Boo boos and Construction Men

We have been regretting teaching Cobin the word "Boo boo" for two reasons: 1) It's still pretty hard to distinguish between poo poo and boo boo, and that's pretty important to know. and 2) we taught him that boo boos are all better if you kiss them. Now every little scratch or bump has to have a kiss! (he's stopped trying to get us to kiss his tongue or foot when he gets boo boos there, we've refused too many times.) From now on we'll try owie and save the kisses for the bad stuff, maybe just tell them it's too far from their heart to kill them. (as would Monnie)

And I have to tell something I thought was funny. I was outside playing with the boys and we can often hear the radio of the many construction workers building nearby houses. Where else will I ever hear a bunch of men listening to a cover of Bette Midler's "You are the wind" or whatever it's called and Celine Dion's Titanic theme, both done by a male vocalist belting it out loud and proud on a construction site radio? Gotta love it.



Since I'm the secretary of the family, can't I have a little fun with it? This has been on one of my friend's blogs and it looks like fun. 1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember! 2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.


Bike Ride

Ok, I got the bike ride on tape, here it is!

By the way, thanks Sheri for helping me with my blog template. Actually, you helped me from the beginning! Anyone who doesn't know what a good blog looks like...go see Sheri's personal and family blogs!

Here's one way we've been taking advantage of the "eternal spring." These are some of the plants we've grown in the short time we've been here. I've got a few in the back too, but they are more modest growers.
I got a picture of James and Cobin on one of their daily bike rides. I have to get a video of them because Cobin just gets going....he had trouble at first with the pedals, but not anymore! And Gama- here's how they wear babies here, newborns till four years old. It's great! The snuggli front carrier is great from about two to four months, but after that it kills my shoulders... Since Lucas still can't walk and I don't want him crawling on the ground whenever we go somewhere, he's often on my back. He doesn't mind at all, that mommas boy!
Every now and then I carry Cobin for a bit, he thinks its a great treat, but not too long cause he's getting so heavy....


Anniversary Trip

On June 28th, James and I celebrated five years of being married. Last year I got to plan our anniversary, so we went to Lake of the Ozarks to go parasailing. Unfortuately they wouldn't let me go because I was five months pregnant with Lucas, but we had a fun time anyway. This year it was James's turn to plan it, so he took me to Lake Atitlan. I was skeptical at first, but my expectations were way surpassed! He found a beautiful hotel...and I mean beautiful. The garden at the hotel could compete with any botanical garden out there.

First thing we did was extreme cables: canopy tour. We were so high on the first cable I couldn't look anywhere except where I was going to land, but the rest of it I looked around and got some breath-taking views.

The next thing we did was kayak. We'd never done it before and we had a lot of fun. We saw another touristy couple that went out as we were about done (we were trying to avoid the pending rain) and we just made it back to the hotel in time for the down pour. We were pretty sure they got pelted. Thanks again James, it was awesome! I love you!



James and Cobin doing their
push ups and crunches before shower time...( :