Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend Fun

I have had the hardest time figuring out how to start this post.  I have written and re-written this in my mind about 10 times. Fortunately, I fully understand the reason for my writers block, I'm afraid I will not convey the importance behind my actions; which by the way is completely narcissistic of me!  If you get how hard it is to plan fun and out of the ordinary things to do while working in a very demanding job...fine.  And if you don't fine also.  You see, it took me almost the whole weekend to understand that maybe, just maybe my mom did things that she thought were a big deal and I still don't appreciate.  It's a part of the composition of relationships, you bring to the table hopes and aspirations that are not and maybe will not be part of your loved ones toolbox ever.  Will that change the love that you feel for  Will it even change your attitude or even stop you from doing such  Well, it doesn't for me, so here it goes kiddo, our second part of "Weekend Life"

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This past weekends have been a worldwind of catching up with household chores, vacation planning and what I call "the two month nightmare" at work.  Needless to say, your mom is pretty spread out thin lately.  To top it all off, she has decide to quit smoking.  Through it all, we have managed to make every weekend count and do something out of the ordinary.  Here are some pics that I hope you enjoy!

Blackwater Trail 
This is at another location in the trail.  You always enjoy yourself roaming free even though your mom has at least two to three mini heart attacks in the process!  It was a very humid and overcast day but we managed to take you all out and make the best of it.

Having fresh fruit for breakfast

Always running around

You are so tall for your age and for your own good!

Carr, son, you are the sweetest child I know.  You always have hugs and a smile for everyone.

Carr loves his friends!

We even were visited by a friendly duck!

Splash Park, Spray Park (I don't know what its called park) at Riverside
If you had any say so on where to go, you would always head for anywhere there was water.  Be that a pool, this water spray/splash park or a creek.  I honestly wish we had rented a house instead of an apartment with a yard so you could spend your days outside in the dirt and grass.  You are such a boy!

Weirdest trip ever...Peaks of Otter
Let's just say that it was not what I expected at all.  Also, I would like to add that two parent excursions are way more tense than a one parent one.  Don't get me wrong, I love my husband's company, but he doesn't let Carr run wild, get dirty and just plain have fun sometimes.  As you probably would guess, Carr gets away with murder with me, Chip is the disciplinarian.  We have different public parenting skills.  I could care less what people say if Carr is loud and rambunctious - he is two.  If Carr has a meltdown, well I ignore it.  Chip gets nervous and wants Carr to behave as a grown-up or just behave.  So we end up nervous for no reason because Carr will behave as Carr will behave no matter what.  Nonetheless, the place seemed like something out of the twilight zone.  Old people everywhere, everything in slow motion and very very quiet- not the best place for our little monster.

So, what do you do to make memories for your family?  I would really like to know.  Have a great week!


  1. I love your blog!

    Have a nice time!

  2. Thank you! I just added your blog to my blogroll and liked you on facebook.
    Love your three colors pepper idea. Google translate is not so good but hopefully I will be able to try one of your recipes out!