Thursday, August 27, 2009

Someone Turned 50!!!

On Wednesday, August 26th, my mom turned 50!!! Wow - I can't believe my mom is really 50! That just means I'm getting closer to 30 - Yikes. My mom got a nice surprise at her office!!! I decided to send her a clown. I knew she would either love it, or want to kill me! She thought it was great! That night we cooked out and got a few laughs over a few funny gag gifts! I really think my mom enjoyed her 50th birthday!!!

The clown brought these flowers with him! One of the balloons said "Ain't it Nifty, Regina is 50!"

Monday, August 24, 2009

~Our Weekend~

Friday Night - We decided to have a camp out in the living room. Lani and Dax were so excited. We were getting new a mattress on Saturday, so J went ahead and put the old mattress in the living room on Friday Night. The mattress served several purposes - a wrestling ring, a trampoline and a bed. Lani, Dax and I slept on the mattress, J slept on the couch. Lani and Dax finally fell asleep around 11 o'clock while watching "Horton Hears a Who."

Saturday - We had a very busy day, cleaning, new mattress, shopping for furniture for our Sunday School Class and a little fun at Gatti Town!

These two would not look at the camera at the same time :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

~First Day~

Dax started 2-k yesterday ~ My baby is growing up! He wouldn't wear his back pack, but he loves to carry his lunch box. He had a great day! Lani's first day in
3-k will be Monday - She can't wait!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Surgery Day

On Tuesday, Lani had her tonsils removed and Dax had tubes put in and his adenoids out.
They did great!

Pre-Surgery - Ready to go in their new pajamas and stuffed animals!

This is what happens when you tell a 2 year old he can't have a cup! He was so hungry and thirsty - He just did not understand! We had to take cups for after surgery and Lani discovered they were in the diaper bag. Well, Dax was crying for a cup and Lani unzipped the bag and tried to give it to him. The pic is of what happened when I put the cup back in the bag!

She was so Brave! She decided to decorate her dog and Dax's zebra with stickers!

Ready to get those tonsils out!

Not so brave - Dax was a little worried...He didn't want the nurse to take his blood pressure or check his temperature!

Off to surgery - He was ready to ride in the wagon! Lani wanted to go with him! She told some guy that walked by to take her brother a blanket because he was having surgery!

Lani's Turn - As you can tell, she wasn't scared at all!!!

Awww...He slept all the way home and then for about 2 hours after that. Then he was all better! You would have never known he had surgery!

So, Lani did not fall asleep on the way home and she only took about a thirty minute nap. After surgery, they numbed the back of her throat, so she wasn't in much pain. When we got home, Lani ate 2 pancakes, a bowl of ice cream and a Popsicle. The second day was a little rough - She didn't eat hardly anything!

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Little Bit Of Randomness....

-Lani started Gymnastics Tuesday night. She loved it! She did such a good job! Lani loves her leotard! I can't believe I forgot my camera. It was so sweet - Lani had to make sure, at all times, that Dax was watching her "tricks."

-Dax has started getting a few freckles across his nose. Finally, one of my kids has something like me - I didn't think it was going to happen!

-Double surgery on Tuesday - Lani is having her tonsils out, Dax is having tubes in and adenoids out! Nurse Duty will last all week.

-Lani and Dax will miss their first day of "school" on the 19th, due to surgery. Lani has been so excited about buying school supplies. Does anyone else love school supplies? I'm excited that she is so excited about it. Oh and we found Princess Glue Stick, you would have thought Santa had been to our house - She absolutely loved the glue sticks!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Our Last Vacation Adventure....

On our way home from Myrtle Beach/Charleston, the four of us decided to stop at Riverbank Zoo in Columbia. It was a lot of fun, but very hot!!! As we were leaving we wondered if stopping at the zoo at the end of July in the middle of the day was a good idea. Well, Lani and Dax had a great time and then slept the rest of the way home, so it couldn't have been to bad of an idea.

Lani was checking out the fish in the aquarium!

I love this one!

Dax and J checking out the Elephants!! Of course, Dax decided to call every animal a dog. This would frustrate Lani and she would tell him the names of the animals - Dax would listen to Lani then wave to the animal and say "Bye Dog."

Loving on the monkey!

Everybody loving on the monkey!

Not sure what she was looking at.

Checking out the Giraffe!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Goin To The Chapel...

The Girls

My new Sister

The Forrest Family

The Wedding Party

The Happy Couple..

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Our Last Day At The Beach..

This would have been better if J could have been with us...He did meet us that afternoon in Charleston!!!

I can't belive he is getting so big!

Checking out the ocean..

The dress didn't stay dry for too long!


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fun In The Sun

"Look at those waves!"

Emily and Lani

Fun at Barefoot Landing
Lani loves Mermaids!

1, 2, 3 - JUMP!