Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I just signed this petition to honor Ted Kennedy, which will be delivered to senators on Monday:
"Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy's health committee 'The Kennedy Bill' -- then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate."
Kennedy's bill includes a public health insurance option, and it would be an honor to Kennedy's memory if it passed the Senate. Will you sign the petition? You can sign here.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
After lunch we decided that we would return to the beach at high tide with camera in hand to check out the surf. It was unbelievable. The sound of the surf crashing against the beach sounded like thunder. I've never seen the tide that high. I ended up taking over 900 photos! I thought I'd share a couple of my favorites with you here.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Just a quick update. It's time to suit up and get ready for another beach morning.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Well the parties are over! The kids had a blast this weekend. 'n' enjoyed having her girlfriends over yesterday. Unfortunately only three girls were able to come to the party and one came down with the stomach bug the day before the party. The two girls who came had to leave early but we were able to fit all the festivities into the shortened party. The girls decorated canvas bags, enjoyed water gun fights...especially chasing 'N'..., ate snacks, played limbo, had cake and ice cream, opened presents and destroyed the fish pinata! We got all this done between 1 and 2:30/3:00. It was jam packed fun!
'N' a good sport for letting the girls chase him down and soak him with the water guns and pails of water! He had a blast too.
Friday, August 7, 2009
wonder what's inside this package?
I know I can get this out...
This is so fun!
Wii American Idol 2 Yay!!!!!
The marathon continued with her actual birthday..... August 6th...... special tv privileges, special lunch, special treat from Rose and Vickie's up the street, trip to the jewelry store to order a cape cod bracelet. What a great day.
Happy birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Lest you think the marathon is over......it is not. The big party is tomorrow. 'n' only invited a few friends, her best friend might not be here as she had some sort of stomach bug. Very disappointing but we'll do the best we can to have a fun day. We worked on her cake tonight. She is having a beach themed party. 'N' will be celebrating his birthday on Sunday. Definitely the marathon weekend.
The ocean cake
fish in the sea
Where have the 9 years gone???
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
a traditional African prayer ... Let us take care of our children for they have a long way to go ... Let us take care of our elders for they have come a long way ... Let us take care of those of us in between for we do the work ...
Monday, August 3, 2009
So today was a beautiful warm summer day and we were lucky enough to spend a good deal of it on our beach down the street. 'N' was reluctant as he is most days when we venture out but 'n' and I convinced him that a trip to the beach would be great. Every time we go down we have a blast...usually just the three of us...and today was no different. High tide was around 10:30 and we were at the beach and in the water by 11:00. It was cold at first but soon we became accustomed to the temperature of the water; about 67 degrees according to online resources; and spent almost three hours straight in the water. Oh what a gift to be able to float on the ocean waves, feel the sun on my body, breathe in the salty air and listen to the shore birds and boats in the distance. Aaahhhh. While we were on the beach we saw our fisherman friend 'J'. He was returning from checking his 10 lobster pots. We were happy to see him. He commented on the fact that he had not seen us on the beach lately and wanted to know if we were OK. We chatted for a bit as he was getting ready to go up his set of stairs. Then he offered us one of his 4 lobsters. I said "no,no,no you don't have to do that", but sure enough about 45 minutes to an hour later he came down with a lobster cooked and ready to eat. That marked the end of our beach trip. We drove home, showered off and had a delectable lobster lunch!
Later in the afternoon we got a call from an investor who is quite interested in Dad's home. We have a tentative appointment to show him the house this Thursday afternoon. Please send positive energy our way that day for the best result possible. More about this in another post.