Saturday, July 2, 2011

Coast Trip

A week ago, Sweet Pea and I took a trip to my hometown, to visit my family. Average had to work, so it was just us gals. Sweet Pea did great on the drive both ways. It is about a 4-hour drive, and I learned my lesson from past trips and planned for about 3 stops, and to be driving during her nap. It worked out! I actually enjoyed her company in the car most of the time, as she pointed out sights along the road, motorcycles, and told me little stories (apparently everyone in our family, grandparents included, will be getting different colored motorcycles and riding around with bunnies). There was no screaming at all. Either she's growing up, or I'm getting better at knowing what is needed to keep little ones happy in the car. Probably both.

Here are some photos from our adventure:

She's all packed and ready to go
The viewpoint in Port Orford - our last pit stop on the way down. We decided we might as well go put our feet in the sand, so...

We did!

Barefoot is even better

Nice little waves
The next day - Playing with her fun new beach toys from Nana

A sunny spot! My mom and I had to look around to find the least windy spot, and found this little sand valley between a giant rock and a dune.

Nana helps with bucket-filling
The last day and the best day - swimming at one of my favorite spots ever, with Nana and Pop

Friday, July 1, 2011

Things That Made Me Happy Today

  • Finishing projects that have been on the to-do list for months, like cleaning the car and touching up the paint in my bedroom
  • Sunny weather after days of dreariness
  • Sweet Pea NOT throwing up today after being sick yesterday
  • I exercised!
  • Picking strawberries and raspberries in the back yard with my daughter
  • Sweet Pea took a 2+ hour nap (rare!), allowing me to shower, and accomplish the things on my to-do list
  • Making popsicles out of leftover fruit smoothie
  • No morning sickness or nausea today. I am 12.5 weeks pregnant :)