Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Phew!  That was a fantastic visit from the grandparents!  It left me utterly exhausted though... and the kiddos, too (as evidenced by the fact that for 2 days in a row they slept past 9:30)!  We had a different activity every single day of the week that they were here... we went to the beach a few times, and to the local children's museum, and to the aquarium, and we took a ride on a train, plus played at a park downtown and rode a carousel... Every single day, the temperatures soared above 100, but we managed to have fun anyway!  We made some awesome meals and even did a clam bake and a Lowcountry Boil on Saturday - a while bushel of clams!  (Don't even ask how much that  costs when you live in a land-locked state...)  We ate gourmet cupcakes and porterhouse steaks and more than a few McNuggets.  We had a blast!

Addie fell asleep on her raft with Pawpaw on the lake, and Jordan determined she's much more a spa-day kinda gal than a beach kinda gal.  Jack didn't stay in one place long enough for me to snap many pictures of him.  I packed 9,745 sandwiches and loaded and unloaded the car about 1,349 times and filled and refilled about 16,384 water bottles and sippy cups and Grandma changed about a trillion diapers.
There was much laughing and much excitement and lots of playing.  I think Grandma and Pawpaw are going to need a week or so to recover from their vacation... I know we're recuperating down here ourselves.
So I'm taking this week to relax a little bit and get the kiddos back on a routine since Jack starts preschool next week and then we're going to start gearing up for my dad to come visit at the end of the month!  Lots to look forward to this month!  I've got some fun posts up my sleeve for you, as well as a guest post on Amy's blog next Tuesday.

And that, my friends, is why I wasn't around last week.  Thanks for sticking with me!  What have you been up to?


Kate said...

Sounds like a fabulous time with family!! Too funny that your post was titled "Whirlwind" because Patrick was calling me "Whirlwind Kate" the entire trip up to Canada.... Little did he know we WERE "Whirlwinds" in college!!! :-)

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Arizona Mamma said...

Fun! Hot! Ugh about that. 100 degrees is Yuck, and no one knows that better than I.

Thank goodness for Grandma and her diaper changing ways, huh?

Sonora said...

Sounds like you had so much fun, even though it was so hot! I love hanging out with my kids and the grandparents. It is so fun to see them interact.

No worries about taking a break. I think we have all done it this summer. I seriously didn't have time to even visit anyone's blog for most of the last two weeks. I have been absent from visiting, but not from thinking of you. I hope you have a relaxing week!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

A low country boil? OMG, I am sooooo jealous! I love clams!

I really like your photo collages. How did you do them?


Christine:) said...

Your picture collages are gorgeous!!! I am so impressed with what you are able to do with photo editing...can you teach me please? ;)
I was laughing my ass off at your Whens-Daze post this week- I'm giving you a shout out on my "favorites in blogland" post tomorrow morning- thanks for the fabulous writing!

Also (and I'm sorry this is so long-winded...I'm tired and have had a few glasses of wine already;), I have been meaning to ask you what sizes your girls are in right now- I'd love to send you some more of E's clothes (although this will definitely jinx me and I'll end up pregnant once again;). Thanks!


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