Butterfly Center 12/7/19

Jim and I went to the Butterfly Center today. It was of Robbie’s favorite places to go. We went often, especially when we were living in an apartment in Houston, which was a couple blocks away. We have some of his butterfly pictures framed in his room. I have really missed going there. I can…

Beautiful Boy 12/4/19

Robbie’s picture from a year ago today. Going through so much, but still smiling for us. I miss him so much. I keep seeing sloths everywhere and I know Robbie would have enjoyed how popular they have become.

Last Trip to see Curly 12/2/19

A year ago today was Robbie’s last trip to visit Curly the sloth at the Houston Zoo. He was so weak, we didn’t stay long. He was cold so I bought him a zoo sweatshirt and he slept in the back of the car all the way home. He was still asking to go see…

Happy Thanksgiving 11/28/19

We are spending time with our girls this week. I visited Ruth at the Tulsa Zoo, where she is the Marketing Design Manager. She gave me a tour of her favorite animals. I went out to supper with Lynn to a restaurant that decorates with hundreds of Christmas bulbs. We are thankful to all our…

My Mother’s 90th Birthday 11/26/19

The Graves Clan 1962 She loved babies and would even offer to hold strangers babies if they were crying. She also had this keen since about a baby’s health and sent more than one family off to the doctor thinking she was crazy only to find out later that she was right. She was adventurous…

Decorating for the Holidays 11/24/19

Ornaments with my dad and Robbie Yesterday, I decided to put up a few Christmas decorations. I thought about getting new decorations and stockings, because everything makes me think of Robbie, but decided, I am already thinking of him all the time, why get rid of things that have good memories with him. In my…

Thanksgiving Parade 11/23/19

2 years ago today, we took Robbie to the Houston Christmas Parade. He had so much fun and he took tons of pictures. It is the largest parade that I have attended and also the largest crowd. We decided to take the rail from near our apartment downtown, which worked out great except for the…

Sloth Tree 11/21/19

As the holidays approach, I am so sad without Robbie. He always helped me get the boxes down and helped with decorating for Christmas this time of year. He had so much fun last year when I bought an extra tree, so he could have a sloth Christmas tree like he saw at the Dallas…

Happy Traveler 11/20/19

Last year, we were heading too Tulsa for Thanksgiving with the girls today. Robbie had his new Christmas sloth from his Aunt Chris and he was excited that he was allowed to leave Houston for a few days. Robbie was a happy child that really made everyone happy when they were around him.

Houston Zoo Lights 11/19/19

Jim and I went to the Houston Zoo lights tonight. It was one of Robbie’s favorite holiday activities. He loved the music and the lights. I remember how excited he got to see the zoo transformed for the night. Jim and I enjoyed the evening together with Robbie constantly on our minds. ❤