Sunday, May 20, 2012

Where In The World Is The Starnes Family?


We have been busy.  Teacher appreciation week, Pa's visit, I was sick, etc, etc.  It's a crazy time of year!

As always, we loved seeing Pa.  Here he is painting Lainey's nails.  He was so intimidated by it............would have preferred to send her to a salon.......but he figured it out.


I missed most of Pa's visit due to being ill.  (Tonsilitis.........totally awful........5 days of fever and the back of my throat looked like some moldy science project).

While I was in bed almost dying (felt close, people), Blake and Pa took the kids to Belmont Park at Mission Bay.

The boys climbed some sort of structure that would have given me a heart attack.  Thank goodness I wasn't there.

See why?  That's my barely 6 year old up there.  Yes, he had a very secure harness on, but STILL.  I would have been a wreck witnessing this.

Carter had no fear.

Little Laine opted out.  Thank goodness.

Little ones LOVE this ride.  They loved it the last time we were there.

Pa left town and life resumed to normal.

We had friends over for dinner on Friday.......lovely weather and good company. Can't beat it.

This is Sierra, Kate's daughter.

We busted out the bounce house.  Yall, we have had this for nearly 10 years.  Have brought it out for countless parties, crawfish boils, etc, etc.  

Such an awesome thing for kids.



Mike topped his hot dog with a cream cheese based dip and baked beans.  Awesome.

Kate and family joined us.  Love smiley David.



No idea what's going on here.

Love this picture.


These two have been friends since Ainsley was a newborn.  Lots of fun ahead!


Totally random, but I found another use for an over-the-door shoe rack.  Swim suits!  And, sunscreen at the top.  Totally convenient.


Blake has turned the garage into his own private office.  Carter has joined him and coined it the "man cave."

I'm not allowed in there except to do laundry and clean the litter box.

Excellent.


Saturday night took us to the Davidge house.  We hired a sitter (actually 2) and took off.


Roller Derby!

Like the movie, Whip It.  






It was a ton of fun.  Afterwards, we browsed at some grocery store that was completely foreign to me. I did learn that chicken hands are quite inexpensive.  Might add them to my rotation.
 

After shopping for Asian delicacies, we had a few drinks at the Roller Derby after party.



Been busy, folks.

School is winding down and with that comes a lot of work.  

Headed to Disneyland with the Davidge family next week for a little 2 day getaway.

Summer is right around the corner.  I'm so ready!  No homework, no lunches to pack, no huge projects.  Just lazy days.  It can't come quick enough.

I think that's about it for now.

Oh, Blake got the new Iphone S or whatever it's called.  Carter now spends most of his free time asking it questions.  Totally annoying.  

Plans for the week:

*ballet/tap practice...........twice.........Lord help Lainey learn the routine before the recital!

*work with Jack on tying his shoes

*movie night - What to Expect When You're Expecting

*Blake and I celebrate 12 years of marriage!

Finally, I created a website of tips for Disneyland/California Adventure.  I'll be updating it often, so check back if you're going anytime soon and need the assistance.

Click HERE for the site.

Travel planning is one of my favorite things to do.  If you have a summer vacation ahead and want to get the most out of it, I'm available to help!   Average costs are around $30, depending on how much time I put into your adventure.

Hope yall are doing well.  Looking forward to making the rounds to visit with everyone.

Laters!



12 comments:

Jodee said...

Holy smokes! You are soooo busy!

Chicken fingers? Grossssssss!

Hope you have a great week! Four more days of school but who is counting?

Mama Sue said...

Dang! Good think you are young!

Kateri98 said...

SkateWorld and Tio Leos are both in my old stomping ground. I remember taking a trip to Vien Dong's...Very educational. Oh, and if you ever need rice...they stack bags of it at the front of the store...like sand bags.

Jo said...

Wow you really do live a busy life! But it looks like great fun!
Roller derby, looks so cool!

Dee Stephens said...

WOW! Good times! How come Jack isn't included in the Man Cave???

Sara said...

I just threw up a little in my mouth when I saw those chicken fingers....or paws as they so cleverly call them.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I am exhausted just reading this! Chicken paws - ugh!!!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Still thinking about the chicken paws. Do you really eat them and if you do, "How?"? Or do you just use them to make chicken broth? How much chicken meat is really on a chicken paw?

Summer vacation started at our house last Wednesday. We have been taking it easy, but I told them all today that next week we start structure.

Monica said...

Love Pa painting nails. So sweet!

Kristen said...

Those chicken hands are wrong. Please do not ever buy those.

Also... is Lainey praying in that picture?? With all of the kids? Made me smile.

And I LOVE that you can see little David's smile through his pacifier. Now THAT is pure happiness.

Also enjoy Carter and Blake's man cave sign. Bet Carl wishes we lived closer. He would love to have access to a man cave these days...

The Lenzers said...

I'm moving to the Starnes house...I can live in the man cave, I will empty the litter box but I suck at laundry! Those chicken hands are the most disgusting thing I have ever seen. I think I puked a little in my mouth! But fry those babies up for a halloween party next time....

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