Monday, March 31, 2008

The sound of silence.........

We kept the boys (Bryce and Rhett) Friday night. We watched "Every which way but loose" and "Pee-Wee's big adventure." Who doesn't enjoy watching a movie about a beer swilling chimpanzee and a fist fighting Clint Eastwood.

Saturday we took the boys fishing. They each caught fourteen brim. Then they got their first lesson on skinning fish. They didn't enjoy it as much as they thought. We fried the fish out at my parents Saturday night. Beth and Ron came over to eat along with my brother and the chick that he knocked up, her mom and dad and my grandma. After eating we played a board game. Lindsey and Beth missed their calling to be sailors. Filthy language and extremely crude comments in front of gram-gram, I was embarrassed.

We have made it to the second trimester. By "we" I mean Lindsey and I. By "have made it to" I mean we are there. By "to the second" I mean after the first and before the third. By "trimester" I mean trimester.

Just in case there was any doubt.................I won the board game by daylight.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hearbeat, it's a lovebeat

The soothing tones of Family Defranco tell us that a lovebeat is good vibration. Fortunately our little one has a strong beating heart. That is surprising because the baby’s mother accused me of not having a heart at all. This was in the process of a post baby doctor trip to the mall to look for a new Easter dress.

Why, you ask, does Lindsey need another Easter dress? Didn't she buy one on Saturday?

Yes.............she purchased an Easter dress the other day. She didn't need a dress but since we were in the big city then we at least have to make a trip to the mall to see. She knows I love spending time with her in all but two scenarios. One scenario involves her, two bottles of mad dog 2020 and a late night trip to taco bell. If you ever get in my 4runner and smell a mix of mulberry, chalupa’s and flatulence then I will tell you the story of scenario one, also known as our second anniversary.

Scenario two is clothes shopping. I would rather be probed by aliens, outer space or illegal, than to go clothes shopping with anyone. Why are there so many outfits in the women’s department? I guess I should rephrase that. There is not just a women’s department, there is a juniors, misses, petite, hi brow, low brow, even a unibrow. And we went to each section in each store. Have I mentioned that I hate shopping? It would be different if we were going to go clothes buying. That means there is a particular item that we have in mind to purchase. Shopping is looking in every store on every rack at every item. Nails on a chalkboard, repeated kicks to the groin, bamboo under the fingernails, making me go clothes shopping. They are all forms of inhumane torture.

The Dr. said all is well and he will see us again on April 16th.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The race is on

I found out yesterday that I am going to be an uncle again. November 7th my brother and his wife are expecting baby number 1 (numero uno for those of you who are fluent in spanish).

Peter cotton tail will make his annual visit to Pawpaw and Mawmaw's house this Saturday. There will be an Easter egg hunt followed by an Easter egg eating contest pitting the 2006 champion Ron "Hard Boiled" Felton against last years third place qualifier Richard "Over Easy" Ewing. Should be an entertaining day. Hopefully the gladiator course will be completed by Memorial Day.

Lindsey and I will make our second visit to the baby having doctor on Tuesday. I will update everyone soon after.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Rainy days and Mondays always seem to get me down

Not much going on in our world today. Lindsey is off and lounging around the house. May do a little house work if she feels like it. I am at work trying to pass the time and debating over where I am going to eat lunch. I have the choices narrowed down to pizza pro or going to Wal Mart and getting a sandwich. Maybe I can work the sudoku puzzle in the paper later.

Here are some pictures for you to look at.

Just the two of us

Me and Our cousin Eli


Robert, Carol, Bryce and Rhett



Carol and Beth