In case you don’t live in Texas, I will tell you that you are looking at an armadillo. Our neighborhood is home to the most adorable armadillo family, and they like to greet us on most of our evening walks.
In addition to our new animal friends, we have more adventures to share with you this month:
Birthday Ceramic Painting
When I was pregnant, I didn’t want to find out the baby’s gender until they were born. My friend Jocelyn, however, had a dream that I had to leave her daughter’s second birthday party because I went into labor and had a baby girl.
I never made it to the birthday party, but our daughters do share a birthday! They have always been good friends, and we decided to take them out to paint ceramics shortly after their birthday.
Our adventures included shopping, and I found yet another pain of blingy jeans!
Iliana decided to end the day by baking some cookies, using the teenager cookbook my mom got her for her birthday.
One Last Ronavax Encounter
Okay, we’re a little done with rona in this house! Iliana got her last dose of Ronavax this month, so none of us have to worry about that virus eating our brain, ever again…
It wasn’t a school day, but she wanted to wear her school uniform anyway. I loved her choice of mask!
Iliana made sure to wear her Pride month visor that she made at camp back in April!
When we got home, we found a lazar tag set from her Uncle Chris and Aunt Kelly!
Shopping Trip and Another New Neighbor!
After meeting the armadillos, our dog, Jasmine, was happy to meet another friend on her walk.
Yes, Rob snuck a picture of me into the series!
Iliana has been formulating her own sense of style, especially in the summer when she does not have to wear her school uniform. She and I decided a trip to the mall was in order!
Ili decided that I could go to Forever 21, since I had been good! I found a peasant cropped top that made her roll her eyes…
Otherwise, Iliana is keeping herself busy with her summer algebra bridge class, which she is taking over Zoom. (Since she is going to be taking algebra for high school credit next year, she has to take this class over the summer). Luckily, she enjoys it!
And of course there is more cooking…
And trips to the dog park!
Sometimes armadillos and turtles aren’t enough. Then it is time to spend a weekend at Brazos Bend State Park. Their mascot is an alligator, and the park map contains a section titled, “Alligator Etiquette.”
My parents joined us, in their new camper!
We had our usual accommodations…
I started my day with my usual celery juice.
And we had lots of adventures!
Iliana met a baby alligator and a snake.
We saw a poster explaining that a Jeep running over an armadillo is a part of the carbon cycle.
Oh, and did I mention that it was gorgeous?
So those were our adventures this past week! This next week will bring us a trip to Elijah’s Retreat, which will definitely be fun, relaxing, and welcome.
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer as well!