This blog is a glimpse into our journey in becoming and growing as a family.
From Alex, Bethany, Abigail, Makayla, and Olivia.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Another Chapter In Life
We have been running around like crazy. For those of you who don't know, I recently decided to become a stay at home mom again. Actually, Alex and I decided that this would happen. He has been needed in the Gulf and I knew I would be a basket case if I was working the job that I had and taking care of the girls alone.
Here are some pictures of my coworkers. We went out to eat as part of my "going away".
We left for Mobile, AL as soon as the girls got out of school on June 4th. We stayed there with Alex for a little over a week. He was working long hours but we got to have breakfast and lunch with him most days. We had a really good time while we were there.
The girls were able to go to the beach for the first time. I took them to Gulf Shores on Monday. We stayed a couple of hours. Olivia did not enjoy the ocean waves so much. She was content sitting on the shore with her bucket and pail. She would send Abi or KayKay to the ocean to fetch her some water when she needed to water the sea weed that washed up.
I was so thankful to be able to take the girls to see the ocean and play in the sand. They were excited about it. Abi and KayKay dug for sea shells and ran into the waves. Makayla ran away from the waves a few times. None of the kids went out very far into the water. And Olivia stayed FAR away from it. I ended up with a really bad sun burn on my back and legs. I wasn't able to walk for a couple of days and that pretty much ended our time at the pool and beach for the rest of the week. The poor kids had to suffer because I didn't put enough sunscreen on. Hopefully I will have better sense next time, but these sun burns are a summer tradition for me. It's not summer time unless I end up with blisters at some point!
I also had a few pictures from Nana and Poppa's. Nana had a slip-n-slide and the girls had a good time on it. As you can see, Olivia's favorite part was drinking the water.
Poppa grilled and then the girls had roasted marshmallows. We had a really nice weekend.
I have a ton more pictures but it always seems to take forever to upload them. I will be back with more later on! Everyone have a great weekend and stay cool.