Friday, September 17, 2010

Vacation best and worst

While I'm waiting for Patrick to finish another awesome video/picture thing capturing the highlights of our recent vacation in Ocean City, MD (one of the reasons I didn't post for a week...), I'll give lists of our best and worst moments of no particular order...

1.  Adeline was brave enough to WANT to go on the kiddy roller coaster and ferris wheel!!!  For my scared-of-her-shadow baby girl, this was HUGE!  She laughed the whole time.  It was awesome.  When she got off the ferris wheel...."Mommy, it tickled my belly!"
2.  Adeline's excitement about riding the bus to the boardwalk.
3.  Flying a kite on the beach.
4.  Ice cream....often....frequently with large spoonfuls of vanilla with rainbow sprinkles.
5.  Camille chasing the seagulls while saying "Quack!"  (which is, of course, what all birds say).
6.  Reading TWO entire coming.
7.  Doing a 1000 piece round puzzle with Patrick.
8.  Adeline with her chin propped on her elbow on top of my dad's head while watching a ventriloquist on the boardwalk.
9.  Having grandma and paw paw with us for two days....which also includes help with the girls and the AWESOME dinner my mom made for us.
10.  The playground areas on the beach by the boardwalk.
11.  Adeline getting brave enough to splash at the edge in the ocean.
12.  The AMAZING sunset we watched.
13.  Standing on the beach watching "Earl" which really turned into a windy day that produced some super cool waves.
14.  Making memories.

1.  Adeline throwing up (which she's never done before in her 3 1/2 years)....luckily it was the morning of the hurricane, and we planned to stay in all day anyway.  It didn't seem to phase her.  She took a 2 1/2 hour nap that day (which NEVER happens anymore), but then she felt fine.  The next day, she was back to herself and eating regular food.
2.  The girls screaming for 45 min after hauling all we could carry the first time we took them to the beach until we finally threw in the towel and made it a pool day.
3.  The Salada's getting sick and not being able to join us.
4.  The smoke detectors in our condo that WOULD NOT STOP GOING OFF at 10:30 pm.  The girls were sleeping, and Patrick and I were reading on the balcony.  It was amazing, but the girls slept through the whole thing, and it was LOUD!  Patrick ran to the store so we could change the batteries in all FIVE of the alarms.
5.  The smoke detectors going off AGAIN at 7:30 am.  This time we disconnected them all.

Change is in the air...


My "never stays still for a moment except when completely asleep since conception" baby girl has become quite the snuggler lately.  She's even falling asleep with me some mornings.  This "not a morning person" mommy is thankful for all the morning snuggle time I can get.


has started ballet class.  She loves it, and is the picture of cuteness.  Her teacher even supplies butterfly wings and flower wands during part of the class.  Seriously.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Backyards BBQ

Once again, our awesome friends, the Saladas and the Swartz's held their annual backyards BBQ.  They live beside each other, and they host a cookout for our church that spans both of their back yards....thus the title.

The sandbox was a huge hit with the kids.

Camille wore this...we thought it would be a fun way to announce our news to our church friends.

Saturday, September 4, 2010