Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Phew...that's done. Now, I've got some "unpublished" and out-dated blog posts to publish! (See, I haven't just been slacking on my posts...I have just been "drafting" until now!)
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
The papers! Wow! So they only come home twice a week in a white envelope to be signed and returned to class the next day, but I've only just begun to digest what all has taken place throughout the week, what's about to take place in the coming weeks, etc. There's sort of a parent's newsletter that is distributed, a "check list" of things that the school or class needs: money for pizza Fridays (I can do that!), mandatory supplies, forms to be filled out. Gasp! Screech! Apply the brakes!!!
So...we're all exhausted. Once loaded in the car when picked up, Dominic falls asleep within 5 minutes and is OUT until arriving home. This usually creates an "attitude" that we don't see too often. The crankiness is outrageous! Hopefully this with resolve itself in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for another exciting week!....
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The kids had a blast...and most of them had a splash! If you remember, back on my first day of the SAHM Trials, Donovan and I scoped this place out and reserved it for this special day. It was fantastic. The weather was gorgeous. Couldn't have asked for a better day (...well I'd prefer Saturday, but the party area was booked). Between Tio Phil, Grandma Gertie and myself, we were sure to get some great photos. I'm sure Tia Kristie got some too, if you check out her blog! (hint, hint Tia!). Miss Bianca had 2 games today in her soccer tourney so she came by with the rest of the gang in between her morning victory and her next game going for the Championship! Glad they could come by for a bit. For all who came out, we thank you for having fun with us and celebrating Donovan's 2nd Birthday.
Can you imagine how many toys he has
to "test" before finding the noisiest one?
Some photos taken by Tio Phil:
(photos not of original quality)
And more photos from Grandma Gertie:
Saturday, August 11, 2007
The Reunion took place aboard the Delta King in Old Sacramento. Nice venue, but a heck of a walk to get there - not fun walking cobblestone streets and wooden-planked sidewalks in dressy shoes! We parked in the parking garage, where a stench was evident throughout. I couldn't wait to breathe fresh air! The gathering consisted of about 75 alumni with their guests. No dinner was served, but they did have delicious appetizers (I'd spell "hors'deurves", but I only scored 87% in spelling, per previous post) and scrumptious dessert. The audio was horrible, as we couldn't understand the announcer, DJ or hear the sound from the "Senior Film" they played. Yep, we're party poopers and just gawked at people. One noticeable alum was a gentleman who everyone knew as the "LSD-acid dropper" who looked like a hippy back in his heyday...heck he still does! Would you believe this guy is a professor at Cornell University and traveled all the way from the East Coast for this lovely event? His attire tonight was quite the fashion statement: navy collared shirt, black shorts with a belt, black ankle socks and Tevas. Yep, still a hippy!
So where do bats and skunks come in? As soon as we "jumped ship" from the Reunion, we smelled a strong odor of a skunk as we walked to the parking garage. Ewww! At the parking garage, remember, was this other unique stench. We figured it out.... Bat guano! There were tons of bats flittering about crevices of this parking garage, most likely having a meal of the insects lurking about the lights. Gross, gross, gross. Their squeaks, their fast mobility and the fact that they're blind, just doesn't settle well with me. Back in the safety of our car, we proceeded toward the freeway, when we encountered yet another skunk. A baby one! Sure, the river was close by, but this smelly creature was definitely heading the wrong direction! A skunk in the city will never survive! Glad he stayed on the overpass' sidewalk.
We picked the boys up from Rudy's parents. Once we hit the main road back home, they were both OUT like a light. Here's Dominic dead asleep...notice his hand? How does he do that?
Friday, August 10, 2007
My baby boy has a birthday today. He's the big TWO! Seems like it was only last summer that he entered this world. Yet, it was 2 summers ago! I remember clearly, sitting at home anticipating the day of his arrival. My leave of absence from work left me on the couch in front of the TV watching The Price is Right, old Family Feud shows, reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, or The Discovery Channel episodes of A Birth Story, Birth Day, Bringing Home Baby or Make Room for Baby. I cried my eyes out at ANY of these shows. Well, okay, just those few sappy, girly-hormonal shows. When I had enough, I flipped over to watch Ellen DeGeneres' show....she's hilarious!
August 10th, 2005 was a special day. It was the day that my routine appointment turned into a few steps over to the hospital for an unscheduled C-section. Heck, why not? No one else was in need of these doctors during the 2:00 to 3:00 hours and Donovan couldn't figure out which way was out. Hence, he was pryed from under my ribs and out into this world into a freezing cold operating room. I made a slideshow for his First Birthday last year (and have yet to order it). Turn on your sound, sit back and reminisce with me, won't you? (tissues optional)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Tios Amezcua and Cousins Matthew and Kalyn came over to help us celebrate. We missed the Six Pack, as Bianca's soccer team played in a tournament all weekend. They got to come later though. (The Land Park Rage got 3rd Place! WAY TO GO BIANCA!!!!)
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Playdates used to be associated with "Stay At Home Moms". They were small get-togethers for moms to have some adult interaction while their kids wore themselves out playing together. Well NOT NO MORE!!!! Yes, playdates are now going to the dogs!
Roxy had a playdate this evening with Gertie. She was excited to go. It was her first time. We met at Gertie's favorite dog park - a place full of wonderful odors and happy tails to gather. Balls were flying everywhere, noses were exploring the surroundings. I've never seen so many happy dogs together, and on their best behavior I might add!
Friday, August 3, 2007
I wanted to share some other special birthdays that have recently taken place:
Happy Birthday TODAY to the San Diego Zoo's newest Giant Panda. Congrats to Momma Bai Yun! Also, Happy 2nd Birthday to Su Lin (August 2)
Happy Birthday (on the 1st) to Savannah, Benjamin, Ethan and Andrew Steece. Proud parents Joe and Suz have the world praying for them and their 4 miracles.
Happy Birthday to the Quintuplets born on July 31st. The Wilkinson miracle babies made it to 34 weeks gestation and they are doing awesome! Momma had approximately 21.5 lbs of Kassidy, Kaydence, Kyndall, Rustin, and Ryder in her!
Stay tuned for these quad-families due ANY day: The Burkett's and The Malone's.