Monday, September 17, 2007

Beach Days in Oceanside

We just got back from Oceanside, Ca on Saturday after a week at a beach house with some family. It was pretty fun and relaxing. Went by WAY too fast and we didn't get to do everything we wanted or see everyone we wanted to see. The kids had a blast and had a lot of fun playing in the water and sand, finding shells and going on walks. Below are some pics of the trip.

This is the view of Oceanside Pier from where we were on the beach every day.

Us and the in-laws at Ruby's which is at the end of Oside Pier.

Austin wanting to take on the waves.

Austin, cousin Hallie and Kaylee

Grandma Robinson playing in the sand with the grandkids.

Grandpa with Kaylee and Austin playing in the waves.

A sand flower I made one day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Preschool!! (sniff, sniff)

Yesterday was Kaylee's first day of preschool. She was so excited and has been talking about this day for almost a year now. Sad day for me though. It was hard seeing her go to school. Today I took her myself and she was so excited to get there that she just hopped out of the car, slammed the door and ran up the sidewalk. She had a much easier time saying bye than I did apparently. Here are a few pics of her first day.

Our little girl ready to venture out into that cold hard world of preschool.

This was after school and showing me the picture she drew. She was so excited.

Austin didn't really know what to do with himself since his sister wasn't there with him all day.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Long weekend

I can't even remember the start of the weekend, but that's probably because Saturday was pretty boring for us. Jess was gone most of the day running errands, being a model for her sister who goes to esthetician school, and doing someone's hair at the house while I cleaned some, did some work and watched the kids. Our nephew, Wyatt got baptized today and we really wish we could have been there for it. I would have much rather been there than here.

Sunday was a really long day. I was at the church from 8-4:30pm and got home just in time to change, help make dinner, eat and say bye to Jess as she went to a "Girl's night' with her cousins who were also her roommates in college. They were supposed to be up most of the night and sleep over, but Jess said they are all getting old and she called at 11 saying she was on her way home. LOL!!!!!

Monday was Labor day and boy was it a day of labor. Mowing the lawn. Edging. Weeding. Fixing sprinklers. Cleaning the entire house. Doing laundry. Mopping the floors. Getting stuff together to go to the beach this weekend. It was nice to see that when I went to Home Depot that I wasn't the only one celebrating Labor Day with lots of labor. The place was packed! Everyone and their brother were there getting stuff to do that day. Well, we got our stuff done and went to the in-laws for a quick FHE and dessert. My favorite part of the day was Austin coming into the backyard and wanting to help push the mower. He's always been scared of the loud noise it makes, but yesterday he came running up and so he helped me mow several strips across the backyard. I loved it.

Looking back it seems like a boring weekend. Jess gone all day Sat., me gone all day Sun. then both of us doing work around the house/yard yesterday. Oh well, we'll have all of next week to sit back and relax on the beach, right?

Pay it forward

Who will my lucky 3 readers be???????? This is open to ANY of my readers, even if I don't know you read my blog. lol.

I was one of three on my friend's blog.. and now I am offering this pay it forward..

I will send a handmade gift to the first three (3) people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. You may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. (So, you must have a blog to participate.)