Monday, March 23, 2009
The Catch-Up Post
Normally on Spring Break we do some sort of family thing... camping, road trip somewhere, or maybe activities around the Dallas area. Not this year. This year was completely different.
E flew to Hawaii for most of the week with the school band and orchestra. Let me tell you, I went to the same high school as this kid, but I don't recall trips like this ever happening. I think maybe my Freshman year the French Club took a trip to France in the summer. Well, I was in the French Club my Sophomore through Senior years and as far as I know there wasn't a trip planned during that time. Oh well, I can't really complain, I've been to some pretty fabulous places since high school.
So anyway, of course I do not have one single photo of the boy in Hawaii. It seems to be my experience, that getting a teenage boy to take a camera with him on a trip he is making with his peers, is next to impossible. I'm hoping that maybe someone else who went, will be post photos somewhere and he will be in at least one of them.
While E was lying on a warm Hawaiian beach, the Farmboy took the other two skiing in the snowy Colorado mountains. The Farmboy loves to ski. He grew up in Colorado and any chance he can get to go up there and ski, he jumps at. However, this was a first for both Pretty Lady and Capin' Davy Cannonswine.
So the plan was, while Capin' Davy Cannonswine was in snowboarding school, which he was beside himself excited about, the Farmboy would take Pretty Lady up the mountain and teach her how to ski. She did really well and enjoyed it, despite being so sore afterwards.
Here's Capin' Davy Cannonswine, pre-broken arm. Yep, you read that right. Let me give you a little background on this kid. By the time he was 5, I believe, he had stitches put in his chin at least 3 times. Anytime we go anywhere that has a body of water, whether it be an ocean or a very small stream, the Capin' will accidentally fall in. Gravity is not this kids friend.
Day one was snowboarding class. At the end of the day, the instructor informed the Farmboy, that the Capin' likes to go fast and falls a lot. He also said he didn't think the boy was ready to go down the mountain yet. So, day two was snowboarding class again. He did much better on this day. Day three, their last day of skiing, the Capin' was released from class, but it was decided that he would continue on the slope he had been on the previous days. This slope, "The Magic Carpet", is watched over by instructors and other such people. After watching the Capin' for awhile, the Farmboy walked down to grab his camera. Before he made it back to where the Capin' was, the child had fallen and fallen just right on his arm. So after a trip to the hospital and an x-ray, he was put in a splint, which really isn't much different than a cast, for a stress fracture just above his wrist. At least he waited until the last day.
While all of these exciting events were taking place, I was at home. My plan was to take advantage of everyone being gone and get some serious crafting and organizing done. But, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." and I hardly got anything done.
However, these things did happen over the course of the week...
I was awarded.
Thank you so much Tina and Tracy! I really hate having to pick only a certain number of people to award. There are so many wonderful people with wonderful blogs out here, that I'm awarding everyone!
LolliShops got a facelift this past week. It looks really great and so many fabulous shops will get noticed now, with the new handpicked items mosaic. Go check it out!
And, I was tagged by Viv. I'm to share the 6th photo in the 6th folder of my pictures.
This was Mother's Day 2007. E and the Farmboy had just surprised me with new patio loungers. It's a good thing E has zero interest in his mother's blog, because if he saw that I had posted this photo of him, well, let just say, he probably wouldn't be too pleased. HeeHee!
I think I'm going to stop here. I do have a couple of items I found at an antique shop to share, but I haven't photographed them yet, so next time.
Now, I need to tackle the mountain of laundry everyone brought home. Have a beautiful Monday!