Thursday, June 4, 2009

omsi, dozer days, the rose festival, and the consequences of family outings during naptime

it is easily derived from the title that this is going to be a rather longish post. if you need to begin now and take a break for lunch or a snack or a nap...no worries, i've been there, in fact, i'd probably need a couple snacks and maybe a steak. anywho, its kinda funny how one can feel like they haven't done anything and then they write a blog and realize that they've actually been pretty busy. of course, in this instance "one" and "they" refers to me and my apparent full month of may. for the sake of saving time, there won't be a great deal of witty banter, but instead just a load of pure, unadulterated luke and sofi...not so much sofi unfortunately. apparently, it hasn't set in that i'm supposed to take pictures of two kids instead of just the older, screaming, i mean, precious...one :)

omsi...aka a fun-filled day or couple hours, thanks to the toddler attention span or lack thereof...aka good thing there was this exhibit with the effect air has on balls because i couldn't pry the kid away



dozer days...aka a day where little tikes such as luke are invited to climb all over tractors and back hoes and their drivers...aka a meltdown in said back hoe after waiting in a line for 45 minutes to go for a ride...

isn't it interesting how much we force our kids to do something we just "know" they'll like...maybe we should do the easier thing and let them play in the free dirt while eating cheese and sand. what? let them do what they want to do? that's just crazy

rose festival...aka good times on the waterfront...aka luke was tired and hungry so that's why there are only pictures of him on the rides where he was happy and not being threatened of being sold to the gypsies

my awesome picture of sofi...or its kinda far away and barely a profile. um...more to come? yeah, i'll leave it that

aah the quintessential carnival ride. you might want to bookmark this entry as this might be the only picture i've actually posted of myself

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

Oh - those fun days! Wish we lived closer so I could see your cute little kids growing up! What are your plans? Thought you were thinking of moving? Loved your pix. Tell your Mom Hi

Child Family said...

Do you live back home now?

We are the Zitzmans said...

Good times. I love the comment about making our kids do things that we just know they will love...and okay will make great photo ops.

Love that you have done so much fun stuff...maybe I should not wear my pjs 4 days of the week and I should take my kids somewhere.

McCain Family said...

First things first, you look HOT in that picture so I think you should post more of yourself:)
I'm glad you could get out and have some fun with your silly toddler. Your hands are definitely full, but would you have it any other way? I didn't think so.
Love ya!

jen said...

Hey dude, that wasn't long, loved the pics though. Need a copy of the one of us since I don't have it and I have to agree with your friend, you do look hot. talk to ya lata bud

Valerie Payette said...

pretty sure experiencing that ride at the age of 11 is what has fed an anxiety of "swinging" motions for me...permanently.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Oh, those carefree days of motherhood, when your child has a meltdown because your trying to be the "good mom" that day and make life more exciting than trips to Wal-Mart and/or pajamas all day... Happens to us frequently, and yet I do not learn my lesson. Which is part of being a real mom, by the way, instead of somebody with a nanny. Good job, Trooper Mama.

Ashley and Aaron said...

Someday..far, far away, Luke will thank you for taking him so many fun places! Looks like you are having a great summer...meltdowns included :)