Because we might as well…

A Day In The Life Of A Blade Of Grass Friday, August 21, 2009

So, this is the film my brilliant and funny 12 year old entered in a local film contest.  It was the first film he has ever done.  He did pretty much everything by himself, except Allen did what little editing was needed and recorded the music.  Yep.  Everything else was all Zane.   He didn’t win any awards but, there is always next year and the year after and the year after and the year after….


Free Food for Kiddos! Friday, May 29, 2009

Filed under: Family,General,homeschooling,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Texas — MidasWhale @ 7:43 am


So, I discovered, by accident, that there is a program put on by the state of Texas to give all kids under the age of 18 free meals during the summer.  Yep.  In my area, the kids can get a snack and a lunch with no hassle and fuss at area schools, all they need to do, is show up at the correct times.  You do not have to show proof of income or age.  And, you don’t have to register or get tickets to participate.  So, want to know if there is anything in your area of the state?  Go to www.SummerFood.org.  For some reason, it didn’t show anything when I searched for something within my city but, when I searched by county, it showed quite a few in my city.  Weird but, true.  I think this is a great thing for anyone with kids out there.  And, something I should tell everyone about!


HOBO Rocks the House of Rock Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Music,Video — MidasWhale @ 2:46 pm

Here is a video shot by Chris Lain from Pinnacle Tattoo.  It is from Pinnacle Tattoo’s Dia De Los Muertos Show at House of Rock on November 1, 2008.  As you will see, it is Allen’s band, Hobo, playing a cover of Beck’s Sissyneck.  It was a fun time.  And, while you’re watching, check out the dancers in the front!


Spell With Flickr Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Filed under: Family,Funny,General,Interesting...,Kids,Me — MidasWhale @ 10:40 am

I did steal this directly from Jenn’s blog, even the title. But, it was too cool not to share with other people.    Thanks Jenn!  You can spell whatever you want at Spell With Flickr and, they will spell it out with pictures.  How cool is that?

M E Educational Block L Alphabet Block i S S a

I keep going back and seeing what comes up next!  It is awesome!

Gimme A J!! A X Alphabet Block o Dismantled Neon Letter

Z a Wood Type N E

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Yeah, it is fun.


Wall-E Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,Funny,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 2:13 pm

Wall-e was the most adorable cartoon character ever.  The whole movie was great.  It had a great message that I will not even hint at for those of you who haven’t seen it yet.  It led to a nice discussion after the movie.  The pre-cartoon cartoon, that Pixar always throws in, was hilarious.  I was laughing so hard.  I love magic and bunny rabbits (that I do not have to take care of).  I think every film should have a short cartoon at the beginning.  At least, any film I go see.  We knew Jaxon loved it because he didn’t have to go to the bathroom even once while it was on.  Whenever he is bored, he decides an expedition to the bathroom will cure him of the boredom.  Anyway, so if you haven’t seen this movie, go see it.  I recommend it.


Pop’s Wedding Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Filed under: Family,Fred,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids,Me,Zane — MidasWhale @ 9:01 am

So, my grandfather got married last weekend.  He married a really spunky, fun lady named Edna.  My camera refused to take any good pictures from inside the church.  So, I do not have very many.  Carrie took some good pictures on Kelly’s camera and I am supposed to be sent copies. Here are some highlights from my camera.

My Awesomely Dressed-Up Family


The cake and reception area looked really nice.  Aunt Margaret laid out the napkins.  I was so impressed I had to take a picture of them.  It looks like she had a ruler to measure the perfect distance between them. But, she didn’t use a ruler.  Yeah, she is that good

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This was our crazy row, starting with me (taking the picture), then you can barely see Zane’s arm, a blurry Jaxon, Kelly, Jordan, Jersey, Allison, Cameron, Kyle, and Carrie.

Pops with his best man, Uncle Earl, waiting for Edna to come down the isle.

The Ushers, Eugene and Allen

Pops and Edna cutting the cake.

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Some family pictures…our family corner, Kelly, Uncle Bryan and Aunt Margaret…

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My adorable new shoes



Filed under: Family,Funny,General,Interesting...,Jaxon,Kids — MidasWhale @ 8:43 am

Jaxon came and laid down next to me and laid his toys out on him, like in the picture, and said, “Look Mom!” I looked and said, “Oh, are they sleeping?” And Jaxon said, “No, they are trying to defeat me.”