Monday, September 29, 2008

A Wonderful Weekend!

We had a great weekend at the beach. Daniel was a good rider in the car. I think during the 3 hour drive, he fussed once for about two minutes and then fell asleep. I met Troy at the hotel and from there we had plenty to do. On Saturday we went to the Children's Museum in Portsmouth. I had been able to download two free admissions off the internet so we only had to pay for Daniel which was a real treat. Of course everyone else had also and the museum was pretty crowded! We played hands on for about two hours. Daniel had a blast. We stopped and got him a corn dog for the drive back to the hotel and after two bite he was sound asleep in his car seat! We also swam several times in the indoor pool at the hotel and Daniel learned how to jump to Mama from the side of the pool. He was a little nervous at first and would reach out for my hands before jumping, but after a couple of tries, he finally would just jump and know I would catch him. It was loads of fun. We visited the beach on Sunday, before coming home, giving the waters time to calm after all the rain we had. The water was cold, cold, cold, but we had fun running into the water and then letting the water chase us back out. Daniel liked jumping waves in the shallow water too. He especially liked playing in the sand with his Papa, while I acted like a nut and went further out in the ocean. (I absolutely love the ocean, no matter how cold it is)!!

We all had a great time!! Pictures below!

Finally, I just need to mention that today is my father's first birthday for which he not with us. I have been struggling lately with really missing him. The Survivor premier (yes I watch junk!) came on last week and my dad and I used to always meet for dinner, play Jeopardy and then watch Survivor every Thursday together so we could make fun of the people and cheer on the challenges like a big football game. I know he's in a better place, but boy do I miss him.

12 comments:

Amy said...

I watch Survivor too... love it! Wishing you great memories of dad, it's always hard to hit those milestones.

Joy said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend. I love the beach too. Here is my favorite beach tip: keep a small container of baby powder in your car, sprinkle it on your feet or other sandy area before you get in the car and the sand falls off.
Joy

Meghan and Bill said...

Glad you had fun at the beach. I am soooo impressed that you got into the ocean, WOW!

Love the pictures.

BTW - Things are settling down around here if you'd still like to get the boys together some time!

Patti said...

Glad to hear you all had such a fun weekend. Great pictures! I remember you talking about your dad when he passed away and how special he was to you. It's good that you have those memories of him to take hold of.

Kim Abraham said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! Cute photos! I miss my dad too. Thank goodness for great memories.

Amy said...

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Carey and Norman said...

What a fun museum. I always enjoy going places with my kiddos too. Even though the beach was cold, it still sounded like you had a great time.

I cannot believe it has been a year. I know how much you miss your father. I think having those Thursdays with your father is priceless...and we watch Survivor too. Much love coming your way!!

Shane & Marie said...

Your beach trip looks and sounds like fun! Glad Daniel enjoyed the museum. Sorry to hear about your father.

Teresa said...

That looks like a great weekend! Those pictures are so adorable - Daniel is just soooo cute!!

Ryan and Amy said...

Love the pics - sounds like a great weekend. Sorry I've missed commenting on so many posts - Daniel is growing like a weed - still adorable though!

The Landers 3 said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the ocean - he is soo cute ( handsome I guess we should say). We hope ours will love the ocean as much as we do! We will pray for you about missing your dad, we both know what it is to loose our dads. We noticed a bike in one of the pictures...we love to ride too!

Becky and Keith said...

So many great pictures and even better memories! :-) Can't wait for our beach photo shoot for even more pictures!