Monday, August 27

hurricane shmurricane!

hurricane isaac ended up being not much of a hurricane (for us), but we lived it up anyways!
we made sure our 72 hour kits and all of our h2o supplies were up to date on saturday. we also picked up a new game and some treats. in our family growing up, hurricanes were always the perfect excuse for treats.
my dad is out of town on a cross country motorcycle trip with his brother, so my mamma stayed the night with us and she and i had a grand time watching the hunger games after the others were in bed. what better way to kick off hurricane season than watching kids hunt kids?!

we didnt lose power and that made the kids sad. so we turned off the lights and played games by lamplight.

and snuggled in blankets

and between rain showers we caught tadpoles.

we are still waiting to see if the storm surge floods grandma and grandpa's house. they were ok today, but the worst of it will happen at tomorrow afternoons high tide, so we have our fingers crossed.
the kids sure enjoyed playing in their cul-de-sac this afternoon.

we are feeling grateful that this storms path didnt cross ours. let's hope thats the case through out the rest of the season this year.

Wednesday, August 8

kindergarten? when did that happen!?

jack and ellie started school this week. 
ellie started preschool on monday and jack started kindergarten on tuesday. 

this is jack's first day:

 jack and his teacher, ms. cabral

ellie's first day:

after we picked jack up from school (which was an adventure in and of itself!),
we had a first day of school party!!!
you know me, i'll use any excuse for a shin-dig.

this whole, going to school ALL day thing is going to take some getting used to i think. jack just had so much energy that he needed to get out. and it did. it all erupted at the same time, dinner time. i am really excited for him though. there were no tears yesterday after dropping him off, only excitement. he is so ready to try new things and always wanting to meet new people. he always tries to be friends with everyone and help others out, even teachers. this is going to be good for him. 

i thought i would take some pictures of what was SUPPOSED to be our fun "wear your jammies, eat dessert, and watch a new show cause you guys are awesome!" party, but ended up being more of a "stop fighting, being frustrated, ignoring mom and dad, and tooting at the dinner table!" kind of party. the only one with a constant smile was charlie.  

 this is a terrible picture, but i love all three silhouettes... 
and the fact that there isnt a frown to be seen.

Saturday, August 4

scenes from a birthday

im getting older.
and probably not much wiser.

here are a few phone shots of my 27th celebration yesterday.

a guy at iguana mia told me i looked like a movie star... although he couldnt remember which one, ha! i had to take advantage and get my free birthday dinner there. to me, there is nothing better than greasy, non-authentic, cheesy mexican food with an ice cold 
root beer. nothing.

a couple weeks ago, chris let me go to saks and buy some grown-up makeup.
(aka not cover girl or anything else i randomly grab while running through target) 
i really, really love it.
bobbi brown is truly a genius when it comes to lightweight, natural makeup.

i realized that i must be old since all i wanted yesterday was a nap and a clean house. but thats a good thing.

 speaking of birthdays...

rikki, mom, and i went out for ice cream in honor of harry potter's birthday on july 31st. 
yes, we are that ridiculous amazing!