Thursday, January 31, 2008

Happy Birthday, Tom!

Today is Tom's 36th birthday! We had cake and ice cream last night since he has to work late tonight. I bought a chocolate cake this year (I usually make one). Costas enjoyed putting on the candles, which, when lit, became a towering inferno. Costas was so excited waiting for Tom to get home to surprise him. Tom and Costas had fun blowing out the candles together and eating the yummy cake!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Costas was walking around with this box on his head, pretending to be an astronaut. We decided to spruce it up a bit. I covered the whole box with tape. After posing for a picture, Costas decided that he was done being an astronaut. I think I spent more time fixing up the box, than he did playing with it.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Fire Station

We just opened a new fire station downtown. There was an open house so we went down to check it out. The fire station is really nice. We were able to see where the firemen sleep and eat. Costas enjoyed checking out all of the different fire trucks.

Monday, January 21, 2008


I finally made it to a group exercise class on Saturday. It was boxing. The instructor is an amateur boxer. We wore boxing loves and punched bags most of the time. What a great way to get out pent up anger. I'm still sore, so I know it was a good workout. I hope to go again since I've had my membership for a month and I've only been to the gym three times.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

No Modesty Here

Costas was looking at the pictures from our trip and said, "I'm so cute. I'm a fluffy bunny."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


We went to Cancun for 12 days, staying at the Grand Oasis Resort. It was all-inclusive which was convenient and the food was pretty good. There were 12 restaurants, so there was lots of variety. Room service was also included so we had lunch in the room a few times. Costas loved having dessert with lunch and dinner everyday since we rarely have dessert at home. We had a junior suite with a big jacuzzi bathtub.

Here's a picture just after Costas was yelling to the people below from our balcony. He yelled, "Hello, I have a toy and a stick!"

Everyday we went to either the beach or the both, sometimes both. The beach was great; the sand was so fine. The water was a nice temperature, although I never went in past my knees. Costas like rolling in the sand to the water, but didn't like to go very deep, even with Tom. His favorite activity at the beach was playing with his action figures. They had all sorts of fun adventures in the sand. He loved to bury his toys in the sand, which were difficult to find because he would forget where he buried them.

Tom and Costas also went in the pool, but the water was a little cold for me. They swam and played ball.

We saw iguanas everyday. We got very close to them. We didn't touch because we thought iguanas might bite. After going online, I discovered that iguanas do bite and they have very sharp teeth. Yikes!

We only left the resort once, and that was for me to swim with the dolphins. It was a nice experience. My favorite part was the foot push where two dolphins pushed me across the pool by pushing my feet. We went really fast!

Overall, we had a great trip!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Snow Day

For New Year's Day we went up to Shaver Lake to play in the snow. Costas and Tom enjoyed sledding with only a few minor accidents. The hill was steep in spots with some jumps. I went down twice; that was enough for me. They built a small snowman at the end.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Helicopter Tour

Costas and his friend, Daniel, went to the National Guard Air Base to see a military helicopter. Tom went with him. They were able to go inside the helicopter. Costas had a great time.