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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekend Update

This weekend is now all a big blur! We were so busy and I'm now noticing it's Sunday afternoon and almost over. There's a lot of new pictures over at the Flickr site, I had my camera in hand for much of the weekend's events.

Saturday we went to a swim party at the house of one of Madison's classmates. The kids had an absolute blast and didn't even slow down for like four hours. The backyard had the most fabulous pool I'd ever seen, and it was Madison's first experience with a water slide. It took her quite a bit of coaxing to go down, but once she did it with an inner tube ring by herself, she must have gone down it 50 times. Here's my favorite picture:

We were there the entire afternoon - she was so worn out she went to bed an hour early last night.

I had a surprise visit from one of my oldest and dearest friends last night, Donnie. He texted me Friday to tell me he was in town and he came over Saturday night for a few hours. We had some beer, caught up on what's new with each other and our families, and laughed a lot at the trouble we got ourselves into when we were young. I am not exaggerating when I say we are both very lucky that we're not dead or without jail time behind us for some of our escapades... it was so awesome to see him, as he's been one of my best friends since I was 15 years old; although we have kept in touch we haven't actually seen each other since 2000. I'm so blessed to still have him in my life.

Donnie didn't leave here until after midnight, but Madison still got me up this morning at 5:30... She and I had breakfast and headed over to Floyd Lamb park to feed the ducks and geese. This used to be a State park but the City of Las Vegas has taken it over, and I have to say the city does a much better job at maintaining the park. It was clean and well groomed, the grills and benches were clean, the trash cans empty and the fishing areas didn't smell like stagnant water. I got some really beautiful pictures today! Madison and I were chased by geese, and followed around by a peacock for about half an hour... then Madison chased butterflies (and actually caught one). We walked and ran around for about two hours - and right after lunch she and I both crashed out watching TV in bed. We must have slept for about an hour and a half, and I'm so happy to have taken a nap, cause naps ROCK! Here's a couple of pictures from our adventures this morning:Above she was chasing butterflies all over this huge field. She totally ruined her pants with grass stains diving after them, she would make a great softball base stealer...

She was fascinated with this thing (I do believe it's a seed pod of some kind), but I told her it is nature's version of the disco ball. :)

We just finished some coloring and I'm about to go outside, blow bubbles and grill some dinner. What did you do this weekend, Internet?


Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Looks like Madison had fun!

How cool that Donnie came to visit! Its fun to look back on all that wild and crazy stuff we did in our youth :)

Fred said...

Great pictures. Madison is growing up so quickly!

I laughed at your comment about not winding up in jail or being comfortably fitted in a coffin. To his day, I can't understand why I didn't wind up incarcerated along with my high school buddies.

My weekend was filled with packing boxes and D1's car for her trip to Tallahassee. I'm thrilled for her, but have a huge void in my life right now.

New White Keds said...

Will you be my Mommy? This child is going to have some amazing memories of a wonderful childhood. You rock!

Angi said...

We played tourist as Ruben's cousin was here to visit from LA - we did lots of sightseeing and went to the pre-season Saints football game Saturday. Now I have over 1000 pix to upload to Flickr!