Friday Ramblings...

Parents! What I am about to say is more rhetorical than anything else but feel free to leave us your comments and stories that make us laugh and help us relate to the struggle we call "raising kids". WHY can I wake my two children up for school (ages 4 and almost 2) and within an hour they can be dirty?!?! While we (us parents) run around like a chicken with our head cut off trying to keep a resemblance of "this is the routine" schedule, our children manage to get dirty from head to toe! They (the kids) brush teeth first (if u can succeed at that, do it while pajamas are case you haven't noticed, toothpaste does not REALLY rub out with a sponge or towel) then its on to getting dressed, maybe a short video and light breakfast or snack, shoes, sunblock...then on to the vehicle! WHEW! We made it!!! ~~ Where did those stains come from? I didn't give you anything to eat that looks milky or like smeared chocolate chips! I didn't let you play in the yard on the way to the vehicle...after getting dressed you were only sitting at the table or couch! Ahhh...SIGH. My kids look like they were dressed in yesterdays clothes...AFTER A ROMP IN THE JUNGLE AND A FOOD FIGHT! [rant over]

Last week we all had a great time in Florida! The boys (Tytus & Ezra) had a blast with my in-laws. We stayed with them for a week. Beach, swimming, Uncle David's boat, grillin' & chillin', Disney (just the parents though), aquarium...lots of good Date Nights for mama and daddy! Steph(anie) and I had a great time...I don't want to bombard you with all our food pics and glorious eating experiences (you can find some of them on twitter: tyronebcookin or instagram: tyronebcookn - no "i"). Grandma and Grandpa got to spend lots of quality time with Tytus and Ezra. As you can imagine the ride home was a lot more "whine-E-R" than the greatly anticipate ride THERE! Think, "are we there yet, are we there yet...".

Well, I got to get back to work, then finish up some BBQ items for a wedding reception...its about a hundred people expected. Pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw...a couple of simple carved watermelons with fruit display. But for now, a few pics of our time in Florida!

Ezra & Tytus "schooling" Uncle David @ soccer! (although you can't see Ezra because of Tytus!)

Boys taking full advantage or Grandpa's willingness to play!

Aunt Valorie taking "lessons" on play from the boys!

Grandma watching for "tomfoolery" to happen!
The BOYS doing what they do best after playing hard, EATING!

Grandma & Grandpa training Tytus for swimming

I am on "Ezra Watch" he sometimes makes a sudden run for the waves! 

2 of Stephs favorite things: Churros & Cappuccino [Bongo's Cuban Rest. Downtown Disney]