Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
We had a great weekend. Originally we planned to go strawberry picking in Geauga County but after driving out there and arriving at 9:30 we discovered the field had already been picked out for the day. Rather then letting that ruin our day we improvised and headed over to the farmers market to pick up apple pie, strawberries, cream soda and root beer. After a walk on an old golf course we called it a day and head home.
Sunday we headed to the zoo for the morning. Tyler was much more cooperative this time and rather then crying each time we left each animal he simply waved good bye and then wave hello to the next.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Scott and I went to see Jack Johnson in concert. We had been planning this for months. It's been years since we've gone to a concert and really felt like we were in for a special treat. I promptly left work at 5:00 to pick Scott up from the Clinic and we headed on our way to Blossom Music Center. A drive that usually only takes 35 minutes took 3 1/2 hours! Our car nearly over heated so we had the heat blasting to pull the heat off the engine and when we finally arrived 2 hours after the opening acts started, we were in the last lot of the complex. It took nearly 30 minutes to walk to the gate. We arrived at the gate at 9:00 just as Jack Johnson started to play. After standing in line for bathrooms, food, $10 beers and ATM's (why don't they take debit cards at venues?) I think we managed to watch about 20 minutes of the show. I love Jack Johnson and perhaps my mood was just too foul at this point to think anything was good but it was just a so-so performance. The volume was too low and although I know most of the words I couldn't hear them. The big screen behind him was weak at best and when he spoke he might as well have been signing because again, I couldn't hear "Jack" (excuse the pun). Being that we were parked so far away we left a little early in hope of beating the traffic so we could get home at a decent hour and relieve my parents. On the walk back to the car a flood of cars started leaving honking and yelling at pedestrians to get out of their way. Pedestrians that didn't have anywhere else to walk given the wet grass (oh I didn't mention the rain did I....well it rained). I kept wondering why every one was so angry. They were in their cars. Imagine if they were still walking like us. Aren't Jack Johnson fans supposed to be relaxed, earth and people loving individuals? We might as well have been leaving a NIN or Rage concert (ok I'm sure I'm showing my age with that). 1 1/2 hours later we were finally out of the lot and on the road making decent time when we came to a dead shop on I271. There we are at 1:30 am sitting on the highway in a traffic jam. I'm near tears at this point. 1:30 am! How is there a traffic jam at 1:30 am! ODOT that's how! Repaving 271 for what seems like the umpteen time in the past 3 years. Now I understand and appreciate that they do the bulk of their work at night but did traffic honestly need to come to a dead halt? After watching the kids in the car in front of us play Frisbee with another car and grab what I can only assume was beer from a cooler in the trunk multiple times I was mildly grateful we were only averaging 10 miles an hour.
Finally at 2:00 we got home to relieve my parents. All in all we drove 6 1/2 hours for a 1 1/2 hour concert. Feeling rather guilty for not buying my carbon emissions credit with my tickets. Needless to say I don't see us attending any more concerts together in the near future. Scott, Love ya, but you can go to Radiohead on your own.
Monday, June 16, 2008
We went to the Tribe game for the annual Cleveland Clinic Family day. It was a beautiful day and the kids did as well as kids can be expected to do. Leah got a special Cleveland Clinic - Travis Hafner bat to remember the occasion. I couldn't figure out if Tyler was really into the game and all the going ons or if he was afraid of heights being in the nose bleed section. $60 in hotdogs, soda and ice cream later we headed home and feasted on fillets and twice baked cheesey potatoes from Omaha Steaks. It was a nice day and I think Scott is enjoying his new Pilot MP3 player. Note to self...buy Pop a hat that fit's.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Helicopter's on the Nose - Tyler's to quick snatching it off
What is that she's doing with her teeth?
How much do you love hanging out with your brother Leah?
Well if nothing else here's Tylers new manners
Monday, June 2, 2008
Poor T. We were so close to keeping him healthy long enough to catch up on his shots but at last he came down with another cold yesterday morning. I took him in for his 18 month appointment this morning hoping maybe he was healthy enough but rather then shots he got hooked up to the nebulizer again. We're to return in 2 weeks for a follow up and to come up with our "asthma action plan". The good news is he has gained 2 lbs in the past 6 months and is back up to 25% in height and weight. Poor little man. Hopefully you'll out grow it like mama.
18 month word count
da = dog
ba = ball
mik = milk
mo = more (and sign)
an ou = Thank you (and sign) new this weekend :)
occasionally Mama and Daddy
5-7 words puts him with in "normal" (normal being 5-10 words by 18 months) but well behind Leah at the same age. The offer has been extended by the NP for a state evaluation. But I think he just needs a little time to be healthy so we're going to give him a little more time to master the art of chatter before we go down that road. I'm kind of enjoying the silence for now...not like it's going to last for ever...He is a Heasley after all. LOL.