*Psst - sorry this is a day late! This weekend was crazy due to celebrating my wonderful sister Kari's 30th birthday! Happy birthday, Kari. I would blog about it but I didn't take any pictures, I was too busy enjoying the games and dealing with my crotchety kid! xoxo - Merg
We are starting to talk about money and costs while we are there, adventures we want to have, what we will need to buy on our trip, etc. I am SO excited but it is starting to get really real, especially in terms of money!
More than that though, I am faced with the knowledge that in three months I am going to be traveling for the first time on a plane with a child. A wild child. As of this moment, this wild boy has never been to a large body of water and I have never been a parent to a boy playing next to a large body of water. This is disconcerting in many ways, but mostly because I have come to realize that my relaxing and lounging days on the beach while my sister keeps tabs on her kids are over and I will be the one chasing after a child and warning him not to eat, throw or stuff sand down his pants.
On Sunday, Bryan and I wanted to get out of the house and have an adventure so we opted to hit up our dry river. I thought this was brilliant because Shepherd would get to play in sand. Then all we would have to do is introduce him to a large body of water and we should be golden for Hawaii.
Of course, he loved it. Of course, he tried to eat it.
He had a great time crawling around in the sand and I wondered why I even worried. This kid loves new things. Well, most things. He freaked out when I came out of the bedroom wearing a face mask from Target. I totally understand though, because this terrifies even me.... and it IS me!
You can't see it but I am smiling and I am also not naked. I'm wearing a cami. Shepherd's bottom lip popped out and he was scared! It was hilarious.
The dogs loved being able to roam around free and the weather was perfect. It was such a nice family day and it totally got me excited for when instead of a dried up river, we are parked on a beautiful beach!
Here are some photos we managed to snap. The sun was super bright so of course my eyes are mostly closed. Oh well, this is my life.