Tuesday, July 06, 2010

holiday weekend

This weekend, although we did not venture far from home, we attempted to pack in as much "holiday" as we could. Friday was our anniversary so Tim and I (and Amelia) went out to dinner. We had thought we would head to the local nursery to pick out some yard/plant/tree memorial items for our little princess but it closed at 8:00 which didn't leave us enough time after dinner. We ended up taking a walk at the furniture store instead. I only liked 2 of the couches "I tested." I am thinking I might be a bit more particular with comfort/firmness when pregnant? (Tim argues I am like this all the time) The contractions finally got the best of me and we headed home.

Saturday, Tim got up early to go fishing and Noah and I headed to the back yard for some water fun. While I relaxed in the chair, Noah and his bucket made the rounds watering each corner of our yard...not that our yard needed any moisture mind you-it has rained plenty!

Sunday, started off a bit disastrous. No need to bore you with the craziness. We were indeed ready to go to church, unfortunately by the time we were all ready it was 9:15 (church starts at 9). So, since we were up and ready to go, we went to breakfast instead, followed by a quick trip to Cabella's to "see the fishies." Tim cooked wings that afternoon and we headed off to his sisters for fireworks. Noah loved the fireworks. As for Amelia, I would say she could have gone without them. She doesn't seem to be a big fan of loud noises. Have I mentioned yet that some run away fireworks actually went of right underneath the chair Noah, Amelia and I were sitting in?!? My tush was numb until the next morning!!! No worries though as neither I, my jeans nor my children seem to have incurred any injury! However, we (Amelia, Noah and I) did spend the rest of our firework viewing safely inside the house. What a night. Happy 4th little Amelia!

Monday, Tim and I both had the day off. We asked Noah if he would like to go to the pool or the zoo...he answered quite clearly..."peacock." So off to the zoo we went! It was a great day full of monkees (monkeys), peacocks, fishies (fish), sharks, turties (turtles) trains and lizids (lizards). We even got to have lunch while watching the baby sea lion. So dang cute!!!

Last night as I reflected on our holiday, I couldn't help but dwell on the fact that time is catching up with us. Despite my efforts to "pack it all in," we will soon be out of time with our little Amelia Grace. I had to giggle though, when an image of the ticking crocodile who ate the clock in Disney's Peter Pan popped into my head! (Do you remember him!?!?)

Time will soon catch up with us.
I can almost hear that silly croc swimming
not to far behind as we sail onward,
and still,
we remain assured
there will be
a happily ever after for us all.


Jennifer said...

I totally have an image of a croc swimming behind me with a clock in his mouth now. I am glad you had a good weekend. You truly are making wonderful memories that you will cherish. Prayers and hugs!

AmberV said...

Sounds like you had a busy but wonderful holiday weekend with your family. I know you have been told that Amelia cannot hear but its quite obvious she knows what is going on ... between Noah playing the drums and now the fireworks she just cannot get enough. The birth plan is amazing you did a wonderful job with it. Thinking and praying for you and your family stay strong :)

CynthiaS said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend, keep packing those memories in, you will not regret it!