Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cape San Blas 2014

Finally a little girl swim suite in our family...  ;)
 couldn't wait to get in so...just swam in his clothes :)

We went with Caleb and Laura this year.  It was Lil's birthday so we ladies went on a beach ride for her big day :)  She loved loved loved it-so cute :)




 Another beach bonfire... this year the glow sticks became part of the tradition I think.  They conveniently keep you from loosing kids while crab chasing. ;)

And crabs they caught...

Willem's done...

We cooked in most of the nights, but we went to this well known oyster bar one night
 They randomly had karaoke going on that night...











 Noah only got half of this thing done...
 I made chocolate beet cake...not sure why, other than wanting to eat some bad enough and having the nice kitchen to use ;)
 chill down moment watching Charlotte's Web-the old cartoon version
 date night out :D
 Adrian hunts down a lizard



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

pandemic game...

Luke told me a nurse with suspected Ebola was flown from TX to Atlanta GA...and as sobering as that is...I pictured the pandemic game and thought "of course Atlanta".  And all the little flight lines and rules from that game are flooding my head now.  If you've never played it...it's worth tracking down and having a go at it.  If only to learn that the CDC is in Atlanta... and that if a disease hits Asia or Europe...we are not in good shape to win the game.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Deleting Hulu...

off my phone.  I got a free introductory week of Hulu.  I installed the app on my cell because it was easy-peasy when I typed in the web address to watch a cooking show...while I was cooking dinner.  I remember thinking it was nice I wasn't board while cooking when Luke wasn't home to talk to.  I used earphones just in case there was swearing I didn't want my kids to hear... and that meant I left one out so I could hear my kids...which caused me to wonder why I was watching a show while on mama duty in the first place. :/
At some point I looked down at Christian and realized he had asked me for a vitamin or something but I hadn't caught the whole thing.  I knew this wasn't good.  I knew this wasn't me.
So I paused the show and gave him my full attention feeling very in control of myself.  But I turned it right back on after hearing him out and handing him the chewable vitamin he wanted.
Then I cleaned the kitchen so I could watch another episode.  The kids played outside...it was fine right?
going on the third episode I could only justify my binge by cleaning my room and doing laundry.  This is fine right?  By the time I had the kids in bed, I think I had watched 4 episodes.  I didn't want to look at a screen anymore so I figured I wasn't an addict or else I would watch the show until midnight.  Or so my justification went.

Same thing the next day pretty much, only since I had the free week and I was caught up with the other show, I picked something else.  Because that's how streaming works...it's what you want, when you want it.  Boom boom.  Maybe you are all wise to this already...I'm not really a big show marathoner, so this was all very new to me.  After not connecting to wifi correctly which led to using more data than our phone plan allows and a week plus of watching shows on and off throughout the day, I'm done.

I'm done just because I'm done.  But also because Gisella crawled over and put a book in my lap this evening.  I read it to her and then went back to my cooking show.  She put it in my lap again.  I read it again.  It's a real page turner...one of those flap books.  I was more animated this time and gave her lots of eye brow raises and toothy smiles when appropriate....but it was like she knew there was a commercial break for my show because she wanted the book read again.  She's maybe just entering a book phase, but she's never done this before.  She was on to me.  Finally she gave up on me and wanted Jude to read it.

I must have had glazed over eyes or something, I don't know.  So... the app has been deleted.  I've read several very interesting articles on TV addiction so I understand myself better and I'm planning a run tomorrow morning.

TV is changing...it's designed to be binged on now because that's how our brains like it and technology makes it easy to stream shows all at once.  I'm not going to miss a decent flap book with my daughter over it though....nope nope nope.

so...bye bye Hulu on my phone...I may miss you, but withdrawal symptoms shouldn't last too long. :)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apples...expensive ones...

shoot...they know that you want smiles like this...so they can charge $4 for a little bag full of apples like the one Will is holding (bigger bags were $16 :/).  For a girl that grew up down a country road from a few apple trees we could pick from whenever we wanted to- it was a little steep.  It was a very pretty orchard though.  Cold day but it warmed up...eventually
 These two...quite the little romance they have going on
 We met Jen and her little ones there so it was a party
 Love you Jude man
 Luke was on Gisella patrol

 Luca breaking it down...just because
 Noah has no time for these dumb pictures apparently...so many other things to do
 The corn maze proved to be quite educational...and long

 Adrian looks sad here, but really he was happy to stand by me and is giving a heartfelt hug honest ;)
 donuts...whaaaaaaat? :D
 Lunch (sort of) from the little food/gift shop
 electrical spools made awesome
 she's walking :)
 but more often is carried by her Jude anyway
 Oh Adrian...you...
 before loading in the car... I told them to "RUN!"

 So that's the end...a nice fall morning :)

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