Cody turned 14 today. 14. Where did those years go? I used to run Cody, as an infant, in his jogging stroller. Feed him 'mush'. Change his diapers. Help him learn to walk. Learn to kick a soccer ball. And to catch a football...while Kimmy, lovingly taught him his alphabet, how to read, how to tie his shoes, etc. And she taught me how to have patience with him. Where did the years go?
Today, Cody only wanted to ride through Fantasy Island in the morning and go to Joe's Crab Shack for dinner. That's all. For a 14 year old, that's not too much to ask for...
Only Brendon, Janene's son, was availbable to do the ride through Fantasy Island with us. But Cody did not let that ruin his morning.
It was a beautiful morning, as we set out into the desert. About 80 degrees, with a nice wind from the west and some high cloud cover.
After Fantasy Island, we walked up to Jerry Bob's diner to eat breakfast. When I told the bambini that we would walk there, Tonio asked 'Walk? How far is it?'. I reminded him that it was next to Chuy's, where we had walked to several times, and was about 3 blocks. 'How far is 3 blocks' he asked. '3 miles?'. No, I explained, it was about a 1/4 mile. 'why is it taking so long, then?', he asked??
We were able to convince Tonio, that we could make it the three blocks to Jerry Bob's and breakfast was good!
Bryson and Ritchie fight gangland style with crab squeezers. We can't stop this violence.
Cody, Tonio, Hadley, Autumn, Lexy and Trinity get ready to enjoy some seafood!
Kristie, Kim, Rashon, Jack, Sandy, Mariah, Mark and Angie check out the menu.
Brian, Sam, Ursula and Betsey discuss pre-meal strategy
Ritchie, Lexy, Trinity and Hadley dance to the music!
Not sure what this is, looks like the back of our waitress, Rashon, Ursula and Mitch.
Tonio, Mitch and the bambini enjoy their meal!
When we were done, we headed to Viro's, for some bread to be able to make the French Toast that Kimmy traditionally made the bambini for Easter breakfast. Rosa and Vito gave all of the kids gelato and some other treats and we were on our way home for Amy's brownies!!