Monday, August 25, 2008

For Colleen...


I saw Colleen this morning and she reminded me I had not updated the blog lately.....so this one is for you Colleen!

Lots of things going on with the start of school. One thing NOT happening are naps for the Mermaid! The "Empress" as we sometimes call her...has decided that she does not want to take naps in Pre K class. Well, this makes for a very long afternoon and evening because as Daddy says, "how come we adopted the silliest girl from China?". So, after coming in and sitting in my classroom after school today, look who fell asleep?????

Aunt Kerri came in to chat and when the Mermaid woke up...she was not very happy about being "stuck" in that position for about a half hour. Can we say cranky???

She is playing with The Pirate and is happy for now. We will see how she is in an hour.

Wish us luck!!!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Go Away Fay!!!!!

Thank goodness Fay decided to be nice and remain a tropical storm. She came ashore early this morning south of us....Everglades City. However, it is nailing the eastern part of our county where Daddy's school is. It is not too bad outside right now. You can hear the wind howl and the rain coming down hard. There was a 52 MPH wind gust recorded...that is it. It could be worse... We just lost our electric for maybe...5 seconds and it came back on. So, all is good for now. The kids have pulled just about every toy they have out and the Mermaid continues to turn on and off every light she can! Nothing changes.....

I stepped out onto the front porch to record the storm. No one was harmed in the making of this movie...ha ha!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day of School....

Our new school clothes

The Pirate off to First Grade!!! Eating breakfast with my new Pre K friends!!!





The Pirate started First grade and The Mermaid started Pre K today! All went smoothly. The Mermaid had fun playing her with her new friends and didn't want to take a nap...which is usual for her. She fussed at first and then fell asleep. Her day went very well....

The Pirate likes his new teacher and has friends in his class...including the Superstar! They had Art for their special today.....The Pirate had his Mommy as his teacher!!!! He was well behaved during class. We will see how it goes...

Dismissal was crazy as usual. The day went well otherwise. The older children talked a lot about Hurricane Charley ( 2002) and how they were concerned about Fay approaching. The weather did start to make a turn for the worse as we left for home. School has been cancelled for tomorrow... it is wait and see at this point about the storm.

We're Hunkering Down for Fay!!!!!

For those of you who follow our blog and do not know were we live.....Well, we are the "H" or 8 AM Tue line!!!!!!
The Mermaid will experience her first Tropical Storm/Hurricane. The Pirate was two years old when we experienced Hurricane Charley. That was a VERY strong storm compared to Fay. She just won't make up her mind as to where she wants to go.
We have the shutters on the house, water and food for a couple of days. We learned from Charley...you really need to do this! I just pray we don't lose power for a week again. It is 90 plus degrees outside today!
We all went to school for the first day today...who knows how many days we will be off??? I guess only Fay knows.....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Pretty Princess

Mommy and Daddy are back to work. So, the Pirate went and spent the day with his Uncle and played soccer and Legos. The Mermaid went to her friend Abby's house to swim and play dress up. Doesn't she look pretty????? She was very good for Jaime and had a lot of fun. I explained everything to her and she didn't cry when I left for work...she said "bye bye Ma Ma" and waved. She did ask about me a couple times during the day...and Jaime assured her I would be coming to get her. Oh! She picked up a new word from Abby...Yeah! If you asked her a question...she would just shake her head yes. Now, she answers me! It is very cute....

Update on the Pirate's tooth...it is still in his mouth. He's working on it!

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Day of Firsts....

Here is The Pirate's exciting "first" news today...


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Another First...

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Listen to what the mermaid has to say......

Friday, August 1, 2008

More swimming today....


The Pirate...or should I call him "Hot Dog"???? He is not only swimming without his vest... He is also touching the bottom with his hands and doing front somersaults in the water!




My little fish.....

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Quiet Morning....


They both got up way too early and crawled into bed with me...don't they look sweet?