Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Funny Girl is Sick

We've gone away to Jamaica, gone to Vancouver, had two sets of company, and now we're event-free, but sick. Brad and Gracie have gone down, and I'm pumping in the Astragulus to stay healthy.

Just thought I'd share some funny Gracie-isms of late:

-A few nights ago, Grams was teasing Gracie, saying she was green. Gracie looked at her very seriously and said, "No, I'm a white girl."

I would like to know where THAT came from. I don't call myself or her, or anyone else for that matter white girls, we don't live in the Bronx or the projects, her skin is actually cute and golden brown at the moment, so she doesn't even look white! Where on earth did she learn to call herself a white girl??

-Another day, I was trying to get Gracie and Bailey out the door for a walk. I got us all bundled up, Bailey leashed up and ready to go, and Gracie demanded a snack. I went back in, took off my shoes, ran upstairs to get her a snack and then got myself put back together and started the push/pull process I use to get everyone out, and Gracie kept saying,"Momma, momma, momma," I told her I'd give her her snack in a minute, I just wanted to get outside. I tried to encourage her out the door and as she stepped onto the step, she said, "Momma, I've got no shoes on."

Oops. Got in a hurry....

-It was Brad's birthday last week, and I asked Gracie what we should get him. She's actually got a great track record for picking people's gifts, so I was hoping for a real winner. She said he could use a girl.

Hmmmm.... I'd be offended, but her favourite toys of the moment are her 'girls,' little Disney princess figurines. Brad thought that was a very nice suggestion. (I bet he did!)

Okay, back to the nose-wiping, cough-catching, sneeze-blessing, grumpster-juggling life that I love.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A tour of the resort:

A little island you could walk out to

Looking towards the resort, from the beach:

Looking away from the resort, from the same spot:
The main pool:

The kid's pool:
There was another pool, that had a waterslide that I never got, and I didn't take one of the resort itself, I guess, but there's a tour. 

We took the kids on a glass bottom boat:

A local fisherman's catch. He used a spear, pretty impressive!

And even had a date night!

Okay, it's official. I will not show you anymore pictures of our trip. Maybe I'll move on to some pictures of our trip to B.C.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Home Again!

February is busy! I have a few more pictures of Jamaica to share and then I'll get to Vancouver.
Thanks for voting, if you've been voting for me! I'm way behind, but maybe they'll give me a prize for participating.... :) 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Want to help me win (again?)

I know, I enter contests. I can't help myself. This time, it's a huge prize, and I'd love to win, but I'm getting left in the dust. If you'd care to vote, help me out!
It's through facebook, so I think you need an account. You can vote every 24 hours, so if you have spare time, bump up my tally, please.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

News Break

I interrupt this Holiday Recap to share a piece of news I found refreshing. Even though the CBC still tries to taint the story in other articles, you really can't side against the RCMP on this one. Hurray!

Only if you're interested.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Part 3- Trapeze, Rastafarians, and Kayaks

Almost through folks. Sorry there are so many pictures. I'm actually only showing you a third of them.... I'm a little camera crazy. 

Here are some more photos of Jamaican fun.

Getting ready for the trapeze. "You're my safety man? Is that weed I smell on you?"

Curtis flying

Me preparing for my flip

Brad preparing for his big dismount

Brandi's actually smiling

 I'm thinking about joining the circus. 
Now that I know my arms won't just give out as soon as I jump off the platform. That was a real fear...

Did you notice we're all wearing the same pair of socks?? Yep. For some reason we needed socks to try the trapeze, (no safety lessons or even real instructions, but socks were a must) so Curtis got a pair of his and we all took turns wearing them. Family.

And, back to the stars of the show, the kids:

Rasta William

 Happy, playing in a bucket of water 
 Curtis, Brandi and Jada kayaking
 mom and dad kayaking
and enjoying the beach

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vacation Photos Part 2

In case you didn't get enough yesterday, here's some more pictures to make you consider a vacation in Jamaica:

Her first time down the slide by herself (are we bad parents?)

The family


See? She got better!!

Jada loved it all.