Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello blogland...notice it has only been a couple weeks since I last updated? I do try to keep up to date!! Not a lot going on lately...which is really just fine by me. So much rush and traveling recently, plus going to Chicago at the end of March and Branson at the end of April for work....I need some time to just catch up!
Mr Man is up to his usual antics....always keepin' us smiling and laughing for sure. He is in a pretending stage right now and he takes it to the full extent. He likes to mimic his favorite characters and so we are always hearing:
Mom, you be Wendy and I be Bob (Bob the Builder) or.....
Mom, you be Izzy, I be Jake and Daddy be Cubby (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) or...
Mom, you be Millie and I be Geo (Team Umizoomi) and the list goes on. Usually he gets the gender right...but the other night he says...Mom, you be the daddy and I be the Mommy....but I quickly replied 'bout you be the Daddy and I be the Mommy...he says...okay Mom! He has quite the imagination for sure.
He was playing with his bike the other night and rolled off into the grass and he says "oh no, I (s)tuck in the my tire is all muddy". We're it's not.....his response..."I just b-tending mom!". Then he I got to go to the bicycle car wash!!
He also is SO NOT afraid of strangers right fact, quite the opposite. He wants to talk their ear matter where we go...the other day, we were at Sonic and I had to roll down the back window so he could talk to the Sonic girl. He goes on and on and although I completely understand him...I don't think they do....they just nod and say "uh-huh". Probably doesn't help that he goes a mile a minute.
This past Sunday was just beautiful...although spring and mid-March mean pure torture for me when it comes to allergies. You would think I would remember to start preparing by taking Zyrtec or something, but every year, it seems what worked the year before doesn't work anymore. So I am pretty sure I have a sinus infection on top of it all. Anyway after the rainy day Saturday, we got out for a while on Sunday and went to the playground down the street from our house and had dinner at Mom and Dad's.

Love that expression!

Always so serious!!

My good luck charm! (from St Patty's Day)

Splashing in the water left over from Saturday

I'm 3!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

World Traveler

Oops....forgot a couple! When I was packing for my trip, Chase decided he wanted to climb in my suitcase (Myth used to do this too when I got them out). He loved it and wanted me to zip him up in it...don't worry, I didn't!! But I did have to roll him around the house in it. He did not want to get out!!

Mardi Gras 2011

We attended our seventh (I think) Mardi Gras in St Louis last weekend. It was later than usual this year and didn't conflict with my other trip, so we decided to go. I thought Daddy needed a weekend off too! So we headed to St Louis, just the two of us this time. We had a really good always is. Lots of fun watching the parade and getting beads, having drinks and meat on a stick :), people watching and making fun of the crazy people that are there each year!!

Grand Parade

Crazy crowds

Me and hubs beaded up and ready to go

Self portraits :)

Sand and Surf

Just four short hours after Chase's birthday party, I was on my way to St Louis to catch a plane early on Sunday morning to the Dominican Republic. The MDA each year puts on a Travel and Learn program for our dentists and I got to go this year for the first time. It was a little work...but mostly play. It was seven long day of mostly relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun. We had CE programs a couple mornings too. It was beautiful and very, very nice but I really did miss my boys terribly. They survived but I am pretty sure they missed me...well at least I know Chase did :).

The view from our room. We had a swim up suite and the pool snaked around a lot of the resort.

Awesome chandelier in the main lobby.

On the beach

Outside the resort

An old shipwreck off shore

The lower lobby...everything was so big and grand.

It reminded me of Titanic

The courtyard outside our room

Me, Stacey and Vicki - all MDA girls!

The DR airport.....much different from STL

Our big man is three!

Lots of posts...lots to catch up....bear with me!!
Chase on his actual birthday...sporting his dinosaur shirt!

Mr Man is a 3 year old. CANNOT.BELEIVE.IT! He is such a little rascal!! He very much enjoyed his dinosaur party and had a fun time playing with friends, opening gifts and blowing out the candles. It was a fun day for him and I just loved putting it together for him. Thanks to everyone who could make it!

Ned from Dinosaur Train...adding to the collection.

Doesn't it look like they are just talking about what it could be???

All smiles while everyone is singing Happy Birthday.

Blowing out the candles.

Enjoying some cake

I just love decorating for his birthday we had make your own dinosaur snack miz...Pteradon Treats (goldfish); T-Rex Teeth (candy corn); Dinosaur Bones (pretzel sticks) Dino Eggs (dino gummies).

Very fun dinosaur cake and mini cupcakes

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