Saturday, May 31, 2008
Brian and Ella-Brian refused to let me take his picture. I got a few, however, he requested that I not put them on the blog. I think he is afraid he might get an absurd amount of phone calls on account of his good looks.
Mommy and Cheralyn
Some of you may not know this, but Daddy and I are huge fans of WINE! We love wine. In fact, Daddy, being the microbiologist that he is, even knows how to make wine. That has come in very handy! For my birthday dinner without kids we went to eat at a place called House of Tricks. I know, it sounds like a porn store or something, but it is in fact a fancy little wine bar. We were able to enjoy some adult conversation, good food, and some great wine. I have a hard time just sitting down and enjoying a meal. I like to sit, eat, and get the heck out of there. We ended up hanging out at the restaurant for several hours, just chatting and enjoying the atmosphere. It was so great to catch up with our friends and relax. Thank you Brian and Cheralyn for a wonderful trip.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful suggestions on how to entertain little ones on plane rides. Both did wonderful on the plane. Kyler was a little naughty while we were in the airport waiting for the plane, but once we got on the plane he was great. Thank heavens for suckers!
Kyler and his new girl, Emily
For my birthday we took the kids to Enchanted Island Amusement Park. Kyler had a blast riding on the rides (even though it was 100 degrees).
Here I come Daddy. Make sure you catch me!
Ella in her cute little bikini. This is size 6-9 months and I'm pretty sure it's not going to fit for much longer.
After the Park we headed back to our hotel to play in the water park. Kyler loved the little kids pool, Mama loved the Lazy River! Ella and I could have stayed on that all day long. Sorry no pics of that-that would have required one of mama in a swimsuit and that is soooo not happening!
For dinner we headed to the Hard Rock Cafe. That is where the real fun started! Kyler was grouchy because he had not had a nap so I should have known it was going to be rough. He refused to sit down and he just kept jumping on the seat, when we told him to sit he screamed at the top of his lungs-talk about getting nasty looks!-to entertain him I took him up to the gift shop area, then he saw the front door and he started running for it-luckily I screamed STOP and he did-then our food came (finally) so we went to eat and he decided that crawling underneath the table was way more fun then actually eating at the table. Daddy and I shoveled our food in and decided it was time to get the hell out of there so Daddy tried to pick up Kyler and ended up spilling his water-EVERYWHERE! It was a very embarrassing dinner! Good thing we will never see those people again huh! See, I told you he wouldn't sit down!
Monday, May 26, 2008
I know that everybody has to do it, I get that, I'm just having a really hard time with it for some reason. Daddy was afraid that if I had to stay at home, alone, with the kids, that I would sink into a deep depression or something. He just didn't understand that I would have all my bloggy friends with me to share in the pain! So wish me luck on Wednesday as I celebrate the big 3-0:)
I will try to blog about all of the fun and exciting things we do on our trip. If I don't have a chance though, be prepared for MANY, MANY updates when we get back. We are sure to have FUN, FUN, FUN on our trip.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Yep, I had to carry him to this and place him on it because he would not walk in the mud!
Mommy and Adriane
This weekend Ella and I attended a Bridal Shower for my friend, Adriane. This is the 2nd of, I think, 7 showers! It was nice to get caught up with friends that I hadn't seen in such a long time. Adriane ended up getting some wonderful gifts and I do believe that after every so many years of being married you should be allowed to have another bridal shower so you can get all new stuff:)
After the shower we met my dad at Bruff's (you know I love those chedder cheese balls!!) and he was able to get in some major cuddle time with Miss Ella. Between Kyler always wanting Grandpa to play with him and mom always wanting to hold Ella, Grandpa NEVER gets his cuddles in. In fact, I think these were the first pictures I have of Grandpa holding Ella.
How happy does Grandpa look!?
So this is where you guys come in, I am needing some advice. How in the world am I going to travel with two little ones. Yes Daddy will be there. And yes Daddy is a wonderful help, but... I am still totally freaked out! Kyler has flown several times and he did pretty good. I have packed up some brand new toys for Kyler, a brand new movie to watch, and some yummy snacks for him. Does anyone have any other suggestions for keeping a 2 year old entertained on a rather long plane ride?