February 2005

February was not as busy as January, but there were a few events. Pandi got her first bath, Valentine's Day was big, Naomi took a trip home to New York to visit her Granddad and I ran in a Half Marathon and 12K races.

For Valentine's Day, I bought a Tux and Naomi a new Dress (I just guessed sizes) and took her out to dinner. She didn't know anything was happening when she came home from work that day. I told her we were going somewhere she had been a thousand times before, so I think she was expecting McDonald's :)  Everything was a surprise and wrapped and laid out on the bed when she came home. I forgot to take a picture of that.  We had a very nice time, it was nice to be out as a couple, we hadn't done that in a long time.

My trip to New York was a quickly planned and short trip.  My Grandfather's beloved companion, Annie Delany, of 30 years, passed away the week prior.  I wasn't able to make the funeral, but didn't want him to think I didn't care.  We had a nice visit.  He was very quiet, which isn't like him at all, but seemed to be in fairly good spirits.  My Aunt was terrific.  She helped me pull off the surprise visit.  Picked me up at the airport and was a terrific hostess.  She drove us around the island, to places I remembered as a kid and to the north shore area, which I don't recall ever going to before.  We looked at old pictures, rescued Bobby from the deep, dark basement, had some really good pizza and remembered what winter felt like and why I don't miss it.  In all a nice visit for all.  I hope to do it again soon.

Home

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Tub with special puppy bath fizz

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Pandi, not real happy

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She wasn't all that crazy about her bath

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Drowned rat look?

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drying off

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Valentine's day

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Prancer all excited about the holiday :)

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rub my belly

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Pandi in her new outfit

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Sweater and hat match her pouch.

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We were so lucky that a lady in Celebration had an outfit to match the pouch.

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Pandi loves all the attention she gets when we go out like this.

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Heather opening presents

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me in my tux

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handsome

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Naomi in her new dress I bought that day

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notice that great Roger Rabbit picture behind me :)

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She looks wonderful :)

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Dinner at The Peabody

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Desert at Dux

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This was yummy :)

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great place for dinner!! 

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Lobby fountain at the Peabody

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my teddy bear and flowers in a ballon

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Naomi's trip to New Year starts here.......

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Bobby, who I just rescued from the basement

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Bobby on his bed with 2 little Pinky's and other friends (lets not start with where the original Pinky is)

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Living room at my grandfathers house

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Piano!!  One of my favorite childhood memories.

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Dining Room

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window between dining room and kitchen

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kitchen

This space

intentionally

left blank !!!

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old sewing machine, which my aunts says still works

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Aunt Eileen and her baby, Bobby

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mommy and baby  :)  He may forgive her for his years spent stuffed in a bag with other dolls in the basement.

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the following are pictures around Jones Beach and Captree Island

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fishing boats at Captree

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This is a huge house.

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The next pictures were taken on the North Shore of Long Island

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I was told that this area usually has allot more water, but it had been very dry this year

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tree with no leave, looks so drab, did I mention it was freezing there!!!

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the only snow I saw ( till it was time for my plane to take off), so I had to take a picture for Mitch

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This ferry will take you and your car to CT

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CT in the distance

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nice little park, just down the street from the nursing home that Annie had been in

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reminds me of the clocks in Celebration

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Took this picture for Mitch, he seems to have a thing for the name "Islip", but always manages to pronounce it wrong

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Eileen and my grandfather

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notice the polk a dot purse!  Eileen seems to love polk a dots

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the house is just how I remember it as a kid.

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Eileen and granddad in his living room

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Granddad and Naomi

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Naomi dresses Pandi up

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She is a happy camper

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Pandi at the race

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Lake Eola Park

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12K Lake Eola race

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Outback provided the food :)

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Mitch crossing the finish line and announcer, announced him by name.  Really cool!

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I finished in good time

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Kids race

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