The Boytim Bunch

The Boytim Bunch

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The beach in November

Daddy had to work in Galveston last month - so what is a family to do when daddy has to go to work right across the street from the beach? Well, in Texas we load up and head out with him of course! Since it is still 80 degrees in November! So that is what we did - and we had a great time :)
Thomas playing in the little pools I brought for him
Jay loved these things!
Going for a dip
Katie, Abigail (young lady that we invite places to help mommy keep an eye or two on everyone), Thomas and Card making the "Ten Commandment" tablets in the sand
Jack and Jay playing with trucks
We love to throw food in the air for the seagulls - they catch it in midflight!
Jack can get a big overzealous about things like this....
Bella and her shells
They found a little crab in his shell
Thomas "Cutie Pie" Boytim 
Need I say more....  
And we did our alphabet in the sand
and had a blast jumping over it 
Jack is again, a bit overzealous about something...

the girls decided at the end of our trip to take the pools out for a float - they had a great time riding the waves in them. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Trip Back in History

We recently took a little field trip to a historic community put together by the Montgomery County Library system. A very sweet lady in our homeschooling group got this set up and we were able to have a guided tour of these houses (that we previously had only gotten to peek in the windows at!).
This was a neat replica of the city of Montgomery from long ago.
inside the first house - they had set these places up really nice.
Bella sitting on the bed in one of the houses
they are putting up a church bell here
inside a "large" cabin. I found it interesting that this cabin was built just a couple of years before the pier and beam house we had just been in!
this man did something "odd" with the household chamber pot - he built a seat for it.. this was unheard of back in his day
wooden hinges!
He also built a very fancy cradle
and see the "bathtub" here - most folks just washed in a large steel tub but this man had built a "bathtub" that was easy to dump out.
neat chimney that Mr Jack (our tour guide) redid himself

Mr. Jack showing the kids the little hole in the wall where the master of the house shot indians from.

Jaybird in the "kids' part of the house - the upstairs loft area

 all the boys at the well


another handy pour spout on a dish pan

our two beautiful daughters

Mrs. Jordan playing ball with Thomas


Just a few

Quick pictures of late...
Thomas shopping with the girls

This is what I find on my ipod after it has been missing for a couple of days

notice the common denominator? yep - Jack was in about 100 of the pictures on my ipod.. I only posted two of those here but believe me, he was in MANY more!

I thought this was a cute sign - I did not take this picture though. It was attached to an email I got recently - just thought I would pass it along!