Pleased to meet Ya

Now it's time to say Hello to me and all my kin
I would like to thank you folks for kindly droppin' in
You're all invited back again to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of our hospitality!
Hillbilly, that is, sit a spell, take your shoes off
Y'all come back now, ya hear?

--adapted from "The Beverly Hillbillies" by Paul Henning

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stephen's Mall Adventure

 We have so much to show you and catch up on while my computer was ill! Seth, Stephen and I all have something to share, but since Seth is at his cousins for the holiday, I'll give Mr. Stephen the spotlight today.
(By the way...please forgive the blurry shots. I was so disappointed in them, but this was such a big deal I had to include them. My husband's phone did not work well for me. I need to remember to take my camera everywhere because Stephen is always wanting to write adventures!)
Here's Stephen now:

Today me and mommy woke up Daddy real early. Mommy said she wanted to go to Farmers Market. We shouldn't have woke up Daddy early cuz we didn't have much luck at Farmers Market. But seeing as how we wanted an adventure we went looking for one somewhere else. Have you ever been to someplace called "The Mall"? That's where we went and it's full of adventures! Just look and see what I did:

I found out that the mall is a very big place. It was so hard to choose what adventure I wanted to do first. But, then I saw just the thing. Since I am a cowboy, I figured it was time that I had my first bull-ride. I look a little nervous, but I was just doing that for mommy. She doesn't really want me to be a bull-rider, so I didn't want her to see how exciting it was! (Don't tell her that I really had fun.)

Have you ever been on a speed boat? Me neither, til today. Daddy found this blue one. It was cool, and it zoomed really fast. Daddy said it was neater than most speed boats cuz we didn't even have to get wet. I just loved zooming fast!

Do you know what I did in that speed boat? I zoomed all over the place til I found the Ocean! There were even Killer Whales there! Oh, don't worry. They didn't hurt me. They were my friends. They even gave me a ride. See?

When I was riding the wales around the ocean, I saw some horses far off in the distance. I knew since Daddy is a real live cowboy, he'd want to ride them. We picked one out for me named "Duke". Daddy said it reminded him of John Wayne. I know all about that guy (He's in my room. I'll show you someday), so we just hopped right up and rode Duke.

Before we went home, Daddy said we had one last adventure to go on. He took me into a big place and taught me all about tools. Him and me, we are going to make things together cuz we are best buds.

Don't you think that was some really big adventures today? Mommy says I am getting to be such a big boy going on all these adventures. I think being a big boy is fun!


  1. That's my boy! He's the cutest!

  2. It looks like Stephen had so much fun! I can't wait to see what other sort of adventures he has :)

  3. Oh you have a couple of stunning pics there that are deserving of being framed!
    Stephen looks such a happy boy.. and such an adventurer too! :)

  4. He looks like he had a grand time! I just love those wide open mouth, eyes scrunched up kinda smiles!