Friday, July 31, 2009
Kingston finished off his week at "school" with a bang! He got great reports from Ms. Cindy. He played with younger kids one day and didn't push or act ugly to them. He also played with the older kids and didn't bite or fuss at any of them. I guess the boy just needed a good threatening to get him to act right!
And we are travelling! Kingston and I are in Raleigh with Nana for a fun-filled shopping, visiting, get away from home extravaganza! So far, so good. We made the trip in record time and didn't even stop once the entire way. That is 3.5 hours non-stop in the car. Kingston is a swell traveller and I must not have had much to drink today because I didn't even have to stop to pee! TMI? Sorry. We are planning to shop tomorrow and then have dinner with Core 4 Mere and her sweet little family. Yes, there will be pictures. Of us with Mere and family, not of us shopping. Just wanted to clear that up.
So that gets everyone (Mrs. Kathy) up to speed for now! I will report back in when we have more to report. And when we have pictures. Everyone loves a picture.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
As for us, Kingston is feeling fine if not a little, or a lot, overtired and not napping. I'm fine, if not a little, or a lot, lazy and not cleaning my dirty house. And Nigel is laid up in the bed with major lower back muscle spasms. He is in a ton of pain and is
And we would like for Stellan to survive so we will pass that mirale on to him. Get better, buddy! We're all praying!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
It was the first time, in all 19+ months of Kingston's life, that he caused us to have to box up our 1/2 eaten fried chicken salads at Kill Devil Grill, pay the bill quickly, and hurry out with a kicking and screaming child under my arm. We were trying to get out of there before all of the other customers started passing judgement. You know what I mean. "I would never take a baby out to dinner at 8:00 at night. What were they thinking?" Or, "That kid needs an a$$ whipping." Or perhaps, "My child would never act like that." Even better, "What do they expect? They are feeding him ice cream. Hello? Sugar?" Yeah, I know. I was that person about 19 months ago. Until I became the mother of an unpredictable toddler.
The salad was just as good when we got home. And the company was still stellar, once the offender was put in bed and we got to finish our meal. The atmosphere left a little to be desired and the entire house needed a good deep cleaning but overall it was fine.
The frustration. Oh, the frustration. Something I could have lived without this evening. Hopefully this was not the first of many such outings. We knew better. It was too late. He was too tired. I hope we've learned our lesson.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I mean, what if I show you a picture of Kingston and me at the park? Kingston's not looking at the camera but I am. Sometimes it's about me. Most of the time it's about Kingston. Just this once it is about me. Thank you very much.
What if I show you a picture of my big boy going down the slide all by himself? Are you feeling me?
Or is it going to take this picture of the cutest boy on the planet (or at least at Hayman Park one day last week) to make you forgive me?
Apparently it is going to take a few really sweet pictures of Kingston at the beach to persuade you to continue reading my blog.
Will you promise not to turn Kingston and Pappy in for playing on the dune? I'm sure it wasn't legal but they both had a ton of fun! I'm really not asking for much here.
Now you know you couldn't possibly still be mad after all of that. And if you are, please look at this cute picture of Lee and Kingston. Kingston doesn't look so great but Lee does! She and her husband Chris are in town from Brooklyn for a few days. Kingston and I had a great time at her party on Monday night.
There now. Please forgive. But please don't forget. I will post another fun one again soon. Thank you, come again.
Monday, July 20, 2009
This afternoon/evening we are headed to a cookout for Lee, who is in town from Brooklyn for a few days. I'll take pictures. And post them.
Eventually. Don't give up on me! Just be patient.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Kingston and I had another long day! He is asleep and I'm not far behind. Again. I'm so cool.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
On the bike, eating a fruit rope, giving his sexiest look.
"Jjjjump!" One of Kingston's favorite words and actions. He very rarely actually leaves the ground but don't tell him that. He really thinks he is getting it done!
Michelle and Riley played out in the water with us. 2 week old Sophie was asleep in her private cabana in the sand! See those people way out in the water? That was Kingston and me! We went out past the waves and did some swimming and bobbing around. Kingston likes to be tossed with his water wings on. He goes completely under water and pops up asking for more!
Kingston, why didn't Nana wear her bathing suit to the beach?
I don't know either, son. She is silly! There's always someone on the beach that looks worse than you in a bathing suit, I always say. I just try to sit really close to that person and then I feel pretty good about myself!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I know who we will call when math homework starts pouring in in a few years!!! Congrats, Nana. You are number 1 in our book, too!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Come on, let's go brush your teeth. "No, no, no"
It's time to go night-night. "No"
Stop taking your diaper off while you are standing in front of the TV watching Curious George. "No. No."
Oh, here we go. Next he will be asking me, "why?" Funny sometimes, but really not-so-much other times!
I can't wait to spend this rainy day in the house with Mr. No. Will we really spend the day in the house? I will take it upon myself to answer an emphatic, "NO!" Not if we all want to live to see another day. . .
Thursday, July 2, 2009
We finally boarded the ferry at approximately 45 minutes past. . . well, nap time. It was too hot to keep Kingston in his seat so we got out and checked the scene. Kingston wasn't the biggest fan of the wind blowing in his face! But he loved the sea gulls and the water, so all was good. Oh, and he never took a nap. Just so you know.
We all met back at the boat and Dad and Grandpa did a little fishing right off the back.
Grandpa caught a little croaker! Kingston checked it out and even touched it!
Grandpa let the fish go and we had to wave bye-bye to the fish. Kingston went back to look for him and say bye-bye again a few times!
"Kingston, what happened to the fish?"
Nana and I went to the store to get some stuff for dinner. When we came out we saw this:
What's cuter than Nigel on the fold up bike? Well, Kingston in the basket on the back of the fold up bike Nigel was riding, of course! Only in Ocracoke would you see a baby riding in the basket of a bike! Don't worry, they just took one quick spin around the really small parking lot!
After dinner and a few more minutes of fishing with Grandpa, the Haynes family had to head home.
We didn't get home until 11:00 p.m.! Let's just say Kingston slept in his clothes that he wore all day. It was a long, really fun day! I was still pretty tired this morning at 6:45 when Kingston decided to get up. I'm off to bed now . . .