Sunday, March 26, 2023

Big Event!

 We had a great group of 16 students from the Forensic Science group. They worked hard and hopefully had a little fun too.

The biggest project was the crushed granite walkways around the backyard.

There were also other groups touching up flower beds and filling in low areas with dirt.

This front porch expansion project finished up just in time to provide some shade on this very warm, sunny day! We are so thankful for all the help.

**Since the pathways were not finished, Austin hired a friend of our teens to come finish filling them all in. He did awesome work and got it done in 3 days, and we enjoyed having him around. The younger kids kept going out to chat and help him work. So sweet.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Happy Birthday, Sebastian!

My sweet boy is 9 today! We went and picked out doughnuts while he waited for everyone to wake up. Then he opened family gifts.

He really wanted his own tool kit since he loves fixing/taking apart things. He got a project to build with it and was so excited!

Big event ruled the day but we regrouped for a dinner of wings with Pawpaw and Manah to round out the day! Sebastian is smart, sweet and creative. We can't wait to see what this next year holds for him!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bike Rider!

 We were planning to teach her last summer....but the remodel! So we decided this evening to take the training wheels off and go for it. She caught on so quickly and is so happy to be able to ride and keep up with the rest of us now. What a girl!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Austin Livestock Show

 Mariana went off to compete again today with her team. The placed 2nd in the Robotics Challenge!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sebastian's Birthday party

 We decided to take advantage of spring break and have his party a week early, especially since his real birthday is also Big Event (for which Austin has some BIG projects planned!). He had a really fun group of friends come celebrate with us!

Scavenger hunt!
Gloria enjoyed sweet baby Bosco
Yummy cookie cake

What a great time celebrating our sweet boy!

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Cute Little Chef

 She loves to help me cook. This time, it was her own lunch!

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

 The girls have each been to this competition before, but they always rode with teammates. This year I decided since they were both competing I would go with them. Austin generously agreed to hold down the fort with the help of grandparents. We left early Tuesday morning to get there for Food Challenge. Then we explored the rodeo for a while before heading out to dinner and our hotel. The next morning we were up early for the Robotics Challenge and Ag ID.

2nd Place in Healthy Desserts
Ag ID10th place team
Grand Champion Robotics Challenge!

 It was busy but so fun (especially since we traveled with awesome friends!). We got home late Wednesday night to enjoy the rest of spring break.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Food Challenge!

 We have been hosting Gloria's 4-H Food Challenge Team for practices leading up to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It has been a little crazy with a big driveway project underway, but we have really enjoyed it!

Friday, March 3, 2023

First Friday!

 Mariana danced at First Friday downtown. It was so fun to watch and our first time to attend. What a fun event! (G was supposed to dance but her partner was injured :/ )