Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lemonade Stand

Téa was prepping Avery on how to ask for payment.  She made sure that she didn't just say "50 cents".  It had to be, "And. . . that'll be 50 cents." She also kept coaching her saying, "People equal Money, Aves." I just started laughing, Avery just stayed confused. And please note that they both had to make a sign; the exact same sign. Avery signed hers in case you weren't sure which was hers.
. . .and here are the fruits of their labors, of course.

Friday, August 15, 2008

More from Lagoon

Another great time with the Hillmans.  We stayed until the park closed and we could have kept going.  
Turns out, both girls are little dare devils.  The park wasn't very busy so we were able to get little Avery on the big kid rides with no problem.  Here she is so proud to go on her first real roller coaster.

Téa was feeling pretty cool and grown up.  She said she wanted to go on Colossus even though there were two loops.  I was the one to take her on it.  As the coaster clicked its way up to the top before the first drop, I looked over and saw her doing breathing exercises and shaking her hands (which she only does when she is super nervous.) It was only then that I second-guessed my decision to take a 6 year old on the ride.  I had a little bad-parent panic moment until I heard her hysterically laughing through the loops.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lagoon with the Hillmans

Eden is screaming.  More photos later. . .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Oh Yes He Did.

Friday was my special day. . . my "Queen Day." In bed I was brought up a huge red-wrapped box. I was so so excited. The girls had to go get a knife to open it. I was totally baffled and Ben just sat there in silence. I finally got the box open and could barely make out that there was something gold packed underneath all of the pink packing peanuts. Seriously. What on Earth.

All I had to see was the back half of the shoes when I had finally realized. I just collapsed back on the bed in hysterics.

Are you kidding me right now? Are you kidding me!!!

In the box were my tennis shoes from 1993 when I was a junior in high school. They were my volleyball shoes. I pathetically still had them when Ben and I got married. He hated them and unaffectionately called them my "Dodgeballs." They were so old but I kept saying they were fine.

He begged me to get rid of them. I didn't.
He pleaded with me. I didn't.
He made fun of me. I didn't.
He sat me down and tried to reason with me. I didn't.

So, for his birthday, he got himself and me a pair of running shoes.
Needless to say, my Dodgeballs mysteriously disappeared out of my closet over a year ago. I just assumed he took it into his own hands to discard them.

Oh but no.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Avery started kindergarten today.  Téa started school last week so Avery asked her to walk her to the bus with a special request to hold her hand.  Unlike Téa last year, Avery didn't mind all of the picture-taking.