Greetings! Here is the second installment of Steph and Kelly's Excellent Adventure. Saturday after we posted (and anxiously awaited replies) the girls and babies went down to the pool while Billy stayed to watch the Crimson Tide wash over whomever they were playing. He also tidied up the apartment while we were gone, which was super. The pool was excellent - had it mostly to ourselves. Caught up on a lot of Hollywood gossip and Wichita gossip. We were there for about three hours.
Steph, Kelly & Billy got cleaned up and went to Arriba's (courtesy of Ed and Nancy) for some fart fodder while Moni stayed by herself (yes, we were concerned) at the apartment to do pregnant lady things. Moni insisted we leave and made sure to keep her phone by her in case she fell and couldn't get up. Arriba's was en fuego! The Arriba's waiter was also en fuego!! Think Jesse Metcalf. Even Billy thought he was hot. We had some adult beverages and Billy may or may not have had a birthday shot of Sauza Tres Generaciones tequila at the coercion of Kelly who was at the coercion of her boyfriend. Good times. We brought back food for Moni. Unfortunately the salsa didn't get packaged with the meal, which was very sad for Moni. But probably also fortunate at the same time since she is eating her meals at least twice. Think cud.
Cousin Mark stopped by and we had a grand time. We think Mark may be trying to woo Monica and Billy into naming him as a Godfather because he brought over cookies (think yummy), flowers and coca-cola classic. We played some games and chatted about anything and everything. Thanks to Aunt Vicki for the "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" game (more on that later).
After he left, we checked the blog one more time and retired to our respective quarters. Moni only had two contractions with moderate irritability when she monitored and slept like normal (which isn't very well - up about every two hours - poor thing). Steph and Billy rose with the roosters and went to Church like the good Catholics they are. Kelly really didn't want to leave Moni by herself so she stayed home with her to assist with the composition of this post. Because that's what Bearded Jesus wanted Kelly to do.
TOP TEN LIST 1. We found out that we are not, in fact, smarter than fifth graders. Kelly may have to go into therapy. 2. Despite her prior beliefs, Steph now knows that Antelopes DO exist while Jackelopes DO NOT (this rectification occurred after discussion of Moni's copious childhood pets). 3. Billy really hates waiting to find out what his presents are. 4. FedEx delivers on Saturdays, while UPS does not (duly noted by Moni). 5. Antarctica is the world's largest desert with only 2" of precipitation a year (Billy really put it to the fifth graders on that one). The 3 primary colors are red, blue and yellow (the 1st graders really put it to Billy and Mark on that one). 6. There are 12 apostles which means 13 people were at the table in the Last Supper painting by Da Vinci. Heated discussion occurred on both the number of apostles and whether it was actually Mary Magdelan depicted in the picture. Moni and Kelly were spouting off Dan Brown dogma instead of Catholic dogma. Ooops. That's what the media can do to ya. We retracted our comments shortly after a quick Google search. Bless us Father, for we have sinned (unintentionally, of course). 7. Kelly is a bed hog and apparently thinks her sister is her snuggly dog Louis. 8. Moni's belly measures 50" around when standing and 53" around when sitting. That's 129.5 and 135 centimeters, respectively, if you live in Europe (that's a shout out to Tracy and all our fans in the UK). In American, that's 4 feet, 2 inches and 4 feet, 5 inches, respectively!!! That's the size of Lainie or a small pony!!! Amazing! 9. Grass is not indigenous to Phoenix. That doesn't stop the Phoenicians from trying to grow it, God bless 'em. 10. Happy birthday, Sweet William! 2007 has been/will be your year. Go Broncos!!!
Enjoy the pictures!
Kelly, Steph, Billy and Moni
PS - Moni will be 27 weeks along on Monday, October 22nd, 2007.
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