Sunday, May 31, 2009

Update on Bite...

The swelling has come down completely. You can really see where the bite is (the swelling was so could not see it!). I think we are on the mend...YEAH!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Spider Bite!!!!

The Mermaid woke up like this today. It got worse as the day progressed. The doctor looked her over and determined it was a bite. So, we are on Benadryl and an antibiotic just in case. She iced it tonight. We will keep watching it.

Of course, The Pirate informed us his eye hurts too!!!!! Nothing Mommy's kisses can't fix. The Mermaid is another story. ...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Thank you to all those who have and do serve our country. I am very proud I have family members who chose to serve their country.

I remember my grandfather and my TuTu who are buried together in Arlington. My grandfather served in the Navy. It is my hope that we can take The Pirate and The Mermaid to visit with them soon... so, they may understand the importance of today and family.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


The season is over....

The Mets played with 6 kids today. The other team had 8. We are very proud of them!!!!!The Pirate got hit in the chin with the ball during the 2nd inning playing at the pitchers mound... Lost a little of his Mo-Jo after that. He hit very well and was a good sportsman to the end. I think this was the best game they played all season.

Congrats to the Phillies....There is always next year....

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Top Tooth

The Pirate lost his first top tooth this morning getting into the car for school. Tooth fairy is going BROKE!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Slide FUN!

I think you can see his tonsils!!!!!!!
Thanks Christi for the pictures!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Busy Weekend

Looking for the pot of gold or as the Pirate said, "the Hallmark store!" Uggh...WEBKINZ!

The Pirate swimming...
The Pirate sliding...
The Pirate squirting his sister and The Mermaid squirting ME!!!!!

I love snow cones!
The Pirate eating cookie cake...YUMMY!!!!

We had such a busy weekend! It started with a beautiful rainbow...a double one! It was hard to get the whole thing in one picture. But trust could see the whole thing.

The Pirate had his last game on Friday night. They played really well. They finished the season 8 wins and 5 loses. So, things look good for the tournament. NOT SO FAST..... Saturday we get to the field at 11 am..HOT HOT HOT!!!!! Kids overheated, puking on the field. One kid goes home. Not so good. Plus, one player quit after the Friday game, two players moved to New York and one had a birthday party planned ahead of time. Our kids played with 5 players and one is in a cast!!!!! Usually the Pirate hits 3 times in a game...well, he hit 6 times. I must say, he is hitting very well. Plus, he would pinch run for the player in the cast. Those 4 kids in the infield played their BUTTS OFF!!!! At one time, The pirate played 3 rd base and shortstop at the same time!!!! Of course, they lost...21-20. They have one more game on Wednesday. If they lose, they are officially done. If they win, they keep playing. So, GO METS!!!!!!

Aunt Staci came over to "play" as The Mermaid called it while Mommy and Daddy went to cousin Samantha's wedding. It was very nice. It was good to see Daddy's family... as it has been a while. Congratulations Samantha and Marc!

Today, we had Caitlin and Zach's 9 1/2 birthday party. It was a pool party. The kids had a lot of fun with the pool, the water slide, snow cone machine, food, beach name it! The Mermaid had her first snow cone. She loved it and got mad at Daddy because he finished hers off. (she went to swim!) The Pirate is such a fish... He has become a very good swimmer. Thanks for inviting us Caitlin and Zach...Happy Birthday!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Eat Mor Chikin!

YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Chick-fil-A finally opened up the street. It is the first one in our town. It was not too busy...we went just before the dinner rush. While we were eating, the cows were outside and it was thundering and lightening. The kids were afraid they would get struck by a bolt. They were happy when they came in and the cows came in to play with the kids. It was really raining hard and The Mermaid said to me "the sky is farting"... She says some funny things!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Field Day Rocks!

Daddy and The Pirate

Action shot on the obstacle course...he is OK!

Gettin' wet for the team!

Working as a team.
Dunking a TEACHER! WHAT???? He did hit the target....

The sack race sure looks hard...

The Superstar and class playing Duck Duck SPLASH!

YEAH!!!! We win!!!!!!

The Pirate had Field day at school. Daddy took the ENTIRE day off to hang out with The Pirate. He came to visit his classroom, have lunch and have FUN! He was even able to go visit The Mermaid in her class.

The kids had a great time with all the activities. Like, duck duck SPLASH!, sack races, obstacle course, dunk tank and tug-o-war. The Pirate's class came in 2nd place in the tug-o-war. YEAH!!!! They sure are strong! It was very hot (bad). However, The Pirate said the best part of the day was hanging out with his Dad. So cute....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We are a Multi-Cultural Family

Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! The Pirate made maraca's and a hat at school today. He is a very "festive" kid.....

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day

May Day 2008 we received and signed the LOA (letter of Acceptance) for The Mermaid's adoption. We were all soooo excited to see that paper!!!!!
WOW! I can't believe it has been a year already.