1. I want to say that we bought a jetski, but really I should say that Chris has gained a son. He has been hounding me for a boat for a while now, and we decided to compromise on a jetski. It arrived at our house in the afternoon, and when I came home from work I was greeted by Chris, a sponge, the hose and a HUGE smile on his face. He had already washed it down and was just basking in its presence-beaming with pride. The Ferris Bueller's Day Off quote came to mind as he reached for the shammy to lovingly dry it off "he never drives it, he just rubs it with a diaper". Hopefully that won't be true about the driving part though...
We took it out on Australia Day (Jan 26th) and, oh man, can that baby HAUL! I have heard all the stats from Chris, but this thing is top of the range, "supercharged" with 215 horsepower (same as a motorcycle engine). Apparently it can pull at least 2 skiers at once, but we have yet to put that to the test. I guess just ooooooone more reason to entice people over for a visit! hehehe.
|kid + candy shop|
I have however stumbled across this video which would be excellent practice. Turns out Ken Tamplin could teach him a few tricks of the trade, as he has quite the range. Turns out I have now watched this video a baker's dozen times, and still find it hilarious.
Ok so that might be jumping the gun just a bit, but according to Ken, he'll be singing like a songbird by lunch time. Maybe I'll slow it down and start with something like this:
3. We have booked a trip back home for a visit in MAY!!!! We are excited and will spend time in LA, Edmonton, _______maybe another stop, and Honolulu for a week with our aussie friends who are meeting us on the way back. We are EXCITED and can't wait to see everyone and catch up in person!
4. We have a new foster pooch. Meet Ralph. He is a bull arab, crossed with adorable. He is huge, and a big love bug. He was also scheduled for euthanasia which just breaks our hearts. He is fast becoming close friends with our other fluff ball, and we are loving having 2 dogs. Makes me feel a tiny bit less guilty when we are at work during the day. Woomble has been spayed, and Ralphie will go at the end of the month. We will be relieved when that happens as the RSPCA invests that money in them and then they cannot be destroyed. Next stop, finding them homes. Sadly we are falling in love with them by the minute, but we still want to keep fostering to keep such lovely animals from being killed.
|this guy has the wisest eyes. i sometimes feel like he understands english and can tell what i'm thinking.|
|our little motley crue. we love them.|