Thursday, June 12, 2008

No shame in shakin' your thang!

So, I knew my boys had soul and rhythm, but I had no idea it could go to this level! Mine and Kerry's favorite part is towards the end when Rhett get so excited and out of control that he begins to bob up and down furiously with excitement. The small crowd that had gathered to watch the "interpretive dancing" enjoyed the show as well. You will not be surprised to know that the boys enjoy going into Grant's room and playing U2 on Grant's new stereo where they dance like fools.

I think I could have posted more than one video per blog, but that seemed to take too long. Guess I should add that to my list of "blog lessons".

He's a Maniac... Maniac!

Grant dancing in one of the cheap beach stores. The music was loud, and he took full advantage! After watching this, you will probably be wondering where Grant got his dancing skills from. You are correct: he got them from Kerry.

Rhett took his first steps!

Rhett's first steps occurred while we were on vacation - June 9th to be exact.

Okay, I have no idea how to flip this thing so you can see it right-side-up, so I guess you'll have to tip your head to the right to get the full effect. Maybe this is yet another thing I should learn how to do.

Back from vacation part 6

Okay, for those of you "experienced bloggers" out there - no laughing. I am sure there is a better and easier way to post many pictures at one time - a slideshow perhaps... I think that should be my next project.
Grant and Pops fishing. Grant had planned on going fishing and for sure catching something
with his beloved Superman fishing pole. Oh, and everyone knows that the perfect fishing snack is... wait for it... Gummy Bears.

Grant caught over 12 fish. Every time his pole hit the water, he got a bite. Granted, they were little bites (can you see the perch in Pops' hand???), but they were the perfect size for Grant and his Superman pole. (although he is much more into Spider Man. By the way, is Superman and Spiderman one word, or two???)
This little, or rather huge fella, we lovingly named Pelican Pete. He kept a close watch on our every move hoping we would get clumsy and leave some bait or fish around for him to swoop down on.
Yet another fish for Grant.
(look for the small silver thing towards the bottom left)

Back from vacation part 5

When all showers are in use, why not use the kitchen sink??? Rhett, by the way, looooooved his sink bath. It was his first ever. I am not big on bathing kids in kitchen sinks for many reasons; a few of them being that to me- kitchen sinks are dirty and nasty and therefore why would ANYONE think they could get clean in one, and two, it's extra cold in that big, drafty kitchen compared to a toasty warm bathroom.
Grant truly wore himself out. He fell asleep on the couch right before dinner.
I accidentally let him sleep longer than I planned, and he was up until midnight. Way to go, Amanda!

Rhett and Mommy relaxing after a swim.

Sink bath #2. I think Rhett enjoyed this second go-round even more than the first.

Back from vacation part 4

Eating on the balcony with Da-tee.
Rhett had already had dinner and refused food. However, when the rest of us began to eat, it was not a surprise to us that he began to make his away around the table getting food from everyone.
Grant (in the red shirt) and some random kids playing tag.
Grant is more than a social butterfly; he's a social maniac. I love how he enjoys playing with other kids no matter if he knows them from Adam or not, no matter their ages - Grant is sure to join the party.
Da-tee and Grant on their way to go crab hunting at dusk.
(Kerry is in the white hat, and Grant is in the red shirt.)

Aunt Jessica and Uncle Josh.

This has nothing to do with beach or vacation, but since it was so cute and it occurred during vacation, I had to include it. He was so serious about brushing his hair. He even forgot about his food and milk for a while in order to look good for the ladies.

Back from vacation part 3

Time to swim with Pops.
Rhett, otherwise known as "Kramer".

Nobody worry: Grant can fix it!

Swimming with Aunt Jessica.

Keeping Da-tee busy in the pool. (I think that's Mimi in the background.)

Back from vacation part 2

Enjoying the ocean view with Aunt Jessica before breakfast.
At the beach with Pops. Rhett was not too sure about the waves and their potential to knock him over.
Go figure.

Grant, on the other hand, LOVED the ocean. He enjoyed riding the waves and fishing. Nope - he did not catch anything on this day. We kept telling him he needed a hook and bait, but he was sure we were wrong...
Yes, I did bring his swimsuits, but he wanted to wear these shorts instead. I don't get it either.

Back from vacation part 1

We spent a few days in Port Aransas with my family at one of our favorite hotels: Port Royal. A good time was had by all (except maybe not Kerry when he got sick with an ear and bronchial infection, and Rhett who had fever and a cough the last day). I, personally, enjoyed being with not only my kids and parents and Jessica (and Josh - tee hee), but I also LOVED being able to spend time with Kerry. It was a rare treat.

Rhett on the way to Port Aransas. Snack + Movie = Happy QUIET Rhett.

Don't tickle me, Da-tee!!! I'm trying to watch my movie!

The boys LOVED the ferry ride to the island.

Rhett truly thought he was in heaven while on the ferry. The noise, the wind in his hair and the water were quite stimulating to this city boy.

Rhett using his muscles.

More to come... It won't let me post more than a few pics at a time...