Thursday, July 7, 2011
i saw my sister calling and didn't answer it because I felt too bad about still not putting up a new blog. in my defense, which is small i know, that was 3 minutes ago.
this is a random sampling of what we might be doing at any given point this summer.
what i came back to find. yeah, this particular activity has happened countless times.
it's been an AWESOME summer! this is just a day to day thing. wait til i show the rest!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
We went on another vacation. This time to Destin, FL. While the weather didn't fully cooperate with us we still had fun. On the way down we stayed with my sister in Montgomery and decided to take Jackson to see the capital.
I love this shot of Sam.
So honestly, I think my favorite part of this beach trip was Jackson playing with his cousins. We don't get to see them a ton but I think he absolutely loved having them around all the time. They did it everything together: swim, fight, take a "nice warm tubbie"(hehe nico), fall asleep watching little einsteins, had a sleepover with grandma and papa, stayed up late, and more. This is all 5 grandsons.
Monday, August 9, 2010
A Barnes beach trip is very different from a Hutchison beach trip. Although I was reminded of this throughout the week at Hilton Head for different reasons none hit me so hard as when I just sat down with the intent to post and I realized I don't have a single picture. I have a couple goofy expressions of Sam laying on the floor at the condo when I thought "oh no I haven't taken any yet" but then never brought it with me to the beach. I'm sorry mom. I'm sorry to anybody who was curious as to just how gorgeous Hilton Head is. Because it is gorgeous. I'm used to Florida beaches which are lovely but different from this. My favorite part of a Hilton Head beach are the tides. I love going out at low tide when there is so much wet sand to play it. You can ride bikes on it which was shocking to me when I first saw it. Also I'm not sure if this is a coincidence or a truth but the waves seemed bigger at hi tide which I'm sure would have been fun if I hadn't been holding a sleeping baby. [ah sweet sam--the only time my children sleep in my arms is under conditions of EXTREME exhaustion but it is blissful b/c it's so rare]. Another difference was in how my family vacations vs. how the Barnes do. My family is all go go go. We all get ansy being in the condo and consider the day almost a failure if we didn't get to the beach twice. My parents come home at like 8:30am after some intense exercise, calling us all lazy for sleeping in so late. Brent's family takes it all slow. It took me a couple of days to get used to this (I was a bit of a crank--sorry fam) but after I relaxed a bit I enjoyed it tremendously. I did coax Brent and his mom to ride bikes with me that we rented for the kids to ride in which was way way fun. Maybe even my favorite part of the trip. Jackson loved playing in the sand and was tentative but willing to play in the waves. We put Sam in their bathwater-temperature-pool and he loved it too. Brent even dunked him several times although I had to look away for that part. my nerves will be the death of me. all in all it was a way fun trip and we thoroughly enjoyed it. despite the lack of pictures. oh oh if you read this much you might as well know there will be a romantic-picture-less post tomorrow (or soon).
Friday, June 4, 2010
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The first leg was rough...we don't have air conditioner in my car. my poor pathetic baby but I will say, he wouldn't let me roll down the windows and he wouldn't let go of his 4 blankies one of which is a fleece blanket. i know, it's still child abuse.It was really nice to stop at my grandma's house in Dothan on the way down though. Jackson hasn't seen her since summer 2007 so I was kinda holding my breath hoping he was in charming mode, and he was. Always makes a mother sigh in relief and just say so casually "he's always like this." It's mothers day and I'm so thankful to be with my mom and sister. It's been one of those Sundays full of tears, those of gratitude and struggles. I am grateful for their positive influence in my life.I'll keep you posted with more of our shananagins later and just leave you with this...so refined.