Friday, June 21, 2013

Corn Creek Park

I love taking the kids on adventures.  My Dad is always willing to go along with us.  This time we went down to Corn Creek Park.  My Dad grew up playing in this creek and so did I.  We had taken David one or two times when he was small.  David remembered the waterfall a few weeks ago and started saying he wanted to go.  I don't know how he remembers that far back, but he does 

The water was up so we had to carry Dillan and Daniel along the edge of the bank to get to the waterfall.  My Dad was holding Dillan and went to step in the water and bloop, fell in.  Luckily they only sank to Dad's waist.  Dillan and Daniel could stand and the water was not too high.  They picked up rocks off the bottom and threw them in the water.  David played on the bigger rocks and in the running water. 

After snack time, we moved up the creek a little.  Dad carried Dillan again.  He went to step in the edge of the water where there was some rocks and bloop, down they went.  This time he landed more on rocks than water.  Dillan cried because he was scared.  Dad felt bad and I just didn't say much.  When someone falls its always better to keep your mouth shut.  Just think thoughts inside your head.  :)  Anyway, we played for a while and even saw lots of baby bass swimming around us.  It was a good day, but I'm not sure if Dillan will let Pawpaw carry him around anymore. 

Father's Day A Week Early

Father's Day seemed to slip up on me this year.  School was out, the next weekend we went to the beach, and the next was Father's Day.  I bought Walter's gifts while we were at the beach and then I shopped for our Dad's.  We invited our parents and my grandparents over for supper on Sunday.  I went to Wal-Mart and bought everything to make lasagna, salad, dessert, green beans, and bread.  Then it hit me... Father's Day was the next week!  Oh no!

Let me be the first to say I have Mommy brain.  I like things to be planned and organized.  I like to be on time and prepared, but two little boys put a kink in all of that. They made my brain quit working!  That's okay, I'll just blame it on them. 

Walter and I decided we would go ahead with plans and celebrate a week early. Everyone came over and we celebrated.  We both have great Dad's and I have an awesome Pop.  They are all so good to our kids too and they adore them.

Just add it to the list of mistakes I make.  I'll laugh at myself with you. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

First Gulf Shores Trip in 2013

I love going to the beach.  I like playing in the ocean, finding shells, people watching, swimming in the pool, walking around, eating seafood, and shopping.  The beach seems to make me feel free.  We are fortunate to be able to take several trips down to Karla and Jim's condo several times a year.  All five of us left Friday around Daniel and Dillan's nap time.  The idea was for them to sleep during most of the ride.  Daniel doesn't like riding.  The plan seemed to be working at first.  They both went to sleep.  We made it to Greenville and had to get gas.  Before we got back on the interstate, Daniel woke up... then Dillan too.  Dillan was happy and content.  Daniel was for a little while.  Then he got fussy.  We went into ignore mode.
We made it to the condo and found out my best friend Natasha was staying at one of the houses behind the condos.  David was happy because Camden was with them.  Saturday morning we woke up at 6 as usual.  Daniel is an early bird.  We ate and got ready for the beach.  On the way over we ran into Natasha running.  She's dedicated.  We walked across the road and set up camp on the beach.  I was surprised the babies seemed to like the sand.  They played in the sand and David looked for shells.  After a while, Natasha and her family joined us.  We lasted about 3 hours at the beach.  The water was rough so we couldn't go out far.  We only had one incident where Daniel went head first into the edge of the water.  Chris rescued him.  :)
We left the beach and had a quick lunch upstairs and went on to the pool.  It was getting close to nap time.  Later that afternoon we went to the new Tacky Jack's and ate, bought scratch tickets in Florida, ate Dippin Dots, and went to the state pier.  We like to go there and see what everyone is catching.  The first catch was a stingray.  We watched the man cut the barb off.  David was intrigued and so was I.  As we walked further, we heard someone say that's the 4th or 5th shark hooked in the last hour.  We had to see what the fuss was about.  A man had a 5 foot bull shark on the line!  We watched him reel it in.  the stroller was up against the edge.  Dillan decided the shark was hungry and threw his nice leather sandal right over the edge!  He had to go barefooted the rest of the time because I didn't pack any other shoes.  Typical!
Sunday we ate at The Oyster House on the way out and then stopped at the Tanger outlets.  I got a little bit of shopping in before heading home.  We had a good trip!  I can't wait for the next one.