Thursday, October 30, 2008
She landed on the floor face-first and seemed to bounce (I am not sure she actually bounced, but in my imagination that is the horrifying image in my head).
I picked her up and there was blood streaming out of her mouth and all I could think of was, "Okay, I can take Manny to Christine's, I think my friend Holly is working in the ER today, hopefully she can do Makenzie's stitches....).
Fast forward ten minutes, we are back home, the bleeding has stopped and Makenzie is playing with Mac the Truck. Hmmmm...I may have overreacted.
Here is a picture of her lip (her right side is slightly puffy).
This year we have a trio of Lobster socks (and a much more difficult time taking a picture).
PS Sorry Christine, I couldn't line up all the seams and fix all the pant hems AND take a picture :)
Pointing out which Lego sets he already has and which sets he would like to have
McKayla practicing her medical skills...
Watching Fireman Chandler demonstrate his gear...
Amazed that they could still see the fireman's hand print on the wall with the heat-seeking camera.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Grammy: Did you fix it?
Manny: Yes, I needed a Philip screwdriver, just like me, Manny Philip Ramos. Not the flat one.
Grammy: Manny, you are so funny. I don't know any other three-year-olds that know the difference between screwdrivers.
Manny: Maybe their Daddy's could teach them.
Joe finally got his solar lens in the mail today so that he can point his camera right at the sun and take a picture without burning his eyes out.
So, get ready, here comes the sun...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
At first Manny wanted to be Spiderman, but soon changed his mind to Super Man. As usual, I scoured eBay for a costume with Manny sitting on my lap in anticipation. Almost every costume on eBay was either too big for Manny or too small. At one point Manny said in a very small voice, "Maybe I can't be Super Man Mama". When I asked him, "Why do you say that?". "Because you can't find my size". It was at the moment, looking at his sad little face that I said, "Manny I don't care if Mama has to pay $100 for your Halloween costume, you WILL be Super Man for Halloween". He looked at me, smiled and said, "I love you Mama."
Kenzie as a Lady Bug. I was all set for Makenzie to be a pumpkin for Halloween, but then I found this Lady Bug costume from the same seller on eBay for $1.00. How can you not buy a costume this cute when it only costs $1.00?
Heather, Christine and I went to Margarita's for Ladie's Night last Thursday and it was way overdue. We had great food, great drinks (sorry Heather next time you can have a drink!) and even better conversation (except for the waiter who kept bringing up the election...he was a great guy though)
Then on Saturday Mom, Aunt Carol, Sarah and I met for a day of shopping in Augusta. It was so much fun to just get together and shop, eat, drink and go to a movie (Nights at Rodanthe...a good movie, not so sure about the $17.50 we paid for the vat of popcorn and the gallons of soda, but oh well)
Um, by the end of the day it was a little difficult to shut the trunk!
Playing with Allie, I don't think she was very impressed:
This is a straight line in preschool terms. She was showing them a basket of apples. Almost all of the apples had been blown off the trees due to heavy wind and rain.
Makenzie enjoying an apple (her favorite fruit)
After waiting in line for about 2 hours, we were finally able to get in the building just as it started to rain (yay!)
When they decided to forgo the security checks it was a free-for-all to get in the building so we were pretty much trampled by adults (boo!)
They wouldn't allow people to bring signs into the building, but they passed out little signs for people to hold up so that we couldn't really see anything (boo!)
Manny finally got his snack (yay for everyone!)
We finally found Roman and McKayla. Here is Manny showing Roman his sign:
At the end of the rally they started playing music, Manny and McKayla decided it was time to do a little two-step:
All day Manny asked, "When is Uncle coming?", "Is Uncle going to come soon?", "Maybe you Uncle can meet us at Texas Roadhouse".
When Uncle called Manny to tell him he would be at the house in a few minutes, Manny said, "I don't think I can wait that long" (it was about 10 minutes.
We had a little tumbling practice before they left:
Manny trying to do a somersault:
Uncle doing a somersault:
Manny all buckled up and ready to go:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
As I was taking apart the lobsters, Manny would eat the lobster faster than I could stop him, so I had to move away from him...what can I say he loves all seafood.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
McKayla, Roman and Manny:
Checking out the glaze:
Deep in thought:
Concentrating really hard:
Getting every little detail just right: