Saturday, June 28, 2008
AND, we found one of his fake crocs. Completely random - it was sitting on top of the dryer with a hat and 2 pairs of the kids' sunglasses. Still haven't found its mate, but at least I don't feel quite as crazy as I did earlier in the week. All I have to say is I'm glad I only paid $5 for the imitation crocs :)
Two more things....
1. A late addition to the list of things I HATE LOSING: MY MIND!!!!!!!
2. What is it about Play-Doh that I. keep. finding. bits. and. pieces. all. over. my. house. even though we cleaned it up 4 days ago??????
Monday, June 23, 2008
I HATE losing games [I'm very competitive :)].
And I HATE losing things. Spent the better part of today searching high and low for not 1, but 2 pairs of Evan's sandals.
He has no idea where he left them. I have no idea where else to look. Talk about frustrating. I've been through the house at least 3 times, searched outside in the yard, asked my neighbor to check her house/garage/etc. to no avail.
How in the world do you LOSE 2 pairs of shoes??? We're talking 4 shoes here, people!?! Not just 1 missing shoe - 4 missing shoes???? I'm beginning to think they sprouted feet and walked away - tee, hee!
Here's to hoping they'll turn up somewhere/somehow and sooner rather than later...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here's the boys "packed" into the car on the way down. They were SO good. Reading their books, coloring, watching movies. It was an easy 7 hour ride - thank goodness! :)
My Sweetie - we celebrated our 11 year anniversary while we were away. Time sure does fly!
Pop-Pop has the best toys! He brought these knights and a really cool dragon that guarded our sandcastles.
My nieces...Ava digging in the sand and Abby in her pretty Ariel bathing suit :)
We took Evan mini-golfing - his very first time. He was a trip. He actually was lining up the ball before he hit it. AND he beat mom [not hard to do, btw] but I wasn't even trying to let him win. Gotta work on my game!
Jill & Brian - Jill celebrated her 29th birthday while we were there.
We had a lot of play time in the pool. Here's Nathan & Grandma having fun.
Abby hanging out with her favorite Aunt Kim.
The kids had a blast paddling the kayak in the surf while Pop-Pop held on tight.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Evan is playing music/Ninja with the vaccuum tools
Nathan is trying to put Ryan's bathing suit on his head and climb on the kitchen table
And Ryan...don't know what Ryan's doing...inevitably making a mess somewhere.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
And vacation wasn't much different. He was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 5:45 am E-V-E-R-Y S-I-N-G-L-E day....I'm tired just thinking about it.
He has continued this early rising since we've been home - JOY! - but I've managed to convince him to snuggle up in our bed and go back to sleep. This morning, he let me [I say "let" because he's never been much of a cuddlebug] hold him in my arms and we went back to sleep until 7:30. Even though this boy drives me crazy, I love him to death and this time was precious.
Yes, I know our eyes were closed and we weren't interacting. It doesn't matter. I think we both needed that time together - time when Ryan is just Ryan - not Ryan the younger brother or the older brother [a.k.a. Ryan the stinker]. Time when I hope he realizes his mommy loves him higher than the sky and wouldn't trade him for the world.
P.S. I'll post vacation pictures later this week :)