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Betbeze Beach Trip 2010

By Janie on June 22nd, 2010 at 3:17 pm without comments

Another Betbeze Seagrove beach trip has come and gone. We had fun, even though it was killer hot. I’m so glad the oil had not made it to the coast yet, but sad the the Gulf is being ruined.

Some Betbezes:

the great-grandchildren:

I didn’t take any pictures because my hands were full (of sand and saltwater among other things)! So, thanks to Brian, we have a few pictures to document our stay.

Little E didn’t go outside the house. Luckily, there was usually someone who would watch her for a bit so we could go to the pool or the beach.

We should have taken a picture of Samantha’s room. It was our closet! It was huge! It held a crib/toddler mattress, 2 suitcases, and had room to read books on the floor! She loved having her own space!

Brian went fishing again this year. He didn’t catch 2 sharks like last year (my dad caught the one shark and one grouper) but he had a good time catching the limit on snapper. See Alex’s fishing trip picture.

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Beach, Ears, and Sam Update

By Janie on June 30th, 2009 at 3:41 pm without comments

I haven’t been adding blog items recently, but I have been adding pictures. Be sure to check them all out (those without RSS readers, please look throughout the site since I’ve added more than the most recent 5 on the side).

I guess I’ll start with our trip to the beach. We had a great time! Samantha slept for a whopping 45 minutes in the car ride there and back. I sat in the back with her both ways so I could occupy her a little bit. And of course, I wanted to show her what she should be doing in a car, so I “pretended” to sleep a lot. :) Thanks for driving, Brian! Samantha LOVED the water. She plays in a baby pool a lot (8″ deep) at home so she was used to laying in the shallow water on her tummy and floating. Thanks for all the help from MamaLinda and Aunt Lettie for watching her when my back was turned.

Her ears seems to be doing fine. She wore ear plugs while we were at the beach. She wasn’t bothered by them too much, but that could have been because there was so much else to see and do. She is teething again though. One tooth has broken through on the bottom (one of the pointy ones). She’s a bit lopsided because she has 2 more teeth on the left side than she does the right. I’m guessing they’ll come in at their own pace. Anyway, she’s been drooling, congested, and coughing a lot lately. Maybe the tubes will keep her well.

Here are some random facts about her. She is a great singer, having finished the whole alphabet song by herself yesterday. Wow! She is so incredibly independent these days too. She is learning that when we give her choices, she can say yes (and it actually sounds like yes) and shakes her head for no. She can almost put her Crocs on by herself. She opened the pantry door today (although I’m not sure if it was already cracked, but she sure was working that handle). She loves being chased by the corn popper. She can say I love you and has given several sweet closed mouth cheek kisses recently.

And lastly, Happy Birthday, Daddy!

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Air Conditioning and Ear Tubes

By Janie on June 12th, 2009 at 7:23 pm without comments

It’s finally hot around here. Not that I’m glad it’s hot, but just that it’s mid-June and we’re just now getting hot. We had a rainy May. Anyway, our A/C at the house decided to stop working on Monday. Tuesday, we had Dude #1 come out. He said the outside coil was so severely dirty and plugged up. It would cost $400 to clean. He said we couldn’t do it ourselves. So we called Dude #2 who came out on Wednesday. He said the outside coil was dirty and that we had a leak upstairs at the inside coil. It was badly rusted over and we needed a new coil for a whopping $1200. So, Dude #3 comes out on Thursday. He proceeds to dig around at the outside unit and just starts cleaning it. $100 later, he tells us that we’ll have snowballs coming out of our vents. That’s my kind of guy.

Samantha has been doing well after her tube surgery. We had the Post-Op yesterday and the doctor said everything looked good. We’ll go back in on Monday to get fitted for special plugs. Her ears can get wet in treated water (bath, pool, etc), but not untreated water (river, ocean, lake, etc). Since we’re headed to the beach next week, we need to get some ear plugs for her ears in case she decides that she likes playing in the ocean.

We’ve enjoyed visiting with all our family over the past several weeks. I am glad, however, to stay at home this weekend. It’s much needed. Props goes out to my friend Kris who bailed me out today. Thanks Kris!

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What’s Going On

By Janie on June 26th, 2008 at 7:41 pm without comments

Hmm. A lot has happened during the last month. Samantha has really started moving. She’s not crawling, but rolling everywhere and “swimming” on her tummy. She’s also talking a lot. She can consistently say “dada” and “baba.” She occassionally says “mama” and “nana.” She is beginning to love reading, and even helps turn the pages.
We took a trip to the beach with the Betbezes and then spent some time with the Mauters in Florence for Lauren’s wedding. We had a great time at both, but are so glad to be back home.

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Vacation Pictures

By Brian on June 18th, 2006 at 5:29 pm without comments

We haven’t been home much lately, so we should have a lot of pictures for you to look at. Currently, we are adding pictures from our trip to Vegas and will be adding pictures from the Betbeze beach trip soon. Take a look throughout the site for your Mauter fix.

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