Sunday, July 31, 2011

Other circus videos

For some reason I couldn't post more than one...

and the tigers (which made me cry the whole time they performed)


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our first time at the Circus... I think

We went to see hte circus!  i'm not positive...but I don't think I've ever been before 

and I know Tristan hasn't!


I LOVED it...but it made me sad... thinking about what these animals do on their "down time"

T loved the animals AND the food!

Daddy has been before... but still had lots of fun!

And no, he STILL doesn't like hats..

The entry

the elephants...

and I have to post the other two separately...enjoy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hobbies are

This is when I go to bed....

because THIS... is what time I get up....

Grab my coffee and head here...

Harley Davidson of all places....

to train like a mad woman

and THIS is my trainer...Pepper...

He's scary... LOL..just kidding... he's great - kicks out butt.  I found out today he was in the Army.

All  makes PERFECT sense now!!

I LOVE BOOT CAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Even at 4:30am!

Play-Doh fun!

Daddy brought T a surprise, PLAY-DOH!!!

and was a bad example... just for a second...


It wasn't long before we mixed colors :)

and made stars!


 Nice work Daddy!


I have a feeling we'll be doing this a lot.  Luckily we love Play-Doh too!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Got Stash?

Not sure if these ever posted... but they are too funny NOT to have in his book.


GOT STASH!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Getting home wasn't so easy

So we arrived at Lexington Airport on Tuesday morning...trying to fly stand-by.

We were told -lucky us... there were THREE seats left.

not so much.  so after some drama... it went from 3 to 2 to NONE and we had a 7 hour wait ahead of us...

The 5:20pm flight... was


about 7 times...

so after about $100 of crap food and crap toys to entertain a 2 year old... we have THIS

and so...we waited..again ...and again...and again.

By 8pm - I was exhausted, annoyed and hot... I just wanted to go home.

Problem is Lexington is a very small airport.  So there was ONE option and they took advantage of that.

I called it.

hi-ho-hi-ho it's off to the Holiday Inn Express- they have a heated pool!

Well, that is...when it's not broken.

We took Tristan swimming and it was like 70 degrees.

FREEZING.  but, we swam until he had blue lips!

Then back to the hotel we went.

So after some food, after some fun... we called it quits.  8 hours at the airport - held captive by AA - and I knew the next day was round 2!

Thankfully today when went back... and the first flight was on time and we were off... the second.. in Chicago had "issues" so they sent us to the other SIDE of O'Hare... again... and finally we boarded the plane and headed home.

There are a thousand more details that I will choose to keep in my tiny little mind if I ever need to pull our some angry drama... it will take me right to that emotion - QUICKLY.

Overall, I'm doing well in old age... my patience has grown.. imagine that. 

Thanks to the Smithwicks, thanks to the Holiday Inn and thanks to AA... all of which were critical our family vacation.

SO happy to be home though.  Off to bed... boot camp in 6 1/2 hours!

Nighty night!!

Bad ideas make great stories...

So holt will actually have to TELL this story himself...

so be sure to ask him... it's greatness!

Started out being practice... and ended up... well... this...





and it started with ONE WHEEEEEEEEELE (inside joke)


Family photo time!!

and the love of two little guys

I can see them as teens in this... ugh...

but SO cute!!

So Mr. John taught Tristan how to do his

Collin lead the way....

T followed...


hold it up!

well, maybe not OVER your face...

like THIS Tristan!




then we blew off little stuff and they loved it!

Good times at the cabin for all!!