Saturday, June 30, 2007
So I was running late, as always but we made it there with plenty of time. It was sooooo hot and we were all dripping. Luckily, Bob brought towels so we all got to wipe down every once in a while. The boys behaved perfectly and I was really proud of them. Nick listened really well all day and was really a good boy. We walked around a little after the parade and got to see a great stand for families trying to adopt. They had bouncers and some water fun which Nick really enjoyed. I signed up to help and hopefully when the Bill is in Florida for voting again, it will be passed and anyone will be able to adopt. Currently the law is against Gays in the state and they can't marry, adopt but, ironically, they can do foster care. Hopefully it will change next year so that some of these families already around and wanting to be started can be complete.
There weren't a ton of protesters. A few in the beginning and then they were corralled into a specific area after that. The first guy had a loud speaker phone but you couldn't hear a thing since a lesbian couple behind him had a siren sounding on her speaker phone. SOOOOO funny. Hopefully I am not offending anyone, but it was really enjoyable to watch it. There was one church that was in the parade supporting gays and they have a lot of members and are considered an Affirmative Church. Can't remember the name though, sorry. Overall, we had a great time and did a lot of stuff. The kids were pooped and really hot but it was fun. We will definitely be there next year!
This album is powered by BubbleShare - Add to my blog
Friday, June 29, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
We love our sissies. Nick is having a hard time remembering that lately as he thinks Angel is a toy we got for him to play with, but I will beat the memory into him until he is nice to her.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
So I started the weekend at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, fed the baby and then got to work. Jeff did too, so at least I wasn't alone being up that early. We continued to clean out the house and toys, I learned that I get entirely too much junk at yard sales and it is time to stop shopping! There is a fund raiser this weekend for Peyton Mayhew from my church so I wanted to give them some stuff. I managed to scrounge up a measely - 6 garbage bags, extra car seat, a huge box, a bouncer, 2 swings and various other items. I can manage to crawl through my garage now and believe it or not we are making a difference (can you imagine how bad it was before the 6 bags!) We then had my friend Bree over to hang out and went to CiCi's for dinner. We had a great time with her and always love to see her!
On Sunday we got up early and went out to eat at Cracker Barrel where Jeff gets to serve us (Lucky him, he can serve me at home AND at work). We continued on to Church, then home for a nap. After that we went to our friend Samanth's daughter's first birthday party. It was at their community pool and we had a great time.
What a great goody bag.
We had a hard time leaving the wonderful and cool water but finally left and went to a softball game with some friends. Jeff arranged the entire game and it turned out great. Although we lost by a ton, we had a lot of HOT and SWEATY fun. It was hotter than Haitis and I was sweating like an old man. The kids were exhausted but had a great day.
Alex and Grandma
Alex learned to hold his sippy cup, he loves the thing and now I can possibly leave him for a few hours and not worry! He wouldn't touch a bottle, both times we tried:)
So it is a little late, but
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
For Father's Day we made a cute and useless "Love Bouquet". We painted Daddy a picture and then cut out our (not me) hands and feet and put them in a pot on straws. So, even though its late (wasn't at the time), we still mean it. To my Daddy - Hope you had a great day, still haven't spoken to you, but I'm sure you had a good one and got my message!
Nothing says "I love you" like some video game action! Yes, I let Nick watch TV for this, although Jeff knows he isn't usually allowed, does he care - Nope.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
So Nick has his own language going on right now. I can translate for most people but sometimes I don't even get it. He loves to read his Pooh books, we have almost 20 of them and he can't get enough. He will tell you which one he wants to read - "Pecial" translates to "everyone is special", "home weet" translates to "home sweet home", "up isten igger" translates to "listen up tigger" and so on. Sometimes he will call them by something other than the name to just give you a story of what happens in it. They usually start with one word, for example:
Me: You see a balloon?
Nick: Igger Bloon!
Me: Tigger had a balloon?
Me: Tigger was supposed to tie the balloons to the tree?
Me: Tigger was supposed to tie the balloons to the tree but he popped them?
Nick: Kanga roo!
Me: Kanga told tigger to tie the balloons to the top of the tree but he popped them?
Nick: Sorry. . . igger say sorry?
Me: Kanga told tigger to tie the balloons to the top of the tree but he popped them and then he said sorry.
Nick: (just smiles and remembers the great story)
Me: You want milk?
Me: You want milk?
Nick: Naw. Muck!!!!
Nick: Muck!!!! (he runs and goes into his room)
Nick: Muck, Igger muck baff.
Me: OOOHHHH, Tigger took a mud bath.
Me: Tigger took a mud bath in Everyone is Special?
Nick: laughs like a mad scientist and thinks of the great story.
Tonight I found a pull up someone gave me about 4 and a half years ago when we didn't have kids. I thought, mmm, tonight we can get a good night sleep if Nick wears this. So I put it on him after his bath. He was holding it and looking at it funny, I think it had Disney on it and he had no idea who that was (not a lot of Mickey stories around). I asked him: What is this?, he said: A Napkin. I said: No, its a diaper, we just don't use these kind. So I put it on him and he said "no naps?" - "no snaps"; "no cover" He thought it was very odd to wear a napkin to bed without snaps or a cover! What a riot!!
Friday, June 8, 2007
He is attacking the teddy bear (ginormous teddy (2.5' tall) I made when Nick was a baby, I love it and so do the kids!) The quilt was made by my sister from this last Christmas, it is my favorite and I use it for everything now.
(The ginormous teddy)
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
We went to Ybor City today for dinner and had a great time. It is the historic 7th Avenue which originated as the hispanic factories that made the cigars near downtown Tampa that has been brought back to its original glory. There are historic electric trolleys and it is really fun. I love to go into a cute consignment store that has original historic outfits. Everything is around $80-$400 so it is just fun to look.
Alex got tired on the trolley.
Nick got a cute paper trolley to play with, he loved to watch the construction and hear the bells ringing for traffic.
It was a windy day and Alex's hair was flying around.
TO. . .