Sunday, January 31, 2010

Portofino's!!!





Saturday night we took the kids to dinner at Portofino's on East End. It's one of my FAVORITE restaurants here on the island. It's an Italian restaurant that sits by the water. And knowing that it is lobster season for a few more weeks, we headed over there so I can get my fix of Lobster prepared the Chef's Way.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wii Like to Play




We got a Wii Fit Plus before coming to Cayman and can I say how much WE LOVE IT. We also brought along the new Mario game too.

Monday, January 25, 2010

What about Lea?



Many of you probably wonder what Lea is doing here in Cayman. Well, besides being my right hand gal and Daddy's snuggle bunny, she is busy on the internet with her brand new facebook account. I'm sure many of you have received friend requests from her, and if you haven't and would like her interpretation of island life, then you better ask her to be your friend! The only problem is that she doesn't have her OWN computer...she must beg one of her sisters to use their's. and yes, it creates a bit of tension in the house.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Home School





Home school has officially begun. We dedicated the apartment above the garage as the schoolhouse and have taken all the laptops (school ones) and school books over there to keep everything in one place. The girls get up in the morning, eat breakfast and head over to start their lessons for the day. Have we gotten the hang of it yet? Well, sort of. I have SOME kids (you know who you are!) who are anxious to "get one done" and they hurry through and make mistakes and get poor grades. Unacceptable. Clothes are also optional in our school...swimsuits work just fine.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Earthquake....really!

Our welcome to island life was an earthquake today registering 5.8. I know, what are the odds? I was sitting in the kitchen talking to Kirk. Sky was there too. We had the TV set to CNN where they were reporting on the Haitian earthquake that happened a week ago. We felt a small tremor and just figured it was a large trucking rambling down the road and then when a larger one happened, Kirk and I looked at each other and said "earthquake"! We quickly ran outside and everything had stopped shaking. Star (who was still in bed) came downstairs and asked "what was that?". Mari and her friend who were in her downstairs bedroom didn't feel a thing! It was a bit scary, since we had been listening to all the stuff going on in Haiti. They are saying that it has nothing to do with the one in Haiti.

Friday, January 15, 2010

BAGGAGE.....UGH!


The bags are packed...we're ready to GO! Yes, that is a scale in the pic because for once in our lives we are using the maximum allowed pounds per bag! Kirk and I can each have two bags weighing up to 70 lbs and the kids can each have one bag each at 50 lbs. Now you're probably wondering why we would need so much weight? SCHOOL BOOKS!!!! ( times 5 kids) Maya actually weighed all her books and they were 50 lbs already! Since Star and Sky have the exact same books we only brought one set. Factor in the guitar hero, the wii and a few dozen swimsuits and there you are....Maximum weight allowed! You say...why not bring more bags? Well, I don't want to pay. Simple as that. Next post...from a very sunny, warm place!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Stuff you'd see in Wyoming





Thought you would enjoy seeing the kind of stuff I see everyday living here in Wyoming. Yes, that one photo is what you think it is...the leg of an animal stuck up on a sign off the side of the road. Could be a deer or an elk leg. Here's a photo of a sundog. If you can't remember what one is check one of my previous posts and it explains it all. Notice the rainbow on the left of the photo. And then there's the antler arch decorated for the holiday season.