A Bluebonnet Adventure

The main thing that happened this week was that we finally had a chance to take pictures of the kids in the bluebonnets so that we could update the picture on our wall. I’ve been putting it off because, well…Abigail is a bit of a wild child. She’s starting to listen a little bit better (though there is still room for improvement, ha) and is slightly more cautious (we could still work on that more, too), so I decided we’d go for it. I had seen a patch in the roundabout in Old Town Helotes that I wanted to take them to. Bluebonnets are pretty much everywhere this time of year, but most of the ones nearby are by the sides of busy roads, which is definitely a no-go. We opted to visit Old Town because even though it was a roundabout, we knew we could find a time to go when there would be little-to-no traffic. Other highlights of the week: I took pretty flower pictures and got my first COVID shot. I just had a sore arm and was a little tired the next day. Paul was able to get his second shot (he got his first one last month), which left him with a sore arm the day after, but yesterday (which was two days after), he felt kinda cruddy, tired, and nauseous throughout the day. He’s feel quite a bit better today, thankfully. It’s probably still better than getting the actual virus, though.

Snapdragons (the light pink ones) and periwinkles (dark pink, purple, and white). So fun!
Horseshoe geraniums!
A super-duper close-up of the blossoms on my broom plants.
This is Pampered Chef’s new avocado tool. It’s rather handy! The serrated edge is perfect for cutting the avocado in half. Then the round part has little spikes that you can press into the pit. Once the pit is secure, all it takes is a little twist and the pit comes right out. All I had to do to get the pit off was use a paper towel (just to combat the slippery pit) to hold onto it and pull. Then I used the serrated edge to dice the avocado while it was still in the skin and I ran the flat side all around the edge of the skin to loosen up everything so I could scrape it all onto a plate. I know all of that could be accomplished with a knife (both to dice and to secure and remove the pit) and a spoon (to scrape everything out), but I’m always afraid when removing the pit that way that I’ll cut myself and I have cut myself when trying to cut up the avocado while it was still in the skin (I accidentally poked through the skin because I just wasn’t thinking about how I was holding onto it). It’s also a perk that it’s all one tool, so I only have to wash one thing. 😂
No wonder we’ve had birds hanging out in the yard a little more often than usual…I really had to zoom in to get a picture where you can see the actual nest.
Happy to be outside!
Round One is done!
Last week’s bud has bloomed and there’s a new one right next to it!
It was kind of windy that day, haha.
Abigail loved it. 🙂
This is why I’m grateful for digital photography…we didn’t have to print this one. 😉
Or this one, haha. I think she was in the middle of saying, “Cheese”.
I don’t even know what’s going on in this one…
This one turned out really cute…
…but this is the one that we ultimately chose for the wall.
Sweet boy!
We walked around Old Town a bit and she liked this little wagon.
Outside one of the antique stores. We purposefully chose to come after everything was closed for the day so that traffic (both cars and foot traffic) would be practically non-existent. Abigail was a bit bummed, because she wanted to “see all the stuff”. I asked what she was referring to, and she pointed to a large metal rooster (that was behind the fence). She told me she “wanted to ride the big chicken”. 😀 I told her it probably wasn’t a good idea since the big chicken was probably a bit pokey and scratchy. She conceded and was willing to just look at the other fun things.
I had to do a frame swap. Before, the picture of the kids was in the dark brown frame and the driftwood picture was in the lighter frame. When we got the new picture of the kids, I knew I’d need to flip the frame direction, but found that the dark brown frame didn’t have a way to hang the other direction. So I put the driftwood picture into the dark brown frame and put the picture of the kids in the other frame.

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