Monday, August 24, 2009

Monsoons & Motorbikes

So this weekend, again, was spent in AZ. Kyle and Kaelen have been out there since last weekend so really I couldn’t get there fast enough. My bosses were nice enough to let me leave the office at 3 on Friday so I was able to get there just in time to play for a minute, put on lotion and jammies and lay my baby girl down.
Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day in the desert. I know that summer time is meant to be dry and warm but the occasional monsoon is awesome! The desert smells pretty, the heat dies down just a bit and being outside is a blast. So we opened all the windows and doors at Nana’s got the girls down to their diapers and let them play in the rain.

Daddy, of course, saw the perfect opportunity to take his baby girl for her first 50 ride. I can’t say that I wasn’t a little nervous of Kyle biff’n it and Kaelen rolling across the pavement…but I trust Kyle (for the most part) and I know that he would never put her in a situation to be seriously hurt. Plus, Kaelen is a trooper and God knows she’d cry for a minute and then want to do it again. She had a blast with her Daddy!!! She was totally content riding with her feet up, leaning on his chest, wind in the hair, rain on the face, playing with the big kids.

Well the monsoon weather didn’t last long…by noon it had just about past and by 1 we were on the boat. It was exceptionally nice this time because it was all family. My brother and sister in law came out with their kiddos. Mom and Pop’s came out with some family friends and we even got some wakeboarding in.

Saturday night, Nana was oh so nice to keep on eye and an ear out for a sleep’n beauty so Kyle and I could go out and be twenty-something and have a little fun. After way too many drinks and not enough sleep we woke up and did it all again. Boarding first thing with the Thurman’s, nap, lunch and back to CA where we can be just us again.

As much as I hated not being with my family last week I know that Kaelen and Kyle really enjoy being at Nana’s. Kaelen gets to play with her cousins and Daddy everyday, all day, it was perfect. She’s growing so fast and learning so much. She says cheese and please and has a molar and a personality that won’t quit. She even throws stomp her feet, roll on the floor, cry out loud, throw herself back, tantrums. Of course, it doesn’t get her anywhere and Mommy and Daddy are doing our best to get her little attitude in check but I can’t help but fear the terrible 2’s that are just around the corner.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Our Beach Babe

Yesterday officially made Kaelen 15 months old! We spent the day with Becky in Carlsbad. The drive was poop but the day was great! Kaelen absolutely loves the water…which came as a bit of a surprise. Not so much because of the water but because of the waves. The first time we took her to the ocean she was NOT a fan!!! She did not like the noise, the sand or the fact that Daddy was running into the water that scared her so much. I must say that I love that this has changed, it’s a little scary cause she is fearless when it comes to water and she thinks she can just run right in, damn kids, but I can’t get enough of her smile or the giggles from the water running through her toes.

I, on the other hand, am not so much a fan of the beach…at least not any in CA. I hate sand being stuck everywhere, I hate saltwater, I don’t like waves and none of this seems to matter to Patri. Not that it should, but damn if I didn’t have sand everywhere from her wet little diaper butt sitting in the sand and then on me or wanting to eat it and then wipe it all over Mommy’s legs when it’s not yummy. Building sand castles with babies is super cute and something all parents enjoy doing with their babies, I’m sure, but the crap you have to clean after is poop.

Either way, yesterday was awesome, I would do it everyday if it’s what made my little girl happy. Daddy too, he couldn’t get enough of her in that icky salt water playing. They’re just too damn cute together and I couldn’t be happier that we all got to spend such a pretty day together!

Happy 15 month UnBirthday my Boogie! You’re getting too big, too fast, it’s fun and I totally love that you’re into everything and curious and oh my gosh SMART but slow down…I’m not ready for you to be a little big girl!