Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend/Happy Birthday to Me

Our sweet next door neighbors invited us to their beachhouse this weekend.

They have six kids so our measly three kids could only make a dent in the cluster of little punks.

We live in Alabama... feel VERY sorry for us.

All those people in the water are our children.

Christine ( our hostess) and I got to sit in our chairs and watch the little punks frolic in the warm water.

Our Hosts, are sitting next to me. I realized I only got one picture of my friend Christine. That's her in the brown hat sitting between the men folk.

We sat on the alcony and watched the boys fish off the dock.

while snacking on some yummies.

Alex and one of the triplets.

another triplet.

they got to learn how to drive a little outboard motorboat

and  did lots of tubing

Our host is not only a great skier but also an a Gynocologist. So while vacationing with them I can ask him all kinds of questions about Va-jay jays and hormones. Ted cringes but I know the good Dr. doesn't mind

Of course Ari also had someone to play with. Their eldest child is 15 so he and ARi spend lots of time together. These poeple also live right next doot to us so this kid is always eating my food and lounging on my sofa. 

I love him.

He seems to like hanging with us.

Even Ted enjoyed the beach.

Our friend's youngest child was adopted from China. I love her and she is precious!!

It was a perfect birthday weekend.

Thank you to the Fahy's for having us!! We had a wonderful time!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two things


Mom left the other day after a lovely week long trip here. We thoroughly enjoyed having her. She and I spent a lot of time napping and lunching.

The most memorable lunch was when we happened upon a new little Italian place in Fairhope and ordered the house lasagna.
All was OK but it was a bit like a giant pile of cheese and a layer or two of pasta. Then to finish off the meal I look up and see Mom applying her lipstick at the lunch table. Doesn't she know that Southern women don't apply lipstick at the table? Also one does NOT pick something out of ones teeth with a sugar packet.

I'm just sayin.


I'm in the kitchen preparing dinner last night when I hear two very loud gun shots.
I run outside and look to see where the shots were coming from.
Oh no worries... it was just my neighbor two doors down with a giant rifle trying to shoot a giant poisonous snake. 

Welcome to the South.

P.S.  He missed. 

Run snake run!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Arianna Kathryne

Yesterday my baby turned 16.

Gramma Kitty flew out to celebrate.

The friends came over early to wake her up. They brought donuts!

Even Uncle Richard and Arnold came out to celebrate.

We had a great day...
More to come later... Momma's tired.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning after prom we met our good friend Steve and his kids for breakfast on the Bay. His beautiful wife was out of town.

The middle sixed punks got their own table. A big tip would be givrn to their server.

Ari's after prom breakfast.

An even larger tip would be given to our server because of this little punk. He spent the entire time at breakfast "creating" his own cup of "coffee" that included 50 creamers ( ok not 50 but all that were on our table and the surrounding empty tables) many dashes of Tobasco and some pennies.

The "bromance" continues.


It was a perfect day.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Prom 2011

Ari went to her first prom this past weekend. Although she is only a sophomore, her sweet sweet boyfriend of 6 months is a junior.

makeup and hair

Nobody puts Baby in the corner!!
except her Mother for a photo.

A sweet greeting with Kevin

Two little punks had to be in on the action.

The whole group

apparently the boys needed some help buttoning their jackets.

Shoes shoes shoes

My baby is growing up.

Kevins parents are so great. We loved spending time with them.
The next morning we had breakfast out on the Bay and Ari bellied up to a huge plate of eggs and cheese grits.

I think they all had a wonderful time.