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Yum!

April 16, 2009

The perfect day off (yesterday) could only end one way – dinner out. Beth and I loaded up the kids and went 5 minutes down the road to The Salt Lick barbecue. If you haven’t eaten there, you should. I worked there when I was a teen and so did Beth. Lauren will have to keep up family the tradition.

Future hostess

Future hostess

Future customer

Future customer - love that hot sauce!

Good times from On the Porch.

ABCs R Us

April 14, 2009

When I took off the day to spend it with Beth and the kids, I had no idea that our plans to get a sandbox would be so complicated. I called Home Depot. They had sand and no sandbox. We went to Walmart. They had a sandbox and no sand. I called Toys R Us. They had both, but couldn’t say if their sand was non-toxic or not. I ran in Target while Beth and the kids stayed in the car. They had a sandbox and yes-you guessed it – no sand. As we were leaving the Target parking lot, Lauren said, “I want to go to ABCs R Us to get a sandbox.” We decided to do it another day.

Noah, using a 1-year-old’s logic, figured out a solution to our dilemma.

Better than a sandbox!

Better than a sandbox!

 

Great idea, Noah!

Great idea, Noah!

Oh look! Mud!

Oh look! Mud!

That ought to do it for the afternoon, from On the Porch.

Spring Forward!

April 13, 2009

Lauren and Noah on the porch
Lauren and Noah on the porch

Welcome to On the Porch. Join me as I share what the world looks like from my front porch in Driftwood, Texas.

It was only a matter of time. As George says, I’ve gone crazy keeping in touch with people on-line. Now you can keep up with me. I’ve decided to spring forward into the blogosphere (is that a word?). With a little help from Chris, I am now world-wide, in my own Driftwood, Texas way.

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. Lauren and Noah had a big time hunting for eggs inside and an even bigger time playing outdoors after the rain.  Lauren is an expert egg-collector having practiced gathering eggs from the chicken coop for the past year. She placed her plastic eggs very gently one by one into her basket, just like the real ones. She and I dyed some of Henrietta’s eggs on Saturday and practiced hiding and finding them over and over. Lauren turned out to be a very clever egg hider. As you can see..

Easter egg cleverly hidden  by Lauren in Noah's popping toy

Easter egg cleverly hidden by Lauren in Noah's popping toy

The eggs don’t pop out like the balls do. Bummer.

Here are a few more snap shots from the weekend taken unprofessionally by your’s truly.

Lauren loves to dress up in MawMaw's old outfits from her childhood - handmade by Mama, of course.
Lauren loves to dress up in MawMaw’s old outfits from her childhood – handmade by Mama, of course.
Noah looking pretty cute in his Easter outfit.
Noah looking pretty cute in his Easter outfit.

Well, that ought to do it for my first post. Let me know what you think. My view from on the porch is best when the grandkids are out there with me.