Friday, September 29, 2006

The stick incident

Ok, for this post, I thought I'd dive into one of the many crazy things that have happened to me and Sean. I'm calling it "The stick incident," and from here on out, I shall refer to all of our family's insane moments as "incidents" of some sort or another!
Enough background drivel... on our May 2006 trip to Alpine Helen, Georgia, Sean and I took a wrong turn... which I conveniently used as a "photo op," since there was this Indian mound-thing out in the middle of the field. (Not a burial mound... just some sort of gathering place, a central-to-the-village-type mound.) At any rate, I hopped back into the car after taking a few pictures, when suddenly we heard a horrific squeaky/screachy/squealing sound. With wide eyes and quizzical eyebrows, we gave each other that, "Oh-great-the-car-is-falling-apart-beneath-us" look as Sean pulled over to the side of the road. Sean got out to check the damage.
I was imagining car parts strewn across the road and dreading a long walk back to Alabama ...when I noticed the silly grin on Sean's face. The cause of the devestating fingernails-on-chalkboard, our-car-is-about-dead sound?
A stick. A big, stupid, long branchy stick!
*Ah, life! Sure is an adventure!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hangin' With "The Jellies"

This post is a bit more random than usual, but I figured I'd attempt to get in one last "hurrah" before the month of September completely fizzled out. At any rate, Sean and I really love aquariums. We have a 55-gallon, fresh-water tank in the kitchen -- which I'll be sure to feature at a later date -- but what I'm talking about are those cool places like the Tennessee Aquarium and the Geogria Aquarium. And as you can see, at our last trip to Atlanta, Sean and I got a bit goofy with the camera -- and with "the jellies!"

(* NOTE: No jellyfish were harmed during the taking of these photos.)

Monday, September 25, 2006

Kids, Birthday Parties and Pictures

I'm starting to think that every friend of Jaiden's was born in the month of September! To date, we've been to 4 birthday parties this month.... and boy, are we partied out! At any rate, watching kids at birthday parties is hilarious. And watching people trying to take pictures of kids at birthday parties is even funnier. Notice in this photo -- from Harmonie Hill's birthday party at Pump It Up (a little free advertising...) -- that the ONLY child who's looking at the camera is Harmonie! Who knows what the rest of them are doing?!.... that's what's so funny! I love their facial expressions and their lack of interest in the photographer -- me... and several other parents, actually, who were likely diverting the kids' attention!
(BTW: Jaiden is the one on the far left... in the pigtails and stripey pants! And shhh... don't tell, but that IS Big Al in the photo. War Eagle!)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Remember school pictures?

So... it's getting close to that time when "Lil' J" and all "her kids" (as she calls them) get their school pictures done. Ah, I remember those days... Mom always put me in goofy pigtails, and my bangs were always insanely crooked. I must have never sat still for the trimmings. *sigh*
Anyway, since I only now just started this blog, I figured I would post Jaiden's picture from last year -- for the moment. (BTW, for the record: I did not dress her in a lacy frock and a flowery straw hat. These were those special "dress-up" pictures!) Anyway, we'll probably have her new Pre-K pic in probably 9-12 months. Ha-ha! (You know how long those things take to get back! You're at least a year older by then! )

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's official -- we're blogging!

Whether by happy accident or acute purpose, you’ve stumbled upon Beth and Sean Alcazar’s “Alca-Blog.” Yup. It’s official…. We have finally conformed to the high-tech demands of our society and have joined the growing ranks of inexperienced cyberspace communicators! So, enjoy our family’s many adventures through some random posts, fun photos and guest comments. We’re glad you found us!