Tuesday, April 14, 2009

We're Home!


First I gotta say that you Ladies sure know how to make a girl's day!!! I couldn't believe it when I opened up my comments on the morning of my birthday and seen that I had 23 comments...I mean who gets 23 comments??? THANK-YOU to each and every one of you!!! Ya'll left the kindest comments, made me all mushy inside :)!!! Tomorrow morning I have a doctors appt....but when I come home....Cora (BTW, she's already tried to do this 3 times...lol) anyways, Cora and I will put the names into a hat and she'll pull out the winner!! I think she's almost as excited as I am.

I will get to the trip in a minute....First I want to thank Mercedes and Kathleen for the AMAZING goodies I got in the mail over the weekend! What a nice thing to come home to! Once again Liberty managed to bring a tear to my eyes!!! Thanks Mercedes and Liberty!....and as far as Kathleen goes, I feel like jumping up and down yelling...Na~na~na~na~na~na!!!!!~ I got the bunny growth chart!!! Just wait, Tomorrow I will have pictures for you. I will also have pictures of my birthday presents, and the gifts my Step-dad got me in London....I got Lions bars, too! Woo who!!!

Today, I want to tell you about the trip while it's still fresh in my mind. The drive up there was nice. Luckily it wasn't raining when we got to the Flea Market. Mercedes, don't worry......it was mostly junk! Other than the guy with all the critters (He had rabbits, a Guinea pig, snakes, a scorpion, a tarantula, a baby bearded dragon, a salamander, and an 11 day old monitor that fit into the palm of the guys hand~ the guy said he'd get to be about 5 feet long!!) and the guy with the Star Wars figurines (We hit the Jack pot here!! 3 figures for $10..and one pack came with 2 Ewoks!!) there was mostly JUNK!! No minis in sight....and as my daughter said...No Girl Stuff!

Then a little way up the road.. we saw the Easter Bunny riding through a field on a dirt bike....I thought I was losing my mind actually...I could see this big fluffy thing moving pretty quickly though the grass, Confused as Heck!! I had to wait till we got closer to realize what it was.....Too funny!! Then when we got close to Mom's we saw something even stranger: Actually, again...I could see it off in the distance....and was thinking "Is that a giant Cow's butt?? Can't be!!!" But as we got closer...it realized it was in fact a huge, I mean an Enormous Cow, eating from a giant pint of ice cream on the back of a truck.....Again....I couldn't help but to think..."Only me!!" LOL!! I had my son take a picture.......
See....it's ENORMOUS!!! LMAO!!
Once we got to Grandma and Grandpa it was time for traditional things...
Lawn mower rides through the back yard with Grandpa...I don't know who's got the bigger smile, Drew or Grandpa?!

And we always roast marsh mellows on the fire.....And make smores!! ((LOL>>>When we got home today the bf couldn't stop complaining about how awful we smelt...said we smelled like we'd be in a forest fire for a week...lol....And I told him it was nice to see him, too!!! MEN!!))

Sometimes even Grandpa thinks he's one of the kids again...This didn't last too long though......lol

Of course the toys get bigger and bigger....Here's Grandpa teaching Cameron how to ride the mini baja...Notice Cameron only has one knee pad, lol.....

Gotta make sure he's safe! LOL...he has a ski mask thing over that helmet!! I did ask Grandpa if had some bubble wrap, but they were fresh out! Grandpa also has a 4 wheeler, and another really cool lawn mower, but they were 'sleeping' this week end!
And then there's Moe's puppies.....Moe is Mom and Dad's neighbor.....The big brown one is Bailey...and the 'yellow' one is their newest addition Honey. Bailey is a ball of energy, You have to brace yourself when he comes running at you. Honey is as sweet as can be and so hyper. Typical puppy....Here Honey is trying to get that deer antler away from Bailey.
But my favorite has to be Lexus!! She's so sweet......and about 80% wolf. This weekend for the first time, I actually went in her pen and hung out with her. She was so happy to have a visitor, I actually seen her jump in the air out of excitement....And when I left she actually howled as if to say come back! She's on top of her house here...
Then, Easter morning the Easter bunnies left 96 eggs in Grandma and Grandpa's back yard...Did I mention there's about an acre out here....See the green arrow, that's almost the back of the property line, lol........LOL and the Easter Bunnies hide them all the way from the front to the back.
Here's Grandma and the kids coming in from trying to find the last 3 eggs. They were MIA for awhile there, lol.
Oh, and the Easter Bunny at Grandma's puts money in their eggs! Yeah! They don't know how lucky they are!!!

