Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beach Trip '09

I know it has been a long time since my last post, so I apologize now for the length of this post!!! Our lives have been busy to say the least!! :)

July 7th we headed out for Caleb's first trip to the beach. We drove 1/2 way to Valdosta that night, and then drove the rest of the way on the 8th. Caleb did a GREAT job in the car...he slept most of the way!! We went with 2 other couples and their babies (15 months and 6 months). Once we got into Daytona and got settled we headed down to the beach for the babies to meet the ocean and sand. It has been raining all day at the beach, so to say the water was cold is an understatement. We put Caleb in the sand, and he wasn't sure. Then the water came. You would have thought we were sawing his legs off the way that boy screamed. It pretty much went that way the rest of the week...OK with the sand and not OK with the ocean. On Friday we took the babies to the beach, and Caleb played in the sand a lot...he ate it, threw it, etc., but never touched the water. It never occurred to us that all of that sand would probably end up in his eyes. So, to make a long story short, Caleb ended up rubbing his eyes and getting a TON of sand in his eyes to the point that he didn't want to open his eyes. It scared me to death, but after a shower and a nap he was good to go! :) He was mesmerized by the ocean and loved to look at it, but that's it. He is just like his mama...I would much rather sit at the pool and look at the ocean. :) We spent most of the week at the pool, and Caleb had a blast!!!! He loved being in the water and his float. All in all it was a great week. All of the babies were troopers staying up late, missing naps and playing hard every day! :)

While we were on vacation Caleb turned 9 months old!!!!!! I can't believe it! To think that this time last summer I was pregnant and swollen just blows my mind. I really don't remember life with out Mr. Man!! At 9 months Caleb is...B-U-S-Y!!! He is crawling ALL OVER THE PLACE! He is very quick and thinks it is great fun to be chased. He is saying da-da, some form of hey or hi, blah-blah-blah, bye-bye and ohhhhh. He does say ma-ma, but not often and usually when he is fussing. He is very nosy and likes to know what is going on around him at all times. He still only has 2 teeth, but we think he is working on 2 more. He loves to give mama love (hugs and kisses). He likes to irritate Buddy the cat and laugh at daddy. He loves his golf clubs (they are plastic) and drags them all over the house. He has cut is nap times down, but is still sleeping like a champ. He is such a blessing and Michael and I love him with our whole hearts!!!

The other big news is that we got a new car!! Those of you who know us well know that I have been driving my Corolla (the car I got right before college graduation) and Michael has been driving the big red truck. Neither of which were perfect for a family with a carseat and a lot of other JUNK. So all day Saturday was spent at dealerships. We came home with a Pathfinder. The truck is gone, and I think Michael is in mourning. He loved his truck. We love the new car, and Caleb and I will enjoy the space. Thank you daddy for giving up your truck that you loved so for us! We love you! :)

Saturday night we headed over to Kimberly and Tyson's house for Supper Club(for you GSU people, this is Kimberly Carraway, and Madison is her daughter). We just started this with 3 other couples and we had a BLAST!!! Caleb had such a good time with Madison and her new bus. We tried very hard to get a good picture of the 2 of them, but trying to get a 9 month old and a 16 month old to sit still, smile and look at the camera at the same time is not an easy task. :)

Madison giving Caleb love. I don't think Caleb was feeling it...

Madison liked Caleb's booty....

The best shot we got...I'll take it!


Anne said...

Great slide show! I'm glad ya'll had fun at the beach!

Ashley, Scott, and Grace said...

Those pics are so good!!

Leslie said...

How fun- more power to Michael to take over your car. I still have the two kids/carseats in mine (at one point with a double stroller taking up the trunk) while Clint rolls around in the 4 Runner by himself- logical no, but he says "We eached picked out our own car." Yes, but I picked mine when we first got married with no kids. I know what my next car will be though- BIG!