Sunday, August 31, 2008
Gustav isn't the only storm to watch over the next bit of time. Tropical storm Hanna is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon, in Georgia.
We dodged a bullet with Fay, and only had very, very minor damage. Hanna is currently projecting to land on my doorstep. When is the hurricane season over with? LOL! I've already grown tired of it all.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Punk does seem happy in the Critter Castle.
Cookies has already made a mess of the feeding area.
They do look happier.
Maybe I'll get lucky and Ashlyn will hold up her end of the hamster deal. I hate cleaning the hamster cages. I'm already the mayor of poop city, did I really need another being to care for and pick up after?
Friday, August 29, 2008
"GREEN LIGHT!!!" Go, Abbi, go!
The Killer Tomato scores a goal! Way to soccer star, Abbi!
This is Abbi playing Soccer Bees.
She had a great first practice. The real fun begins on the 6th of September, when the actual games start. She has waited for a very long time to get on that field. I am anxious to see my monkey in action.
Adoring matching Disneyland watches they received on their wedding day, Chris and Stacey joined together to cut the cake once again.
With a kiss to seal the deal, they cut each other a slice.
Uh, they even crossed arms and shared their first bite. So, when did my rough and tumble brother become so sappy?? Look what love has done to him! Oh, barf! LOL!
It turns out that even after a year, the cake was still good. Or at least that's what my children thought.
Year old cake? Come on! Yuk!
Kaeleb thought that Uncle Chris was the best guy ever! He would have been perfectly content to have spent the entire visit in his arms.
Aoife enjoyed the attention from Aunt Stacey.
Ashlyn spent a lazy morning in bed, just chatting with Aunt Stacey about big girl things. She was so excited to have her in the house. My nephew and the other girls spent their entire time on the video game systems.
When Uncle Chris has to had to put Kaeleb down, Aunt Stacey stepped in to save him for all the tears.The kids got a big kick out of seeing their family. It was a terrific visit and we can't wait until the next time they're in town.
Who bought the freakin' Crisco? Who put that ridiculously heavy can on the fourth shelf up in my pantry? This smells of a set up. Somebody knows something. It's only a matter of time before I figure it out.
(Damn, did I mention that my flippin' foot is killing me?)
Kaelyn pressed the detonator and blew up a huge set of tires, which caused a large fire bomb to fly around. How cool is that?My nephew, Christopher, was a little nervous, but what a bang he caused!
Ashlyn was acting like this was an everyday occurrence, lol!
The Killer Tomato got into the act as well.
And then they went to the weapons lock up. Check out my brother. Now, he thinks he's a bad ass. LOL!
Kaelyn can hardly hold her weapon up!
Ashlyn: the show off. Ummm...I see London, I feel France? Anyone else see what Ashlyn is showing off? LOL! Someone get that kid a belt! It's hard to look tough when your panties are on display!Geez, that's one hell of a front line! What is this world coming to? LMAO!
It was a really fun afternoon for them all. What a blast! (literally, lol)
This was not a sprinkle, but rather a down pour. Kaedence is soaked.
Kaeleb would rub his hands together, as if trying to catch the falling rain in his fingers.
Aoife kept licking her hands. Ewww...Once the rain had stopped, they didn't seem to care that their clothes were dripping and their hair as stuck to their heads. Even the mud didn't bother them.
LOL! Looks like these monkeys are ready for soccer now!
Our first practice was on Tuesday night. The sky was clear and it was hotter than all heck. And then, the sky opened up and unleashed a rain storm with drops the size of marshmallows!
But our teams soildered on.
The water actually felt good to our tired players. When the storm cloud passed, it was back to business.It was good to see the girls out on the field again. They really enjoyed themselves and made some new friends.
We've got two fantastic teams and are so excited about this season.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The coughs, the sniffles, and the sneezes are still hanging around. But, smiles and giggles have found their way back into our home.
Aoife discovered the dress up box and has been happily sporting this new look all morning long.
They are still tired and easily irritated, but I think we have survived the latest storm.
I am looking forward to the healing of my entire house. I miss the laughter and squeals of delight desperately.
Kevin has turned 33. That's 33 years on this earth. Or 1722 weeks. Or 289,296 hours. Or 17,357,760 minutes. HOLY CRACKERS! He's old.
He is now closer to mid-thirties, than early-thirties.
Homemade gifts were the theme of Daddy's birthday this year.