Later we went back outside for an afternoon in the sun. Here's Grandpa trying to get the paddle ball thingy to work right. I don't know what was funnier, watching Grandma do it, or watching Grandpa do it......
The kids even got a lesson in Cooking....That's what Grandpa does for a living....So they're in Good Hands there!

Monday, we decided to skip Washington DC...Just too many people! Plus Mom has to work a lot in DC, so I know she didn't want to go in on her day off! So she took us to this Colonial Farm. It was actually closed....which was really nice, because we were the only ones there. We do plan on going back in the summer to see all the other things that go on here....
So, we just walked around the perimeter and enjoyed the animals!! There were pigs...or should I call them hogs? That bigger one was bulling the littler one. Kept nudging him in his stomach.
There were sheep.......chillin' under a tree.........
And cows.....Hey I got a Joke.....How do you get a picture of a cow with his mouth closed when he's busy smacking his lips..............
You don't!!!!!! .....LOL....Had to get down on the ground to get these shots...
Actually, there were lots of cows....Am I strange for actually enjoying the smell of cow manure??? LOL....What? It just brings back good memories for me....Hahaha.....Yeah! I know! I need to get out more!
And this guy came out of the barn just to see us. I think he thought we had treats for him...see him nibbling at my coat, he even nibbled on my youngest ones arm and managed to leave teeth marks. Only my youngest would get bit by a horse! Don't worry, he didn't break the skin or anything....just a couple of little teeth marks.....Poor kid! See that hand coming from over my shoulder, that's the 13 year old...he was afraid of getting too close...lol.....Me, I couldn't walk away...I wanted to take him home with me!!
We even got to see the Black Ops fly over!
On the way home, we stopped at Andrews Air Force Base so I could find some thing special for someone special......and the boys got High and Tights...Marine Haircuts! This is got to be the best picture of my boys I've taken in a long time...They actually look like they like each other, lol.
The ride home wasn't to bad. Rained almost all the way home.....I missed a major exit, always happens when I get into conversation with one of the kids.....But we made it to the bridge 8 minutes before it's scheduled opening.....Last time I got stuck at this bridge, My oldest was only a couple of months old...and had colic!!! Oh, and of course I had forgotten the only pacy he used at home! I think my poor Mother wanted to jump off the bridge before it was all over with...It felt like we sat there forever that day. It's a big bridge.....let's ship through!!
Got home around lunch time...and spent the afternoon trying to put everything back where it goes. I have a few emails I still need to get to........but I'm whipped! My stupid heart has been driving me crazy. My Momma's stairs kick my butt every time! LOL....I'm not suppose to be out of breath at 30 darn it!
I did manage to get a few pictures of the Star Wars guys we got. I had to get them put up before Cameron ended up permanently claiming them....So I thought I'd let them pose for you first...There's C3PO, A Droid, 2 Ewoks....and some Storm Troopers my Mom recently picked up on clearance!
Wicket and his buddy are definitely my favorite!
So, I will be back in the morning....with even more pictures.......and
announce the winner of My BIG Easter Giveaway.....
See ya then!

5 comments:

Sans said...

That's such a great way to spend your birthday, Katie, with family and good old nature! Your star war toys look awesome.

I took some pictures at the Miniature Museum if Taiwan which reminded me of what you do. One of them is already up at my Projects Blog. More coming. If you wish, you can check it out at http://sansddprojects.blogspot.com/2009/04/miniature-museum-of-world-taiwan-1.html

MiniKat said...

Looks like you had a fun time. I like the "18 with 12 years of experience." I may use that come September. ;-)

Liberty Biberty said...

Well, it's nice to have you back Katie and it sounds like you made the most of your little holiday. Great pictures! Glad the goodies arrived!
Mercedes

Debbie said...

Katie it looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the photo's..

rosanna said...

Belated happy birthday!!!