Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Amira's Adventures

Well in light of everything we've been experiencing with mom's situation, Amira's been having some pretty fun adventures.

One night I had a dinner "meeting" so she went with my brother, his family and my cousins to a minor league baseball game. She's been before but now that she's almost 5 she's more intriqued and interactive with everything. She and cousin Pat, who really gets into all sporting events, were taunting the umpire with things such as...."oh come on blue what kind of call is that". During the innings they also play music, so again she and cousin Pat would stand up and dance. I'm telling you cousin Pat is a kick in the pants so was a bit envious of Amira hanging out with her and the family. Especially after the "meeting". Ok, well it wasn't exactly a "meeting" but in a way it was sort of. I had recently met someone and we had been talking and chatting online, so we were meeting for dinner. I'm telling you this much, no matter how old you get this part is the worst part......getting to know someone to see if there's the possibility of a relationship.

It was a nice evening. We had dinner at a place call Joe's Crab Shack which is located right on the river. So it was lovely to sit outside on the patio area over looking the water and enjoying the sunset. Conversation was good and his company was nice. However, I get the feeling we are going to be great friends but nothing further. He's also divorced and has two children. He's been divorced for over a year and a half, but there's just something that tells me he's not completely over the shell shock of being divorced, which I completely understand when you are not the one that wanted the divorce in the first place. Anyway, it was a nice evening and if nothing else I have a new friend, but really I'm not looking to date a bunch of people----hate that--never have been good at it and don't want to learn now----just want to meet someone and start a new chapter of life with them.

Anyway back to Amira's adventures. After the ball game and learning how to cheer and taunt the umpire we hung out with cousin Pat and Pooh for the remainder of their stay. Always a wonderful adventure with them.......filled with lots of laughter.

Last Sunday I needed to work so Amira went to her friend Angela's house for a few hours. Before taking her there I got a text from MixedUpMe asking to pack her swimsuit, which Amira was thrilled to hear. When I got off work and went to get her they were still at the pool. MixedUpMe shared that she had a great time but never once got in the water.....only sat on the stairs with her feet in the water. :-) But it's all good as she had a great time. In one day that little girl's olive complexion immediately darkened to a beautiful color while poor white girl mom takes nearly all summer to look the same color as her in the dead of winter....LOL

Other fun adventures coming up so will keep ya posted.


on the edge said...

You can never have too many friends girl ! Sounds like a nice break from all the drama in your life and Amira had a ball , lol , get it ? A BALL ? HA ah ha !Ok , well .. laughing really is the best meds in the world.Sounds like you need to get cousin Pat to move there .Glade you are stopping to smell all those fantastic roses on the roadside .

Anglo-Libyan said...

salam ibeebarbie
good to know you had time for yourself and best of luck inshaAllah in what ever decision you take.

I want a cousin Pat too to play with my kids, she sounds great :o)

its nice to know Amira is doing well, I wonder if the reason that she didnt swim was because you were not there!
try to take her yourself and see what happens, she probably just wants mum to see her swim.
looking forward to more adventures, family life is always interesting, good luck.

ibeebarbie said...

Salam On the Edge,
Thanks for your kind supportive words. You are right....I think everyone needs a cousin Pat near them. ;-)

Salam Anglo-Libyan,
Thanks for your support and kindness as always.

Cousin Pat is fun for all ages. :-P

Mixed Up Me said...

You forgot to mention the highlight of Amira's swimming adventure . . . learnig to blow water out of the end of the water noodle!!!

ibeebarbie said...

Hi MixedUpMe,

Dang! You are right. I did forget to mention that. She had such a great time with you guys as always.