(Picture taken outside Papa’s feed barn).
What did Tanner get for his birthday you ask? A quad (surprised Daddy waited until seven), helmet, gloves, Spiderman T Shirt, Frog Game, Indiana Jones Lego Xbox game, water guns, chalk sidewalk set, two watches, army guys, hulk hands, Angel Wars episodes 2 and 3, rope for catching critters, and Walmart Gift Card.
Tanner Quote this week: “Mommy why does everyone love Tori and everyone love your three kids?” LOL. Feeling a bit secure today are we? Love it.
Ty was misbehaving in Walmart last week and I was about to come unglued. He couldn’t stop touching things. I warned him I don’t know how many times and made every conceivable threat I could imagine. It was to no avail. When we got in the line to pay, he decided it was high time to negotiate the charges, plead the 5th, or just flat out beg for mercy. I was in no mood. I had to turn my head to giggle though when he said this: “Mommy can’t I just have a lot more warnings.” – Oh buddy – apparently you need A LOT more warnings because one sure as heck didn’t do the trick today! Good grief.
On this same day, we were in the mall (this was earlier), and we were seated next to four elderly people in the food court. They started oooohing and awwwing over Tori and insisting I needed to go into business making baby wraps. Ty, hearing our conversation, got up from his lunch, walked over to their table, threw his arms around one of the gentlemen and said “I am Ty what is your name?” I really need to take my kids to a retirement center – everyone would benefit. Ty has been hugging strangers in the mall since he could walk.
Can you believe Aunt Heidi made EVERYTHING that Tori has on? The dress, the hat, the blanket, AND the shoes! Years ago I volunteered one day a week at a Crisis Pregnancy Counselor. It was really hard disclosing the good (or not) news about pregnancy to young teenagers before I had ever seen my own positive test. We would always give out these little care packages and one of the care packages had those precious white sandals. I loved them so much. Before I quit volunteering (had to when I was pregnant with Tanner because I had such severe hyperemesis), I asked for a pair. I then sent them to Heidi and said “Make me these!” – she did it!!!!! Gorgeous aren’t they? (Well scroll down to where you can see her feet and then you’ll agree with me). Note to Heidi – this is the pink cast picture I sent you – I fixed it pretty good huh?
The top picture captured her eyes so beautifully I had to crop in. Can you see her nursery reflected in her eyes? Those eyes melt me.
I’ll have to post a closer up picture of the shoes later. I have more pictures in both series (Cowboy and Lil Lady) to post but I am busy this week so they’ll have to wait until next.
Tori is eating 4 ounces now and sometimes goes 3 hours. Wooohooo. We went out to Table Mesa last weekend so Tanner could ride his quad and Tanner asked me if I was going to let her toes touch the sand because “Tori has never felt sand before”.
Tori started her first giggle on May 15th but we still haven’t gotten a full belly giggle out of her yet. She is trying though.
And my contribution for the day…
Have you been to Pacugio’s yet? Oh my gosh they are so good! They are a gelatto place right across from the new Harkins on Happy Valley. I have had gelatto in restaurants and thought it just tasted like ice cream – wasn’t overly impressed but Pacugio’s (or as Jim say’s “Gelappi’s” – where did he get that?) – is GREAT. You can have up to 3 flavors in a small and you need those choices because how could you ever pick just one of their flavors? My favorites so far are :German Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Amaretto, Chocolate Turtle, Green Tea, Bailey’s and Coconut. Tanner likes Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Cookies and Milk. Ty likes all the chocolates and Strawberry Milk. Jim likes Wedding Cake and the chocolates. They also have, if you can believe, a black pepper olive oil. I had to taste a sample and it was very good. Very spicy. My mom and Jim both liked it too. They also have pistachio, green tea, black cherry swirl, cheescake, lemon, and more that I can’t remember off the top of my head. They will infuse their coffees with any gelatto flavor as well. Head on over there and kill me later for telling you about it. Kristi?