Monday, August 28, 2006

Weekend Recap @ 22 months

Happiness is:

Taking a half day on Friday so we can all go to SeaWorld, for the first time.

Seeing Shamu jump out of the water, for the first time.

Eating popcorn, for the first time.

Figuring out that shoelaces work great as dental floss - after eating popcorn - for the first time.

Saturday morning cartoons while sipping orange juice, in the big bed.

A 2-year old triplet friends birthday party on a Saturday afternoon. (As an FYI - there were 4 sets of 20-24 month old triplets at that table ... all sitting perfectly still and eating. I never would have believed it if I hadn't witnessed it with my own two eyes.)

Playing with a balloon, for the first time.

Jumping in a ball pit, for the first time.

Sitting in a jacuzzi, for the first time. (Sorry - mom didn't bring her camera to the pool. Too bad, this was a really cute scene.)

Picnics on a lazy Sunday beneath a shady tree.

Running through a fountain at our local park, for the first time.

Kicking a ball with dad, for the umpteenth time.

Drawing with sidewalk chalk, for the first time.

These are the best days of our lives and I don't want the joy and excitement over experiencing simple things for the first time - to ever end.

But, the full-out-temper-tantrums with arched backs and legs kicking when we left SeaWorld. And the birthday party. And the pool. And the park. And while in the middle of Target with two things crossed off my list and twelve more critical items to go ... I'm ready for those to end. Infact, it would be nice if they ended tomorrow - because I am in dire need of diapers.


  1. whew..until you mentioned the tantrums i was feeling like i had a devil child.

  2. What a great post! Your kids are sooo cute!

  3. What a great weekend you guys had. Lots of firsts. Good luck with the tantrum situation. I'm sure we all know what you mean. But it sounds like you had lots of fun!

  4. Fun filled weekend.....that's for sure.

    I bet all of you slept very well at night after all of that.

    I'll NEVER forget Cade's face when Shamu jumped up out of the water ... it was PRICELESS and worth all the effort of our SeaWorld trip. I'm sure you feel the same!

  5. Great pictures - thanks for sharing them. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  6. WOW! Such cutie's! Love the hats!

    About the tantrums, the greatest part is when they do grow out of trantrums and your the one walking through the store; watching someone else's child.You smile with the thought of "Isn't that cute!" "I remember when...."

    And before you know it your with your 17 year old attending a College Match seminar!!!

    After which they watch you throw a tantrum; pleading for them not to grow up. (It gets a little embarrasing when you attach yourself to thier leg - so try to refrain from that part).

    Beautiful pictures. Love Ya'll

  7. Awesome post! Seeing the world through there eyes is such a gift!!!

  8. Aren't the ups and downs of parenthood fun?!? You guys have so much fun over there in Cali!!

  9. Great Post and you hae documentation of all the fun you are having.

  10. Your pictures are beautiful. Your kids are beautiful. Your life is beautiful.

  11. ok, i'm going to pee myself right now:

    you said:
    But, the full-out-temper-tantrums with arched backs and legs kicking


    my goodness, you are cracking me up because you are definitely describing my son to a T!!!