Monday, June 22, 2009

Our week with Grandma and Grandpa

We had a blast while Grandma and Grandpa were here.  Why does that week always fly by in warp speed?!  I keep trying to convince them to take 2 weeks, but so far, no luck!  Hmmmm........should I take that personally?!  ;)  Just kidding.  I have a TON of pictures, and while I won't put them all up here, here are some of the best ones.

Ahhh....before I get to those pictures, let me just say one thing.....It's freakin' hot!  It was 82 this morning at 5:30 when I went out for a run.  The humidity was through the roof.  It really is awful outside and my run was just as horrid.  It should 'cool off' by the end of the week.  This means that it should be 77 in the morning and not 82.  Hopefully that will help.

Okay, on to the pictures......

See what Grandma does when she comes to visit us?  We must be boring people.  ;)

The girls wanted to play a game of Old Maid with them.  Alex lost. 

Grandpa is hoping that changing the color of the bird house will finally get some birds in there.  I'm not sure they really wanted to live in a hot pink house.  The house is now black and beige; it's as close to UCF's black and gold as we'd get.

I just want to eat her!

Trying to spray the house. 

Hey, look!  A new flower basket.  Don't worry, mom, they are getting enough water.

Playing a game of Yahtzee with Grandma.  I think Hannah lost this one.

But she won the bowling game.  A few times.  :) 

Grandma's running away with my basket.  Come back!!!!  Actually, there were some yummy shrimp grilled in there that night.  I looooooove shrimp.

On Tuesday they took Mary out shopping for a fridge for her dorm room, so I decided to roll out some pasta.  I made some turkey italian sausage, too, and then made some sauce.  I made some herb garlic bread, but we had a slight technical difficulty!  As I was preheating the oven to put the bread in, I saw a flash, heard a pop, and then I ran and turned off the oven.  Turns out that my element bit the dust for the 2nd time (does this mean I cook too much?!).  We have since found out that you can bake some yummy bread on the grill!  Disaster averted.  :)  The element has been replaced and hopefully it won't go out again.

Seriously, have you seen a cuter child?!?!?  She's so darn funny, too.

Painting with Grandpa!  Hannah did a great job on the roof.  The bird house is now hanging in the back yard; hopefully we'll have some residents soon.

Speaking of the back yard, Alex finally was able to get rid of the bees.  We had a huge bee hive in the wall in our yard.  There was about a 1/4" space in between two parts of the wall (we have a subdivision behind us and their wall is in our yard) and the bees decided it would be a great place to live.  NOT.  They are not there anymore.  Yeah!

Sitting outside of Cracker Barrel.  We stopped there for breakfast on our way to UCF. 

After we got done at UCF, we went over to Downtown Disney and had dinner at T-Rex.  The little ones love it there.  Kali is a dinosaur FREAK!

Mary and Hannah playing Tic-Tac-Toe

Watch out for Tyrannosaurus Grandma!!!!!  She'll eat you alive.

We went to the beach for lunch one day (well, two days, but here's one of them).  Although it was hotter than hell, the breeze and shade were perfect for sitting outside for lunch.  I need to go back there soon.

Hi Grandpa!!!

Cooling off at lunch.

I bet you wish you were here, too!

I could have sat on this swing for hours.

We went to Wiregrass Mall and the girls got some puppets.  They were having a blast with them when they got home. 

Back at the beach for lunch!  I had the girls do this for Alex.  Now he has a cute picture of them to hang in his office. 

Hey Mary!!  FISH HEAD!!!!

It finally cooled off enough for the girls to ride their bikes.  Seriously, people, it was Africa-flippin-hot out all week.  Today it's worse.

Watch out for speeding Peetie!

And he THOUGHT he was on vacation! 

I think he wanted to ride it all the way home.

Planting flowers with Grandma.

Did I mention that I want to eat her up?

Hannah's turn!

She's not exactly fond of the dirt.  ;)

Happy Father's Day!!!

We fed the men well that morning.  I only make my cinnamon rolls for birthdays or holidays.  I figured this one had to count!

Playing one last game before we had to leave for the airport.  :(

As always, the week went by way too fast.  Dang it.  And at the end of this week, Mary's leaving for Orlando and UCF.  This is not right!  Sure, Hannah and Kali are still here keeping me busy.  Then there's that whole "I'm responsible for their education" thing; that keeps me hoppin'.  But my Mary is leaving.  She makes me crazy, drives me insane, irritates the heck out of me, and I'm going to miss her beyond words.  Do you think it would be okay to pitch a tent outside her dorm room?  Someone pass the Kleenex - or a sweatband.

1 comment:

Nessa said...

Ok...what's up with the sweatband! :o)

Looks like you had a wonderful week! Glad you had fun and it looks like the girls loved every moment. Weeks like that always pass so fast. Just like every weekend for me does.

I tell you what mama... It HAS been so very hot outside. You guys will have to swing by one weekend for some pool time. Without it...I don't go out there. Chris brewed yesterday in the gargage...brave man. I need to clean out my car, but I can't...too damn hot!

How was the dinosaur place? Bella has been there, but I have not seen it yet.