Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Well it's official and opening night/day was last night. Lexi's playing girls softball for the first time. They are GREEN, LEAN AND MEAN !!! LOL It should be a fun season !!!!!
Here's Lexi and a few of her dude buddies !!!! She really adores them !!!!
Lexi partied so hard at the opening season event......that she got a bad case of the stomach flu Friday night. Once I got home from bunco.....poor girl woke up at 1:30 AM and was up every 30 minutes or so !!!! She feels better today but is going to take is easy so she's ready for the bunny tomorrow !!! Hope you all have a great Easter !!!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
When Tam and I headed to the Santee Alley's in August of 2007 we saw a guy there. He was walking right down the middle of the alley and everyone was saying hello to him. I could not help but notice his feet. They were like nothing I ever saw before. He had a very obvious birth defect. I felt so sad for him and his feet. The entire day I could not stop thinking about him and hoped that people were kind and nice to him.
Well just two weeks ago when Tam and I were there again I was saying that if we saw him again it would be a miracle. So I asked one of the girls that works in the Alleys if she knew him and she nodded to her right and said "Him?" and there he stood. He was standing right in the middle of the Alleys asking for money. He wears handmade shoes. Tam and I went up to him and talked to him. He spoke pretty decent English. He told us his name. I told him that I saw him 7 months ago and had always wondered how he was. He told us that his parents may have been able to get surgery for him when he was a young child but they never did.
He was one of the sweetest guys I have talked to in a long time. Very gracious and genuine. He seemed very touched that we actually took the time to talk to him. Tam and I want to write to Oprah or a major shoe company and see if we can get custom shoes for him. He told us he's okay but begging is the only way he can make money. Of course we helped him out.
I don't post these photos to mock or make fun. I walked away from him this last time with my eyes filled with tears. We walk each day taking for granted our own life's and the people in our life. We don't take the time to walk in other peoples shoes. Sergio is a perfect example of walking in someone shoes. Take a minute to appreciate what you have and help others.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Birthdays are not just one day anymore !! It's like a week or a weekend ! Lexi was star of the week last week and that meant taking different things into her class last week. Then our Saturday started off with Lexi's basketball game. She did great and had some nice moves !!
Then it went to getting the house cleaned up for a BBQ. I truly wish my house was 4X the size or my kids would both have summer birthdays !!! It's hard in the winter to have more than about 2 families over for a BBQ inside the house. Rob and I love to have big parties (Well maybe I do more than Rob LOL) and be able to invite every single person in our town over ! We had a few parties last summer and since our backyard is HUGE I think the most we have had is close to 60....no problem !!! Winter dinners tend to be one or two families max......bummer !!!! We need to convert the garage to a REC ROOM !!! Rob can you get on that ? LOL
Anyway Wolfie had his basketball game at noon. He played GREAT and had some awesome moves. Unfortunately for their team their baskets could not land and the other teams did. They lost by only 10 but it was a great game. Oh yeah and Wolfie fouled out !!! WOW......as the great philospher said "You can't take them home with you" Way to go BOI !!!!! It's the first time he's ever fouled out !!!! It was a fun game !!!!
After Wolfies game , Lexi got a nice nap in ! Then around 5pm or so a few peeps came over for Lexi's favorite tri tip bbq. It was a fun night of ROCK BAND (Thanks Shaun for coming down and bringing it ) , dog fights, old vine zin, bbq, cabo wabo t, random rain showers and lots of snacks !
The night ended around 1AM after a viewing of Lexi's Bee Movie......I should of taken a shot of the bodies sleeping on the living room floor !!!! All in all a great night and Lexi went to sleep happy ! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to wish Lexi a nice birthday !!!!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
It's Lexi's birthday today ! Whoot !!!! I think I blinked and somehow 8 years have passed and my little girl is getting older !!! Lexi can have moments of being a DRAMA MAMA for sure.....but for the most part she's such a sweet sweet little girl. She still holds my hand, tells me she loves me, wants to cuddle, calls me mama ! She cares about others, composes her own songs, she loves her animals and even her big brother.
Happy Birthday Lexi Lu !!!!! I love you to the sun, moon and back to you !!!! xxoo
Thursday, March 13, 2008
After Venice we headed to Malibu. My fav L. A. pics are from Malibu......but work, life and kids call to me....so your gonna have to wait !!!!!
Be sure to click on little miss BK rocking the red hollywood sunglasses to take you to my Flickr wonderland for more pics !!!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I put up the first 1/2 day of our trip and will be posting more later today. I took almost 800 pics !!!! It takes a while to sort, tweerk and tweek !!!
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Morning Folks !!!! Good luck getting me home from this place !!! I just want to keep driving around each corner to see what's around it !!! We had a GREAT (Although BK might say LONG) day yesterday !!!! I got to stand on the beach at sunset, take photos and watch the sun set....heaven !!! I"m going to show you in photos on Flickr once I get home !!!!
Off to get coffee, pack up and get some more fun in before it's time to jump on the plane around 5pm......the ride here was BUMPY so pray for us to have a SMOOTH flight home !!!!!!
Saturday, March 08, 2008
I'm sitting here with Lexi at the Farmers Daughter Hotel L.A. Tam and BK are still snoozing !They have a Mac in the lobby that anyone can use. HEAVEN !!!! We just had to get up and find some breakfast ! Lexi loves to eat the second she wakes up. This hotel is edgy and urban. We went to L.A. Ink yesterday but Kat was in New York but the skate ramp is just like they show on the television. We also went to the Alleys and did a little shopping and finished our dat at the Grove, American Girl Place for shopping and dinner. We then walked all around and finished our night at Pinkberry !!!
As we were falling asleep , while Kendall was WOUND up running around in the dark of the hotel room, Lexi said to me "Mama I love L.A. "
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Tam, BK, Lexi and myself are leaving tomorrow for a fun filled TWO nights in the city of angels. The last time Tam and I were in L.A. there were times I could hardly drive on the freeway , we were laughing so hard, eyes filled up with laughter tears and the GPS lady (We called her HELEN) was just rambling away. Helen hold up girl ! and let the humor die down and then please direct us to the ever so familier smell of the Santee Alleys. Do you need a visual here people ? LOL
I will be taking my D80 and trying to get some cool shots of the various strange things you can buy in the alley's. I will also be live "Twittering" for anyone who wants to keep minute by minute tabs and needs to know where I might be any any moment !
I didn't live blog the American Idol Girls last night.....but......who was your favorite ?
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Okay we are watching the guys. Here's my re-cap.
1) Luke....He choose a Wham song. NO NO NO Now I loved me some WHAM in the 80's but this is a "light" song and although he's got a great smile I think the judges won't like it.
2) David A.......Age 17 people !!!........Phil Collins song right ? I think he's got a beautiful voice ! I loved his version !
3) Danny.......Bye Bye Danny....that's all I'm saying.......
4) David H.....I actually love this song.....I thought he did a great song and he can BELT it out !!! He's in the top 3 !
5) Michael Johns......Total CLASSIC 80's song Don't You Forget About Me ! He's got a great voice and IMO is in the top 3 guys !
6) David......"Rocker Guy" Oh my......Weird......I don't know what to think about this guy.....I never really liked Lionel Ritchey songs.....
7) Jason......I love this guys voice !!!!! He's in the top 3 for me !!!!
8) Chickeze.......He can be really smooth.....I think he will come in either 4th or 5th in the competition......
Overall the guys did a really great job this week !!! I think that Luke or Danny will be gone this week.....What do you think ?