Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Gremlin is TWO!

My baby boy turned TWO!!! How dare he!! Where does the time go? I remember this moment like it was yesterday...not two years and a day ago. 
He's amazing. So happy and funny. Of course he fights with his sister like it's his job, which I guess it is! He's got this crazy curly hair. It needs to be cut but I just can't bare to do it yet. He's talking all the time, even it if it's not quite understandable yet! He's a bit of a scaredy cat too...but it's cute. I think I'll keep him! I'm certainly not sending him back...that space has been rented! haha.
Oh babies are getting old. My Little Miss will be 5 in a month. Damn. That one super power I'd want....Freeze time.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marching for Babies

Lets talk present first....then we'll take a little trip down memory lane.

Today was the March of Dimes, March for Babies (formally Walk America). 
We've done it every year since Little Miss, and our Angel, were born. I was out one year due to it was the day after the Gremlin was born...and I'm crazy but not that crazy!

It's just a relaxing "walk", it's all families, there because they've been touched by premature birth of someone they love. I can't say it's run very organized...but it's mostly volunteers so what can you ask for!

Needless to say it was very warm today! I think when we got out of the car at 9:20AM it was 80degrees. So for a day in April the beach looked it was July. The boardwalk was hopping all the vendors were open the walkers had to dodge cars on the streets they were walking! But all was good. The kids survived but were not happy. They bickered a bit, but all in all. We finished in under 2hours. Which I think...6 miles..probably a bit more, or it was on the map anyway...really it took 2hrs? But there were plenty of people trailing behind....and a ton that dropped off the trail, back to the beginning to hang and eat!! Oh well. They already gave in their money so go ahead! Cheat! ahahha. 

My feet are a bit swollen, but maybe if I came home and sat for a moment they would have been ok. BUT instead we threw a family b bq shindig for the Gremlins 2nd bday! Nice. He was crazy as always, never disappoints! 

Next chapter: HISTORY.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

getting there...

Well I can't believe my baby boy (aka gremlin) will be two on tuesday! Where did the time go?? He's such a happy boy. I really couldn't ask for a better kid. Though I might be asking for one when he's 3! lol.
In the meantime that photo of my Dad sideways is driving me nutz!!! I have to fix it. 
I'm very happy to see the sun today. Even if it is still a bit chilly out. We have the march of dimes walk on Sunday and for the first time in 5 years it might be warm out!! I don't think we've had a year with out it at least starting out with rain! But it will be on the boardwalk so it might be cooler...but I'll take it! 

I'm just trying to catch up a bit....I'll do a post for the gremlin when I can connect to my photos, and then stay tuned for the announcement that you all know about but I'll put it in writing! 


Monday, April 13, 2009

A month

Well yesterday was Easter. The first holiday without my Dad. Not only that it has been a month since he passed away. It was hard. Knowing how much he liked to eat...and watch the kids get all hopped up on sugar! Not to mention it was a really nice day out, I could just see him out there wandering around the front yard chasing them around. Mom was having a hard time. Not to mention my Sister flew off to Florida last night and my Brother may as well be a snot nosed sob living in the house. Seriously...he's 21, no job, not going to school again, GET A FREAKING LIFE! Sorry...side track. So Mom took it hard. 
I  drove up there today, every time I drive up there I get emotional. Just knowing he won't be there...passing the exit for the hospital, then just watching him go right in front of me. That image just haunts me, everyday. Every time I think of a good end in his last breath. I'm glad I was there for him...but there's something to be said about seeing him as you want to remember him. 
Need less to say I miss him alot. I miss him just showing up at my door with a bag full of dollar store goodies for the monkeys. Sitting on the deck pulling in whatever sea air he could smell. Taking a ride down to the piers to see what was "biting". I miss his smell. Cigarettes and paint and coffee. I miss his mess. He always made a mess. The kitchen at my parents was never clean. Whatever meal he came up with to snack on was still on the stove in the pan. Of course alot of these memories were even a year before he passed. I don't so much remember him sick and weak...that was not him. I always loved his dirty paint and dirt covered hands. Ape like in size and in texture (i imagine). Tough...he could reach right into the oven and take out a pan. 

Anyway. Happy Easter Dad. I made a batch of deviled eggs for you!