Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A much needed vaca!

We all survived Bryce's first trip on an airplane, which ended up being a serene and relaxing time for all thanks to a wee little dose of Benadryl and mama milk! The three of us flew to the east coast to spend Labor Day weekend with my family. Bryce had a wonderful time with his two older cousins, Grandad, Sue, and Uncle Tag. It had been nearly 2 1/2 years since I last saw my Dad, brother, niece and nephew so I was extremely excited to see everyone as well.

Our weekend adventure consisted of lots of playing: swinging- on swings and from ropes, wagon-pulling, bubble-blowing, wrestling, tickling, raindrop-dodging, ice cream-licking, sandcastle-building, crab-"hunting", seashell-finding, sand-digging, cartoon-watching, Lego tower-building and destroying (Bryce), ocean swimming, arcade playing, and much much more! It was a wonderful weekend playing like a kid with three of my FAVORITE kids in the world!

It truly are the simple things in life like opening and closing a gate 2 bazillion times because walking is fun and new (Bryce), taking countless baths because you think you're a bathing beauty/mermaid (I, my three-year-old niece), and swinging from a tree-rope like George of the Jungle (E, my five-year-old nephew) that make life exciting, memorable, and happy. Remember the world does not revolve around updated databases, raises and promotions, or whether or not the house was vacuumed this month week.

This weekend gave us the chance to relax and enjoy the simple things in life, including our dear family and friends. As you can see from the photos below, we had a splendid time. And Bryce certainly did enjoy experiencing new sights (the vast ocean), sounds (airplane jets up close and personal), and tastes (Clam Chowda!).

I HEART vacations!

My dear brother Tag with E- what handsome dudes!

Our little mermaid, I.

Bryce eating an entire banana with help from Grandad!

Jammin in the kitchen... Bryce is their band groupie!

So much sand, so little time.

Not a good photo of the two of us, but it's all I've got as proof of my existence on vaca.

No your eyes aren't failing... that really is Bryce (and Sue) sleeping on the beach!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic time! We took all 4 of our girls on a long plane ride this past April and it was um...interesting :) So, good for Bryce! Was just thinking of you guys, and wanted to stop in and say "hi!"