grandma Betty sent a package for Mary. Mary just loves the new grass skirt. She likes to twirl and shake it.