But of course, it's still been one thing after another. Between household projects (I can finally get to the back of my closet!!), the dog returning from boarding with a UTI, and the hot water going out, we are still feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Wow. Am I always complaining? Let me say some good things, because we all had a great time.
Seeing my little girl and my friends girl playing on the beach was priceless! They were so adorable. Apparently, the Pumpkin loves playing in the sand. We realized that we will have to buy one of those sand tables or something for her, because she enjoyed it so much. And about the bathing suits? I take part of that back. I totally get the surfer tops and separate bottoms. The one piece I had without snaps was difficult to change her, and I worried so much about her sweet shoulders burning, that I just ended up keeping her in her shirt and shorts anyway. So I bought a surfer top and separate bottom when we went shopping, although she didn't have a chance to wear it. We'll try it out at the pool probably next weekend. I was thinking tomorrow, but only if it's not incredibly hot again.
My friend and I were able to
Londo got to go golfing two days in a row with my dad. I wish I could have gone, but I've had a problem with my hip and have had to give up golfing for a few years because the swing motion was no good for my hip. It's been better since physical therapy, but then I was pregnant. I'm hoping to pick it back up sometime soon. But Londo and my dad had a great time, and my friend and mom and I went outlet shopping with the toddlers. And that was fantastic! We also went another day with the guys. I got some great shoes and some clothes for work. Mostly, I bought the Pumpkin a ton of clothes in the next size up. She will be very well dressed, and I got great deals.
What else? I finished a good romance novel, I went out for breakfast one morning with my friend (as we used to back when we lived near each other and didn't have kids), I got to hang a bit with my parents, and I got to spent a lot of quality time with the Pumpkin and Londo. We had such a good time. And, I love Baby Signing Time. My energizer bunny finally sits still and watches the whole thing. It's definitely time to buy Volume 2 (and 3 and 4 and 5...). Mama needs a break every now and then.
It's nice to be home again. Londo and I are looking forward to returning to our normal routine. Oh, and the Pumpkin's second molar has finally poked through. Last night she slept until 5:45 (why couldn't that have happened while on vacation?), so hopefully the worst of our nights are over for a while.