I wanted to get out of the house for Memorial Day. My niece Andrea has been staying with me for about two weeks. Andrea and my sister Miriam and her little boy all joined us at the park. We were able to visit a little while all the kids played. When everyone began getting hungry . . . → Read More: Awkward Moments
For years I looked online for Sonia, one of my best friends from grade school. When Facebook came along and I began finding friends from all walks of life I thought that I would find her, but for years I searched in vain. This last year she finally decided to join the masses on Facebook. . . . → Read More: Reunited with my best friend
After church one evening I was herding the kids out the door, when a lady stopped me. Giving me that knowing look she asked rather loudly, “Are we expecting again?”
“Ha ha,” I couldn’t help laughing, “are you saying I look fat? No, we are certainly not expecting again!”
“Oh, oh,” she stammered, “I uh, . . . → Read More: What did you say?
One of the kiddos came and woke Jason up in the middle of the night. I heard him get up, and then I heard when he came to bed. I got to thinking about it the next day. My kids used to always wake me up when they needed something in the night. I kind . . . → Read More: Smart Kid
Our last night on South Padre Island we walked back out to the beach just before sunset and took a couple of family photos.
I thought this one was kind of eerie!
The seagulls flying all around was an new experience for the kids.
I liked this photo of . . . → Read More: Goodbye to the Island
While we were on the Island we decided to go visit the sea turtle rescue. My mom had heard about the turtles and a lady at the hotel recommended we go see them. There is a recommended donation of $3 per person which I thought was quite a lot for all my little kids. We . . . → Read More: The Sea Turtles at South Padre
My daughter and I were lying on the floor talking and cutting up. After a bit of silence she sits up a little and asks, “Mom, how old are you?”
I heaved a big sigh, “I’m forty.”
“Mom, I think you’re very, very pretty.” I gave her a puzzled look wondering where such a comment . . . → Read More: The honesty of children
I love finding unique places to eat. While we were at South Padre Island we went the Pelican Station Restaurant at Port Isabel. I had never been there before and thought it was a lot of fun.
The kids were asking me to take their pictures. I couldn’t resist!
The restaurant . . . → Read More: Pelican Station
Bobby was playing happily in his exersaucer. Grace was talking to him and trying to make him laugh. “Mom, Bobby spit!” she exclaimed.
“Oh did he spit up again?” I responded with little interest and without stopping what I was doing. I figured everyone was used to baby spit up by now.
“No, he spit . . . → Read More: Funny Kids Quotes #28
The second day on the Island the kids spent most of the day at the hotel pool. I was pretty proud of my purchase of such a nice hotel right on the beach with pool and full breakfast for $63 a night. Priceline.com saved the day again!
When we went in to change for lunch . . . → Read More: All Wet