Monday, July 27, 2009


We went to a party Sunday and had a very special guest appearance. FREDBIRD! The kids loved it. Juan kept calling him "big bird". All the kids chased him around the room. Fredbird kept getting into things. He shook up our two litter soda bottles, stole gifts and food and had trouble standing still for pictures. He was really funny. All the prizes at the party were from the All Star Game. We got cups, balls, posters, baseball cards and some other stuff too.

Audi with Fredbird.
I don't know what he did to make Josie laugh like that!
This was a Fredbird kiss. I got one too.
Fredbird stood still long enough to get a picture with my kids and their cousin Lauren.
Thank you Bee Hives Buddies for hosting such a terrific party!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Random pictures

This is a rare picture of Josie. I had to ketch her off guard. She is playing with her Lil Pet Shop village. Her and Gabby share over 20 of these little pet figures.

Gabby was trying to hide from the camera. I am not sure why, she is not usually camera shy.

Not sure what is going on here. Josie was covering her face because I was taking a picture but why Juan is covering his is a mystery and the headbands are a greater mystery. Never question the mind of a three year old.

I can't wait to use this one for black mail.

Juan is always on the job. This morning her was arguing with Audi that he had a job and she did not. Already sexist, is it born in them or taught?

Pool time
Audi loves to pose.

Juan created a blockade.

Audi with her "care bear family".


For the first time, in as long as I can remember, I can read the clock on my bedside table. I WAS severely nearsighted. But no longer. The moment I sat up on the surgical table I read the clock. It was 2:20 pm. Then I was told to go home and take a nap. Things were a little blurry, kinda like I was walking under water. And everything had a haze around it. They tell me this is normal and will fade. They were right. After my nap I woke up seeing very clear. My eyes are a little sore (like after a hangover). And I have very bad dryness. It feels like I slept in contacts and they are stuck firmly to my eye balls. I have antibiotic drops for a few days and Systane drops for three months. Small price to pay for sight! When I went in on Saturday, the day after the surgery, I tested at 20/25. I was at 20/1200 prior to surgery. BIG difference.

I am having a little trouble seeing up close and it is hurting my eyes to work on the computer. But I am sure that will change soon. Today is Sunday and I plan to drive in a little while. HOPEFULLY that will go well. Thank your Dr. Gans and your very kind staff!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Let's all CELEBRATE!

As has become the custom, we celebrated Elvira's birthday at our 4th of July BBQ. It was a little cold and rainy but we still managed some fun. Elvira turned 3 this year. She is at least a head taller than Juan. I guess Juan is just destine to be a small fry.

This is Elvira's father. He is shooting Josie with the water blaster.

And Josie is defending herself.

Juan enjoyed the pool even though his lips were blue.

Josie, Audi and Gabby

The Birthday Girl!

We love a pinata.

Princess Audi
Princess Juan?