Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beach, Swimming and a Cracked Head

We had a super busy weekend!  Yes siree!  Friday night, we attended Fantastic Friday, a fabulous program for young adults at our church.  The youth pastor and other volunteers (usually Confirmation students) babysit young kids starting at age 3 for a parent's night out!  The kids complete crafts, watch a movie and chow down on popcorn while the parents either go out by themselves for a date night or get together as a group.  Friday, we decided to get together as a group at a friends house for a potluck style dinner and in typical married fashion....the men sat outside and chatted about getting old and dying and the women sat inside gossiping, trading recipes and chatting about the kids.  It was a lot of fun though as this gives all of us a chance to get to know the other couples in the church that we might not have known already.

Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day!  It was breezy and just warm enough to head to the beach!  It was too windy to take the boat out on the water and since the local municipality is dredging the inlets and canals, it was a little busy out there, so we just headed to the sandy paradise!  Lallie LOVED playing in the sand, but is still very intimidated by the waves.  When we take on the boat out to the sandbar, there are hardly ever any waves, so she's not really used to them.  She can play around in the water, catching sea creatures and looking for shells without any white caps.  And we really don't hit the beach but maybe once per year (because when you live somewhere, you never go anywhere!)  I can't blame her though.  I stayed away from the waves as well.  I mean, it is February and the water was FREEZING!  At least I can finally work on that base tan!! :-)
Ahhhhhh.....paradise!  No chairs for us.  We Floridians know how to "work" the sand!
Lallie:  "I love this bathing suit, the bottoms and the boobies!" :-)

It did get a little chilly depending on the wind, so Lallie kept taking on and off her rash guard.

Saturday night, we headed over to a friends house for game night.  We do this every other month or so.  Very casual.  Pizza, salad and brownies.  Our friend's daughter is only two years old, so we headed over there, took Lallie's PJs and toothbrush and put her down in the guest bedroom.  Lallie has always been a traveler and can sleep just about anywhere.  We plated a riveting game of Scrabble, laughed and enjoyed the evening and then packed up Lallie for home.
Sunday afternoon, we headed over to our other friend's house for an afternoon of swimming.  Thankfully, their heater is working (ours is not.... *sad*) and they had the water heated to 88 degrees.  The kids just loved finally being in the pool for the first swim of the season.  Later that evening though, Lallie split her head wide open on a coffee table.  :-(  Poor baby!  She split her forehead open about an inch above her right eye.  It wasn't a huge gash, but it was quite deep.  So we took her to the ER where she was an absolute trooper and had glue put on the wound.  Thankfully she didn't need stitches on that pretty little forehead of hers!  She slept quite late on Monday as she didn't get to bed until nearly 10 pm on Sunday night.  She woke saying "the hospital was fun!" 

We spoke to her explaining that this injury is exactly why she is not allowed to jump on the bed or couch etc.  She finally had that "aha" moment that when we say "you'll crack your head open" ....... she actually will crack her head open!  You could hear the light bulb click on in her head as she said "Ohhhhhhhhhhhhooooooo."  Well, what can I say.  We almost made it to the age of five without an ER visit.  I'd say we're doing pretty well!

I'm looking forward to catching up on what y'all did this holiday weekend!


  1. Wow! I'm so glad she's doing well. Love the photos. Man, how I'd love for some warm weather here - and a POOL! So jealous!!

  2. Those kind of ahhhhaaaaa moments are the best. I watch and hear light bulbs clicking on a daily basis! So very rewarding when they, "get it." I sure am glad that her crack on the noggin wasn't a baad one.

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

  3. What a cutiedoodle family you have! We have a golden, too. I am new here and loving your blog!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  4. What a fun weekend minus Lallie cracking her head.

  5. What a fun weekend! I'm so jealous that you got to go to the beach in February! I hope Lallie is feeling better--what a little trooper!

  6. Do I spy a Ballard Designs bag? I just got one of those for a gift for a friend and I LOVE the color!!