Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Sea World

We took a little trip this past weekend down to San Diego. Friday night we all went to see Coldplay. Atticus really enjoyed that. On Saturday we went to Sea World. Not only did we have tons of fun enjoying the park but we were with a great group of friends, Dave, Jen, & the Swazey family, which is always nice. Another bonus was that Atticus finally got to play with a boy! For some reason most of our friends seem to have girls and I don't think that he has played with a boy in his age group at all other than a few minutes in the mall play area.

Atticus & Momma

Atticus & Hunter with Shamu

Honea boys watch dolphins

fearless before a giant starfish

starfish petting zoo

the lunchbox game

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

More Than Walking

These boots were made for rainy days
splashing in the spring,
but they have places to go and lots to do-
more than Nancy or Jessica sing

They go on the feet of a happy boy
to be worn inside & out.
Summer, winter, spring or fall
that’s what these boots are ‘bout.

Don’t be fooled by the bright of yellow
or the echo of their hallway din
it isn’t the glow of sun upon them
it’s the son that they’ve got in.


Saturday, August 20, 2005

Noah MacAtticus

Lions, tigers, bears! Oh my. Ferrets, macaws, stingrays! Oh geez. The boy has conquered your basic farm and more popular wild beasts, and has since moved on to expand his vocabulary and basic understanding of animal husbandry through the aid of flashcards.

We will be going to SeaWorld this coming week, which should allow for some hands on education, not to mention serious fun. Looking forward to it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Atticus Speaks "Atticus"

For a while now Atticus has insisted that his name is "Baby", to the point of correcting us by saying, "No, me Baby" when addressed by anything else. Well, that has changed as of this week. Atticus is now At-a-CUS! Sometimes he is Baby At-a-CUS! It's just about the cutest thing I've ever seen, and as you may have guessed I have a long list of cute things that I have witnessed. Now if you will excuse me, I have a middle name to work on.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Fun With Nema & Sydney @ Disneyland

Candy was dandy.

Atticus took over the laser (he beat Nema's score).

We met Tink at the castle.

We had lots of fun. We rode the monorail, hung with some fish, lifted some weights, and the kids drove (us) crazy. Good times were had by all, especially Elliot the dragon.

Return to The Magic Kingdom

Well, just months after his initial snubbing of Cinderella, Atticus came around and planted some sugar on the princess.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Sonny & Cher

cause you got me, and baby I got you
I got you babe

Cousin Sydney stopped by for a little Karaoke last night. The volume only goes to ten, but these crazy kids cranked it up to 11! Rock on!

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Gonna Visit the Gang

Go figure, we're going back...again, but that's okay, because it's our favorite place to go. Atticus's favorite cousin is coming for a visit and along with her mom we will be spending a day or two at The Happiest Place on Earth. Why not? When you've got Disneyland in your backyard it's hard to spend your freetime mowing the lawn (which reminds me- must mow lawn). I'm sure we will have a great time and pictures are sure to follow.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

California Child

_______________Drying By Red Door___________

Atticus may be from Seattle but he has definitely taken to this California living. He spends every day in and around his pool, either swimming or throwing items in it. He has inherited a love for all things sunny from his mother.

I on the other hand, being reared in Tucson, have had enough sunshine. Sure, I enjoy a sunny day at the beach or baseball game as much as the next guy, but give me some crisp autumn air with leaves swirling in the sky and the promise of football greeting me every Sunday morning. That is what I crave.

I wonder how Atticus will react to his pool freezing over. I can't find out soon enough.