Let me introduce you to Nick's hero: Kelli. The unthinkable happened Friday, the kids where swimming in the pool and I was sitting at the picnic table on the phone when Nicholas reached for a toy and fell into the pool! Kelli grabbed Nick and he grabbed her and with out a sound she held his head out of the water and tried to swim back to the steps. I jumped in clothes and shoes on and Kelli says to me its okay I got him! Nick was not half as scared as I was and Kelli saw that I was crying while hugging and kissing them both, she pulls away and says Mom you need to pull it together. (This is something I tell the kids all the time when they are falling apart)
Tyrene gave Kelli an award from the Red Cross (which Kelli proudly displays in her room) for saving Nicholas the day he fell into the pool.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
WOW! What a Wednesday, Jen and I stepped it up a notch and walked 4 miles in just over an hour in the morning and walked another 2 miles tonight while the kids where at AWANA! Talk about jumping into our fit and trim program. Our 2 day total is 9 miles, 5 blisters, 2 friends on their way to "skinny jeans".
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
|What Nicole Means|
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
Jen and I have talked all summer about starting to walk around the neighborhood to lose some of our "summer" weight. Jen who has 3 days practice was all set the morning while I dragged my @$$ over to her house. She has lightweight workout clothes while I had on terry cloth sweets and sneakers I did know I owned. So off we go with our walking companions Nick and Molly. I thought how hard could a mile be in 95 degree weather...... Well we did 3 miles in less then an hour and I was sweating in places I didn't know I had! I still don't know if the sweet was from the exercise or from the fact we where baking outside. Doesn't matter, we are hitting the trail tomorrow morning in our quest to be fit and trim.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Even though Fay is not a hurricane yet she has dropped tons of water and wind, here is the back yard right past the fence, and the pool area. We have not gotten to much water in the front yard as the back, but the wind has really started to pick up.
This is the street in front of the house, not so bad. No school again tomorrow due to all the flooding in our county.
Monday, August 18, 2008
All 3 wanted to wear their school t-shirts for the first day! Sal got manatee money for using his listening ears all day. Kelli had 2 pages filled out in her poetry book. Vinny loved his class all around. So a great first day had by all! We hope all our friends had a great first day too!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Crystal and I took the kids to Chuck E Cheese Thursday for our last summer outing. The kds had alot of fun and Chuck E entertained them for hours! I bent wrong and have been in a ton of pain since! I guess Chuck wasn't so nice to me. Thanks to Crystal who has been taking care of me Thursday and Friday!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The distance between you and I
Monday, August 11, 2008
Crystal (http://crystalplus3.blogspot.com/ ) and I had dinner for our shared August birthdays (Her 9th, Me 11th) Saturday night to kick off a fun birthday weekend. Sunday, Tyrene (http://tyandj.blogspot.com) had a barbque birthday party for me and set up a pool for the kids.
Her friend Ashley brought over her children who spent the day making friends with my gang.
Monday, Mom and I took the kids to Lion Country Safari. All the animals where up and roaming around. The rhinos and zebras passed in front of our car. And a ram almost "rammed" us! The kids got to feed some goats and sheep,
and the giraffes. Nana had to show the how first!
Before we could leave we had to ride the Lions!