Thursday, June 30, 2011


Tonight we went for a late dinner at Crab and Fin. We weren't sure we were going to go there since of the noise Parker makes, but all of the boys did great. We had a great dinner and it was fun to be there. This piano player has been there since I was in high school. He always starts playing the Phantom and When I Fall in Love as soon as he sees me because I have requested those for years, and now I don't even have to request. He is so nice to the boys and they love talking to him. He let Coop try out his piano.

We had fun looking at all of the hand blown sea creatures in this window. It made for a great I Spy spot.

We all had ice cream at Kilwin's. I had peach and blueberry, yummy!

I've decided Parker does better when he can sit in his stroller at dinner. He ate really well and enjoyed watching the birdies on the ground.

He was excited to go again.

Right when we were ready to leave it started to rain and Mimi got a phone call from Pop about Mama. He thought something was wrong with her and that she may be having a stroke. He ended up taking her to a fire station and then she was transported to the hospital by ambulance. I tried to keep the boys in the garage and out of the way so Mimi could hear and call everyone she needed to to help out.

We were all praying for Mama and Baylor was really worried about her. We decided to go ahead and go to dinner and it helped. We kept getting updates from Pop. The rain ended and it was a beautiful night.

Mama did spend the night at the hospital but thankfully she was fine. The doctor has switched some of her medicine and it was a reaction to the new medication.

It was hard to be far away, but we were all praying.

During the day Baylor went back to bakery class. It was pastry day. He made several things today.

He made me a red velvet cupcake.

He was excited to go back again today!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Coolest Night Ever at Sharky's

This was such a cool night. I love it when new experiences happen and you aren't even expecting anything. What a surprise. We had just finished dinner and went out on the pier. I took Cooper to the bathroom and Mimi took the other boys ahead. As soon as we came out we heard people yelling that someone caught a sea turtle. It was a teenage boy and he was at the end of the pier when he caught the turtle. He walked it to the shore per instructions from the Mote Marine. He was such a cute young boy and he was worried because people were yelling at him what to do but he was a smart fisherman and called the Mote right away and they gave him instructions on how to keep the turtle safe until the Mote arrived.
We watched from the pier for a long time and then I took the big boys down on the sand to get a closer look. How amazing is this!!!

When the Mote got to the beach they covered the turtle with a towel and then needed to keep her wet. This lady work in manatee research but was the closest to the beach so she came first and then they waited on a transport vehicle that was padded to protect the turtle. Turtles are not used to having pressure on their belly so she said it needs an air mattress for travel. Baylor got to dump the water on the turtle the whole time. What a neat experience.

He was such a big boy.

He kept getting water and pouring it on the turtle. Coop was right there too asking questions. The lady thought this turtle was probably 1-2 years old and weighed approximately 250 pounds. We stayed with the turtle on the beach until it started to downpour and then we headed to the car.

He was really worried about the turtle. The hook was a superficial wound but the Mote wanted to take the turtle in for xrays to make sure there were not other wounds. She said if necessary he would have surgery. If there was not any more damage he would probably be released back to this beach within 2 weeks.

We watched form the pier for a long time before heading to the beach. A Venice policeman gave the boys junior badges.

I will never forget tonight.

We could tell rain was on the way.

While this was going on their was a manatee on the other side of the pier swimming in very shallow water. You could see all the boat marks on his skin where he had been hurt.

Cheering on the crabs. Baylor won a race tonight. He picked silly string. The big crab #12 got out this week and is lost so it was harder to pick winners. We have loved going to kid's night at Sharky's.

Coop loves looking at the big aquarium.

It was pirate night.

They love the crabs.

He got a dragon painted tonight.

Baylor got funky fish.

He was telling her a big story about a dragon.

My big boy, I love him so!


Mimi and Coop.


Baylor went back to bakery class today. He couldn't wait to go and today he got an apron.

His cake, such a great job!

He decorated two cookies too.

He signed up to go back tomorrow he had so much fun.

The little boys spent the day at the pool with me.

We ate lunch at the pool again.

Coop had fun playing beyblades all alone in the morning before we went out. He got to use all four.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cars 2

Tonight we ate dinner at the food court and then I took the big boys to see Cars 2. We loved it, the boys had so much fun!
They both laughed throughout the movie and Coop kept asking if it was over because he didn't want it to be over. I loved the Pixar short before the movie called Toy Story Hawaiin Vacation, it was so funny!

The boys wore their Cars shirts that we got in Disney.

They had popcorn and an ICEE.

Parker wore his cars shirt too, but he walked around the mall the whole time with Mimi. They went in lots of shops and had a treat. Thanks Mimi!

They were busy running all over the beach.

So happy!

He was on the hunt for birds.

Playing in the ocean.

Not sure about this face.

Baylor was having fun playing in the waves.

Baylor is so nice to Parker, if only he was this nice to Cooper:).

So cute in his tube.

Just floating.

Digging by the shore.

He was cooking again.

Making something tasty.

Parker loves the water.