Friday, August 3, 2012
Last minute trip to California
-Once Ollie spotted gma and gpa at the airport he dropped his backpack and ran full speed ahead and jumped into grandma's arms and said so sincerely "I missed you grandma". I was fighting back the tears!
-Everyone referring to the new house as grandma's house. My poor dad, he considers himself a visitor:)
-On our first night there we had dinner at Ruby's, of course, and met up with my favorite people Devin, Andrea and the kids. It just felt like old times, sitting at Ruby's with my mom and dad and those guys. So fun
-An epic beach day at Crescent with family and friends and a walk on the tidepool rocks. And my dad bringing jack in the box down that all the kids literally inhaled.
-A mall session with the kids that ended up in my spending way too much money in my favorite store (although everything I bought was $15 or less a piece, so not bad). There were just too many sundresses that had Hawaii written all over them.
-Picking my sister Annie and her two kids up from the airport and meeting my newest nephew Asher who was so fun to snuggle and love.
-Going to the temple with Andrea which was wonderful and so needed. We had some really classic moments together:)
-Amelie telling grandma that she was not in charge of her at the zoo. Amelie does this as a matter of fact, not in a sassy way. Around our house, whoever in charge is a big deal. As a general rule, I am always in charge, Ryan is sometimes in charge, and everyone else needs special permission. It's pretty common when I tell my kids something to do, they ask "Mom, are you in charge of me?" And my answer is always yes:) Grandma and grandpa got a big kick out of this.
-Grandpa taking Oliver, Amelie and Gage to Legoland. By himself. Annie and I seriously thought of writing our info on our kids arms with permanent marker. I told Oliver before they left that if he got lost, he should find a mommy and tell her that he can't find his grandpa and he's lost. Well he got lost twice and did that twice. Good thing I advised my first born or poor grandpa would be in big trouble.
-A wonderful girls night with three of my favorite ladies to my very favorite sushi spot Hapi Sushi in Laguna, followed by an apple pie caramel apple from Rocky Mountain. Yum
-While grandpa was at Legoland, Annie and my mom and I went to the Sawdust festival and appreciated all the fine art and ate lunch, then cupcakes, then gelato. That's a good day. Oh and then watched 2 hours of HGTV. I brought running shoes home to workout. Yeah, that was a funny idea. I'm paying for it now:)
-Watching the Bachelorette season finale with Andrea and laughing so hard that we cried huge tears, many times. And crying for real, because we are totally those people.
-Sleeping with Ollie in bed everynight. Man, that boy is a lover I tell you. He would wake up at night and find my hand and kiss it and go back to bed. I mean seriously? Love him so much.
-Grandpa asked the kids the day before we left where they were going the next day. Oliver said "To fly back to Hawaii to see Dad!" Amelie just looked at him and said "I'm staying here. I'm going to miss Dad".
-My mom and dad proclaimed that they would have Ami swimming by the time we left. Sure enough, with the help of floaties, she was cruising around the pool like a pro. She will be swimming on her own in no time. This makes going to the beach pretty awesome for me:)
-Going to the beach with Nana and Papa and Jill and kids and soaking in the San Clemente sun. We hit Jon and Jills after to have a pool party and then some pizza. Love spending time with our family. Can't everyone just move to Hawaii?! That my friends, would be perfection.
There were probably many more fun moments I'm forgetting but it was so fun to get back to the people we love so much and pick up from where we left. It was also so fun getting back to the island and realizing how much it feels like home and knowing we are just where we need to be. And I missed my love so much. Life just isn't the same when we're apart. Thank you Mom and Dad for such a great time. We miss you always and are so grateful for your love and support. We can't wait to pamper you when you come visit!