I realized I forgot to post a picture of Danny's awesome pine derby car!!
Lexi and Ginger snoozin'
Monday afternoon Lexi had to see the base vet to get caught up on all her shots and meds. Then on Tuesday morning Lexi headed to the vet for her eye surgery. The vet said it was one of the worst cases she had seen.
Here is Lexi passed out after her cherry eye surgery:
She is so dangerous with this collar on! She comes up behind you and just about knocks you off your feet. She is constantly banging into everything! At night I hear it hitting the side of the bed as she changes positions on her pillow.
Both kids and the dogs have taken to looking over their shoulder to see if Lexi is coming up behind them so they can get out of the way. We keep telling her she is a bull in a china shop.
It was beautiful the other day so I put our comforter outside to air it and the kids decided it was tent time again!
Maggie couldn't figure out why the kids were in her house:
The kids playing under their "tent"
Luckily this kept them pretty busy for quite a while, long enough for Dan to have a beer and myself a glass of wine :)
We like to be adventurous in our house - so the other night I cooked up Octopus!
Here are the finished products! The kids loved them!! Something about eating the legs off first!! (I bought the long thin hotdogs, that is why there are only 4 legs. Next time I will get the shorter fatter hotdogs so I can cut them into 8 legs)
I saw this idea on another Guatamama blog and thought it was so cute and easy. Once you cut the hotdog slits while leaving about 1 inch intact at the top for the head they automatically curl up while cooking. We are all about easy here!
Poor Ms V has been sick all week! There is nothing worse for her than not being able to breath through her nose and she has had a runny snotty nose all week! At first we just thought she was teething, but it has been going on quite a while and I don't feel anything. She has been up and down at night, waking up early and generally cranky, stubborn and crying. so needless to say we are very tired!
I taped this the other day because her breathing was so LOUD! Make sure your volume is up so you can appreciate this:
Poor Dan had to put some lotion on his face to take care of some precancerous skin issues and after 1 1/2 weeks had to stop as his face hurt so bad. The dr told him "that is exactly the reaction you are supposed to have! this is great! Didn't you read the brochure I gave you?". Needless to say Dan was not very happy about it and no he did not read the brochure. Luckily they gave him some cream to help cool it off, but it has taken another week for it to settle down and peel off! So there have been no pics taken of him for a bit :)
Saturday was the grand opening of the North Florida Military Museum. We have been over several times to visit while they were getting organized, but it was so cool to see it officially open. A local boy scout troop even had a table for hotdogs and hamburgers!
Not surprisingly this is where the kids were hanging out. The guy had it rigged to set off caps. Everytime you heard "fire in the hole" everyone would flinch :)
Lots of people in period costumes and so many items going back a very long time:
All this cool equipment
I think Dan called this a tagalong?
How cool is this LARC??
Checking out the inside of the LARC:
This gives you a little perspective of the size of the tires!
Danny has a field trip tomorrow to the Alligator Farm and he is very excited about it. He has been a bit off the wall this weekend. I don't know if it is just his age (6)? But he lies about really silly stuff, talks back and does things that he knows he shouldn't! We try to be consistent with his discipline but at times it is so draining. I feel like all I do is yell sometimes :(
My hip has really been bothering me and I am going to have to break down and see the orthopedic dr again :( This time I will see the hip specialist and hope he has something besides surgery or shot up his sleeve!
I have been having female problems so my dr had my hormones tested. I am being referred to a gyn to see about something called a uterine ablation. The first response would have been birth control pills or progesterone cream or some kind of hormone treatment, but my oncologist said absolutely not.
Dan just figures it is time to trade me in for a healthier model!!
(I am ready to get off this health roller coaster! Enough already!)