Wednesday, February 08, 2012

After New Years

After New Years Eve things slowed down dramatically. Sunday was a pretty rough day for me though. As I said before, Sarah, Oliver, Caitlin and her boyfriend and Mackenzie and her fiance stayed after the dance and played games. I decided to stay up and read my book and by the time they left it was after 3:00 AM. I then decided to put some food away that had been left out and by the time I got to ready to climb in bed I saw that it was 4:17AM. I had set the alarm to go off at 4:20 to take Justin to the airport. It was a good thing I didn't go to bed because Justin had slept through his alarm and my alarm had been set but not turned on. So I woke Justin up and off we went. 

Alycia and Trevor also left on Sunday and so we only had Kira and her boys and Sarah here. Not much happened the next week because both Lisa and I went back to work. Monday was a holiday though so we went to the beach. It was a ton of fun.

I don't know if you've ever tried to make a sand castle with a two year old around but it can be rather frustrating. Luckily Landon was occupied with the waves long enough for me to finally get my tower to a respectable height. He kept coming along and knocking it down.

We normally like to build our towers inside a castle wall and then when the tide comes in we see how long the wall can protect the tower from getting washed away. This time Evan decided he wanted to sit inside the wall and let the waves come around him. There were a couple of times when the waves washed over the walls and gave Evan a bit of a shock but we reinforced the walls and Evan continued to defy the waves. 
And then the big one came leaving Evan an island in the ocean. He loved it.
Looking at Mom and Sarah you would think it was the middle of the winter. Oh yeah, it was the middle of the winter but it wasn't that cold.

Today the last surviving veteran from world war 1 died. 
Her name was Florence Green. 


Lynn said...

Glad to see the Canadian Beach chair. ; )

Lisa said...

The sad thing is it was so nice some of the other days and the day we decide to go to the beach it's cold! Remember, my blood has thinned :)

Sutherland Family said...

How fun! I forget you guys are grandparents! It sounds like you had an absolute blast with all your kiddos over the holidays! It's so hard to go back to normal life...

sarah said...

um.... wrong it WAS cold!!!