Thursday, May 31

Jaime turns 10

Jaime, today is your 10th Birthday.
You’ve spent more than half your life with us.
Did you know that is also Declan’s 5th Birthday today?
Really, Really.
What do you want to do today? First, I’m going to catch some rays.
Then, when it gets too hot, I’m going to finish my nap on the couch.

Monday, May 21

Grapehounds Virginia 2012

Must be greyhound event season. A couple of weeks after GIG, we were at Grapehounds Virginia. We weren’t able to make it to the Friday night get-together. We got to the hotel late, and pulled out the sofa bed for Jaime and Stanley.
After filling up on breakfast, the kids were ready to hit the wineries.
Tasting inside at Lost Creek Winery. I felt sorry for the people who had to get past to use the restroom. Parker, 'Daddy, why do you bring me to these greyhound events'?
Much roomier at the outside tasting.After a bit of wine for breakfast, we headed to Quattro Goomba Winery, where we heard there was a pizzeria onsite. Judy’s kids were lucky enough to have a ramp for such excursions.
A couple of the boys were interested in becoming sommeliers.
The rest of the group was well-mannered.
We ordered a couple of bottles of wine for the group and waited for our pizzas.
Stella thought it was a bit hot and went into ‘water hog’ mode.
There appeared to be more greys than people. Floor space was at a premium.
Stella had an admirer and decided to share both her bed and water bowl. Julie’s Gabby had a bed all to herself.
After a full day of wine tasting, none of the kids volunteered to be on the sofa bed. They all wanted a good night’s rest.