February 17, 2007


Change is upon us. My True blue is morphing. Check it, a little over a week ago,

a full set of choppers and look at those beautiful blues...

Friday we celebrated True getting straight A's on his progress report. He was down one tooth by then

You know, they grow up so fast. By Tuesday we had gone to the eye doctor and learned that true is fairly nearsighted and has an astigmatism. Did I spell that correctly? I'm a sighted American, and pretty ignorant about these things.

Anyway, by Wednesday, he shed another front row tooth and knocked the ladies dead with this all new look just in time for Valentine's..

What a cutey pie. And Alex is inconsolable, he wants glasses so bad.

ps--I'm taking a poll. I'm thinking about driving the kids to Florida for spring break. Anyone between here and there want to shout out good places to stay with the kids, must sees, best restaurants for kids, etc? We'll be taking our time there and back. This will be our first big family hoorah in a long while, so all of your advice will be appreciated. We're talking mid march so, let's hear it, and fast, in the comments or send me an email. I need to get some things in order quickly.

Posted by shoe at February 17, 2007 03:38 PM | TrackBack

Sorry, I have no recommendations since Chico's Monkey Farm (Midway GA) closed.

BTW - Good looking kids there.

Posted by: Bob at February 17, 2007 07:07 PM

Hooters on Panama City Beach. The guys will love it. When do you guys have spring break anyway? Ours is the first week of April. I actually get a vacation, but unfortunately only half of it will be with Holder and the kids. 10 Freaking days off. wahoo.

Posted by: Richard at February 17, 2007 08:37 PM

Have a great trip - I'm no help on the touristy stuff between your place and Florida but I'm sure you'll get lots of ideas.

So, you gonna get Alex some fashion frames? You can get them with no prescriptions in them...;)

Posted by: Lisa W. at February 17, 2007 09:03 PM

If you like seafood or cajun food, I can point you toward a few good ones in Lake Charles, Lafayette, or Baton Rouge. Let me know.

Posted by: Dash at February 17, 2007 09:56 PM

Yeah, it's a damned shame about Chico's. The ultimate juxtaposition of poor white trash and masturbating monkeys.

If you make it this far east I'd be honored to take the lads to a titty bar.

Posted by: Velociman at February 17, 2007 10:21 PM

The boy will be slayin' them ladies with those gorgeous blue eyes. You'd best invest in a few stout broom handles right now...

Posted by: Elisson at February 18, 2007 05:20 AM

hey- the comments finally remembered me!
What about Disney World?

Posted by: holder at February 18, 2007 08:09 AM

I suppose you already have a FLA destination in mind but if not, the best beach and town I think is Apalachicola. The state park at St. George Island has pristine beaches, great pavilions for relaxing and cooking. The town itself is sweet. I always stay at the B&B of friends but there are other options there. NOTHING like the plastic PCB area...

Along the way? Hmmm. Avoid the southerly route through LA if you can. Horrid roads. Alabama is lovely - they have a nice st park at the gulf...

My advice is to go a bit north through MS and LA and then drop south in `bama. Roads there can be tough, too...

Posted by: LauraN at February 18, 2007 08:39 AM

Are you driving? If so, Pensacola... if the kids are into airplanes at all, the Naval Aviation Museum is THE BEST. Only the Smithsonian tops it. I'm not kidding. March is chilly though in the panhandle. The beaches are frickin' gorgeous, but you won't be in swim suits. Is there a final destination? Email me and I'll let you know what I know...

Posted by: Bou at February 18, 2007 09:46 AM

HEEYY!! Some of the best people you know prolly have astigmatisms!!! In fact, there may well be more of US optically challenged types out there than there are of you sighted Americans! Thank God they've got decent looking frames for kids finally! The 80's were not a good time to have your child in glasses!! He looks very cute in them and they are both adorable!! Great eyes -- I'm surprised that your phone isn't already ringing off the wall with brazen hussies wanting play-dates or 'help with their homework'! Look out!!!

Posted by: Marianne at February 18, 2007 12:36 PM

Yo V-man! And all these years I thought that monkey was putting on a show especially for me. Devastated I am, simply devastated.

Posted by: Bob at February 18, 2007 03:17 PM

We love Sea World. You get a lot of bang for your buck there, Dolphins are the coolest, and the food is fabulous.

If you'd like to chat - I'm all ears! :-)

Posted by: Richmond at February 18, 2007 03:57 PM

Oh - and what a CUTIE True is!!! :-)

Posted by: Richmond at February 18, 2007 03:58 PM