I wanted to take a million pictures to represent the long awaited vacation, but the weekend was full of small moments that happened so quickly, by the time one reached for the camera, they were gone.
Some favorite moments:
Addison playing nicely with her cousin Svana (Addison finding Svana's silky blond curls irresistible and sneaking in way too many pulls)
Quiet conversations with family and friends.
Spending time out on the beach, both with a sweatshirt and with shorts and tank tops.
Games that reveal true colors (I guess my true color is not a pretty one...competitive much?)
Chubbs getting enough attention to put her way far over the edge into spoiled rotten. (she garnered ridiculous amounts of attention wherever we took her...and, of course, she thrived on it...)
Yep, all the ingredients were there for a perfect vacation. My only complaint was that Addison decided to throw away her habit of being a wonderful sleeper and decided to stay up super late and get up super early (didn't want to miss out on anything). As she was sleeping in the same room as us, the rule "play quietly until sleep time is over" wasn't as effective as it normally is, as her loud and exuberant "BA BA BA BA BA BA" at 5am was pretty difficult to continue sleeping through. (-:
Here are a few of the moments that I did manage to capture this weekend: (btw, my camera that I have used faithfully for the last eight years broke this weekend...sadness. enjoy its last few shots)
Addison was all over the place therapy-wise this weekend. Pretty sure she decided to cruise the entire couch length several times. (and not just a shuffle walk...very deliberate high steps)
"wait, where did my legs go?"
Cousin kisses from the gracious Svana who thankfully decided not to hold the hair pulling against Addison.
trying to decide if the sand is worth another bite...
apparently I'm the meanest mom in the world to make her wear a sun hat
lounging on the beach makes Chubbs thirsty
it's all about finding the perfect position
yes, I make funny faces at my daughter so that she will make them back. guilty.
While watching this pic being taken, my mother-in-law suggested that this should be our Christmas card picture...hmmm, she might rescind those words of wisdom after seeing how it actually turned out.
(fyi, during the car ride, we decided on little brother's name. so excited to finally have that settled.)
Glad to be home, and desperately hoping for some normal sleep tonight. Aaron is outside tilling up our garden...I expect that I will be expected to go out shortly and help plant....hope my ever growing hinny will be able to be peeled off of this couch. (pretty sure little brother grew double in size this weekend. seriously. I now feel 40 weeks pregnant. 14 more weeks to go...I have a feeling this might be a big baby)