government workers are so lucky. while most other desk jockeys were at their computer screens watching the clock and hanging out by the water cooler luke got hang at the beach yesterday. and even though his sinus' were congested and he felt like his head was going to explode, it was better than being at work, right? thanks m.l.k. jr.although everyone around these parts is sick we had to go to the beach yesterday. our friends the smiths are in town for the month (nice vacation, huh?) so we have been meeting up with them at the beach to play. they have a little boy taj who is the same age as velzy and the two of them have hit it off quite well. when they got to the beach velzy was all excited and ran up to him with a friendship offering of various assortments of crackers. they even play good together, at one point they were both wrapped up in towels laying next to each other giggling- or so i heard, i didn't see it cause i was surfing with jill. yep, us mom's got to go surf while dad's stayed in with the 4 kiddies. so good. the waves were not so good- it was crazy windy and the waves were overhead and all over the place, but it was fun none the less.
it's funny to think that there was a time when jill and i used to hop in each others trucks to go for a surf or snorkel to find shells. back in the simpler days, when all we brought with us was nothing. now we arrive with sippy cups, snacks, sunscreen, towels, beach toys, and bags with diapers. we used to go for runs on the beach behind our houses and now we go for walks to try and find crabs on rocks (jill, hope you don't mind me posting a picture of your back side, your look great). but, i am pretty sure we are both happy to be at the beach with our kids (most of the time!) and it's nice to see that i am not the only one that goes for walks on the beach with my hands full!
with a fun morning at the beach behind us we had a not so fun afternoon with sad, sick, needy babies. we are off to the dr's in an hour or so. hopefully we can put an end to this nasty cough and total congestion that has been around for the last two months or so. good times.
update: ivy is a sick little puppy. her eyes are infected from being so goopy and sick for so long= eye drops in a baby- kind of like torture to get a drop in, but it seems to be helping already. and some drugs to get rid of her never ending sickies- hope that works good too.