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May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!


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May 21, 2010


Alex is doing much better! He is back to his normal self.

The past week has been pretty busy. Last night a few of us went to play Bingo at a local casino. We didn't win anything, but we had a good time playing. This was Debbie's going away party. She is moving back to Illinois.

Alex and I also had lunch with her and her kids today. We went to Pizza Hut. Alex loves pizza. Too bad I didn't get a picture.

May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday!

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May 12, 2010


Mother's day was pretty low key around here. Alex wasn't feeling well, so we stayed in. We did make one trip to the grocery store for supplies so Gabe could cook dinner.

Monday Alex was having trouble swallowing so we went to the pediatrician. He has tonsillitis. He seems to be doing better, but that just might be the ibuprofen doing a great job.

Alex and I have just been hanging out at home. I did go to Bible study yesterday. Since he has been napping a couple of times a day I finished the book I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. Nujood lives in Yemen where the minimum age to marry is not always upheld. Hence, she was married off at the age of 10 and divorced shortly thereafter. Her husband was three times her age. The books talks about girls as young as seven being married off to men that are thirty-five. This book is a quick read and I recommend it. It really makes you wonder how things like this can still be happening and why people are turning their heads when it does.

May 10, 2010

18 Month Portraits

Here are a few of Alex's 18 month portraits. Enjoy!





On a side note, Alex is sick. Poor little guy has tonsillitis. Hopefully he will have a speedy recovery!

May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!


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May 8, 2010


Today everyone in our family was feeling better, so we headed off to Bisbee. We have been wanting to go on the Copper Queen Mine Tour for a while now. You actually go underground in part of the mine that is no longer in use. Alex's favorite part was riding the carts that take you into the mine. The train tracks to the right in first picture are the tracks that the carts use.

Waiting to go in the mine.

Alex refused to wear a hardhat.


After the tour we drove past another mine and had dinner at a restaurant in Bisbee. It was a pretty fun day.

May 7, 2010


On Friday we went to the Butterfly Exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. It was really neat. I think we will attempt to go back next year. Alex had a vaccine the same day, but it didn't seem to bother him. We had a babysitter for Friday night and we went out to eat. We were going to see a movie too, but there wasn't anything on that we wanted to see.




Saturday we went to the zoo. Alex had a great time looking at all of the animals. His favorites were the elephants and the giraffes. He really liked them from far away. He didn't like them as much when we tried to get him to feed the giraffes.






I finished the last book in the Percy Jackson Series. It isn't as good as Harry Potter, but the books are worth reading if you are having Harry Potter withdrawal. The last book is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian, by Rick Riordan.

It is starting to get warm here. Alex and I have been to the pool. When it hits 95, we call it a pool day. He loves splashing in the water. The pool just might be on the agenda for next week too.