Sunday, May 20, 2012

Life is good!

Great news! I passed my comprehensive exam!!! This means I can start my practicum in the fall and should graduate on time next May with a Masters in Clinical Psychology! We've been celebrating my successful completion of my first year of grad school by enjoying every spare moment before summer classes start. Last weekend we went to San Antonio and took H to the zoo. He had a lot of fun and loved the train ride around the park outside the zoo.
H and I have been doing lots of art projects too. His latest favorite is painting on the sidewalk with homemade sidewalk chalk (1 C water mixed with 1 C cornstarch, add food coloring). We also took a trip to the Texas State Aquarium this week, played at a great splash park and bought a new inflatable pool for the backyard. It definitely feels like summer! I'll post more pictures soon. Just had to get this video up of H singing Happy Birthday to his Papa Bill! Happy Birthday Papa Bill!!! We love you so much!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

update in pictures

The semester is almost over. Instead of finishing the paper that is due tomorrow or the other one due Wednesday, or studying for my comprehensive final on Wednesday - I'm posting pictures!!!! Clearly, the total brain fry and lack of motivation have already set in. I will have made it through my first year of grad school in just 3 days! Praise the Lord! Here's what we've been doing lately (in between studying...which I was at one time actively engaged in) We had a lot of fun over Easter with family. H is an expert egg finder now!
We also went to Austin to celebrate Easter with Jeff's family and it was a lot of fun!
I'm proud to announce that Jeff won the annual skeet shoot this year and is the keeper of the coveted 'champ' trophy that will live on our mantle until next Easter
We spent Earth Day at the downtown "Bay Day" where they brought in some animals from the South Texas wildlife. H loved it, he got to pet an alligator!
This past weekend we went to Rockport with our sunday school class to a beach house and the kids had all kinds of fun. H and Daddy even went on a kayak together, but I didn't have my camera around to get a picture and was standing close by in the event that H decided to stand up or some other funny business. He sure had a great time though and we really enjoyed spending time with our friends!
Okay, denial over. Time to get back to work. We are taking full advantage of my 3 week vacation before summer school starts. We are going to the San Antonio zoo, going to the Texas State Aquarium, hosting an epic barbeque, going to the beach, and spending lots of good family time! P.S. - no test results yet from comps. They will probably come next week - yikes! Praying for some good news!