Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School fun

Mission Accomplished
Shopping is tiring them out
Dad trying to find the alcohol

Someone is having fun
So today was back to school shopping day with Nana & Papa.  Katie (and Cynthia) were very excited.  I was afraid my parents wouldn't make it through the day without collapsing.

There was only one call for help, of which I did not provide much, so it was a good day.  The shoe salesman that worked with Katie is planning his retirement around the time that she will be shopping for high heels.  He and my father were trying to plan an escape to the neighboring bar while she was trying on shoes.  And my father almost never drinks, so that's saying something.

We are blessed to have such loving and generous parents/grandparents.  We love them!

As I told my dad on the phone today, at least "back to school" only happens once a year. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Beam me up's time to escape

This past weekend a very tearful Katie was having a problem with me leaving the house for a couple hours.  When I walked out of her room to head downstairs, she yelled "Mommy" and ran over to the stairs, tears streaming down her face and wrapped her arms around me.  I said "Why are you crying?"  The reply may sound familiar to some of you... it was "I dooonn'tttt knoooowwwww."   I chuckled to myself and said to her, "it's okay, I have those days sometimes too."

Here come the hormones!!!!!   Please fasten your seatbelts and keep your hands in until the ride stops....

Thursday, August 05, 2010

No I didn't forget my daughter's birthday....

However, we were on vacation and I did not have internet access.  Well, I did one day, but it was already past her birthday.  We were in the Northwoods of Wisconsin fishing, horseback riding and in general immersing in nature.  With the exception of Katie's DS.  Of course.  See that picture of her with the bunny?  She was in the pen with the bunnies for an hour if not more.  I kept walking away and coming back.  At one point someone asked her if she worked there. LOL  When I walked over to see why she was helping one of the bunnies reach the water bowl.

JC had an interesting time at the wildlife park we went to.  There was a cockatoo, maybe, can't remember, but JC sat down right in front of his cage with his back to him.  The bird came down so it was level with JC.  JC started petting its beak and talking to him.  After a few minutes, JC turned around and stopped paying attention to the bird.  Until the bird said "pretty bird" to him.  Then JC started talking to him again and whistling, which the bird mimicked.  He then tried to eat JC's shirt. LOL  It was quite comical.  JC also made friends with a horse named Tarzan.  He was having a Dr. Doolittle kinda vacation. LOL