Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baby gets into everything

No he isn't crawling yet but he can get onto all fours and then face-plant into the carpet.
He can also roll and scoot to get around.

He loves to get into the movies and eat them :)


For my friends that don't know what Grits are it is. Grits mainly consists of coarsely ground corn that you cook in boiling water. The end result is something that looks like cream of wheat, but it doesn't taste like it. I have tried cheese grits many times since we moved to Florida 4 years ago, but have never tried them plain, so I thought I would make some up and try it. And I think that I like them plain better then the other ways I have tried.
All made up.
Eating grits!

Swim Lessons

Shawn on the last day Of Swim lessons! He was getting a sucker from his swim teacher.
Shawn jumping off the diving board on the last day!

This was Shawn Swim teacher from Level 1 . Shawn really liked Miss Patri.

Strawberry picking

Back in May I went with the Nyman Family to go Strawberry picking in Baker. The strawberries where wonderful! And the Nyman's daughter is also super cute!
Shawn enjoying some Strawberry yogurt after picking.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Mower

Yesterday we were given a Forrest Gump style Snapper mower from our friend Kevin, but it needed a little TLC.

Here it is! And Here's what was in need of repair.

1. All 4 Tires flat, but one would hold air.
2. Battery dead
3. Pull start spring broken
4. Ignition in operative
5. Spark Plug fouled
6. All fluids weren't really fluids anymore
7. Throttle cable seized and broken
8. Fuel line cracked and dissolved
9. Fuel filter clogged
10. Starter seized up
11. Magneto rusted to the flywheel
12. Carburetor needed cleaned (see below)
13. Float bowl, (below) was rusted through, soldered up the pin holes
14. Jets clogged
15. Linkage seized
17. Gas tank full of "goo"
18. Gas cap vent broken

I'm sure we'll think of the rest later?

Here's what Todd found in the Carb, not really sure what that is or was?

The Float bowl had actually rusted through in places

Part of the tear down.

After a long day and about $30 or $40 it was up and mowing like a champ, Todd and Shawn gave it the test-a-roo. It left a trail of stuff that fell off but it didn't seem to affect it. "If it's not broke then don't fix it."

It's alive! I also had to paint the pull starter cover and air filter it was driving me crazy

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On the range when we where hidding out 1st geocache

The geocache box after Todd had painted it. It is troop 575 since Todd's troop was the 1st to find it as an scouting activity. You can find the information about it here

My pro dirt clod pitcher

I can't remember the date that I took this I think that it was late June

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ready to ride

William's car seat clips in perfectly onto the back of the trail 90. He didn't actually go on a ride but it was crazy how it fit so snugly!


Birmingham trip

Monday, July 5, 2010

William loves watermelon

William is a true southerner he likes grits and watermelon :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

William 1st 4th of July

We went to Postal point On Eglin AFb to watch the Niceville fireworks show. At the end we had to watch it form the car because it started to rain.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Henderson Beach

A lot of people have been asking us recently if the oil is here at our beaches. We do have a few oil balls that wash on to shore from time to time, but the water is still clear and we can still play in it. So on July 3rd we went to the beach.

Shawn got to play with some hermit crabs and mole crabs AKA sand fleas. He liked it so much that he spent 2 hrs playing with them and then he got the help the park volunteer release them back into the ocean.

William Chilling with dad with dads shades on
What is a trip to Destin without stopping at Bass pro shop and looking at the fish in the huge tank?
The white tent is where the BP beach clean up crew meets and then they rake the beach and pick up all the little oil balls.
Sleepy little baby
crazy beach hair
William loves the sand and loves to eat it ;)
William as a mer-man