Friday, August 15, 2008

Sunshine At Last!

After what felt like days and days of rain we finally got some sunshine yesterday so the children and I headed out to hang out at the beach for a few hours. It wasn't too crowded and I found a nice spot in the shade to sit with Jordan while the kids swam.

Sam was teasing Julie by squirting her with his water gun. She was wailing "SAAAAMMMMM!" and running to me to tell on him. I'd pretend to scold him and as soon as she looked away I'd wink at him and egg him on.

It was really a very pleasant few hours. Once Jordan fell asleep I pulled out the book I've been trying to read since I bought it about two weeks ago. Between the gentle breeze, watching my children playing together and looking over at my perfect little baby, I felt as though everything was truly perfect in my world.

Here is Jordan at the beach...

After the beach we delivered a baby gift on behalf of my mom then went to pick Ian up at work. Tomorrow is Ian's parents' 50th wedding anniversary luncheon so I wanted to buy Julie a new dress.

She chose a lovely pink dress at the very first store we went to and it was just what we were looking for. She tried it on and said she felt very pretty in it. It was $29.99 marked down to $19.99 and when the saleswoman rang it in it came up as $12.99. Not bad at all. Who cares how you feel in it missy....Momma just got herself a D-E-A-L!

Our next stop was to buy earrings to go with her new dress. The Queen of Indecision reared her royal head and I thought we'd be there forever. She had it narrowed down to a few pairs and finally I said I'd buyt them all just so we could leave already.

While browsing around I came across another dress marked down to $5.00 so I bought it for her as well.

Last evening I met up with my girlfriends for our weekly time together. We just hung out at Tim Horton's and talked each other's ears off.

Things were pretty quiet around here today. Ian took Sam out to buy dress shoes for tomorrow and we had our weekly Family Night. Ian had bought the children new Pokemon books so they were more interested in reading those than watching anything on tv. MY choice was to watch the DC Games (Disney Channel). Why I like that show so much I have no idea but I get really cross if anyone talks during it or blocks the tv. Honestly...I'm not kidding. In case anyone else is watching it, I am rooting for the yellow team, just so you know.

I am now propped up in The Tower (aka my bed) with the new laptop. I once blogged about how high my bed is now, so I took I pic of Jules standing next to it so you could have an idea of just how high it is. She isn't a short kid, either.

There are still some nights when I forget how high up I am and don't compensate for it and pretty much stumble/fall out on my way to get Jordan.

Tomorrow will be a big day... we will see Ian's sister for the first time in 10 years. I'm getting very nervous because I don't know what to expect. The children are very excited to meet their three cousins. Any prayers would be appreciated.

That's it for today.


  1. OMGosh Jordan is so cute! Sounds like you had a great time at the beahc. Good luck with your visit with Ian's sister and family tomorrow - You'll be in my thoughts and prayers and I'll be waiting to found out how it all went!

  2. Wow that is a high bed!

    Jordan is adorable!