Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday...Rainy Monday

Well I had good intentions of walking this morning, but the rain is back. Figures... the pool is finally blue again.  I think that rain and the pool supply store might have a conspiracy going on...can't prove it yet but I'm working on it.  LOL!

Since I couldn't walk this morning (well I could have if I cleaned out hubby's office enough to put down the treadmill - but really that's just too much to think about first thing in the morning) I got caught up on my blog posting in the digiworld.  You can check out posts about some awesome Paper Bag Hybrid Projects on Traci Reed's Hawt Mamas Blog or you can check out the July Customer Spotlight over on Zoe Pearn's Blog.

Yesterday we took the girls to Ft. Myers Beach to meet Jason's mom and grandmother for the great kid handoff.  It's time for the girls to spend two weeks with Jason's family in Miami.  Now, we've had lots of complaining the last few days about this trip.  It's not that the girls don't want to go...it's just they don't want to be away from Mom and Day and Katie's first cell phone is being delivered tomorrow so she's really bummed she has to wait to get back to use it.  Keeping that in mind, I thought for sure that the drive down to Ft. Myers was going to be somber and there were going to be tears.  I was so wrong!

First of all Jason did a great job with keeping the girls guessing on where we were meeting his mom.  They knew we were driving to Ft. Myers and it had something to with the beach (because it's hard to hide sand toys in an SUV).  They kept guessing Daytona (which is pretty far from Ft. Myers).  So when the girls weren't trying to get Jason to give them more hints, we played "The Car Game".  The Car Game is when someone picks a number and then the referee (Me) picks what we are looking for - so 4 yellow cars, 2 motorcycles, etc.  For some reason yesterday everyone was giddy and super chatty and we played the Car Game for over an hour and it was FUN!  Hearing the girls giggle and try to distract each other so they could find the type of vehicle they were looking for was hilarious.  My girls are certainly inventive!  Jason got in on the game so then it became goofier - there is nothing better than a car full of giggly and happy family.  Sigh - good times!

When we finally got off the highway and started our journey towards the beach the girls were "eye spying" 7/11's.  Since the date was  7/11, 7/11 the store was supposed to be giving away free Slurpees.  You would think there were giving away a million bucks with how excited my kids were.  We finally found a 7/11 and Jason agreed to stop and fill up the tank so the girls and I jumped out for a potty break and searched for a free Slurpee.  Now Katie thought that there was no way it could be true...but sure enough we found the 7.11 oz (insert eye roll here) cups and each made our own drink and headed back on the road.  I couldn't resist snapping a few pics as I knew this would make a great layout.






The picture of the Slurpee on the dashboard is my favorite. The whole time I was taking it Jason was making sarcastic remarks about putting a Slurpee on the dashboard was a goofy idea.  Well, it's a darn good pic and it's fun and that's what makes me happy - so there!

To finish my story - when we finally got over the bridge and on to Ft. Myers beach the girls were super excited.  As they exited the car they were saying thank you over and over...I breathed a sigh of relief.  They were going to be fine going with Jason's mom...no tears or anything.  When we left they had just finished eatting ice cream and the girls were playing shuffle board as their break from the surf and the pool.  Life is Good!

6 comments:

Darcy Baldwin said...

Enjoy your mom-cation! My inlaws don't live close enough for us to do this...sadly.

We couldn't even get into our 7-11 yesterday when we tried. Too many people enjoying their freebie!

Jackie said...

What a fun trip! And so I'm so jealous - 2 weeks kid free?! Oh my! Enjoy your time!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sounds like a fun trip. We missed the free slurpees this time

Kristin said...

Oh man! Totally forgot about the free slurpees! Oh well. Looks like you had a great time... and will have an even better one for the next two weeks! Jealous!

Misty Cato said...

Love your photos! Enjoy your time!

Nikki said...

awww, I love your photo on the dashboard! Enjoy your time - I had my mom time early in the summer and I want another break! ;)