Thursday, June 22, 2017

Back to Reality



We got back from the beach, unloaded the car, and went to a birthday party for the boys' friend Ethan.    He is one of their good friends they both play with after school, and it was a Nerf gun party at a karate place....we couldn't say no.  


They had so much fun.  It was a great party.


This little guy had a blast too.  Once the games were over and it was time to eat, he turned really pale and lethargic.  I tried to get him to tell me what was wrong but he kept saying he didn't know.  I had to pull him aside and sit him down.  He was sweating bullets on his face.  I was having a panic attack and ready to call 911 once he started closing his eyes.  Ive never seen a kid so lethargic in my life.  Thankfully, the other Moms rushed over when they saw him and one said it looked like he was having a hypoglycemic attack....which was exactly what it was.  As soon as she said it, I knew thats what it was.  I was in such a panic, I never even thought about it.  We gave him a juice box and one minute later, the color was returning to his face.

Craziest thing I've ever seen.  But he had been dehydrated at the beach and didn't eat much on the drive home that morning.  He has had no problems since, so I think it was a one time thing.

Here he is barely big enough to see over the fort.


Sunday afternoon, John and I went to the golf tournament.  It's one of my favorite things to do this time of year.


We followed the Ole Miss boy.  He is a sophomore and placed fourth in the tourney.  Since he is an amateur, he made no money which is crazy to me.  Anyways, it was fun following him. 


Mason had VBS last week.  He had a great time there again this year.


Brody's first swim day of the summer.


First time ever that I told the hairdressers what I wanted and then walked back to the waiting area.  Brody told me he was going to be big and wouldn't need my help.


He was perfectly still, and I sat there twiddling my thumbs.

Friday of VBS they do a short program.  Me and Mickey Mouse went to watch.


He was front and centered and terrified.
Think he gets that from his parents.
He did good though and had a fun time.


Most of Mason's school friends have a summer YMCA membership.  They have an outdoor pool and go a lot during the week.  Of course I am working Monday -Thursday, but we can go on Fridays.  And of course weekends.  Mom also got a membership, so she can take them also.


It was hot and sunny last Friday, so we went....and then it got cloudy and started raining.



We had a going away party for Mark and Jessica.  They are moving for a couple of years and will be missed!  Hopefully we can take a girls' trip there soon after they get settled in.


Saturday fun.

Done.


Fun in the sun calls for a good dinner.  Nothing like greasy burgers when you are exhausted.


Sunday was Father's Day. The boys had made John a card and homemade gifts and couldn't wait to give it to him.  Our grill went out a couple of days before so.....he got a new grill.  Ha.  Oh the joys of adulating.

But he also got a bacon and waffle tower.




It's like pulling teeth to get these two boys in something other than athletic gear.


Donuts and root beer at church for the Dads.


We ate dinner with my parents that night, so we decided to swim for a couple of hours before.  No one was there and the kids had a blast,

Even on Father's Day, he's out there playing with them.


Love both pictures of these awesome Dads in our life.


First day of summer camp at CCA.
Mason loves getting to go, and Brody loves his brother being at his school.


Field trip for one, swimming for the other.


Poor JB had a cavity filled, but good news is he gets to take me to lunch after.....whether he could feel his tongue or not.


Dude's hair is lightening up again.


John and Brody threw the baseball back and forth a while.  Then Mason joined.
Brody threw a strike here.


Reese turned 9 yesterday.  NINE.  Crazy.
We met up for dinner or her choice, Gus'.
Brody loves himself some fried okra...


 Reese may be the only girl in the bunch, but she is sure loved by them all!




Thursday, June 15, 2017

Beach Part 3


Beach day....I lost count.  
But this was the second to last day in the sun, and it was a beautiful day!  



Baby David was ready for the sun!



This is the description of Brody for most of the week.  He wanted to wear floaties instead of the puddle jumper, so we let him.  But he was constantly trying to drown himself swim underwater.  It scared John to death! 



We swam and played in the ocean all day. 


The water was so pretty this day.  
It was really the only day it was clear.  


We had dinner reservations at Shipp's Harbour Grill this night. 





They said they would only give me smiles if they could also do silly faces. 



Photobombers. 


Entertaining us at dinner. 


The food was amazing.  It was all so fresh. 
We will definitely be back.   


And this view was gorgeous.  
I love this picture almost as much as I love the people in it!



We went back to the condo before hitting up go-karts and the arcade.  The sky was absolutely amazing and I pulled the "I don't care if you want to or not, we are taking pictures" card.



I mean it was so pretty. 







We took lots!







The full moon was actually the next night, but close enough!



Time to race.

Brody and I ended up in the slow car....John and Mason blew our doors off. 


So we switched riders for the second round.  John and Brody got the "slow car" I had just driven.  Somehow, it magically started going faster, and John and Brody smoked us!  Guess it may have something to do with the driver.  Now neither kid wants me to drive them!



We did this amazing simulated roller coaster.  This contraption goes upside down and all.  Somehow, my earring fell off during the ride.  I thought it was a goner, but Mom refused to give up and found it!


Last day of fun in the sun.

It was a tad bright...


So we finally let him take the floaties off on the last day.  (honestly, the water was finally warm enough to be in there with him!)  He was able to dive right down and grab his toy on the bottom of the pool.  That's all the poor kid wanted to do....he didn't wanna drown himself, he wanted to swim!

So by the end of the day, he was swimming underwater (very well may I add) to the other side of the pool with no help.  He can swim!


See, water was back murky again.  But it was still fun to play in.




Again, he preferred the sand.


Baywatch alert.






My three favorite people.
Those boys are lucky to have John.

Best parents award.

Love him.


He is looking wayyyyyyy too old.
(notice his shark tooth necklace purchase)









This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip!


The last night we were there, it was a strawberry full moon.
Coolest sight ever to see it rising.



Thanks Ashley for the photography skills!


We packed up and then let the kids have one more night of swimming before bed. 


One final hug goodbye at the condo. 


And one unhappy boy.  


And the other was a tired boy.



We had the best week.  It is about the only time during the year that our entire family has off, so we can enjoy each other.  We love our beach trips and look forward to them every year.

This year, Mason lost his front tooth on an ocean wave, and Brody learned to swim!

Until next year.....