Sunday, November 7, 2010
John decided he wasn't up for the beach and ocean that day. So, John and I just went on a walk and hung out by the tables looking at wild chicken that day. John's nickname is currently "Money Man" because he is always looking for and finding money. He managed to find an old quarter that had been so weathered that it looked like a gold coin. He was so excited. I'm surprised he's gotten back into the ocean and hasn't spent all of his time trying to relive that moment after such a find.
This is us hiking at the "Rock Beach" at our house. Since this picture was taken, Mike and the boys have banned me from going on their hike. John and Ty told me that they like to hike high and go over, as Ty would say it, "danger places", and that when I'm there I'm too scared and they can't do it. Pretty funny, it's probably for the best. They almost give me a heart attack every time they are out there. I guess I'll let it be a Dad and boy thing. Well, below is a picture of the boys' first pet. They caught a small hermit crab at the "Rock Beach" and decided to name him Hermie and Henry. Henry/Hermie escaped a few hours into his stay with us but we found him the next day climbing on the lamp cord. Hermie/Henry didn't last very long and we have since attempted to take care of 3 other hermit crabs, who have also gone to the other side. I finally sat the boys down and explained that we might not be hermit crab people. I think we will try our luck with a pet fish after Thanksgiving.
|This is us hiking down to Honeymoon beach in St. John. John and Tyler really like this hike. It's only about .25 miles down and there are lots of hermit crabs to catch along the way.|
We are really enjoying the warm weather and here are some fun things that we like to do here with our free time.
|Go to IGGIE's. A restaurant here has carnival night with a jumbi dancer, fire blower, man that walks on glass, limbo, and conga line. We love dancing to the steel drum band and joining in the conga line.|
We lived in temporary housing for 2 weeks when we arrived in St. Thomas. The views were amazing and from pictures, the house looked amazing as well. Unfortunately, there were no window screens, air conditioners, telephones, or televisions. But, there were plenty of bugs and enough water to take a 1 minute long shower. We do have lots of memories there though. We had our 1st Easter and the views were the best on island.
I have promised so many friends, family, and even myself that I would update our blog and be super diligent about adding to it once we moved to St. Thomas. Well, it's been 6 months since the move and I guess moving across the world didn't help me. Recently we lost our 10 year old TV. Our old, heavy, projection screen TV finally kicked the bucket and look at me now, I am finally doing something with my life. I guess if I can't," sit around watching TV and eating potato chips", to quote my Papa, I can actually get stuff done. Okay, so here are a few things that we've been up to since our move.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
So, I thought...gee...I really should update my blog...what if my children really do grow up before I get another entry in? Now I'll at least have two done! And I had to include some of my favorite photos of the boys...just because. This is how it really is...most days I'm so busy I don't even get to look at the computer unless it's on Starfall or PBS Kids...and that's only as a reward for going poop on the potty. That's my life!