Monday, October 31, 2011


Is this scary enough for you?


No, how about this?



Still not scared?



I promise they are positively ferocious adorable sharks!

I’m trying to hold off on the scary for as long as I can…Jackson just asked for Frankenstein Legos.  What?

Those guys are itching to get their hands on some candy!  I’ve got to find their buckets.  I hid them on Thursday night after the first party, and now I can’t seem to locate them!  ACK!


Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Since I was a bad blogger this summer, I didn’t share about our trip to the Pirate Museum.  The boys loved it.  Remember their Pirate Party last year?  They love Pirates!  One of their favorite books is David Shannon’s How I Became a Pirate.
We are part of a playgroup here, and they planned an outing the the Pirate Museum.  I didn’t even know there was one.  There is one and it was FUN!
To set the mood, they boys donned their pirate hats on their way there.  Here is Jackson's attempt at a ferocious face.  Keep working on that!
Miller’s Fearsome face!  Even scarier!
When we got there, this was our tour guide.  He had, the clothes, the speech and even the teeth.  Totally authentic!
We got to see some of the scenes of pirate life.  Some were very realistic…
Did you see the rat?  It’s right there on the table.
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Nassau was (and maybe still is) home to lots of pirates.  They say in the museum that the pirates here just wear suits now.
The boys were brave, but it was scary in parts.  Dark and scary.
At the end they weren’t sure if they wanted to pose with this guy or not….
They did great and they loved it in the end!
Maybe they will be pirates for Halloween!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guess What?

We had to wash all our Legos.


Can you guess why?

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Butterbean tinkled on the whole tub of them.


Seriously, he has finally turned a corner with the potty training.  It has been a long road with this one.  There were times when I thought I couldn’t do it any more.  If there was one more dirty pair of underwear, I thought I might just light a match and walk away—it was that bad.

It has taken me a while to write this post because I didn’t want to jinx it.  don’t you hate when you talk about how good your child has been doing and then wham, they go and embarrass you immediately?

He so excited every time he goes #2 in the potty.  I can guarantee I’m more excited than him!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fishin’ on the Dock

Have you ever heard the song Fishin’ In The Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band?  It is a family favorite!  Love it.

We have our own version here at our house.  It’s Fishin’ On The Dock.  Get it?  Clever, right?  I know, I’m lame, but that’s nothing new.

We’ve made a bit of an aquarium right off our dock by sinking some things.  We feed them leftover food and fruit and vegetables.  Fishing in the aquarium is kind of a joke around here.  Sometimes you can pull up fish after fish, but sometimes you get nothing.   

This wasn’t one of those days.  Jackson managed to hook 2 fish that don’t live in the aquarium.  You’ll never guess what they used for bait?

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The first one was a croaker.  Hank was there to inspect it.

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Miller had to inspect as well.  He blocked my shot!


Seconds after this picture was taken, that fish flipped right out of his hand and into the water.


Back at work…

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This was a big ‘un!  Some kind of Jack is what we found out.


Look how proud he is!

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And back he goes!


Until another day…

p.s. They love leftover Wendy’s french fries!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

School Days

Because we were fresh back from our evacu-vacation, starting school was less traumatic than I anticipated.  Since my sister was here, it was also a lot a lot easier!

For me. 

Jackson was pretty nervous, but by that afternoon he was so happy!


Jackson has a bit of a crush on his Kindergarten teacher.  She is just the kind of Kindergarten teacher every child should get, young, pretty and sweet!

Miller wasn’t nervous a bit, he was excited that he was finally getting his turn.


Their uniforms make me happy.  Shorts are their uniform.  Not just a fall/summer thing.  The yellow shirts looked good on the first week.  Now, they are a little dingy.  By the end of the year, they’ll be gray!


Now we are in the thick of it, soccer practice, fall break, and remembering all the forms, money and sports clothes.

The boys both love it. 

I love having a few hours to get things accomplished in the mornings, but I do miss my guys some too.


and my sister!