Sunday, August 26, 2007
There's a new little icon on my blogger toolbar that I think will allow me to upload a video right here and stop fighting with You Tube. So, if it works, you should all now be able to see Ryan jumping off the diving board at the Hanlon's house!
Editted: Oh yeah! It works! Expect to see many more videos!!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Me: Ryan, you're getting too big. You won't be able to get in like that much longer.
Ryan: Mommy, we should get a convertible.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Side note: When he gets up in the morning, he is no longer staying in his room calling, "Momma!" He now gets up, goes to the refrigerator, gets himself a drinkable (yogurt smoothie thing), goes into the silverware drawer, gets himself a straw, then comes into our room and gets into bed with us.
So this morning while we're at home enjoying our extra time, I notice it's a bit quiet. I call for him and he answers from his room. It's dark, so he has turned on his flashlight. I ask what he is doing and he tells me he is walking his caterpillar.
Still waiting for Daddy to return from a trip to Nashville, Ryan and I went to the Y tonight for a little swimming. No 90 degree pool water there! It was chilly. So nice to feel that! Couldn't convince the little man to go down the slide, but he did jump off the side wearing his Nemo inner tube all by himself...no holding hands, no catching!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I took the pictures in the late afternoon glaring sun that is gracing Memphis right now (eight 100 degree + days in a row and counting), so the colors may not be very clear. Some of you got to tour this place with us back in the winter before the interior demo and construction began. The transformation is amazing! I'm so proud that Scott had a hand in a little bit of revitalization in Midtown.
The first time we walked through without flashlights, Ryan asked where the chickens were. I was very confused. Why would he associate chickens with this facility? It was no where near a farm. We hadn't eaten chicken here. Then I walked into one of the units, looked up and saw this
Ah! Chicken wire. Last time we visited I had asked Scott how they were going to keep people from climbing over their unit into someone else's (there are no ceilings on the individual units). Chicken wire. Ryan is still asking when the chickens are coming.
Monday, August 13, 2007
So this morning, we rode there with Parker and Parker's Mommy, Emmy. He went in, seemed a bit nervous (he has the cutest little nervous laugh lately), gave me a kiss good-bye and was fine! When I picked him up, I was told he was "happy and cooperative" and he told me it was fun and that he'd like to go back tomorrow! Hooray!
Here are Ryan and Parker this morning:
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Then it was more time in the pool, more jumping off the diving board, and finally floating without holding anyone's hands! Ryan just got Nemo (his inner tube) and climbed down the steps and kicked around the pool!
Here we all are saying hello to those special people not here with us (Scott, Kirk, Elizabeth, Sarah and Jason come to mind!).
Friday, August 10, 2007
Sunday, August 05, 2007
We swam in the lake:
The kids mini-golfed while Marcy and I took advantage of the tax-free shopping weekend in Tennessee at the Crossville outlets. So good to go shopping with a fellow teacher who can give you good advice about your clothing choices- Thanks Marcy!
And we celebrated Uncle Mike's birthday!
All around it was a super relaxing week. Everybody got to do something they liked- golf, shopping, scrapping (both Marcy and I got projects done), hiking, swimming, fishing. When we got home yesterday, we didn't feel like we needed a vacation from our vacation- so nice.
Now I've got projects to finish in the last week before going back to school. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Later, the ladies went for pedicures while everyone else went fishing! They caught 7 fish, but had to throw them all back.