Where has the time gone?

Monday, July 30, 2007

Lavoie, Pilcher, Spurgeon Cocoa Trip

JT and the Jedi enjoy a trip through the maze.
The Jedi has a new paduan.

Tinker Bell liked making sand castles on the beach.

Garrett likes to float in the water, he just forgets which direction is up!

JT's Birthday was this month so we took a trip with some of our friends to Cocoa. The kids enjoyed the river while the adults sat back and relaxed a little.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More 4th Pictures

Ocoee Ward Fourth of July 2007

Karen and The Andersons

We did a lot of face painting.

Brother and Sister Bell ran the slip and slide.
Jordan and Ryry try the slide.
Bro Beach tries to fly.

He Lost a Pet

I woke up to the sounds of Garrett and Justin yelling, "Mom, Pinky and Elephant are in the cage together." In my dazed state, I didn't think too much of it. Of course, when I got in to the bedroom, the hamsters were indeed in the same cage. I guess Pinky had figured out a way to escape up instead of running a muck in the house, he figured a way into Elephant's cage.

I walked into the room and they were both pretty quiet, ignoring each other. Pinky was walking around same as usual, looking at his new surroundings. Elephant on the other hand was curled up into a ball. When I got a closer look, Elephant was pretty beaten up. He had a real big cut under his right eye and several places on his back with blood spots. It seems that once Pinky got into the cage, he wasn't a very nice house guest.

I went to the expert in our house, my hubby the vet and we discussed our options. The prognosis was not too good for our little hamster. Hubby took Elephant to work so he could take care of putting him down there.

After Dad left for work, I pulled the boys together and talked to them about the situation. I explained that Elephant was too hurt and that he was going to go live with Jesus today. I was crying and then Garrett was crying. I had completely forgotten that Elephant was his pet. He asked if he would see him again in Heaven. I said yes. And the best part is that in Heaven, Elephant wouldn't try to bite him.

These are the days I hate being a mom.

Monday, July 23, 2007

I've Finished It

Two of the things, I was really looking for this summer have now passed. I watched the movie HP and the Order of the Phoenix with my hubby at the midnight show on the 11th of July. We also saw it on 3D Imax. It was awesome.

My friends, Jenny and Marisol, hung out with me at the midnight party for the book release Saturday, July 21st. We had such a great time. I felt like a teenager again. Only a teenager with no curfew. It was nice to hang out and have some fun with my "girlfriends." It was so much fun.

I stayed up until 3 in the morning reading the first 100 pages of the HP and the Deathly Hallows book. I read for most of Saturday, but with three kids hanging on me every chance they got, I only got to pay 400. I finally finished the book Sunday night about 8:30. I wished she (JK Rowling) had made a few changes. But, I think it was so fun. This one had so much adventure in it. It was great. I can't wait for Jenny to finish it. I can't talk to her about it until she is done with it. Ugh!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Well school is out for summer. I have been pleasantly surprise. Garrett has had his moments but for the most part has been pretty good. JT has been my biggest hurtle so far. He is a stinker sometimes. He is smart and he knows it. Ryry has been a stinker too. They are driving me nuts sometimes.

This week is going to be a good break for me. Todd and I get to go see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this week. I am so excited about it. I finished re-reading the book this last week. Next week the last book comes out and I am extra excited about that! I really think Harry is a Horcrux. I am not making predictions, but I really hope Harry doesn't die. I think Snape is going to be toast unfortunately. I think his true colors will come out and it will be sad for Harry not to enjoy them before its too late.

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