Tuesday, June 30, 2009
10. Drinking lots of coffee-from tiny little cups.
9. Experiencing the wildlife. I swam or stood in the ocean next to sea turtles!8. Experiencing the exotic plants-I have a little jungle rash from our mini golf game-and on that note let's just say that hills on mini golf courses should ALWAYS equal a par 4 or 5-sometimes 6:) 7. Not having to cook, clean or wipe bums!
6. Sports of all types and a few that Darrell and I were good at-go Bocce ball!
4. Soft serve ice cream twice a day.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today's post will be for my Father, even though I have a wonderfully smashing husband who is an excellent father to our wildly rambunctious children-I will save that post for another day.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I also love when someone else laughs REALLLLy hard.
Even better is when you are laughing REALLLLY hard.
Last night all of the above happened for Jackson and I.
Oh why did I not have my camera handy?
Last night Jackson and Darrell went out onto the front porch to watch the lightning in the distance. They both called me out there so excited to see a humongous fat frog on the sidewalk.
Told Darrell, "I'll give you $5.00 of my blow money if you pick it up."
Darrell walked up like he was actually going to do it.
I wasn't sweating-I knew he wouldn't
Jackson cheered him on
He got closer
I started to worry that I might lose that $5
Then he chickened out, "I'll do it if you get me some gloves"
"you'll lose your $5, but I will get those gloves"
I run to fetch the gloves, relieved that I didn't lose my blow money:)
Darrell, skirts around and yelps in a high pitched voice
Jackson folds over laughing
I start chuckling
and finally he picks up the blue ribbon frog.
I shout "don't get that near me-it is going to pee"
Jackson laughs even harder and I join in
Then it happens
Like a 40 pound excited dog it pees everywhere
A huge stream coming down and splashing off the sidewalk
Onto Darrell's feet and legs
Now the hysterical laughing commences.
I thought we might wake the neihbors.
Ahh laughing until the urination (at least until the frog does:)
P.S. don't worry about Darrell's feet-a little known fact about him that you may not know is that he washes those things EVERY night before bed.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Oh, and the other benefit of Jackson learning is that he wants Darrell right next to him the whole time. I can't tell you how funny it is to see Darrell working up a sweat jogging 3 miles an hour in sandals:)
I went to a motor museum last week with my residents and they had on display a 1950ish Fiat minivan-how fun and it is even BLUE! It looked about the same size that we all crammed into in Spain too:) Just kidding on that, but it did have 3 rows.
So here is the red part of the summer fun. Darrell had 4 softball games one weekend so I stayed home with the kids for 2 of them and we decided to have a little fun. We don't have a pool so I found the next best thing:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
One was for FREE CHOCOLATE
and one was for free Hot Dogs (ok so I don't like hot dogs, but if they are free I will feed them to my family).
I was pretty excited about these until Darrell comes in from outside and nearly throws away the FREE chocolate coupon.
Me: Why would you throw that away?
Darrell: We never buy candy
Me: That is because it is never FREE. Do not throw that away it is FREE and it is CHOCOLATE and did I mention that it is FREE?
Darrell: Ok, (in a very confused, but relenting voice)
Later I go to Darrell and say: "Can I tell you something in a funny and not threatening way"
Darrell says hesitantly "OK"
Me: Never tell a woman at anytime (ahem-especially certain times) that you are going to throw away her free chocolate.
Darrell laughs and agrees that this will never happen again.
So today friends I will be going to buy my free chocolate with a big happy smile on my face.
Oh and if you want free chocolate you can go to the mars and m&ms website and they give it away every Friday!