Archive for July, 2009

a beachy day

“Just because you’re miserable doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your life.” ~Annette Goodheart
O.K. so the Jr. Guards crap put me in a mood and I feel the grey cloud above my head, but I’m trying real hard not to look up. Today we went to the beach. Tony asked last week to go to a certain beach. Hubba agreed, and then, I think, forgot…so he asked again, forgot. Then today we pick up Nick and Joe from VBS and this very three stooges moment happens where my husband asked Tony what beach he wanted to go to…then every time Tony named one, Hubba said, Not that one because it’s to______. Finally, one by the a pier was decided on. I was stoked because it was close to 1pm and the 7thirty poptart was long gone, a pier equals food….happy mom. A empty parking spot changed pier/food plan. I’m self talking down from the mini-tantrum in my head. Why ask Tony what beach he wants to go to it a parking spot is deciding? Why get my food hopes up? Why, why, w-h-y? We schlep the beach crap to the sandy shore and hubba feels Mt. Saint Julie about to erupt. What’s a matter? he asked. I just need a minute to chill, I share…..Then he offers me peanuts…I never wanted to shove something so far up his nose in all my living days….(inside voice)NO, I want freak’n pier food.
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and the man who promised his twelve hundred pound wife a possible food beach and then didn’t deliver
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We had a great time(hungry)saw dolphins(hungry)found neat seashell(hungry)Joe did a robot dance down to the beach(hungry)tony enjoyed jumping into the waves(hungry)Nick and Joe gave a young version of a cat call to four young women in bikinis(hungry)saw an albino man(hungry)read a little(hungry).

July 31, 2009 at 10:17 pm 1 comment

Colorful

I like color and I like colors swirled together pretty like….only I’m not real good at deciding what colors look good together so I like going to this color website and being a color voyeur of sorts. I really like these colors:
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They make me real happy.

July 31, 2009 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

Monster Mile

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Monster Mile Costume
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Run-Run monster mile start! Tony had a great time. I am still upset about yesterday and the overall lack of communication with this program…Start a freak’n Blog people explain where the start and finish locations are for both the run swim and the run-run, explain that the run run doesn’t start until the freak’n day is almost over. More hateful thoughts and cursing in my brain.

July 30, 2009 at 7:23 pm Leave a comment

No Pier jump pics & VBS pics

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The 25 dollar a kid Jesus Camp, I get pictures. The $700 jr. guards program I don’t get the opportunity to get the pier jump pictures(rrrrh)! Rant begins here: I am so pissed that because I don’t have blonde hair and big tits, and I’m not on the phone tree of “thee” parents, I don’t get to cheer my son on. Insert hateful thoughts and more curse words. Dude, when he came home smiling from ear to ear my heart sank. IF PARENTS ARE NOT GOING TO BE ALLOWED EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE PIER JUMP THEN THEY SHOULD HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER DOWN THERE TAKING PICTURES OF EVERY FREAK”N KID. Insert more hateful thoughts and curse words. Jesus Camp pray for me please.

July 29, 2009 at 6:59 pm 2 comments

jooovie

So when I picked Joe up from VBS he said he had a great time. A kid said he was going to punch Joe all the way threw his body and Joe told that kid, “if you do that you will go to Jooovie jail” he was so proud of his knowledge of the law!

July 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

VBS and Nick’s summer project

Nick and Joe started at a Vacation Bible school today. They loved it! The theme is rock n’ roll baby! The boys were thrilled with the rock music and at one point they all got to scream shut up!

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Nick’s summer project is coming along famously! He has gotten 17 postcard from sheriff’s all across the counrty. He is thrilled!

July 27, 2009 at 8:50 am Leave a comment

Old Maid

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A day of nothing. The boys did some chores, bounced on the trampoline, played card games, made a fort, and then came Sunday night dinner. Tony went to a birthday party at 4pm but made darn sure to come back by 6:30 for twice baked potatoes!

July 26, 2009 at 9:50 pm Leave a comment

Seal Beach Saturday/Santa spotted

Hubba Bubba didn’t feel that we had enough beach time Friday as everyone was excited to see the new kid movie, G-force so we had a beach do-over today!
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Now, I usually don’t get excited when I see a celebrity….But, dude…Santa, now I couldn’t stop smiling.
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Tony was the first out on his board today, unusual, he was in the mood!
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Joe was chillin in the sand
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Nick was annoyed his couldn’t find sand crabs so he did the next best thing, and looked for seashells
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Our beach time ended with Joe and Nick giggling their little butts off pretending the boogie board was a motorcycle.
They found a dead stingray and played football with Hubba Bubba as well. He sat right next to a lifeguards stand and it was fun watching them run back and forth protecting people from riptides.

July 25, 2009 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Surf Report

Tony gets a surf report at the beginning of Jr. Guards every morning. Most are uneventful, but Monday he was all excited about a storm near New Zealand and it’s effects on the local surf for Friday, Sat, and Sun. Huge “cowabunga dude” size waves. I smile and nodded and gave an interested Mom look. TODAY we went to Bolsa Chica state beach….now today I was very interested in Mondays surf report! Dude every man with a surf board was out’n about. The energy was contagious…I was very excited to watch local surfers in every shape and size show their stuff!
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I ohhh-ed
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I ahhh-ed
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I high fived men I didn’t even know in my head
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then I watched my goofy family do stuff like look backwards threw binoculars at waves and say”they are so far away” over and over laughing
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I watched Nick with his back to the ocean collecting sea shells….never turn your back to the sea, didn’t your momma teach you that?
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And the boy who swears these are board short when I know for certain they are not because the have a freak’n metal zipper, whatever!
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and finally a good ol fashioned game of “self esteem building kick dads but at a weird beach sport because it’s hard being the youngest” with Dad….oh and I got a surfer in the background cause they were everywhere!
I’ve been watching THIS webcam of the Newport wedge since we got back it looks crazy down there today!

July 24, 2009 at 6:41 pm 1 comment

Day four- park ed our car at the fair

So much for a park of the day week!.We couldn’t pass up the fair today…Free Kids entrance and $1 rides and games. Plus they had sample size fair good at some places for only two bucks! We got to the fair right when it opened, jumped over to a ticket booth and found ourselves alone in the kid zone…NO lines. The boys were stunned and couldn’t decide what to do.
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The boys rode two roller coaster and then we went and got some shaved ice.
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Hubba joined us then and we started walking through the livestock area
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saw a skateboarding pig
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temperatures were heating up, I hadn’t had a diet coke in 3hours and I felt sweat on my forehead(like a boy…yuck). We went into the building the boys fair entries were in
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I had my diet pepsi(yuck), feeling better….so we went to blow our fair card on lots-o-games
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Tony needed to be a winner and he was! Over and over and over!
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then we watched line dancing ,ate funnel cake and enjoyed the the Peking acrobats! I almost cried a few times. The boys do there fair share of fighting but the love, man…Joe got scared on a jungle gym thing and Nick wanted to win him a stuffed animal to make him feel better. Tony won and he gave Joe a dog and a frog. I dig them and the fair too!

July 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm 4 comments

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