Sunday, June 23, 2013

Summer Lovin'

Ok, I think I spent enough time last week getting some rest.  :)

First of all, Topsail Beach, NC is amazing.  Truthfully, though, I haven't met a beach in North Carolina that I didn't love.  My boys had such a great time, too.  I will say, there's no place in all the world that is more calming to me than the ocean.  Just standing there, seeing endless water--it's a reminder for me that I'm just one person on this earth and to embrace my time with my guys.

Oh, no!  Jaxon is buried!!

My middle guy will just sit and wait for all the
waves to crash around him.  He loves it so much!

Adisson digging his hole.  It ended up rather big!

This one is my favorite.  Jaxon FINALLY touched the water, as long as Daddy held his hand.  And there's Z on the left enjoying the waves, and Adi on the right with his boogie board (his favorite thing to do).  Such a wonderful day.

So there was our trip in a few photos.  It was a quick two days but it was needed.  Sadly, I got sick while we were there and was pretty miserable.  And the cherry on top of that mess was being badly sunburned.   Awesome.  My bathing suit is a halter top so I have a VERY defined "V" that is hard to cover up. :)

The rest of the week was spent resting...because I'm tired.  My treatment was supposed to be last week but I cancelled it to go to the beach.  And I'm pretty much paying the price for it now.  Ah well...what can you do?  This weekend was also pretty much a bust because Adam isn't feeling so great now, either.  Of course.  But we did get some things done around the house.  We're expecting company this week for a few days and I'm determined to have the house in tip top shape.  Also, how does it feel like we're still moving in when we've lived here for 5 months?  It's like I'm still trying to find a home for everything and put everything in its home.  It's stressful.  But we're getting there.  Plus, I'm trying to talk Adam into building the boys an indoor climbing wall...because wouldn't that be the COOLEST THING EVER?!

We still did lots of learning last week.  The ocean is a very busy place to learn.  :)  We talked about how it's amazing that in all of earth and space, we were lucky enough to be on the coast.  We discussed reading goals and summer book clubs.  Because we live way out in the sticks, we likely won't be joining a real life book club or taking reading logs into stores that are forever away.  Instead, we're looking into some online book clubs that sound really neat.  Since Z-Wally is still learning to read and improving his reading comprehension, his books will mostly be read to him, but he'll be practicing.  Plus, I'm totally down with offering a sweet reward if reading goals are met.  

Oh and because I want to share a tiny glimpse into what my incredibly hectic week at Day Camp looked like, here is a picture of my super sweet Tiger Den.  On Friday, we had a clown come out who does face painting and brings her own inflatable for lots of jumping fun.  She does AMAZING face painting and that will be my second cute little guys with painted faces.  

This week, one of my most favorite people in the world is coming by to visit for a few days...before she and her amazing family leave for several years in Germany.  I'm trying to stay excited about getting to see them...and not be sad that they are going so far away and I won't get to visit with them for a very long time.  But we've been separated by distance for longer than we were close by each other, that's how Army friends are, I guess.  I love her so much and I can't wait to see her and the family.  Even if for too brief a time.  

On top of all mom says she's coming to visit in one week.  We'll see.  :)

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