Monday, August 16, 2010

Beach Bound

What a weekend!  Saturday was pure awesomeness and heavenly and Sunday was pretty much a suck hole for a variety of reasons. 

I'll just go ahead and list the reasons for you: I'm fighting a nasty summer cold/allergies which left me with a headache, stuffy nose, and exhausted.  The bestie jumped on a plane and took my niece with her, and she won't be back for a month, or more.  The girls were fighting - ON PURPOSE, which totally caught me off guard.  I didn't know a 16 month old could annoy and "fight" with her sister on purpose.  But she did and at the end of the whole debacle Chloe (who is apparently team Edward) ended up biting Camdyn.  Cam cried and told her sister that it's not nice to bite your friends, and we had to remind Camdyn that Chloe doesn't have words to tell her when she is getting upset, so she needs to listen to her "squawks" and watch her body language, and then she won't get bit again.  Whew.  That day was a doozy.

But Saturday we decided that we would stay home ALL DAY for the most part!  It was heavenly.  I made blueberry muffins, we sipped our coffee on the patio, and we just took it easy.  Then, I opened my inbox and found that my sweet Amanda at Chasing Twins in Louboutins featured me in her Saturday Spotlight.  Cool!  And, we have some new followers in the house ::waves wildly:: I hope y'all stick around a spell!

So, that pretty much rocked my socks and then we decided that we would splash in the pool awhile, after all, it's 9:00 am and that's not too early to wake up the neighbors, right?  After lunch and nap time I ran Camdyn to the library and Target and then we got ready for her year-end class party at the beach. 

The party was awesome.  The kids had a blast and I got to whip out the camera and take some pictures of the beach...and kids....and the beach.  I didn't get great sunset photos like I had hoped, but we were watching 3 kids that night, and the tide was rougher than normal.  Usually the Gulf is as calm as can be, but there was real current that night, and waves rolling in Daytona Beach style, so I figured it was probably better to put the camera down, turn on my mommy watch dog eyes and keep them glued on the little stinkers.  It was probably a good choice, because they had a blast, and everyone stayed safe. 

I'll post more on the party later in the week, but for now, here are a few of the shots I took at the Beach Party.
This little girl is one of Cam's friends, she has the most amazing eyes, and I can't wait to crop this down and really focus on them.

This pic isn't fab, it's SOOC, but look how Belle loves the water, she was rolling around in it like Zoolander at a model shoot!  She was hilarious, and I enjoyed watching her run in circles around the beach with her little cheeks bouncing up and down on her face.  She slept like a champ on Sat. night too, maybe we need more evenings at the beach?

This little man belongs to one of my best friends.  He's adorable.  I muted the red tones in this edit.  It looks a little dark on the web, and don't know why that is, but he's still cute! 
Tonight, we have Camdyn's orientation for VPK scheduled and ::gasp:: DATE NIGHT! 
And, if I'm really lucky, I'm going to get to hold a new baby tonight and I hope to high heaven that it doesn't cause my ovaries to start itching!   

I hope your Monday is fabulous!


Anonymous said...

I am so jealous - I want a pool in my backyard! And the beach close by! You guys are so lucky. Glad you at least had one good day over your weekend.

t.bird said...

i feel your pain with the head cold summer crap- blah!!!

but i'm glad you had fun! and i lol'd with the team edward thing. ha!

TV's Take said...

Pool time - there is nothing more fun than watching the kiddos in the pool. So glad you had a nice time at the beach and your photos are great! What camera do you use? Hope your head is feeling better and the girls are being nice. Thanks for stopping by today - wish we lived closer.

LeeAnn said...

You're lucky that it took 16 months for your kids to fight on purpose. Bryce was trying to get one of Rylie's toys the other day and when she didn't give it to him he scratched her. He was so mad. She just looked at me because I don't think she quite knew what to do. As I was telling Bryce that we don't scratch our friends I was thinking "oh my why is this starting already???" LOL

Anyway (sorry to make your blog all about me LOL) I'm glad you had one fun day, at least! Those pictures are great! You certainly are a talented photographer. I really need to take my kids to the beach...the have never been.

Have a great week Carol!

Eastlyn and co. said...

Never know quite what to do with the biting thing. After working several years in the 18-month class at Parent's Day Out I realized that some kids are just natural-born biters and it is a hard habit to break (a la Team Edward, once they've "tasted blood"...) I hope that was a one-time occurrence for Miss Chloe! Glad you had a blast at the beach and managed to get a few good shots. Have a great week. Can't wait to hear about Date Night. -Eastlyn

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

LOL isn't it funny how other babies can get you stirring if you possibly want another.

Sounds like the beach was fun! It will be exciting to share our VPK experiences together since Ericka starts tomorrow!

Mama Hen said...

I love the beach! I am not a fan of summer colds! I just had some kind of cold in my lungs and I am exhausted from it. Thank you for your comment the other day about Little Chick and those mean kids. It is so hard to be a mommy and to know that there are mean kids going to be in our children's lives and we can't always be there to protect them. I just don't understand why there are things like this especially when they are so young. It really makes me sad. I hope you have a great night!

Mama Hen