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Catching up

And now for something completely different.

Godzilla terrorizing downtown this week:

“We saw a dinosaur walking down the street,” Gary Shelby said.

“A person dressed as a Tyrannosaurus rex (Godzilla, right?) startled a pair of carriage horses in downtown Charleston on Thursday, injuring one of the horses and the driver.

Shelby Salvador and her husband, Gary, watched the scene unfold from their corner table at Tommy Condon’s Restaurant.

When the carriage got to 160 Church St., the dinosaur stopped and began making growling noises at the horses. This spooked the horses and they began backing up. The carriage then struck an unoccupied vehicle and caused minor damage to its bumper.”

The driver lost his balance and was thrown from the carriage during the incident, he said. One of the carriage’s wheels rolled over one of the driver’s legs.

Gary said he decided to confront the costumed carnivore and noticed that the person underneath was a female.

According to Phil Bailey, a public relations representative retained by Palmetto Carriage Works, the carriage was nearing the end of its tour route and the driver shouted at the T-Rex, warning that its antics would scare the horses. But the theropod’s alleged snarling spooked the horses, causing them to back up and jackknife the carriage, Bailey said. One horse, named Yogi, fell, and the driver was thrown out of the carriage. The other horse, Boo Boo, was not injured. Source: Post and Courier

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And that may have been the most blog worthy activity around these parts since our ill-fated Disney Cruise.

With apologies, I and we have been busy. My new job is a real challenge and the girls are getting busier and busier. But the words that fly out of their mouth these days are not nearly as cute as they were 4 years ago.

Still, a lot has happened. For instance, we all got a year older over the last 3 months. Its been a birthday parade, one after another about every two weeks. It has been confirmed, I am now old as dirt.

But, instead of giving you a lengthy play-by-play after the news clip above, let me ‘catch you up’ in pictures over the last 3 months.

Dylan had her birthday in March, It was her turn to have a party this year

She wanted a skating party at the local ice rink again.

She’s getting bigger!

Do you remember her when….

When this was as old as I wanted her to look..

Some of us think it is ‘scary’ how big she is getting!

Gosh, this 3rd grader invited more boys than girls!

Skylar’s birthday was next. She is turning 7.

And while her birthday was not as extravagant this year Aunt Sue and Grandma made up for it on their visit for Easter.

Getting Bigger too!

Yes Easter… and the girls got spoiled all over again. Like ‘multiple’ Easter Baskets?

Skylar also earned ‘Student of the Month’ in April

Look at her, “I’m so cool’!

While Dylan won a bike at a Science night that same week.

Dylan also earned a Daddy Date Night after her excellent report card and blowing away her reading goals.

She chose a place where they have a chocolate fountain.

We even caught a movie or two.

This one really rocked. It was a good, funny, ‘family‘ movie; after you got past all the bad language

Then it turned May and it was Mommy’s birthday and just recently Daddy’s birthday. But Dylan could only think of one thing:

How soon would the pool be open?

Has it been 30 minutes yet?

And it has been for about a month now.

I have been working hard on putting in more tropical landscaping, trying to make this a tropical escape.

A place where the kids can play without looking elsewhere.

To do something nice for them that neither Mom nor I had growing up.

Where every Saturday or Sunday it feels like a vacation around 4 or 5 o’clock.

Washed in the ocean; dried in the sun

So that more and more Saturdays can look like this for Mom and Dad.

Life in the fast lane

And that is it from the Spring. Consider yourself Caught Up!

We are now getting ready for summer and sadly this self-proclaimed beach bum may not see the beach any time soon as the pool gets warmer and warmer and a heck of a lot closer.

Have a great week knuckleheads!

I’ll try to do better this summer!

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6 thoughts on “Catching up

  1. Sorry I have been so AWOL. My job is just a stressful zoo right now and the kids ARE getting older and less cute things to day. The incident was a 26 yr old girl they believe protesting Animal Cruelty, which is a group that has trouble w our carriages downtown. Yes, this’ll man’s looks in the mirror now and can’t believe who he sees. It’s not what I feel like.But I thank God for each new day. I hope you are doing great Betsy! I always love hearing from you….at my age..

  2. They may look older​ Diana but far from grown up. They argue and fight like sisters so often. But they are my gems. And BTW we did make it to the ocean today. I hope you are doing great Diana! It’s always great hearing from you.

  3. Wow! Long time no see! Glad you’re all still alive and well (and older.) Sorry about the whole horse and carriage incident. What’s up with scaring those horses? I wonder if she’s getting charged for that. Was this a publicity stunt for something? The pool looks great!

  4. They look so grown up now Andy. 🙂 Love your tropical oasis! ❤
    Diana xo

  5. Hi Jessica! A picture of ME on the ice? Well how would these pictures get taken without me Behind the camera. Yes Learning is a big thing in our house. I’m not so happy about them growing 🙂 Dylan says she is learning how to drive dad nuts (that’s what she just said), Skylar is learning about the pros and cons of talking in class, mom is finishing up her Masters and I am learning my new job. And get this…. both of my girls cry, literally cry when we talk about school being out for the summer. Stay tuned as Dylan gets part of her braces off next month too. I hope you re doing great Jessica. thanks for dropping by!

  6. I’m glad to see that we’re all constantly learning and growing, and though we may not blog as often at least we’re having fun, creating memories, and making a difference. Thanks for the update. I’m glad your girls had such a good spring.. where’s the picture of you on the ice 😉

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