Category Archives: SuperPizzaBoy

Summer Camp Smile

Why is SuperPizzaBoy smiling?

Son passed #swimtest #happy boy at camp left him smiling!

He passed his swimming test this year at his summer camp!! Woohoo! He didn’t pass it last year and had to wear a life vest while in the water the whole week. No life vest this year.

We left a happy young man at camp this year!

Shadow Shot Sunday at the Idaho Falls Zoo

They have more than animals at Idaho Falls’ Tautphaus Park Zoo.


They got some nice shady shadowy places to rest.


Sweetie and SuperPizzaBoy took advantage of the bench.


We are back in Tulsa now and we are loading SPB up to drive half a day down to Texas to deliver him to a Summer Camp. We’re going to miss him! But we are going to have fun ourselves. I hope that we remember to go pick him up.

Shadow Shot Sunday

Skywatch Friday – Something Happening in Yellowstone


We just got back from a family reunion in Island Park, Idaho. Above from left to right is SuperPizzaBoy, sister Ellen, brother Bob, Sweetie, and bil Irv. As you can see the weather was nice where we are but there was a sinister looking cloud over in what I calculate to be Yellowstone Park not too far from where we were.

Skywatch Friday

Our World – Kayaking on Cotton Bayou

On our recent trip to Orange Beach, Alabama we went on a little kayaking expedition on Cotton Bayou.


We picked out the kayaks, got life vests, paddles and a map and off we went.


SuperPizzaBoy really took to it and did very well.


He left the old man in the dust, so to speak.


Sweetie was looking good also. She always looks good, kayak or not.


The bayou was busy. We got attached by a pirate boat. The pirates were all yealling “ARGH!!!” but we got away.


Or maybe they are the ones that got away?


For some reason Sweetie had the map. How did she get the map. I’m supposed to have the map. That way I can be telling her stuff, not she tellling me stuff. Do you like the thumb action in the photo?


We pulled up on a deserted island for a lunch of peanut butter sandwhiches.


And here’s a YogiCam view of the return trip. Tell you what my quads were burning after this trek but we had fun.

Our World Tuesday

Our World – Back from Vacation

We are back from vacation. We went down to Orange Beach, Alabama for a week.


We hung out on the beach a lot. Some of us tanned, others of us got toasted.


We went kayaking one day. Nothing like kayaking through a busy bay.


We saw some dolphins playing. That was quite a thrill.


We witnessed some great sunsets.

Grouper Pontchartrain # seafood #orangebeach #alabama

At ate some really, really good meals. Really.


And hung out on the beach. We did a lot of that!


One of us went geocaching.

We also listened to a lot of music, visited with some other friends of Tulsa, and even made a new friend at the urgent care clinic. 

Now that we are back, we just want to know when we can go on our next vacation!

Our World Tuesday

Somebody is Turning Fifteen!

We are having a birthday celebration this week for SuperPizzaBoy.


He can be a very sophisticated fellow, at least for a little while.


He’s already a seasoned stage performer. He loves improv comedy.

Heather and Logan at Snoqualmie Falls

He loves his mother. They have a special bond.


He’s loved his mother for a very long time.


He likes to ride horses.

Logan on the Trampoline

He loves his trampoline in the back yard.


I swear he is part fish.


He loves to bust a few moves.


And you know something else?


He can still blow them all out with one breath.


Happy Birthday SuperPizzaboy!!

Scavenger Hunt Sunday – from Trios to Volkswagen Microbuses

After a few weeks of doing other things I’m back to Ashley Sisk’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Lots and lots of fun, but lots of work also.


Three Trees on San Antonio River II

How about the reflection of three trees on the San Antonio River?



Here in Tulsa we can beat anybody else’s hands with the Praying Hands at Oral Roberts University.



I found this old school rock fence at Tulsa’s first park, Owen Park.



Sweetie and SuperPizzaBoy. I got lots and lots of cuddly pics with those two.


Drug Lawyer Volkswagen Van

A local drug attorney in Tulsa parks his drug van in a parking lot here in Tulsa.  For good or bad, here in Oklahoma we put drug dealers and many users away for a long time. 

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Weekend Reflections – Bright Shiny Things


Last Sunday morning Sweetie and I left SuperPizzaBoy at home so he could read poetry, listen to music and ponder important thoughts play video games. (No we didn’t go to church, we were total sinners and didn’t feel bad about it either. I know that we are on your prayer list.) Oh, sorry, I got off track. We went to a local nursery to shop for plants.


At least Sweetie was shopping for plants. I brought my camera along and was taking pictures. Taking pictures (cuz I’m not a photographers, I don’t capture images, I take pictures) of the plants but also…


of the bright shiny stuff they have for sale there. I just can’t believe that let people like me take pictures for free.


I just love it. I also think its a case of bloggernomics. You don’t know what bloggernomics is? Here is a lesson. See all those bright shiny balls below. I don’t know how much each string of baubles is but if you are a blogger...


You get all of them for free!!!! That’s bloggernomics.


It applies to multiple flats of flowers or


a whole pile of reflective balls. And as a bonus you don’t have to haul them out to the car, or unload, and then haul to the back yard. Or water them, or replace them after hail storms or any of that other stuff that comes with the concept of “owning” things.


Is that a win/win or what?


And when we were all done I was happy, and so was Sweetie. Here she is watering the flowers we put in at her mother Nana’s house (World’s greatest MIL in case you are wondering who Nana is.) Look at Sweetie’s big smile.


Nana was happy also, and so was SuperPizzaBoy! No telling what he did at the house while we were gone. I don’t want to know. Trust me.


So, do have any good examples of bloggernomics?

Weekend Reflections

A Day for Our Mothers

Mother’s Day is a big deal to me. I mean where we would be without Mothers?


SuperPizzaBoy has always been tickled by Sweetie. My beautiful wife and mother to my son.


Not much has changed. Sweetie is still the sun that SPB’s planet revolves around.


I’m just afraid that there are no girls out there that can compete with SPB’s Mom.

with world's greatest MIL

My mother-in-law Nana is the world’s greatest. I have to tell you that she puts up with a lot from me. But I’m worth it, right? Uh, say right! Well lets move on.


My Sister Ellen is also a great mother. She has three beautiful daughters and a wonderful grandson Mr. Beans. Check out Ellen’s blog if you get a chance.


Speaking of great mothers, this is Ellen’s daughter Mary and Mr. Beans.

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This is my favorite photo of my mother who has been gone for some years. She always had that Irish twinkle in her eye. She loved her family very much. 


I don’t think that there was anybody that loved children more than my mother. Here she is getting acquainted with SuperPizzaBoy.

Be sure to appreciate the mothers in your life today.

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Skywatch Friday

Under a big blue beautiful Oklahoma Sky in Pioneer Woman country north of Tulsa.


SuperPizzaBoy takes his weekly therapeutic horseback riding lesson. Bob, the guy that runs the place decides to make a few changes.


SPB is riding Frisco instead of Sally. Frisco has better brakes than Sally.


Which means that son doesn’t have to worry so much about keeping his balance on the horse. Which means that he can relax and lower the reins.


Which means that the horse can lower his head.


And that makes for a better ride.

I don’t understand it all, but I have confidence in Bob, and I can see that son is getting more and more relaxed in the saddle but is also more and more in control of the horse.

It is all about observation and making changes and seeing what happens.

Under a big blue beautiful Oklahoma Sky.