Monday, June 25, 2007

Jame's Game

I couldn't very well post about Jackie without posting about James. He is 9 years old, and Jackie's big brother. He loves sports of all kinds. He hasn't played a sport that he doesn't like. Besides martial arts, he also plays or has played (as far as organized sports go) basketball, flag football, and, of course, baseball. Here are some photos I took at the last game I attended. He's such a handsome boy :)

Jackie's show

My niece, Jackie, loves horses. She lives and breathes horses. She's just like her mother and me when we were her age. :) That makes us both so happy. She's been taking riding lessons for about a year. Two weeks ago, she was in her first horse show. She is only 6 years old, so she went in what is called the "lead line" class. Basically, someone leads the horse around while the little ones ride. Jackie rode a horse named Phoenix. He's a Mustang; not the most handsome horse ever (he has long ears like a mule), but he's gentle and doesn't get too excited being outside. Here are some photos I took. She looks so cute.

Friday, June 01, 2007

OH! It's hot outside. HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT.

You'll never hear me complain about the cold weather. I love the cold! I love snow, I love how your nose feels crunchy when you breathe in the cold air, I love the smell of the cold weather, I love cold weather playtime; I could go on and on, but you get the idea. You can go outside without melting. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "You can be warm in the cold, but you can't cool off in the heat."

For a girl who grew up in the South, you'd think I would thrive in this weather. Well, I don't. It makes me cranky. Maybe living in Saudi Arabia for five years did it for me. It gets up to 125-130 degrees there. It would be so hot, that the asphalt on the streets would start to boil. Yep - bubbles! Crazy heat in that place.

I've had my fill of hot weather. Bring back the cold. Please.