Saturday, April 26, 2008

 
Beardley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT
 
Oh, small discovery today . . . it was determined that having a five year old who is able to take pictures can finally become handy. :)
 
These cute little peacocks . . . well, we ended up taking these home with us.

Evidently, my husband said that we had to. Whatever.

heehee
 
This poor peacock, which seemed to be the mascot of the place, was being chased around by children.
 
I like this one.
 
Real alligator . . .
 
Fake alligator . . .

Really! I would never do that to anyone.

[Really cute pic, right?!?!]

Our little trip started out slow . . .

 
As you can see here . . .

 
Here is Daddy and Elijah all sweet and content.

 
But, as usual, when one is behaving, the other is not.

 
One minute, Faith's being silly.

 
The other minute, she's pissed off again.

I'm feeling like I'm on a rollercoaster of sorts and in need of some medication.

Because as seen here, . . .

 
She's happy again. [This happened in a matter of a couple of minutes.]

This is basically how the weekend went. One is up . . . one is down.

 
All I can do is really appreciate the moments as they come.

I needed this view. The clouds had parted and the sun hitting the water was really beautiful.

 
Here is the P.T. Barnum passing as we make our way into Bridgeport, CT.

Since security is present, taking pictures of the boat that we were on was frowned upon . . . I didn't think taking a picture of the passing boat would hurt.

Overall, the ferry ride was a great surprise for the kids. There were a few short moments that I wished it was just me and my man. But, it was a good time. A bit pricey . . . but, it was still a great experience.

Then, today, we were off to the Beardley Zoo.

And, you'd be so proud . . . at the end of the day, I made it out of there with my kids.

I didn't leave Elijah with the tigers like I threatened that I would.

[rounds of applause for me] :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

The husband's been home all week . . .

So, of course, that means that we are off again . . . out of the house . . . to see what we see.

I just gave up some good loving . . . so he splurged on the ferry ticket so that we could cross the Long Island Sound into Connecticut . . . I've been wanting to do this since I moved to New York . . . very excited.

We've just booked a cheap hotel . . . yes, a fairly cheap hotel does exist in Connecticut. I was quite surprised also.

And, then, we plan to head out tomorrow to Beardley Zoo in Connecticut.

Since I have the best man in the world that I love a whole bunch . . .

For this weekend, I can only hope for quiet, happy children and great pictures.

Have a great one.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

One Week Later . . .

 
And, I'm loving the growth of my most favorite dogwood tree.

 
And, our neighbor's pear tree is blooming beautifully.

While I was taking the pictures, I was thinking about growth. I'm really loving the beautiful growth of these trees in less than a week.

As for myself, I feel better also.

Growth is good.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

My heart aches.

It's not about love, home, marriage, or friendship.

It's about work. I screwed up a deal. (I'm sort of in mourning . . . as in, this deal has died and it's all my fault.) I missed something on it a couple weeks ago. But, I didn't realize it until yesterday.

Sure, it's probably not going to close so one might think that the reason I'm disappointed is because I'm not going to profit from it in the end.

But, I truly am disappointed in myself . . . that I let my customer down. She doesn't know that I let her down. She just doesn't trust me now. She doesn't know that I truly wanted this to happen for her the way that she wanted it to happen.

Every once in awhile, I moan over this. Like all of a sudden, I moan.

This kind of heartfelt heartache happens to me every once in awhile when something-I'm-such-a-screw-up happens. This time though--it was a complete oversight by a few people but I really should have been sharper.

I'm trying to change my perspective. Trying to give myself a break. Trying to put this in God's hands. People make mistakes. I make mistakes.

Heart, feel better. Thanks.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I'm trying to fall in love again . . .

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Camera. Yes, it's true. The love is about gone. So, I've been doing some Digital Photography reading to get the love burning strong again.

So, here is what Camera and I came up with . . .

 
This is the beautiful dogwood tree that resides next door.

 
This is the neighbor's pear tree. Those pears are pretty tasty in the fall, I must say.

 
This is my one tulip in the backyard playing all sexy and mysterious.

Have a great Saturday. As for me, I'm so thankful for the weekend. This past week was one of the hardest of my life. I'm just so glad to have gotten through it. Thank You, Lord!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

It's Saturday . . .

And, we are out of the house again at 10am . . . what the hell?!?!

I know I'm completely shocked too.

But, as usual, as where most of my good deeds stem from . . . the guilt machine . . . I'm sure that's it. Especially since I've worked late so much in the last couple of weeks. My kids deserve a little something extra in the effort department from their mother.

So, for some insane reason, I registered them in the sidewalk chalk thing at the local library for today at 10 am.

Of course, when the phone rang at 9:11 this morning, I was inwardly hoping that the thing had been cancelled due to rain. But, on the contrary, while my chipper daughter came downstairs to tell me that the library had called to say that the gig was still on . . . I saw the clouds start to part and the sun start to shine. At least, this is what I saw through the blinds from where I started to wake. [sigh]

So, here are the pics to prove it. We were up and enjoying the day.

 
My girl, Faith

 
My boy, Elijah

 
Here are my two with the group. As you may agree, I'm concerned with my boy's furrowed brow as he socializes with the masses. Gotta love that kid!

Have a great Saturday . . . make it sweet!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Remember when you would always wonder how your mom just knew . . .

I find some satisfaction in that I know my children so well.

That I can dissect the situation and determine the guilty party in just a few moments.

I think it is that Sherlock Holmes part of me. haha

For instance, the other day, when I woke up and started to piddle around the house . . . aka pick up a little bit . . . I started to throw out the recycling. Which consisted of a two liter empty bottle and a 20 oz. empty bottle of Cherry Coke. [Me loves some Cherry Coke.] I noticed that the tops were either off or half-off the bottles.

So, I call out--"Faith stop trying to get the last sips of the empty soda bottles. That's gross!"

In return, Faith calls out . . . "Okaaayyy."

Now, let me check to see if I have eyes growing out of the back of my head too. :)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

I confess. I'm not ashamed.

I just watched this.



And, maybe. I'll be there May 16th! heehee

I'm really afraid that the payback to this child is going to be cruel.

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"Mama"
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"Mama, are you down there?"

[starting to feel like I need to wake up]

I struggle to say, "Huh? What?"

Elijah whines, "Faith woke me up with her noise."

I grumble as loud as I can . . . "Go back to bed!"



It's true. I'm truly afraid of the payback that this kid is going to get someday.

Right now I'm considering breaking some child labor laws.