Monday, July 21, 2008

Beach Day

The past few weeks has been full of craziness. Not sure if it's from being sleep deprived with nursing only 3 days out of the week or if it's the adjustment issues with 2 adoptions within a year of each other (another post for another day) or maybe a combination of both...but wow!

So we decided that inorder to preserve some sanity in our household, we needed to get outta the house even though we were exhausted.

So off to the beach we went...spur of the moment, tantrums, Sunday afternoon, tantrums, beautiful weather, tantrums and bickering here and there (we needed the extra excitement right?) really turned out to be such a nice trip for the family.


Of course only my kids would have issues with sand and being dirty...

But it didn't take long for them to get over their OCD moment ;)

Ok, so Ethan shouldn't be left to put sunblock on himself

They gathered shells...

buried each other...which really isn't such a great activity when it involves a trach


played in the water.....again, water and trachs...not the best activity


drifted off in the water..what??

yeah!  right after I took this shot, this huge wave crashed really fast and really far up on the shore (high tide) and thank goodness that Toots has good reflexes because the wave knocked E off her feet and Enzo started drifting off with the water.  So he was trying to get E back on her feet while trying to catch Enzo before he got too far off (which of course Enzo thought was hilarious because he's floating away).

So did I ever mention that E and the beach is a definite no-no?? So it will probably be a while till we make it back to the beach again...or at least until E can understand and not feel bad about her limits...

E was so bummed when we said no more water and that she had to stay in the sand with me...poor kiddo, as much as she understands about safety and her trach, she hates missing out....

The crazy thing is, she wasn't even in the water, she was just standing in the wet sand watching the water when the wave hit....

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Calm before the storm

or maybe it's the calm after the storm? Well either way, the past few weeks with Enzo has been very, very trying.  The last week has esp been really testing my last nerves! haha ok so I can sort of giggle about it now but if you could have seen (or heard) our household, you'd wanna taser someone.

Well yesterday Enzo woke up and decided he was done with his 'tornado'.  The house has been peaceful and fairly quiet except for the occasional sibling rivalry.

Hopefully its here to stay for a while at least.  Then again, we've had one less child the last 2 days because Ethan has been at a friends house.  I pick him up in an hour or so, so we'll see how it goes...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

3 movies in 2 weeks!

We haven't had a family movie night in ages, much less go to the movie theaters to catch any of the new movies out.  So it has definitely been a treat for the entire family to waatch 3 movies in 2 weeks!

When Ethan gets excited he always starts gagging.  He doesn't throw up, but he just gags out of excitement.  It's funny!  So he's done that quite a bit lately esp since we've been springing it up on them.

It's so hard to go to the movie theatre with Enzo because he is so young and gets so bored too quick, we have to be pretty picky about what movie to watch with him.

So a couple of Saturday's ago we started our movie marathon with...

That movie was so funny!  We all loved it!  Esp Enzo...and he's so hard to please when it comes to giving his undivided attention...

Almost once a month since Ethan was old enough to sit through a movie, Toots has always tried to go on an 'Ethan-Daddy Date' as they like to call it.  So while Ethan was at children's camp, we decided Enzo really needed to have time with Daddy esp since Toots has been such a rule enforcer lately (that's another post for another day).

So Toots took him to see...

Of course it had to have something to do with cars, I don't think Enzo would have gone with Daddy without me, much less sit through the movie! I guess he liked the movie, but he's not fixated on it like he is with the Disney Cars Movie.  Then again maybe it's because he was more intrigued about the popcorn than the movie!?  But he was so excited to get to go on a date with Daddy since he's had to watch Kuya and Daddy go without him!

I can't wait for E to go on a date with her Daddy!  She's not ready yet tho.  We'll have to wait till she's ready to go off anywhere without Enzo.  (Toots tried to take her one night to buy milk at the store, he had to bring her back before they even drove off the driveway because she was crying huge alligator tears)

Last night, we decided to take advantage of not having a nurse since it also meant we didn't have to be home by a certain time!

That was such a cute movie!  Although it's not really a little kid movie because the first half doesn't have any dialogue.  E and Enzo were fine tho because they were too busy with their popcorn to notice.

E sounds like Wall-E when she talks.  It's hilarious because since she saw the trailer, she keeps repeating 'Wall-E'...and ever since we've been visiting with her, if something startles her in the car she yells out 'Whoa whoa whoa!'  Wall-E says that in the movie and it sounds just like her....too funny!

It's been really nice to get to go out as a family of 5 and be normal even for a short time without workers and nurses....