Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Monday, June 29, 2009

Crocodile Dock Sunlight Style!

Our week at Sunlight's VBS.... click here!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summertime Blues

Vinny needed a new look for the summer.... A bright blue mohawk!

Monday, June 22, 2009


Today was the first VBS of the summer for the kids. This year I volunteered to be a leader. What a wonderful young bunch I have. Nicholas got to stay with me and was pleasantly surprised to have buddies Eli, Ryan and Kyle. Our group also includes twin girls, two six year old buddies, a very serious prek student and his best friend who is in 3rd grade. Our mainly boy group survived the first day of Crocodile Dock and is looking forward to tomorrow!

Weekend Warriors

We took the kids to the River Center and Busch Wildlife Center over the weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Somewhere out there,
beneath the pale moonlight,
someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight.
Somewhere out there, someone's saying a prayer,
that we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there.
And even though I know how very far apart we are,
it helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star.
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby,
it helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky.
Somewhere out there, if love can see us through,
then we'll be together, somewhere out there,
out where dreams come......
Happy Birthday to a special 'someone' out there. Know we are thinking of you tonight and everynight until our dream comes true.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Five fun moms + fourteen funny kids = summer in south Florida!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Every trip to Nana's means a trip to the zoo.
We always check on the "Slowskys"...
Poise with the wolf...

Since its summer we had to try out the fountains.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Moms of Grace

For the past year Crystal and I have been part of Moms of Grace. Friday was the last meeting for the year. We celebrated with a picnic at the fountains. But being summer the fountains quickly became crowed for the Moms of Grace, so some of us sneaked over to the beach....
We were surprised that the water was not deep so the kids really got to play 'at the beach'! Vinny along with Crystal's brother Andrew went looking for sea creatures.....

They found 3 hermit crabs and a blue clawed crab..... Until our next beach adventure!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Schools Out for Summer....

Schools out, must be swimming time!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SuperStars of the Year

Before the Kindergarten awards.

Sal received the 2nd place metal for outstanding reading (295 books) this year.

Kelli received the top honor in her class, Superstar Student of the Year (classroom).

Along with their buddy AJ (who won Superstar Student of the Year [classroom] and Superstar Student of the Year [kindergarten]).
We are very proud of these super kindergartners, bring on first grade!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco

We had the pleasure of receiving 4 tickets and a backstage tour of Cirque du Soleil when it preformed at BankAtlantic. We along with the Ward's were amazed by the characters and costumes. We spent the entire show mentally matching up the actors we met backstage with the characters on the stage. We 'heart' Brian for gifting us these wonderful memories.
Saltimbanco -from the Italian "saltare in banco", which literally means "to jump on a bench"-explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms: the people who live there, their idiosyncrasies and likenesses, families and groups, the hustle and bustle of the street and the towering heights of skyscrapers. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, Saltimbanco takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart of the city. Saltimbanco is a Cirque du Soleil signature show inspired by the urban fabric of the metropolis and its colorful inhabitants. Decidedly baroque in its visual vocabulary, the shows eclectic cast of characters draws spectators into a fanciful, dreamlike world, an imaginary city where diversity is a cause for hope.
(We met both the juggler and dreamer backstage.)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Golf Camp

Vinny participated in Golf Camp with 50 other PSL youths.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Aloha Kindergarten....

Today was Sal's end of the year luau. We dressed in our Hawaiian clothes, watched a movie about the Hawaiian islands then.....

started to prepare to hula dance. First we practiced with hula hoops...

then learned some of the fancy foot work.

We played aloha bingo and was in a water balloon toss. We had a great kindergarten year.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Days Like These.....

Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Mama said there'll be days like this,
There'll be days like this my Mama said
(Mama said, mama said)
Love they neighbor is too hard when your neighbors have the manners of howler monkeys. Since the "renters" have moved in we have had no sleep. Hello! yes it is nice to have a pool but screaming and diving in at 1:15 in the morning on a school day? If the noise wasn't bad enough is it necessary to have every outside light on? Our house was lit up like Shea Stadium!
Since we have had no rest, I marched the sleepy children off to school and took Nick to the doctor for his last shot. Why is it our doctor got her medical licence out of a cracker jack box? Couldn't you tell me when I made the appointment he could not get his shots today, I need to wait until 1 month after his last appointment?
I can't wait until tomorrow....

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Manatee Night at the Met

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,I don't care if I never get back,

Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don't win it's a shame. For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out, At the old ball game