Monday, July 30, 2012

Right Before My Eyes

This boy is just growing like a weed. 
He is really into hanging with the big kidsDSC_0766
Wearing a bathing suit all day every day.
Climbing, fishing and eating.
He is turning into a big boy right before my eyes.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


So Jackson and Miller have been saying some funny things that I want to remember.
  • When pooping he says, “If I get really angry it will come out, UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”
  • He points to his privates and says, “I gots a tummy ache.”  I say “That’s not your tummy, that’s your privates.”  He says, “I gots a privates ache!”
  • We put him to bed and he says he is thirsty, and we let him have two cups of water.  After we put him to bed his calling and calling my name (generally we try not to go back in), but he sounded very desperate, so I go in.  He says, “I am thirsty!!!!”  I tell him already had two cups and that’s enough.  He says, “Look in my mouth mom, it’s thirsty, AHHHHHH”  I had to give him some
  • He didn’t say this, but—we went to the beach and he is eating part of his PB&J and walks into the water.  I told him to get out of the water, but he doesn’t listen.  About that time he gets a natural consequence of not listening.  A wave gets his sandwich.  He then tries to wring it out!  That boys!
Jackson and Miller are used to asking for everything under the sun and hearing me say, “Your birthday is coming soon, put it on your list.”
So today Jackson looks up and asks me, “Mom, can you get us a butler?” 
Pardon me, let me see if Mr. Belvedere is available to cater to your every whim!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


yes again!  this time it was his lip/mouth and not his chin. 
again he was just playing with Legos when he slipped and fell.
again we are taking it easy inside trying to keep busy without losing our minds.
that’s what happens instead of a scab when you cut the inside of your mouth…he has 2. 
plus this on his chin where his top tooth bit through. can’t really see it because the fat lip is making a shadow, but it is there!
again thankful that it wasn’t worse.

Friday, July 20, 2012


Warning picture overload!
These boys are always working on some kind of trick or another.  Fortunately they are strong and we have managed to stay (mostly) in one piece despite their never ending dare devil tricks.
Miller is trying to learn how to surf and skim board—on a boogie board.  He has no desire to use a boogie board in the manner in which it was intended!
Jackson is trying to learn how to do a flip into the ocean. 
The pictures speak for themselves, so I’ll let you be the judge as to whether or not he was successful. 
This went on for half an hour or longer.  He never gave up or complained.
After all that he is not ready to go home for dinner.
It’s another beautiful hot and humid day here, so we’re off to the beach to practice our tricks!
Next up kite boarding!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Kingfishers are a bird that is pretty common here on our island home.  I had never seen them before, so it has been interesting to get to see them pretty close up.  We often see them fishing in the shallow water right out our back door.  I believe that they live and nest somewhere close by because they are pretty easily found out our backdoor.

Most of the time we don’t actually see them catch very much.  Sometimes my crew is rambunctious.  (Did you already know that?)

The other day as we were heading out the door to go fishing and I had my camera with me.  Just as I was about to open the door, Jackson saw the Kingfisher right off our back steps.  Since we have hurricane proof glass we didn’t scare this one off.

Check this out


walking along with the comb up…


walking with the comb down…


checking out something on the fence….


and he got it!  a lizard lost it’s life.


now he has to get that whole wiggly thing down… blech!


look at his throat!  whenever I eat lizard it goes straight to my hips!




and he goes right back to walking around with his comb up…


do you think he can feel the lizard wiggling in his tummy?DSC_0590

then we went fishing…………



we didn’t catch anything.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One down 19 more

His permanent teeth are literally pushing the baby ones out.  Two more loose ones are on their way out.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Aunt Chele

Michele was able to come spend 10 days with us and we were so happy to have her here.  She spoils adores the boys, helps a ton and is such an easy “guest” to have.
Best of all she is coming back soon!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Part Fish

Miller is getting really daring with his swimming.  It is so nice to see because when we started swimming again he was skee-red!
Clingy, crying, the whole works!
Now it is jumping, spinning, cannon balling and generally being fearless!
There have been many instances where I’ve said that he is part monkey, part beaver.  He is also part fish!
I bet he will have gills before the summer is over!
A monkeybeaverfish is a cute animal!