Sunday, August 30, 2009

Days 7-14

Well it seems that I lost track of the days while on vacation. I guess that's a sign of a good vacation. Below are a few random pictures from those remaining days. There are few. As time went by we got so lazy we forget to take pictures.

A lazy morning (though they were all lazy mornings):

Newcomb Hollow Beach Olympics

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 6

Flying kites:

Putting together a very complicated Star Wars kite:

Flying the Star Wars kite:

Getting bored after five seconds of flying kites, lounging on tubes in the bay:

Day 5

Floating in the ocean - before the surf of Hurrican Bill arrived.

Day 4 - Swimming at the Pond

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 3

While on my run this morning (actually it was yesterday morning), I snapped a picture of Uncle Tim's Bridge:

Day 2

Ice cream on the beach from the ice cream truck,

and sunset at the harbor:

In other vacation related news, we are creating a list of "new foods" for JJ to try while on vacation since his current diet consists of chicken nuggets, hot dogs and pizza. Oh, and ice cream LOTS of ice cream. On the list so far: grilled cheese (he's crazy I know); strawberry ice cream - not a new food, but a new flavor. In an effort to make this exercise fun we let him throw in a few "junk" items; an egg, yes that's right my sons never had an egg. And its not because we haven't offered it, about a million times.

Yesterday he had the grilled cheese and strawberry ice cream. He liked them both. Of course he ate all of the ice cream, and about three bits of the grilled cheese. I think he might be out smarting us on this one. UPDATE: Tonight he had grilled cheese and bacon! He ate the whole thing. There is hope for him yet. You know what they say, "Bacon makes it better baby!"

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation - Day 1

I wanted to post a picture each day of our vacation. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the cord to connect the camera to my computer. So the only picture I have to show so far is this:

It's a picture of the bay at Wellfleet Harbor. It technically was our first day since it was taken the day we arrived. But that day hardly felt like a vacation with the all the packing, traveling, traffic and unpacking.

Yesterday, our REAL first day, we spent at the beach. There was not cloud in the sky. A PERFECT beach day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ready or not, here we come....

I cannot wait for vacation. It's even worth (I'm pretty sure) all the SHIT we have to do to get ready. All the laundry, all the shopping, and dealing with the dog. Oh, the dog.

We almost did not get Lucy because we knew we'd have to go away shortly after getting her and unfortunately the people we rented the house from would not allow us to bring her. But we decided we'd figure it out and well, there is no good time to get a dog - things always come up. So we took the leap and just did it. Very uncharacteristic of us.

After the having Lucy for a few weeks, we asked the breeders we got her from if they'd take her for the two weeks we were to be away. Although it would mean schlepping her to CT, we thought it would be worth it since they are GREAT and we'd knew she'd be well taken care of.

But as time went on, I was feeling stressed about the schlep and the time it was going to take. So I set out to find someone local. And we did. I was thrilled. Until yesterday. Lucy had a vet appointment to get a shot, and turns out she has some parasite that can be contagious to other dogs so the person who was supposed to take her will not since she also runs a pet day care. UGH! I was already feeling pre-vacation anxiety with all we have to do. (I realized this is all for VACATION and really need not be stressful but that is not how my mind works, unfortunately for me!) So I spent most of the night freaking out about how this was our vacation, and how we have to have our vacation, blah blah blah. Jonathan wanted to kill me, and my kids may now need therapy.

We made several calls to potential people who could take her, and I sent an e-mail to the breeders to see if they'd still be willing to take her. But as of the time I went to bed, which was early because I felt the need to put myself out of my pitty state, nobody had called back.

I am happy to report, this morning Jonathan found someone from work to take her. And because I think now feel like the other shoe is going to drop, I also have the breeders lined up as back up, which they were more than willing to do. Thank the lord!

So now, all I have to do is mounds of laundry and packing and count the minutes until I can sip on my cocktail while sitting on the beach. Ahhhhhhh, I can practically smell the salt air!