Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
shoes just inches from the basket they are meant to be placed in.
Monday, July 26, 2010
and little Alley Brat...
The climb up the stairs always wears the little Monkey out.
As soon as she reaches the top, she has to sit and take a little break, but that never deters her from trying again the next time.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Sanitizing wash, Polysporin and four big boo-boo band-aids later, Monkey is on her way back to being as good as new.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
On the other hand, if I spent the day digging a sewer line, then decided to run out for a bite to eat in sweats and a t-shirt, sweat running down my back, disheveled hair and streaked make-up that I would run into every old boyfriend and their new, gorgeous wives, 150 people that I work with, the guy that was not flirting with me at the country club last weekend and a news crew wanting my personal opinion (live) on the Obama Administration, Health Care Reform and the impact that it will have on those with special needs?
Why? Why? Why?
Saturday, July 10, 2010
The rest of the story requires you to pay a little bit of attention if you choose to follow along...
We went to a great Mexican restaurant where valet parking is usually a smart option and the atmosphere is conducive to a good time.
The night started off with the valet parking.
We paid to valet park five feet from where we dropped our car.
To make it even more humorous, when we were on our way back out, we were in a hurry to catch up with friends, the lady in front of us had lost her valet ticket and although we literally could take a few steps and be at our car, we had to wait and wait and wait for the keys...since we were in an incredible hurry, Chris paid the guy and told him that he would just get the car himself.
It is a very good thing that we were already completely tickled from the events that had just happened, so we had a great sense of humour about the situation.
What occurred just prior to that was beyond hilarious.
Apparently due to the language barrier, our server failed to understand that we needed the bill for the evening split out. The server decided that he was going to split the bill evenly instead of according to who ordered what. A bit ridiculous because some of us had more drinks than others, which upped the bill.
When the server brought the bill, it was split evenly and we all owed (for example) $37.67. As I was finishing off my frozen yummy beverage, I noticed that there was something odd at the bottom of my glass. I took my straw and poked at the bottom hoping beyond all hope that it wasn't what I thought it was. Well, it was what I thought it was, but thank goodness it was on the underside of the glass and not in the glass.
It was a cricket and he apparently had been smooshed on the underside of my glass from the get go.
As I passed the glass off to my girlfriend, I started laughing and just couldn't stop. I was laughing so hard that I was crying and tears were streaming down my face at about the same time the server came back. When he asked if there was anything else that he could remove from our table, I held up the glass and told him that he could remove "this" and pointed.
Blah, blah, blah...next thing you the manager is at our table and tells me that he will take the drink off the bill and I politely reminded the server that I specifically requested that he bring me my dish with "no meat" and that meant "no meat" at all...
He did get my joke and chuckled a bit, from pure relief, I imagine, and took our bills to recalculate them.
He removed my frosty beverage and two frosty beverages from another couples bill because they had already paid at the bar.
When the bills came back Chris and I owed $45.98 and the other couples owed $41.57 and $51.20.
We all sat looking at the bills trying to figure out the Alabama math and just couldn't figure it out. At that point, we were all so tickled and just decided that we needed to leave before they decided to recalculate our bills...again.
There is no telling how much the cost of dinner would have gone up to.
A big thanks to my Mom for watching my children so that we could have a great night out with friends...we needed it and had great reason to celebrate!
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Saturday, July 03, 2010
White girls without make-up tend to send the young and old alike running for their lives...only one little Monkey was brave enough to stay behind with the pale monster...
Water play - pre-pool dye...
post pool dye...ooohhh, the sun was bright...and talk about white girls - yikes, my husband could use more than a golf tan to cover his body!
(As timing would have it, Julien was away for the entire weekend.)
Friday, July 02, 2010
Thursday, July 01, 2010
It was so hot that after a few minutes of walking around the park, Addie crawled up the stairs to the playground platform and laid down in what appeared to be an effort to take a nap.