Sunday, June 28, 2009
On Friday I had planned to go to the beach with a friend and our kids. Well the night before she canceled. I was bummed, I had been talking it up to the boys all week. Cenzo kind of understood that "beach" meant sand and water. Luccio wasn't sure, so every building he saw all week, he kept asking, "is that the beach?" And all week they kept asking if they could bring various toys with them to the beach, the toys ranged from bath tub type stuff to tractors to dolls. They wanted to bring it all!
Luckily, Hubby was up for a beach trip too, so we decided to go ahead as planned. The weathermen (the only professionals paid to be wrong) had predicted all week that Friday we would have a break from the rain and it would be 85 and sunny. Needless to say we woke up to gray skies and threats of thunderstorms. But, on we went to the beach!!
The ride to the shore was just over an hour and the boys talked the ENTIRE way!! They were so excited!! When we got there, it was cloudy and chilly. But, that didn't stop us. We just put on our sweatshirts and set up our beach site. The boys dug into the sand like old pros!! We sat for a long time just watching them build sand castles and dump sand everywhere, before they realized there was water in front of them.
The first to venture to the water was Luccio, our Merman. He loved it!! He didn't care that it was freezing cold water or that the waves were choppy because of the coming storm. Even the rain that eventually hit us didn't impact his fun either way.
Cenzo dipped his toes into the icy water and decided it was more fun to build sand castles by the blanket. He also was not impressed with the waves and wanted to know, "who is doing that?? Who make that happen?" Hubby tired to explain moon energy etc, but I simply said "God" and that satisfied him enough to continue on his merry way!
There were only 2 other families at the beach that morning and when the rain started they quickly packed up. Hubby and I knew it would take ages to pack up all our stuff and get to the car, so we waited it out and eventually it stopped raining and the sun came out!!!
Sunshine at the beach!!! It was fantastic!! Maybe those weathermen aren't so bad after all! We stayed another 2 hours!!
I love beach days and summer, the best of life!!!! And sharing it with these little boys makes it all the better!!
Last week, I went to the NKOTB concert with a my friend, Vivid. What a blast from the past!! The last time I had seen the New Kids On The Block, I was 14 years old!! Well, I have to say 20 years later, they are better than ever!!!!!! Jordan Knight is hotter than ever and can still hit the high notes!! Donnie went a bit downhill, he is like the bad boy that never grew up and turned into a bit of a "loser." But, he is still funny!! The chemistry the group has is amazing and their energy filled the arena!!
It was the first mother/daughter concert for Bean and I!!! I think she liked it too, she was moving and squirming a lot!! At one point it was so loud, my chair was vibrating and I was worried it would affect Bean's hearing. But, this week she has been responding when she hears her brothers or our cat, Spooky, so I think she is ok!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ya know the song, "John, Jacob, JingleHeimer, Smith...His Name is My Name too?" Well yesterday at the park we had a similar identity issue!
A ray of sunshine FINALLY peeked out from behind the clouds so we hastily packed the boys into the car and rushed to the park for fresh air!!
Normally the park I take them to has a small, quiet crowd.
Well, yesterday it was THE place to be, everyone was there, tons of kids.
The boys were so excited to see other kids!! Cenzo was practically jumping out of the car and asking if he could say hello to the kids and meet friends, and blah, blah!!
I assured him he could talk to everyone just as soon as his seatbelt was off.
Since Hubby came with us, I got to sit on a bench and observe the playground activities.
Fantastic!! I love summer vacation!!
Anyway, the boys climbed to the top of the playscape and met a few girls who were about 10 years old. I could hear the girls to them. One of them said "Oh, they must be brothers, they are wearing the same braclet."
Then she asked them their names. I heard Cenzo say, "I Cenzo."
And then Luccio said, "I Cenzo." So the girl said, "Oh they have the same name!"
I was cracking up!!
Later, a little boy asked Luccio his name and he said, "Cenzo." So the boy said, "Hi Cenzo."
I was still laughing, but now I am worried. Does Luccio not know his name??
Does he really think he is Cenzo too??? Hmmmmm......