Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Been Missing My Extravaganzas???
My encounter with our stroller thief:
We found out through a round-about way who took our stroller. I will spare you the details about how it all went down but last week Lee spotted the guy who was a conspirator in the whole process and pointed him out to me. First of all, bad idea on Lee's part. Lee had confronted him a few days prior and the next day our pool, Maddox's ball and my umbrella were taken. Oh and the pool was FULL of water too. Since Lee's approach to confronting the man obviously didn't work and probably made him mad which is why the rest of our porch toys are gone, I decided to take another approach.
I actually ran after him and said this "Hello, my stroller was stollen last week and I know you work around here. If you happen to know who took it or can somehow get it back for me I will pay you $50." He nervously said he would try and I thanked him and walked off. Oh did I mention that I had to say all this in Spanish? My reasoning for all this was that I knew they had sold it for $30 and divided that by three so surely $50 would give him enough incentive to steal it back for me. Well see what happens
My stoning idea:
I had another idea the other day when our pool and other toys were stollen. They were stollen the day before our Fall Festival party we were hosting and needed the pool for our bobbing for apple game. I thought I would strategically place items on my porch that I didn't want and lure these men onto my porch in the middle of the night (oh and I would have to find a way of putting some sort of noise maker on these items so I would actually wake up) and I would proceed to go on my porch and stone them. I wouldn't get big enough rocks that would really do unrepairable damage but just enough that they might change their minds about coming back to our house. It would take them a while to climb back over our 12 foot fence. I don't want to sound too harsh but can you just picture it? It's biblical isn't it? I'm sure Lee will not go for this but you never know.
The Fall Festival Party
We had a wonderful party and the Thompson/Fletcher casas. Since we live next door we decided to put on our own "fall festival" and invite other families from the school. About 10 of us families gathered with our kids all dressed (in whatever we found around the house of course) and had a grand-ole time. I will try to include some pictures.
La Paz Waterfall Garden
The Davidson's and us went on a mini family vacation the weekend before last. This hotel was in the middle of a national rainforest and was pretty much the closest I have ever come to paradise. I looked around and wondered if I would see Levi hanging out there because of God's splendor. We had an amazing time and it truly was a blessing to both of our families. We got to eat good food, walk out of our room and down a path to a world of monkeys, butterflies, birds and much more and swim in some incredible warmed pools. This place was seriously amazing and if any couples reading this want the best honeymoon spot known to man or just a getaway with your spouse- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place. They even have free 15 minute massages everyday from 2-7 overlooking the forest outside!!!
Well there is a lot more but I'm tired. I will try to write again tomorrow about school, my last doctors appointment and my parents being here!
Blessings to all!