Friday, July 29, 2011

More yumminess

From the kitchen of Big JohnFish Tacos.......Ummmmm. Fish tacos are one of my newest favs. John's recipe -- grilled tilapia, cilantro slaw, avocado and tomato drizzled with hollandaise sauce. Melts in your mouth!
and this week....bread and butter pickles

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Yep...he's still got it!

That's my husband......Big John, diving off the top deck of the boat house at Smith Lake. About 15 feet guess. It was pretty impressive.

And just in case you missed it....I got it from the top deck as he did it again

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Sister Dog

Hi, this is Bailey Lawson and I have temporarily taken over my Mother's blog.Friday morning was hot so when my Mother got up I looked through the kitchen door, with my most pitiful face, and she let me come in the house. I noticed that she was getting ready to go somewhere which made me antsy. 1. I did not want to go back outside and 2. I don't like staying at home alone. So again, I started trying to look pitiful.

Guess Mother opened the car door and said I could go with her. I hopped right in and off we went. It was a nice drive but there were lots of curves. After a while we met up with my Daddy and he started following us. I did not know where we were going and didn't care!

Finally, the car stopped and my Mother said I could get out. I couldn't believe my eyes.

IT WAS MY SISTER...I haven't seen her since I was 9 weeks old and that was 5 years ago.

Her name is Molly Hudson and, who knew, that she lives a couple of miles away in Hubbertville. I was so happy to see her. We smelled and smelled each other and then started running around the house. We got to play together for about an hour.

My Mom and Dad went to help Molly's mother with some trees and branches that needed cut from the bad storm we had in Fayette County a couple of months ago. My Mother got in ants and she started jumping around and Molly and I thought it was such fun.

Molly invited me to get in her swimming pool with I did. I had so much fun....I hope my Mother takes me back to visit my Sister!

Bailey - blue collar and smaller

Molly - thicker black collar

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Tan Will Fade.......

But the memories will last a life time....

Swimming with Pops
Emma, Abby and John Brady

Summer time.....when the days blur together

and the only goal is the pursuit of happiness

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

If you have a "Green Thumb"

Like my husband You will have a lot of pretty tomatoes
And....if you like to cook

Like my husband

You will have lots of jars of yummy "SALSA"

And....if you look like this tomato

you just get looked at!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bless the Beasts and the Children

Lawson and I went to the Zoo while his Mommy and Daddy went to the doctor to hear the heartbeat of his new brother or sister. I love music and go around humming songs that pop in my head. While we were at the Zoo this song by the Carpenters popped in my head and has stuck.

Bless the beasts and the children

For in this world they have no voice

They have no choice

Bless the beasts and the children

For the world can never be

The world they see

Light their way

When darkness surrounds them

Give them love

Let it shine all around them

Bless the beasts and the children

Give them shelter from the storm

Keep them safe

Keep them warm

Giraffes are one of my favorite animals. I think they must be Lawson's favorite but that may be because we get to feed them. This cute fellow up here is very friendly and loves to come up for a treat but you have to feed him carefully because he has a split tongue and has a hard time getting the treat. If you look closely, in the picture below, you can see that the first inch of his tongue is split right down the middle so instead of being able to reach out and get the food you have to place it on his tongue behind the split. It took Lawson three tries before he got it right.

This is Lawson doing his imitation of a Koala Bear eating bamboo.

Lawson wanted to know why music was coming out of a rock.

Sometimes it is amazing what captures a child's attention. On this trip to the Zoo it was these unusual sticky plants and the bumble bees on them.

time out to cool off

After Lawson cooled off at the Splash Pad (notice his wet head) we headed out to see the Lorikeets. Lawson has always been fascinated but very scared of the birds. As always, with young children, things can change quickly. Lawson started feeding one of the birds and it just jumped on his arm and even though he was, at first, scared he quickly warmed up to the bird and let it stay. You can see that he was excited, scared and thrilled just by the look on his face! He amazed me by talking about the pretty colors on the bird's neck feathers.

I love the Kangaroos........Lawson loves the play cave in the Kangaroo exhibit

It was soooo hot

So....Lawson cooled off with a push-up and I had a cold diet coke....yum