Happy Birthday Mom!!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Aidan was talking with me a while back about what you can do when you grow up. He has all sorts of ideas about what he wants to "be" when he grows up. Well, my favorite part was when we got to Grandma and Grandpa and were talking about retirement. Interesting topic for a 5 year old...clearly a difficult concept to understand :) He had just gotten done telling me he was going to be a professional hunter/fisherman when a light bulb went off..No, he said this:
"OH MOM! I am not going to WORK when I grow up. I am just going to retire when I grow up." The kid is a genius...I would love to just retire! So here is my future retired fisherman and his veterinarian sister:
Monday, April 23, 2012
After a long weekend of NO TV?! Yes our dear satellite tv suffered the consequences of a stupid storm that came through...no fear...we should be back to sanity today :) Have I ever mentioned how completely dependent I am on our TV? Well I am. Not just for mindless watching (though that is quite fabulous...just being honest), but for background noise. Whew. Let me tell you how that made for a long weekend!! Ha. Just kidding. Sort of. So anyways, I was doing my morning check in with People magazine and saw these awesome photos of child stars all grown up. These are some of the shows I LOVED and it's funny to see where they are now.
All of the pics are from People.com
First? Mayam Bialik...we all know how much I adore The Big Bang Theory and let's all be honest and admit that we all LOVE Amy Farafaller. She is awesome on that show. I personally loved Blossom times a million, but my girl was Six. Maybe it's because we both talk the same speeds :)
You can't forget Clarissa Explains It All, right??? A little Melissa Joan Hart for you:
Someone stop them. It is not even funny anymore. It is sad. It is not art. It is not "making a statement." You look like fools. That is all :) I just think People should give fair warning before I click on through Star Tracks and am faced with that kind of brain-bleaching material. Be forewarned. There is a lot of Gaga and Minaj on People today!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Saturday afternoon we arrived in Starkville, MS. Chad hadn't been back since he graduated...let's just say that has been a while :) I had never been so it was a blast. The Mississippi State campus is so pretty! I must say I was pleasantly surprise...yup, I am one of THOSE people that make fun of the dirty South. But now I have to take it back because I LOVE the South :)The football stadium:Aidan's favorite spot, the statue of Bully the Bulldog (well I think that is what he is called...like 99% sure)...
Oooh can you see my nose is peeling now??? NICE I tell ya! Thought I would share that while Elin and I hung out in the car for Aidan to make his 19th bathroom run of the day
Chad, Cookie and Mark
And of course, the famous The Little Dooey
Excellent BBQ and Chad swears by their sauce. He LOVES it. We were out of there the next morning. Quick trip, but so fun. We hope to go down again sometime soon!! Okay, whew, finally all vacation photos are off my dang camera. That only took like forever...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A little better:We have a few that turned out decent. Hey, it only took us almost two years to have a family picture taken with Elin. Poor girl.
Here are the kids enjoying the pooltime at the house...I cannot stress how awesome it was to have our our pool and not share our space with anyone else :)
The view from our room:
Pretty crappy, huh?? I did NOT want to leave.
Okay let's take an ADD turn to dinner time. The kids (and my) favorite place to eat: Fudpucker's. It was a blast. The first time we went we were there for hours...the second time? The same.
Aidan's favorite part was of course, Gator Beach
Enjoying their new drink "carriers" AKA ridiculous koozies for grown ups, but our kids thought they were awesome so we bought them :)
Writing on the walls per the tradition
Oh yes. It was interesting. And so much fun. That's right. All the cool adults held alligators...certain scaredy's staying inside:
I couldn't believe how soft the gator was??? I don't know what I expected, but not THAT. I love the concerned look on Gwen's face and mine:
All the kids joined in of course (well besides Elin...and for some reason I do not have a picture of Eli and the gator, but he did it too!) Olivia:
After swamp boating? Back at the pool of course!
The Three Amigos
The Crap Trap right across the street from the house!!
So like I said, we had a blast. We will definitely go again next year. After Destin we headed over to Starkville, MS for some MSU fun. I will post those pics tomorrow!