Friday, June 27, 2008

Off To The Beach

We are off to the beach for a week starting tomorrow(saturday). Enjoy this picture of the boys from last year at Treasure Island. With luck I will have new beach photos of my babies. And some awesome 4th of July photos.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Unwanted Guest

This is my front porch.
Do you see it? My arch enemy!
Look up....above the door. HMMM.....I will get a closer view for you.

Is this a better view of the horrid thing?! No?? Okay I will get closer but watch out!

How is this? Can you tell what this menace is? I have shooed him away numerous times over the last year but he keeps coming back. I even Raided him. Apparently Raid can't kill him. Still are not 100% sure....well.......okay I will try to get closer. But know I am really afraid of him.

Okay...This is as close as I dare get without him getting me. I will let him stay in his makeshift home until I can figure out a way to fully rid him of my front porch. Until then...if you visit my house.....beware of the ugly thing lurking above you!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sick Household

Please forgive me if you do not hear from me in the next few days. I have a cold that is beating me down. Zane and DH had the cold first but they seem to be on the tailend of the illness. Me on the otherhand....just came with the illness last night. It came on so quick...I could feel myself going downhill fast last night. I am just hoping Evan and Trey do not get this cold. We are leaving for the beach a week from today. And there can be no sickies on vacation. Do you hear me Mr. Cold??!!

Addendum: Evan woke up sunday morning with a stuffy nose. He does not appear too ill just stuffy so let's please pray that it goes away quickly. Trey has been shipped off to Amy's house. Let's hope he stays out of illnesses way. I know I must be really sick if I take a nap. I can't rememebr the last nap I took.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Disney Placemats

The boys finished their Disney World place mats. The came out so cute and quite large but that is to keep the new table from getting too messy. Now every time they sit down to breakfast and dinner they can laugh and remember the fun they had at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.

Thanks to Holly for this idea. They came out very cute!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Evening Fun

The boys and I were supposed to be spending the evening at Lowry Park Zoo for summer safari nights but it was cancelled due to inclement weather. Since the boys and I were out and about we decided to stop at Lettuce Lake Park and explore. We had a lot of fun. It was a quiet evening with very few people on the boardwalk. The boys had so much fun and can't wait to go back. Next time we hope to explore with daddy and see alligators.

Friday, June 13, 2008

For the Love of Crib!

What is happening in Zane's world you all may be asking. He is quite a busy kid. Let me tell you. He goes to music class once a week. He has speech therapy once a week. He plays outside nearly every chance he gets. He loves spending time with his friends Noah, Isaac and Ian.

Oh and yea..........his mommy is trying to have him give up the crib and sleep in the big boy bed with Trey.

This picture what I am working toward for the night time!

This is a much harder thing than I anticipated. Evan and Trey were not crib babies. They coslept. Zane coslept but after nursing he went to the crib and preferred it to mommies bed. The crib has been a wonderful place for Zane. He loves his sleep time. He never once tried to climb out of the crib. He wakes up in the morning and just plays until he is taken out........he loves his crib. But mommy thinks he is getting too big for the crib. He will be three in August. Isn't it about time to leave the crib nest!

Zane thinks not! He is being "forced" to nap in the big boy bed(the full bed Trey sleeps in and eventually his room and bed as well). He cries out that this is "Tey Tey's" bed. He cries out to sleep with mommy(the crib is in my room so he thinks he sleep with me). Eventually he falls asleep in the big boy bed but oh boy........what an ordeal. I am a nurturer so crying it out is not an option.

SHHHH.....don't tell him this but when we get back from the beach at the end of the more crib! DH will have taken it will mysteriously disappear. Oh boy.....I can't wait to see that reaction.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Monday was Epcot Day! DH had never been. The boys were excited to experience something new with daddy. The boys had a great time at the park. Evan and Trey loved going to all the countries and seeing another world. I just may have world travelers in the making. Oh how fun that would be! DH on the other hand did not quite enjoy the park. He thought it was kinda boring. He had a hard time seeing it from a kids point of view. I think he was just being an old fuddy duddy that day and should give it another chance. He probably won't though so the boys and I will trek to this park by ourselves another day. There is still so much we did not get to see and do. The boys gave the park a thumbs up.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


We(the family) went bike riding this morning at Flatwoods Park. DH wanted to test out a new heart rate gadget he bought while mommy and the boys wanted a leisurely, fun ride. I used to roller blade along Flatwoods....prechildren. Also, DH and I used to bike ride as a childless couple. Oh back in the days when time meant nothing.

Anyway...the loop is seven miles. Evan is a great bike rider and rode without any complaints. Trey on the other hand. Well...let's just say he is learning how to ride a bike without training wheels. So his confidence is not quite there so we let him ride the loop with training wheels on. Have you ever tried riding seven miles in the Florida heat on training wheels. It takes much energy. I am very proud of him though. He rode the seven miles like a trooper with only minor complaints. He enjoyed the scenery and looking for wildlife. He saw a scorpion at one of the water breaks. He was thrilled and talked about if for at least two miles. Zane rode in the trailer and enjoyed the ride in high style.

Oh yea I almost forgot to mention..............
Do you see something new, shiny and purplish in the pictures? guessed it new bike. That is my birthday/Mother's Day present from my wonderful boys. . My bday was in May. I am sorry I forgot to mention it and the gift earlier. But do I really want to myself out there like that....NO!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This is what an afternoon with my family looks like.

He is always asleep or on the verge of sleeping.........ALWAYS!

Don't ask!

We always shock grandma with our behavior!

Aunt Leslie fixing an owie!