Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Too cute!

We're watching Dora. Her grandma is sick. So her & Boots are taking Grandma a basket of treats. Riley sneezed. He said "I sneezed. Dora needs to bring ME treats!"

This kid cracks me up!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Things I never thought I'd say

1. "Take off your shoes if you're going to crawl over your brother's head!" Said to my friends 12 year old.

2. "Son, we don't sleep with produce. Your pumpkin may not sleep in your bed." Said to a 4 yr old Riley after we bought him a mini pumpkin. He decided "But my pumpkin is my best friend!" Oh boy.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Too cute

I'm watching Riley's best friend Lilly today. He is 4, she will be 4 in a month. First, they wanted to both lay in R's bed for nap. He fell asleep curled up with her. She wasn't asleep, she went into my room to lay down.

Now they're sitting on the floor watching Alice in Wonderland. R just turned and hugged her.

Too cute!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Maine was wonderful!

Maine was WONDERFUL. We arrived after midnight at the house. Stupid airline LOST the CARSEAT! Oh, I was PISSED. But R was asleep when we got there. Keep in mind that he hadn't seen them since he was 1 1/2 years old. He got up on Thurs, went downstairs with his cousins (we were still sleeping) and hugged and kissed his aunt & uncle!!

So Thurs we went and saw my IL's house out there. That was interesting. The kids were going into the basement ("Don't let them hit the pipes, they have aspestos on them!"), under the house, under the porch and out a window to the front yard. The house has 2 old cisterns that were used for storage. So bil had to go into those to clean them out. Yep, I married into the Addams Family.

Fri we went to a water park. Yes, in Maine. lol It was a blast! The kids had so much fun. Ok, so did us adults! lol

Sat the neighbors came over for dinner. So B & his bro took the kids to play mini-golf & go to this local train village. G & I went to Damarascotta, shopped, had lunch then went to the grocery store to get stuff for dinner.

Sun we had a brunch to celebrate my IL's 45th anniversary. Then we took the day off. The kids played and swam, Brad & T went kayaking. G & I vegged out.

Mon we went to the beach. R was using a boogie board. Ok, so the water maybe came up to this ankles but it was still cute! lol I made enchiladas for dinner.

Tues B went to help his dad for the day, T worked, MIL watched the 3 boys, G & I went shopping, for lunch and pedicures. :) Went to the L.L. Bean flagship store. That was cool. Hit a few other stores. Bought R this costume: [url]|72476_halloween|boys%200-6m-14(xl)%20_seasonal[/url] and a few shirts.

Wed we were going to spend the day in Portland, but B wanted to see the L.L. Bean store (the doors have no locks. They are always open.) so we did that and a few other things, went & checked into our hotel, got ready for dinner with the WHOLE family and then came back to the hotel, went to bed and got up super early to fly to Philly! My sil's brother & his wife managed to come out on that day from Oregon for 3 days. So we all met for dinner. It was CRAZY!!! lol It was me, Brad, Riley, bil, sil, 2 boys, her mom & dad, her bro and his wife. But it was fun!

We're home!

There is so much to tell you all, I don't even know where to start. lol I'll start with the second leg of the trip, then go back to the beginning!

First, Philadelphia SUCKED. We hated it. :(

We arrived Thurs, I was EXHAUSTED (4 am comes early!), so I slept while B & R went to go check out this train that Brad found fliers for that he didn't think I'd want to do. That night my folks arrived and since they'd missed R so much we met them for dinner.

Fri we went to Amish country. Drove out to Intercourse and go to take a buggy ride where our driver was Amish. We had a lot of fun, honestly, that was the best part of Philly. We hurried back because we were supposed to be back for the rehearsal at 5 and we needed to go back to the hotel and change. Sis & her fiance were supposed to be at my folks hotel at 4, so we were supposed to arrive around then to see them. We got there at 4:40 & THEY WEREN'T THERE! They didn't arrive until almost 5:30. So we go to his parents, meet them, his bro, his sil, their kids & an uncle. Great. We ran through the wedding and made it to the restaurant in time for our 7pm reservation. With a 2 week old, a 3 yr old, 4 yr old & 5 yr old. LOL We were the first ones to leave, after 9, because R was just DONE. His family is nice though.

Sat was the wedding. We got up, went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast (OMG! That was so YUMMY!!!) & Target to get her gift. Had to get ready for the wedding and pick up D's friend from Ca who had flown out to take her. Got to the house for the wedding, fortunately BEFORE the party bus showed up. Yep, you read that right, a bunch of their friends from Philly and New York rented a bus to bring them so they didn't have to drink & drive (which was good). The wedding was, interesting to say the least. R went down the aisle in his black Cons, black pants, white shirt and his pirate hat. Which, btw, was my sisters idea! People were so wasted it was disgusting. People were totally stupid drunk. My sister looked stupid. I mean, she looked pretty but her dress was a bit on the short side given that she's flipping FORTY!!! lol [url][/url] (That's the link if you want to see it. Yes, it's under PROM!) We skipped out on the after party. I just couldn't handle being around those people anymore.

Sun we went into Philly and went to the Maritime museum. Went to Dave & Busters for dinner. My folks went with me.

Mon we went & did the train again. My idea. Drove back into Philly by all these back roads, tons of fun. Got into Philly, did a Duck Tour. I personally found it a waste of money. It was FUN, but I'd have preferred a bus tour.

Tues, that would be today, we were up at 4:40am (east coast time) to fly out at 7:15. And now we're home.

Maine, on the other hand, was AWESOME! Who knew? lol The part of the trip I was dreading was the best part! You know what, I'm going to do that in a different post. This one is long enough as it is. lol