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Legoland 3

This weekend was a fun-filled adventure to Legoland once again. Skyler proved to us all that the most important thing is having fun with family and friends. Uncle Bill and Aunt Janie joined my parents and Renea and I for a weekend with Skyler. Both Aunt Janie and my dad celebrated their 60th birthdays. Everyone had a lot of fun.

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Skyler looks totally terrified in this photo. It was his first ride of the
weekend and he didn't want to ride again it after that.

Joey the Bug

Joey the Bug
by Skyler and Daddy
September 22, 2009

Once upon a time - no, actually it was tonight - there was a bug floating on top of the water in the hot tub. His name is Joey. He is a tiny bug that likes to crawl. Joey can crawl up and down our fingers and the palms of our hands. Sometimes it tickles.

Will Joey bite you? No, he is a nice little bug that wants to be your friend. He won’t bite you. He just wants to crawl on you.

Joey the bug also likes to swim. He’s not a very good swimmer and slows down after a while. But, once he climbs upon your hand, Joey can begin to crawl and tickle some more.

The swimming and crawling around on fingers and hands makes him very sleepy. So sleepy, in fact, that he decides to take a rest outside of the hot tub. He sleeps for a very, very long time. When he sleeps, he doesn’t move at all.

Then, Joey suddenly wakes up! He starts to crawl away from the hot tub and into the dark. Where is he going? Should we build him a house? He doesn’t want to have a house made for him because he already has a home. Joey is going home to his mommy and daddy.

Tomorrow, Joey has a big day. He has to ride on the little bug bus and go to the little bug school. Maybe he will learn more about people.

Goodnight, Joey the bug. Sweet dreams. See you next time.

The End

Puerto Penasco

Last weekend, Skyler wanted to spend some quality time with his grandparents, so Renea and I had to leave him for a couple of days. We went to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), in Mexico, with some friends. The first night we stayed at one of the friend's parent's vacation home. All the streets were made of sand. The humidity was very high, but liquid beverages helped out with that.

The following day, we drove to a resort managed by a family friend of mine. It was very nice and the humidity seemed to disappear with the beautiful scenery, including the perfect beach, which was secluded and held as many shells as there were grains of sand. Overall, I consider the short weekend jaunt a great success. The worst part was everyone fell asleep too early. I guess we're getting old!

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Apple Pickin'

Earlier this week, on Labor Day, we went to Date Creek Ranch for an afternoon of picking apples in the orchard. Yes, it was literally in the middle of the desert and it was a few miles off the beaten path. Actually, we took the beaten path for quite a while, before it disappeared. Our van needs new shocks and struts, but we all had fun looking for the apples and grabbing a few small ones.

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