Tuesday, April 28, 2009

the beach

Daniel will be leaving Pensacola at the end of May. So if we wanted to go to beach and have a free place to stay, we needed to go, like now. Since David didn't have to work overtime this past weekend, we thought it would be the best opportunity. So we loaded up the car and headed down Friday night. It was gonna be a very quick trip, but, its the beach, so it was worth it (to me anyway).

This is Saturday morning on the balcony. Daniel has a great view of the bay from his condo. Poor Matthan has puffy eyes due to his lack of sleep from traveling the night before.

We got good and woke up at IHOP (a still-sleepy Aubie pictured here).

And then it was off to the beach.

Matthan loved it, as I knew he would. We went back again in the evening to play in the sand a bit more, and it was very difficult keeping him from getting in the water again. Aubie and I collected pieces of sand dollars . We never found a whole, but it was fun looking for the biggest piece.

On the way home...

This is one of the best rest stops I've ever been to. Not because the bathrooms were so great, but the nice clover-filled picnic area really did allow you to "rest", even though for Matthan, "rest" means running all over the place.
Aubie showing me all the boo-boos from the weekend.

Not sure what this face was about, but it was funny.
Matthan loved seeing all the big trucks so close and he loved the little dogs that you can barely see in the right corner of the picture. He kept waving goodbye to them.
So yeah, it was a quick trip. But we had fun, and Matthan got to the beach for the first time. And now that he's been, I know we're gonna have to go back.

*Sorry "later this afternoon" turned into later this week. I couldn't seem to get all the pictures uploaded and type stuff too.
Oh, and the daytime pictures were taken by me, and the night time pictures were taken by David (except for the "crazy kids" picture).

Monday, April 27, 2009

this is so...

Aubie has obviously inherited her mother's imagination and her Aunt Leah's love for words. Friday afternoon, I was getting the van cleaned out and ready for our trip to Pensacola. Not a very fun job, but it had to be done. Aubie and Matthan were in the van while I was cleaning it, which added to the un-fun-ness (why they wouldn't play outside, I don't know). With a very teenager-y voice, Aubie said, "This is so appelagate (u-pell-u-gut)!"
"This is so appelagate."
"Is that a word you've heard before, or did you make it up?"
"I just made it up."
"Well, what does it mean?"
"It means this is really, really boring."

My sentiments exactly. But even though cleaning out the car was "appelagate", going to the beach wasn't. So I'll be posting pictures of that later today. : )

Thursday, April 23, 2009

no picture, sorry...

I just had to post what Aubie just said. She is so funny.
I told her that I had petted Monk (Mimi's cat that now belongs to us) last night and he really is such a sweet cat.
Aubie said, "That's my Monk! You remember the other day, when Miss Elizabeth (Leah's cat) tried to kill me? And Monk saved me? I remember that day."

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Two posts in one week? What?

Sunday was such a beautiful day! We really did have a happy Easter. Can you believe we actually have a picture of the whole family? And we're all dressed up? Wow!
Craft points: I made my skirt out of two pillowcases (Note to self: never make a skirt without using a pattern and try to put a zipper in, too). And Mom made Aubie's dress as practice for the upcoming flower girl dress.

The kids had an egg hunt at Mom and Dad's. I didn't realize that Aubie still had her jeans on under her dress when I took the picture (she changed back into her Easter dress for the hunt--I wasn't going to let her eat in it!)
Matthan really didn't enjoy "hunting" up eggs (there was really no hunting to it--they were scattered all over the ground). He was more interested in the contents of the only three he picked up.

P.S. Until I get a charger for my camera battery--cannot find it anywhere : ( --I'll be taking pictures the old fashioned way. Kinda fun for a change, but with a wiggleworm of a son, I'm pretty sure I'll be wasting a good bit of film.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What happens when you leave a brownie pan sitting on the counter?

This actually happened a couple of months ago, but I thought I'd post it.
(Coming later this week, Easter pics)