August 26th – I took the kids to the botanical gardens. We go about 4 times a year. It was pretty sad to see so many of the flowers dying, just means that summer is ending. It was still beautiful and I took some amazing pictures.
August 27th – I went to the park with Sheress and the kids. We got there early and had the park mostly to ourselves except for some pita (pain in the ass) kid who decided to purposely spill his Red Bull drink all over the tunnels. Who gives their 11 year old Red Bull anyway? There is just as much sugar and caffeine if not more than soda. My son and Sheress son aren’t as close as I would want them to be but I am still holding out hope that they turn out to be good friends.
August 28th – I took the kids to Borders. I really needed to get my new Amy Knapp’s Family Organizer. It really is the best. I let the kids pick out a book each every time we go. My son always picks from the Bargain bins (I love that). Border does have some awesome Bargain bins. I do a lot of my Christmas shopping through them for the kids on my list. With 18 kids under the age of 18 to buy for you really need to spend wisely.
The book he picked was an Elmo book and had finger puppets. I have been the audience to many finger puppet shows this weekend as you can imagine.
August 29th – We spent some time at the library where we checked out a small book shelf worth. I Read all of them 3 times and played some games with the kids. My son has been wanting to open up a manicure kit I have in my bedroom because he thinks the gloves are like boxing gloves. Wii and boxing are his favorite things at the moment. I told him the hot pink gloves are for my hands but he wore them and punched his Power Ranger punching bag for about 10 minutes. Whatever keeps him busy for a while is fine with me.
August 30th – We did some food shopping in the morning and then we got the car washed at the $5.00 car wash in town. This was their second trip through it and my daughter was a little nervous. To read more or to see a small video head on over here.
August 31st – Today when I walked onto the deck there was a small white butterfly on it’s back. I put it on the table and took some pictures of it walking around. Goddess asked to hold it. She was so gentle and sweet with it made me think about getting her a pet for about 2 seconds. I loved watching her face as she told me it was tickling her or that she was not going to drop it. She must have held it for about 15 minutes before putting it down. She asked about it all day. I hope it eventually got its strength back and moved on.
Love’s like a butterfly as soft and gentle as a sigh – Dolly Parton
God saw an Angel standing there! And He gave you all his love to share amongst the rest of us. His greatness from above.
My son was 3 months shy of 1 year old in this picture. It was the end of March in 2004 and it was still quite cold out. I was amazed that I was a stay at home mom and loving that he was becoming more fun. This was his first park. It is only about 10 minutes from my house and only had a swing and a small slide but I loved letting him experience it.
It thought he was the cutest baby I ever saw with his big, round cheeks and big brown eyes. I am sure that under the microscope you would be able to see a permanant kiss mark on his forehead and cheeks because I STILL (5 years later) can’t stop kissin him.
My kids are both so amazing for different reasons. My son, is more like me. He is loyal, sensitive and quiet. He feels things deeply and you don’t really know what is going on behind his eyes. You have to really pull information from him because he is very shy and uncertain in his abilities. We are so similar that it is frigtening. Then there is my daughter….
She is a total scene stealer, extremely funny, very personable, knows how to wrap people around her finger for her own evil doing by knowing just what the other person does or doesn’t want to hear depending on her desired effect, is she so like my husband.