Saturday, June 30, 2007

Public Decree

Having spent entirely too much time looking at photos on other blogs, I've become inspired. Each day, ordinary (I guess?) people from around the world post a single photo of the city or area in which they live. There are now 100 cities/areas represented. I started by looking at Paris Daily Photo since I've visited Paris and was enchanted with the city. I've since added other cities I enjoy to my list of daily blogs to read. I'm going to make an effort to carry my camera around and take more photos of the life around me.

Side note: My birthday is in three weeks...maybe I need a smaller camera.

At any rate, I'll start dragging my (rather large) camera around with me tomorrow and taking photos of whatever strikes my fancy.

Want to look at the original site? Click here.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Whole Foods

Who shops at your Whole Foods Market?
Toni Braxton was shopping at mine today.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Jamaica Wins World Cup

I know, I know. The World Cup is not for another three years.

All this week Ana participated in British Soccer Camp. Each group was assigned a country. They earned points by answering trivia questions, creating chants, making flags and bribing coaches. At the end of the week, the two teams with the highest points played a soccer scrimmage to determine the overall winner. Ana's team, Jamaica, won the scrimmage on the game winning goal by none other than Ana!! This was very exciting for her. Almost as exciting as her injury on Tuesday.

After camp on Tuesday evening, the teams did a "cone raid" where all the players race around the field gathering the cones and cleaning up equipment. Ana, graceful girl that she is, managed to trip and bang her knee HARD on the ground. The coaches at camp, in order to limit their liability, wouldn't let anyone touch her and insisted on calling 9-1-1. The paramedics arrived first and sauntered down to the field. The ambulance was not far behind but they drove down to the field. (It's quite a distance from the parking lot to this particular field as it is also used as a drainage basin in the event of flash flooding.) Ana was then transported by ambulance to St. Rose Dominican Hospital's Emergency Room. We finally got home around 12:30 in the morning on crutches with the knee immobilized.

After a heart-to-heart chat at the pediatrician's office on Thursday where I informed her all that she would lose (namely: the 2007 Chun Kuk Do ITC) if she was unwilling to endure a little pain, she made a miraculous recovery.

She muscled up, got through the pain and was able to participate in soccer camp by Friday night.

One word meme

1. Where is your mobile phone? purse
2. Relationship? great
3. Your hair? reddish
4. Work? no
5. Your sister(s)? JoAnn
6. Your favourite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? forgotten
8. Your favourite drink? chardonnay
9. Your dream car? BMW
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your shoes? thongs
12. Your fears? falling
13. What do you want to be in 10 years? married
14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? kids
15. What are you not good at? lying
16. Muffin? poppyseed
17. Wish list item? emerald
18. Where you grew up? cold
19. The last thing you did? ate
20. What are you wearing? jammies
21. What are you not wearing? shoes
22. Your pet? sleeping
23. Your computer? desktop
24. Your life? blessed
25. Your mood? happy
26. Missing? friends
27. What are you thinking about? friends
28. Your car? dusty
29. Your kitchen? cluttered
30. Your summer? full
31. Your favourite colour? clear
32. Last time you laughed? earlier
33. Last time you cried? awhile
34. School? August
35. Love? in

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! This is a picture of Mike wearing the gorilla eyes from the children's menu at Elephant Bar. I think he said, "Don't take my picture. It will end up on someone's blog." We took the kids to New York New York and rode the Manhattan Express roller coaster. It was really fun and a lot less scary than The Desperado at Buffalo Bill's in Primm. Even Sam (who hates roller coasters, bless his heart) said, "After the first three drops, it wasn't that bad."

Monday, June 11, 2007

An observation by Ana

Kids in the backseat cause accidents.
Accidents in the backseat cause kids.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Thought for Today

When your children are teenagers,
it’s important to have a dog so that someone
in the house is happy to see you.