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Swimming and Botanic Gardens/Aquarium

We took Sean swimming at a local city pool today. He was shivering and didn’t seem to enjoy it all that much. Nathan and I took turns alternating between playing with Sean and swimming laps in the pool. I tell ya, swimming is a difficult sport! You really need to be in shape to swim very many laps. I’m not a good swimmer at all, so I mostly did a lame backstroke for several laps. I was pretty tired afterwards!

Afterwards, we went to the Botanic Gardens and Aquarium again, this time with Nathan. The Butterfly pavillion has opened and I was fortunate enough to get a few really good pictures of the “flying flowers” while they were still. Sean seems to be afraid of the butterflies. Go figure. He tried to kill red ants with his fingers, but a butterfly gets near him and he cries for his daddy to hold him! HAHA! The walk through the aquarium was very peaceful.. It was less than an hour until closing, so there was hardly anyone in there. That was pretty cool.


Password boo-boo

The computer at my mom’s restaurant mysteriously gets itunes installed on it over and over again. To prevent this, my mom limits other people from using the business computer. I check the computer every now and again for programs that she doesn’t want on it. After the last time I found iTunes and Limewire on her computer, we decided to create a limited XP account for other people to use while on the computer and changed her business account password. Well, the next time she tried to log on, the new password that we had changed it to wasn’t being accepted. I admit, I must have done something weird… my bad. Anyways, Nathan said that worst case, we would have to reinstall Windows. I decided to check the web for any other remedies. The easiest one we found was this. Thankfully, it worked and all is well again. Boy did I feel silly after that nerdly faux pas.

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Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanical Gardens

I took Nathan to his non-dentist appointment yesterday (he thought he had an appointment, but forgot he rescheduled it for another day). Then Sean and I went to the Aquarium and Botanical (botanic?) Gardens as soon as they opened. We had great fun. It was awesome to get to roam around the gardens before many other people were there. It was quiet, the butterflies were flouncing (flying in a bouncing sort of fashion) around, and we got to visit with some horses at the heritage farm in another part of the gardens. One of the horses let me pet it for a long time. Sean wanted to pet him, but kept chickening out just before he actually touched him. Anyway, it was a beautiful morning and we enjoyed smelling flowers and walking around. Then we went to the aquarium part and watched the stingrays and the sharks and sea turtle swimming by. That was fun too, except there were rowdy kids in the aquarium. I think next time, we’ll try going into the aquarium first to see it while it’s nice and quiet. We bought a yearly membership to the zoo, aquarium, and gardens this year, so we get to go as much as we want to… I’d like to go at least every couple weeks if we have time.

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The Daddy that had to work

Sean woke up early this morning, in time to see Nathan before he left for work. Nathan kissed us both goodbye, then was out the door. Sean followed to the door and started crying after Nathan left. He continued to cry for about 5 minutes more, despite my attempts to give him Mommy comfort. He kept saying “Daddy. Work. waaaaah!” over and over again. I think this boy loves his Daddy. 🙂 I think Sean got used to seeing Nathan all the time while we were on vacation.

We’re trying to wean Sean from drinking milk from a bottle. I decided he was ready to try it after he drank some out of a sippy cup without making a fuss. That apparently was a fluke. Ever since then, he asks for milk, then refuses it after we show him the cup. He is willing to at least take a few sips of milk from it, but you kind of have to force him. Not the “hold him down and force it into his mouth” type of force, but the suggestive “just a few sips” type of force. I think he’ll get used to it in no time. Especially since his choices of drink for now are water (in a sippy) or milk (in a sippy). I think it’s time for him to give up the bottle, so we’re going to press on with this little battle.


Sean turned 2!!!

2 years ago, I spent a several days in the hospital, and when I got to come home, we had this new little person with us. And now he’s 2 years old!!! I can’t believe it! Sean has had a total of 3 birthday parties for his 2nd birthday. One in Houston at Chuck E. Cheese, One at our house with Nathan’s family and my mom, and one with our friends and loved ones at my mom’s restaurant today. At the first party, he cried and screamed when we sang happy birthday. Yesterday, he got upset again. Today, he got a little upset, but there was no crying or screaming, at least. He received an abundance of cool toys, cute outfits and just Swwweeet birthday presents. I think he had a ton of fun, despite the singing of “that” song. My little guy is growing up… Happy Birthday, Sean! And THANKS to everyone who was present to help us celebrate his special day!


Deep in the heart of texas 5/18/06

We’re here in Houston visiting my bro and his family. We also went to San Antonion to visit Jeremy (Nathan’s cousin) and his family. We’re having a blast. We got to go to Sea World and the San Antonio Riverwalk. We stopped at a rest stop on out drive from San Antonio to Houston and it has wireless internet and A place where you could watch tv. Sean was cranky in the car. Travelling with a 2 year old long distance in the car is not that fun.


out with the old, in with the new.

I found out the other day that a spammer was using my old email address in the “from” field of spam they were sending out. Since I don’t use that email address anymore, I asked Nathan to delete it. DOHT! We both forgot that my webpage was under that account, so when he deleted it, my page got deleted along with it. And no, I didn’t have it backed up on my computer either… I didn’t know I was supposed to! But, I’ve been able to retrieve most of my old blogs. And now I get to start a fresh new page. Yippee!