Behold my little Sigfried Gish…you are one with the lions.

A quick little jaunt to the Zoo (along with every other school in the country) provided for a nice little outing this morning. Those of you who are regulars to the San Antonio Zoo may or may not know about a tiny little hidden Koi fish pond just to the left of the lion statue and up the small hill.  Up on your left is this precious little pond guaranteed to provide at least 20 minutes of solid entertainment!  You and your little one can get up close and personal with the fish.  P.S. They are huge and there are a million of them.

We love FEESH!  Especially ORANGE (pronounced with an emphasis on the O) feesh!  Happy Wednesday.

Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Wait mom, ok, so you’re telling me it’s March? And I can get in the pool?

We are channeling summer over here! Pools are out, filled with water, and ready to go…and then we jump in and are brutally reminded that it is March after all.

The afternoons call for popsicles, snow cones, ice cream, and Tommy’s personal favorite…cousin Julia!

After some excessive splashing from Tommy, Julia moves on to bigger and better things.

Ahh the dog days of summer March.  I hope you’re enjoying this BEAUTIFUL weather as much as we are.



Hello Rabbit!

After the debacle with Santa we decided to stop by, say hello, and keep our distance. 

Thank you to the genius who decided to have a female bunny this year…no offense…but for some reason we liked you a little bit more than I thought we would.  Stay tuned.

Change of Pace

I am happy to report we’ve had a change of pace around the Gish home.  This week I was a different person.  I was calm, peaceful, and present.

My phone has slowly creeped away into the deep, dark corner of my purse rarely to be seen or heard…and it is magical.  I’ve gone from worrying about emails and meetings, to worrying about an afternoon drizzle ruining our chalk art on the front porch.

Every day I have to remind myself that this peace is permanent.  I’ve got my eye on the prize!


Save As

Have you ever turned around to look at your child and thought, who are you and where is my baby?  I’m pretty sure I gave birth to you yesterday so if you could please stop growing that would be great.  Seriously, Tommy how old are you, like 9?

At least you can’t even see over the steering wheel yet.

Today I was a bit shaken when I turned on my mac to find a less than cooperative machine that mimicked that of ticking time bomb just waiting to blow.  Nothing was working, everything was super slow; and I just KNEW my photos were about to disappear before my eyes. Tommy was asleep. I couldn’t race like a maniac over to the Apple store.  Every second, every memory…..gone…..(dramatic pause)…..or so I thought.

I called my mom in horror and panic.  After patiently listening to me rant for a bit, she calmly stated, “You should just unplug it and let him rest for a while…I’m sure he’s tired.” I thought, yea, that’s true…poor little expensive computer…take a break…you’ve been working so hard…you know what, take two weeks, you deserve it!?!?

Are you feeling sorry for me yet?  My point is this, save people!  Save As and Save Often!  Oh and while your at it, get an external hard drive for backup.

These precious memories are priceless.

Ring Around the Rosie anyone?

Ok, this is probably one of my all time favorites of Tommy & Julia.  I’ll put this one in my “High School Humiliation” file.  It’s as if you were in full conversation and I just happened to be standing in front of you.  I hope you two will continue to treasure each other for years to come. At least until girls rule and boys drool, or Tommy gets cooties.

P.S. Turns out my computer was “tired” and after a 3 hour “rest” he managed to bounce back.  I’ve got a hot date with the Apple store to figure out why I might have possibly purchased the iDon’tWantToWorkMac…Is there an app for that?

The weekend is finally here!  Run!  Go and enjoy yourself!