Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Nothing too exciting has been going on. We have had no impromptu hospital visits which I suppose is fabulous, although Pres will need his tonsils out. I don’t know how much I trust getting that surgery done in a center that has not dealt with a fair share of achon kids, so I think I will call Hopkins and see if he can have it done there-once again with good ol’ commercial insurance I am sure they will oblige. What else, what else…My ex has decided child support does not have to be paid yet this month…perhaps because the state told me that persons paying usually have thirty days according to the court order. I told them just how wrong they are. being a lawyer admitted in not one but two states, I am pretty confident that when reading a notice of settlement that states in black and white “one or before the first of the month” does not translate into anytime one wants within thirty days. I mean unless I skipped the course in law school entitled “Making S&#$%T Up.” I also told them I don’t get thirty days to pay tuition. They have realized the mistake and hopefully that can be taken care of for next month. ARGH! I took my computer to Best Buy. Katie totally broke my computer when she was here once (although she will vehemently deny same) and so I hand over the computer to the Geek Squad to perform yet another “diagnostic" and found out my motherboard is history. The word “motherboard” amuses me. It sounds like a term out of a bad alien outer space movie. They were able to recover all my data. The funniest thing about the data recovery is they hand you your computer’s hard drive on a CD in a folder that says “CLASSIFIED.” I mean, I guess, if you consider Preston’s life in pictures classified. So here are some things we have been up to:
Here’s the dude posing in front of his puzzle. He is going to graduate to harder puzzles as he puts these together with ease. I was a HUGE puzzle maker and my mom always took a picture of me by a puzzle after I completed it.
Here is my new favorite pic of the dude and I…
Preston has also taken a liking to riding the stationary bicycle my mother has in the kitchen. It’s just for show and doesn’t move but I think Preston believes if he tries hard enough…it may move.
Preston loves his Octopus Play Doh set. He had a blast playing with it. Even loved the little fish I made for him obviously…
And in TWO weeks my little sister is getting married. I cannot WAIT! It’s going to be so much fun. Here are a few cute pics of us together!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I know you mean well. I understand you see a toy for your first born nephew and think, “a train set, that’s looks great.” It comes in a big box so that’s bound to elicit a lot of fun just opening it. And it sat in NYC since Christmas because you cannot bring it on a plane since it is the size of a small island. Last week due to my fear of getting back on Jet Blue after my “almost crash” (I know dramatic…) I drove back to VA. So I brought all the very large toys back to Virginia. Preston had three huge boxes and picked the train set as the first toy to play with. Of course. 154 pieces. Great. Unlike my sister in law Anna, I do not have a degree in engineering which you really need to put this together:
Can I tell you how proud I am that I put this together all by myself (pause to sing the song…I know you want to)…Yes those are circular loops over on the top middle and bridges and tunnels and decals. This was the end result:
Which I understand is the reaction you were going for, but please think of little ol’ me when buying a toy larger than oneself. So thank you Uncle Charlie, Aunt Patricia and Cousin Nicole-the gift was a hit. And I broke a sweat putting it together. I will gladly accept donations into the college fund though this year….