Sunday, June 17, 2012

Weekend Update

Cari and clan came to visit on Saturday, and we took them to a little beach, old Fort, and hurricane barrier in our town:

It was awesome, and we wish they were our neighbors!  The kids get along so great, and every time after they leave, John-Paul tells me that he thinks Lotus wants to marry him.  Ummm, yeah, that's why YOU were attached to HER side the whole time she was here.  Ahhh, a mom can dream!  It was only in the low 70's but that didn't stop the kids from getting in the ocean.  Next time we get together, we'll make it a true beach day with warmer water temps.  But not too warm, because that's when the jelly fish come and Cari will get scared ;)

Sunday morning (after letting Phil sleep in until 7:00,  what, you think that's early?  The baby wakes us up at 5:30 every single 7 am was a loooooong sleep) was the Father's Day 10k race that goes right by our house.  We're on Mile Marker 3, and a perfect water stop.  The kids love going outside and handing out water.  The first runners by are obviously the fast ones and don't even stop for water, which of course disappoints my kids to no end.

C'mon, you want some water?

 Water!  Free water!

I swear, we didn't drink it, it's fresh!

 You look thirsty!  Take some water!

My arm is getting heavy because no one wants my water!

 We have a winner!  John-Paul gets the first water cup out:

OK, he's back in with one in each hand yet no runners to be seen:

 Score! Of course it would be a lady taking it from my handsome Andrew:

 Boom! J-P gets another customer:

 And this lady grabs it from Maggie at the last second (must have felt sorry for her!):

Finally a nice young man pries the water cup out of Eamon's hand.  Hope he wasn't going for time!

We went out to lunch with the kid's babysitter, who's like our adopted teenage daughter, we love her so much and will miss her dearly when she goes off to Steubenville in the fall.  And then to a park for the kids to run around.

Xander learned a new trick.  He now turns himself over and pops out of his car seat if we don't get him buckled soon enough:

Finally, we visited with my Dad and Mom, and then took them out for fried seafood (hot dogs for the silly non-seafood eaters), onion rings, and ice cream for Father's Day dinner!

I hope you all had great weekends too!


  1. So jealous that you and Cari get to hang out all the time! ;)

  2. Or is it envious? Either way. I am. :)

  3. Wow! Looks like a jam-packed, fun weekend. Glad it was fun.

  4. I'm with Hallie. Jealous. I'll admit it. Wish I were at the Cape this weekend :(

    Any who, I'm done complaining...I bet the kids are a hoot handing out water for the race and I'm glad that they did get some takers. Sweet kids.

    Looks like you had a very wonderful Father's Day to honor those great men in your life.

  5. I am also both jealous and envious! Please to be bringing me fried seafood as well. Thank you much.


    still pregnant

  6. super jealous.

    and your kids with the water --- who do those runners think they are?! too important to be thirsty? dummies.

    so so cute.

  7. my dad used to run a lot of races when i was growing up and we LOVED handing out water to the runners! but we were highly insulted by the fast runners who bypassed us. ;) looks like a fun fathers day!

  8. Ha! Jelly fish, sharks, what are those other things? Sting rays? Those. All of them are just lurking in the water, waiting to eat me. So no water for me.

    But I'm not scared of whales, since I have it on the highest authority that all New Englanders know how to fashion a harpoon from household objects, so I'm safe there.

    We had a great time with you guys. You're due to visit us next, and we'll take you up a mountain. Fewer jelly fish.


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