Friday, August 27, 2010

Beach food...

Last night we drove to Foley to eat at Lambert's. If you haven't had the opportunity to eat there, you are missing out. The highlight of the eating experience is the fact that they have a little man rolling around a cart of fresh, hot rolls. That's not the best part, though. Just raise your hand up in the air and Mr. Roll Man chunks one at you. People are diving all over the restaurant, seriously. For a baseball family, this is rip roaring fun. I'm not sure why we even ordered food. None of us were hungry by the time the food came, we ate too many thrown rolls. My boys idolized the roll thrower, wishing that someday if they have a Summer job, they too could be a roll thrower. Ambitious children, they are.

We had David back today. :-) Too bad the weather was rainy and windy. :-( About 4:30, after a day of indoor pool swimming(not always the funnest), Disney channel, and Club Penguin, we headed to Tacky Jacks for dinner. Hmmmm, lots of fried food. It was okay. The service was good, but when we got our bill, I realized I forgot to ask the waitress a very important question. "Do the kids meals come with a drink?" Well, at TJ they don't...and they are 2 bucks each. Thataway to jack up the bill quickly. David and the kids ate Alligator bites for an appetizer...none for me, thanks. As you can see from the pics below, my children ALWAYS have good manners while eating. We never put french fries in our mouths like Walrus' tusks and we especially never tear crackers open with our teeth. Can you imagine???

Finally, we headed back to the condo to TAKE BEACH PICTURES. The highlight of the trip for me...haha!! I think Jackson was thanking his lucky stars he didn't have to dress up. I gave him the option, but couldn't quite convince him that it would make his mom's whole week... :-) I snapped a few anyway and WOW, that boys is so photogenic!!

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Mama forgot to pack extra ponytail holders so we are *GASP* without a bow. :-)
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A little bit of swimming on this yucky day.
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This picture makes me want to pray more fervently that my boys will treat each other better. It is hard to see them fight...hourly.
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I can't seem NOT to blow out my whites. :-(
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My goodness, the eyes on this sweet boy!!! LOVE him! We have really enjoyed having him with us this week. He is a good buffer b/w the boys.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

sand and water...

day three here in Gulf Shores. I could stay here forever. Reality stay away...

















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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Would you rather???

So....ewwww... have you ever played, "Would you rather?" with your kids? We took off on a drive around the beach tonight and we needed a car game. Well, wouldn't you know, someone started this nas-tay game. I'm going to write about the "tame" questions b/c old people read my blog too. ;-)

...."Would you rather walk barefoot in throw up or eat cow poop?"
...."Would you rather get eaten by sharks or be thrown into a pool of vipers?"
I prefer, "Would you rather stop at Nancy's Italian Ice or get a Chick-fil-a milk shake?"

We've had a pretty fun day. It started off with a 45 minute mornin trip to the Verizon store. My phone died. Luckily, I was due for an upgrade. Then, we stopped at Target for food and one of those beach-side-air-brush-tee-shirt-stores for floats. DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS RUN AROUND unsupervised in one of these places. I found Cope, Jackson, and Ford pushing some button that repeated phrases I wasn't ready to explain. Fantastic. See, Lara, I DO need you down here!! :-)

A Dub got stung by a bee at the pool. She cried a little about that and a lot about other things. We are missing our daddy! It's strange being the mommy and daddy at the beach. I mean, what 34 year old woman doesn't LOVE riding the waves for hours?? I usually get to lay out and read my book. Guess how much of my book I read today?? 5 pages, yup. The waves were monsters today, so I had to keep a hand on AW.

Tonight, we went to ride bumper boats and go carts. Tonight, we were ripped off. Uh, 33 bucks for each of the kids to ride 2 things for 3ish minutes. They love it, though....and it made their whole week. I could ask my kids, "Would you rather have 10 million dollars or ride go carts and bumper boats?" Guess which one they would pick??? ;-)

So, now I'm up and sweet Jackson(who is playing brick breakers on my phone) is up...all three of my kids are conked out. David is still at the other hotel preparing for their Arbitration tomorrow. We will have him back Friday and Saturday!!

BTW, Flickr SURE IS SLOW TONIGHT!! I'm trying to upload all these pics and it is taking forever!!! Okay, so it's not just slooooow, it's not uploading the rest of my pics. More tomorrow!

Jackson giving a little cannon ball...
After the bumper boats pose ;-)


All ready!!

Building a wall...




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