Monday, June 29, 2009

Delayed Vacation Pictures and Updates

So, it's a no go on the dance recital video. Why? Because I'm too lazy to get it from Rachel's camera.

Here is our super fun vacation to Carolina Beach, NC.

It was pretty chilly when we got there so we went to the aquarium to check out the fishies.

Steve and Allison practiced their "best" pirate faces.

Then Steve got eaten by a crocodile.

We went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina just so we could say we've been to South Carolina.

We had fun at Carolina Beach with the kids. Lindsay loved splashing in the water as long as it didn't cover her knees.

Our nephew Harry had fun in the sand.

Some of us tried boogie boarding. Even Allison tried it once and managed to ride a wave all the way in. Woohoo! Good times.

We saw a really big ship.

Then we knew it was time to come home.

Updates on the family:

Steve: Applying for trauma ortho fellowships. Will start interviewing in the fall. Recently won an award for resident teaching. (Atta boy, Steve.) Enjoying mowing the lawn.

Jamie: Nesting and creating new projects that she probably won't finish. Has 5 weeks of pregnancy or less. Woohoo! Feels like a beached whale most of the time.

Allison: Starting to sound out words. Loves creating "cards" and interesting art projects for her friends. Really wants to play soccer this fall and is excited for school. Loves to help me water the plants and wants to run through the sprinkler every day.

Lindsay: Potty training. Moved to a big girl bed. NEVER stops talking. Still a midget. Wants to do everything big sister wants to do. Is so much fun when she's in a good mood.


chelle said...

You have lived one of my dreams. I have always wanted to go to the Carolin's just to say I had been there. Seems everyone has been there, but me!
Great pics. I am not sure I knew Rachel got preggo as well! Congrats to her.
You may feel like a beached whale...but don't look like one. You are even more adorable pregnant. I can't believe you're down to 5 weeks already!

I am down to one...

chelle said...

I was just scrolling down to see if I had missed any updates from you and saw the Tricia page. Whatever happened with that?

Tricia said...

I love the post! I am VERY excited that Paige and I have manipulated Allie into wanted to play soccer. (P-diddy will be proud as well... he'll think he had something to do with it... we'll let him live that dream.) And, now I can better understand that whole day we had while cleaning the basement. I now understand Lindsay's need to wear a pirate "hat".

Mama D said...

What a fun vacation! Best of luck as you go through your last 5 weeks. You'll have to post pics so we can see your adorable new daughter! It's weird to think that we won't be here by then... (sigh)

Patty said...

What great pics! It looks like the whole family had a lot of fun- just the way vacation should be!
Only 5 weeks left? Already?? Time sure does fly by... although it probably feels like it's crawling now that you've hit the "feeling like a beached whale" stage (I know it did for me!) Luckily, even if you feel like one, you definitely don't look like one!!

Natalie said...

Oh, I need to take a cue from you and start the potty training thing. It's my least favorite part of parenting.

Gene and Karla said...

Great way to tell about family, places, and news.

Kori said...

Hang in there Jamie, for me the last five weeks were the hardest (ie most uncomfortable) but the end is in sight. Good for you potty training, I'm not even thinking about it with Spencer yet.

heather said...

I love the pictures--who knew steve had a shady pirate side. You are amazing--I didn't get anything done my last few weeks except eat, complain, and eat some more.