Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
On to our day of firsts...
Our pediatrician has inquired about the Nuggets Crayon use. Well that's an easy one.. zero.. she's too young. Not according to the doc. They say that crayons are non-toxic and worse case scenario she will have colorful poops. I'm all about personal growth, and strong fine motor skills so I purchased some today. I placed her in her chair. Removed a shiny orange crayon and demonstrated what to do with it. I gave it to her and she tapped it on the paper...
Also I was told that I needed to introduce her to a cup... it took her months to learn how to drink out of a straw cup, but she did a fantastic job with a regular cup...
Because she wasn't feeling well she let me rock her to sleep tonight.. that is the first time in the whole 15 months of her life that she has ever done that. It almost brought me to tears. It's an emotional day can you tell? Somedays the Lord hits me with TONS of reasons to be thankful... today was one of those days.
Today I am thankful for:
The blog. This is not an overly successful blog... people read it, sometimes they comment, but for the most part you could probably get the same info., on my facebook page. But, at the end of the day it means something to have a space where I can share my life with people. It is my greatest desire for you to share yours with me.
I have 2 girls that are healthy and happy. I have memorized their scents, recalled the moment they each stepped into my life, held them while they cried, and wondered EvErYdAy since they came into this world how I got to be so lucky. God has given me gifts in this life that I could never hope to repay him for, more importantly he gave me a gift beyond this life.
I have a husband who supports me 100% no matter what the endevaor. Ask me and I'll tell you that I can do anything, but sometimes it's not there... the hubs always backs me up. He works until he is dead on his feet, and still makes Sugar Mama's games, or uses his final ounces of energy to help any way he can. He changed my world...
I am insanely blessed...Love to you all..
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Here is the "Jellyfish" that the hubs caught.. the one who doesn't sting and we ultimately handicapped because we listened to the lifeguard. Isn't it pretty?
Here is Sugar Mama fishing off the pier. For 2 days we spend HoUrS fishing off this pier and not OnE time did we take a picture off of it.
Here she is proudly displaying her bait fish. We caught 3 big fish with the fish she caught. We have no pictures of those fish because they broke my line EvErY TiMe!!!!!
The Hubs caught this one.. we threw him back.
The hubs also caught this one... the "Zebra" fish as Sugar mama dubbed him. We threw him back too.
This is the view from our balcony.
The Nugget and Sugar Mama watching the Lighting of the Torches... an awesome show every night at 7 with dancers and all.
Today is our last full day here.. why is that when you are waiting for vacation the days drag on endlessly, but when you are actually here, you blink your eyes and the trip is done. It's like being pregnant for what feels like 4 years and the first 9 months of a child's life is so quick you are reeling just to catch up.
I discovered this week that I really like to fish... well I like to fish for big fish, and I most enjoy it when said fish are cooperative and stay on my line. This did not happen on this trip, but maybe next time. The girls were wonderful while we spent those hours on the pier, so maybe next time they can help even more.
I also already knew that I am super sensitive to light... especially here where the reflection of the sun off the white sand is blinding. This is why if I am ever outdoors you will see me wearing a pair of sunglasses. The problem is that here; after a lot of sun, you look like a raccoon. It's really funny.
Also, did you know you can use a towel as a broom when needed? No? Well you can, it works on muffin crumbs at least. The nugget is a wealth of education opportunities.
It's just after 8:00 here.. and we're going to the beach to enjoy our last full day here... I also need to buy a souvenier for M & M (the neice), I found the BeSt shirt for Bigi (the nephew), so here's to sitting beach side, shopping and having some one else prepare your meals. :O) Might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
Today I am thankful for:
Also a very special thanks should go to the twin. Right now she has been at my house everyday for 4 days taking care of Dooley. She and M & M are jems and I'm sure he greatly appreciates it. I know we do. It's such a wonderful feeling to know that we have family members and friends that we can count on at a moments notice. Love to you all.