Friday, July 06, 2012

Life is Good

From some recent Facebook snippets...

July 6
Danny telling Susanne all about one of the parents bringing a pet in to show the kids at school, "Mama, it was the biggest snake you never saw!" Indeed.

Guess we'll have to work on the whole never/ever thing, but it was super adorable to overhear.

July 2
I've taught my 2 year old to bellow "it's a scorcher out there!" With feeling. I may have accidentally created a monster, -)

July 2
Looks like it's "Take Your Kid to Work Cuz There is No Electricity at Summer School Day". That's kind of a catchy...

June 25
My boys shower me with gifts every day. Love, affection, humor etc... I just wish they hadn't showered me with their fevers, sore throats and other fun infections that we've spent the past several weeks dealing with. So now they are both on antibiotics for ear infections, and I'm well, I don't know, feeling pretty darn ugh.

June 19
Extricating oneself from a small toddler bed without waking up your (finally sleeping) feverish, demanding, grumpy two year old is not for the lighthearted. Nor in all honesty for anyone weighing more than 50 lbs. (I've attempted this maneuver 3 times in the past 24 hours with varying levels of success.)

June 15
So today I made Benji one of my childhood favorites--peanut butter and jelly on saltines. Except his was sunflower butter and Palmer's All Fiber All Fruit on whole grain saltines. That's progress right?

June 13
We normally use regular band aids, but today I picked up a box of Toy Story ones on sale. Benji was so excited, I was scared for a sec that he was going to purposely give himself an "owie" so we could crack it open right away. ;-)

June 4
"Bujeezus". That thing that gets scared out of you when you sleepily open your eyes to find your two year old staring at you.

Screaming in response is not recommended.

June 3
The boys think I let them watch cartoons on weekend mornings because I love them. But it's really because I love reading the newspaper in peace. And them ;)

Su took a great Instagram pic of the boys when they were finally reunited after a week of being apart while Danny was at Nana's house. Aren't they just the sweetest!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

And then we saw the alligators

Last installment of photos from Cypress Gardens: the boys hadn't really been able to see the alligator hiding among the lily pads when we were out on the boat, so we decided to end our day with a short walk along the swamp.  After reading this sign at the entrance to the trail, we knew to keep our eyes open:
We walked out to where I had seen a rather large alligator hiding in the lily pads and using my big lens and with a bit of photo cropping here at home I was able to make the alligator appear:
This next alligator didn't require nearly as much work.  On our way back towards the car he walked right across the path between the boys and myself!  Unfortunately he took me so by surprise that I didn't get a photo of that.  But here he is in the water just moments afterward (hard to tell here, but he's just a baby - maybe 3-4 feet long):
And I found one more baby who thought he was well hidden among these weeds:
And one last photo from Cypress Gardens: