I’ve been here….

….where have you been? Okay, okay, perhaps one could point to me as the weak link in this relationship, but let’s not split hairs — bygones. Anyway, since I last checked in I’ve been across the country on Spring Break (to the Grand Canyon and back), advanced to yellow belt in tae kwon do, gotten a puppy, and managed to ride out the school year to on 8 school days left before summer.

I’ll post about all of these over the next week or so, but here are some shots of family road trip to the Grand Canyon — we made a few stops along the way. Daddy kept saying he felt like Clark Griswald, but I have absolutely no clue who that was since that is like a reference from some movie from the 1980’s — and it’s not even available on Netflix.

Dec/Jan/Feb baggies

Yep, 3 more months of baggies by my folks. I wonder when they will run out of material to draw – oh well, not my problem.


This past week has been awesome! No school Monday or Tuesday because McKinney was a winter wonderland with snow and ice shutting down school – it pretty much shut down the metroplex because this is Texas y’all and we don’t do snow and ice well. Our city essentially shuts down for a couple of days once a year so that isn’t enough for us to remember how to function in this environment. Us kids don’t mind though because it means a snow day for us. Parents may have mixed feelings about snow days – especially after a few days of snow and ice tracked in all over the house. Now teachers I’m sure don’t like snow days because they don’t get to see our faces and hear all of our voices – simultaneously and constantly. Anyway, soon enough (or too soon) we will all be back to normal.

In addition to playing outside, I helped my daddy shovel snow and ice off the driveway and sidewalks – he didn’t even ask me to help – somehow he pulled some Jedi mind trick and made think it was fun. Now our perceptions of my performance varied a bit….

My view…

Dad’s view…

And somewhere between the two lies the truth…

Award of Awesomeness

Yep, I got another Award of Awesomeness from my school. Of course, they try to narrow my awesomeness down into one category – I think so I don’t appear too intimidating to the other kids, but who knows. Anyway, I was Bear of the Month for demonstrating the core value of Trustworthiness. I got to accept my certificate and bear tag in front of the whole school during our Friday Live. My buddy Andrew also got the same award so we got to go up front with me which was pretty cool for us.

Thank you mommy and grannie for coming to watch me. And thanks daddy for not coming to watch me since you had strep throat – I wouldn’t want to be the kid who’s dad got the whole school sick.


It’s been a while…

…since the last time I posted, but it was a busy holiday season and I had to take the month of January to recoup. Now it’s Valentine’s Day and there’s pics I never posted that I probably should so I can satisfy my need for order (in this case, sequential order). So below are some holiday pics so we can continue on schedule.

I also should include some pics of me at Tio’s farm where we caught over 20 fish(weighing maybe a total of 2 lbs). Now, when I say fishing I really mean drop my line in the water and pull the fish out – no hooking worms or getting the fish off the hook. I let daddy do that gross stuff for me. It got kind of cold when we went (daddy was unprepared so I had to wear on eof his sweatshirts), but we rode 4-wheelers until our face was numb. I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time and had to warm up next to the fire to melt my smile away. We also had an epic bonfire to burn off some old branches and stuff. That was cool enough, but we also started throwing firecrackers into the fire and scaring everyone. Daddy wouldn’t let me light the firecrackers because he was worried I would hurt myself so we could only throw them. He failed to mention he used to light them all the time when he was my age and he survived with all his fingers. Anyway, can’t wait until we go back.




Well, I missed #TBT so let’s go with Flashback Friday (#FBF).

I came across this video of me from my first Christmas in Georgia and a few things come to mind.

  1. This is why I don’t let my folks dress me without my input and/or protest. They think I’m having fun, but I was flailing around trying to say, “get me out of this ridiculous outfit because one day it will come back to haunt me!” – prophetic, no?!
  2. Did we not have chairs? I mean why was I on the floor the whole time. They thought I didn’t know any better, but I knew. That isn’t a look of holiday cheer – it was a look of befuddlement because I was wondering why no one was getting me off the floor. Too bad I didn’t have a Life Alert.
  3. I hope my folks enjoyed the fact all they had to get me for Christmas was tissue paper because TIMES HAVE CHANGED, BABY! I’m all about the tech now – gaming PC, iPhone 6+, video games, etc. – time to pay up folks!

November baggy art

I’m on school vacation for a week (woohoo!) so all the baggies for the month have been done. Here’s a look at how they turned out.

So how long does dad have to go to my raves with me?

I mean seriously – a couple of Friday’s ago, we had a superhero-themed costume dance at school. In an attempt to throw him off, I kept telling him I didn’t want to go. See, I figured if I waited until the last minute to tell him I wanted to go (which I did), he wouldn’t be able to get a costume in time and then I could just get a ride from him and get my rave on without him. My plan hit a snag when I realized I didn’t have a costume either – doh! So we had to rush to the store to find something that would work.

Costumes in hand, I realized there was no getting out of dad coming to the dance and oh my were my concerns reinforced. It all started when my dad and I were walking and he starts schooling me on the importance of strutting and I was like “but we’re in the parking lot” which had zero impact. And it just got worse once we walked in the door – dad proceeded to impart his “wisdom” on the art of working the room…..walk counter clock-wise….point, nod, wink….make stops at 9 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 3 o’clock – uuuhhh okay, but they make digital clocks for a reason.

THEN, he wanted to show me how to own the dance floor and he almost got away from me to do it, but I shot him the look for him to stop dancing and it worked – of course, I had to shoot the look every song. And all he had to offer back each time was “all the other parents are doing it.”

Anyway, we got through it relatively unscathed. I might even take him with me next year.

Batman & Green Lantern

Batman & Green Lantern

I’m the Batman in the middle of the screen.

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