April 23rd 2005
"Today is Cody's 8th birthday. We woke to a beautiful day of sunshine and 93 degrees. Cody wanted to take his school buddies to the Pima County Fair for the day. The boys enjoyed many cool rides including a twisty coaster, tilt a whirl, and giant super slide. Mathew Peru, Wyatt Lee and Justin Lund were all perfect little gentlemen throughout the day. Cody, Wyatt and Mathew each got a part in a Mad Science show. Cody got to be 'Cody Banks" and do a simulated snow board scene! It was so wonderful.
After the fair, we took everyone to Picurro Pizza for a 'Tiki' birthday party. The boys all had beach straw hats and tiki cups filled with root beer. We ended the party with a mint chocolate chip ice cream cake. What a wonderful day for all of us. I can't believe 8 years has passed this quickly. I have enjoyed every moment. We love you Cody!
Happy Birthday little man, Love, Mama"
And here's an entry from Cody!!
April 29th 2005
"We went to Joe's Crab Shack. I ate a pound of crab. I went because of a good report card and I like the way they dance! The End."
Good day today, spending some time with Rosa and Vito...then with Angie, Andrea, Kim and the kids at the cheap theaters to see the Smurfs (pretty good movie!), which the kids all enjoyed and Andrea told us the story of how she had so many of the Smurf figurines as a young girl, that she would hang them off of Kim's crib! Then, we had dinner with our friends Lupe and Manny, a Tuesday night tradition! Manny had picked up a 6 pack of Genessee Cream Ale. This was a $6/case cans of beer back in the '80's, suddenly repositioned as a 'micro-beer' and selling for $7/six pack!!! It was a tasty nostalgic night.
Also worked on Kim's dinner - jumping castles remain elusive - if anyone has any connections, please let me know! And on promoting 405. It is frightening how many voters will just tow Washington D.C. rhetoric, without looking at facts, like ones that show where our school tax dollars go and how our school district consistently stays within budget...
Tomorrow, I work on peace. Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart...