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August 25th – Where the hell was my camera?
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
She is not just visually beautiful what makes her really beautiful is her crazy, playful side. I love her crazy faces. She cracks me up and I pray that she is always remembers her playfulness.
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I took my kids to the zoo this week. While there I asked them if they wanted to go on the carousel. My daughter did not hesitate. Like everything she was gung ho, knew exactly what she wanted to ride and couldn’t wait until we walked onto it. Once there someone picked her up and strapped her in while I assisted my son. I don’t know if it was because a stranger picked her up or if the giraffe was really just too big for her but she wanted off and she wanted off bad. My son also had never been on a ride at 5 years old and I really wanted him to try it. She was telling me she was scared in one ear and I was talking to her about everything being ok while trying to tell my son exactly what was going to happen. We are going to go in a circle, music is going to play and your cougar is going to go up and down.
She was begging me to take her off and I just kept telling her it was find and that I wouldn’t let her go but I really wanted to enjoy the ride because of my son.
When the ride started they were both very quiet. Her giraffe didn’t move up and down thankfully because while holding her on, I was holding him on as he went up and down. I took this picture very quickly so that we had one of her on the carousel.
When the ride ended my son really wanted to go on again but I couldn’t put her on again and we were alone. He was nervous to put him on himself so I promised him the next time he would get to ride twice. I hope my little one eventually loves rides. It was a great day and I enjoyed running around with them.