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Monday, July 21, 2008 

Grandma Maloney

Last week we had the priviledge of having Grandma Maloney here for the week. I was working day shift last week and it was David's first week of school, so my mom came out to spend the week with Abby. She (Abby) is starting to talk more and more and can now, much to my mother's delight, say grandma (pronounced manma). They had a lot of fun. The day after my mom left I scolded Abby for something and told her no. She threw herself to the floor crying "Manma, Manma." I don't think "Manma" says no. :) David's first week of school went well and he is enjoying it. He actually has his first exam today. Work for me is good. I miss KGH, but there is a very diverse group of patients here so it will be interesting to learn. Here are a few pictures my mom took while she was here.

Monday, July 14, 2008 

Sydney's New Friend

Last night David took Syd out one last time before we went to bed. He let her off the leash to go run in the field next to our apartment. A few minutes later she came running back rolling in the grass and frothing at the mouth and airing a horrible smell. Our poor dog met her first skunk. In her curiousity of a possible new friend she was sprayed in the face! We brought her in to the tub (because living in an apartment we don't have anywhere outside to hose her down). I washed her with my shampoo and David meanwhile found a dog de-skunking remedy on the internet. It worked fairly well although our apartment still has some faint traces of skunk. :( For anyone who ever runs into a skunk here is the recipe:
1 quart hydrogen peroxide
1/4 c baking soda
2 TBS dish soap

May you never need to use it....

Monday, July 07, 2008 

4th of July

This year we had a very different 4th of July. I searched high and low to find some sort of parade, but no luck. We did go up to Nashville where they had a big event with booths and games and food and such at the downtown riverside park. They also had a big stage set up with different musicians playing. We walked around a bit and listened to music for awhile (the Bayou Band) but didn't stay for fireworks. We did get a nice little show off of our balcony. Hope you all had a nice fourth!

Music Row in Downtown Nashville there were so many people. There are also tons of people singing and dancing on the street. We stopped and watched some kids break dancing - they were really good.

The stage set up on River Side Park. You can tell who the veterans are - they all brought tents and chairs. I think you have to get there really early and basically camp out all day to get a good seat for the fireworks and music.

Jenn and Abby listening to the Bayou Band

Abby and David.

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