Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ohio day #18 - Last day in Sandusky... & 10 on Tuesday

1. Today was our last day in Northern Ohio... and as I was standing outside tonight packing the car I realized how much I love the smell of where my parents live.  I stood outside with my eyes closed smelling and listening... and realizing how much I'm going to miss this over the next year.

2. The kids got to ride on the tractor with Grandpa this morning... both boys loved it, but Deacon loved it most.  When the ride was over he jumped off and screamed, "THAT.WAS.AWESOME.!!!"  lol

3. Zac is absolutely OBSESSED with turning on and off lights... there are times when that is all you can do to keep him from going insane.  This afternoon this is how I found Damien & Zac hanging out for well over 10 minutes:

4. We went to all the restaurants we wanted to hit up while we were in Ohio... today completed that goal when we went to eat at Netty's.  We have eaten SO much over the past few weeks... not just regular food, but CRAP.  I cannot tell you the last time I ate so many donuts... And guess what?  I don't care!!!  We had a great time and I refused to let myself worry about it.  No, I didn't go crazy overboard, but I wasn't going to say no to all my favorites... I just know that starting on Thursday our food consumption will be changing dramatically ;-)

5. Deacon is really sad about not going back to Ms. Tanier's and Papa's when we get back to California... a few weeks ago when we talked with him about all this he didn't really grasp what was going on... I think, mainly, because he was just so excited about Ohio.  But he really wants to go back to school and tell all his friends about his vacation.  

6. Deacon, Damien and Zac played on the slip-n-slide today... I love that Damien gets so involved with the kids and doesn't just sit back and watch.

7. Milo HATES suitcases.  Hates them with a passion.  Poor dog has been so upset all day long.  He finally came into the bedroom with me and sat on the bed shaking.  I felt horrible.  I think he was just worried that we were taking him back ;-)  As wonderful Milo is, he is just not a dog that likes kids too much... 

8. The boys have eaten a lot of ice cream this week... and when you're with my parents you don't just "go get ice cream."  You go get ice cream and go on a ride.  Tonight we went downtown, looked at the salt pile (Genie, we thought of you!!!), and walked around the park by the water.  It was a gorgeous night.

9. My parents have been hounding Zac on getting him to say "Grandma and Grandpa."  Well, he finally says their names... but not exactly how we pictured it.  My mom is "Gee-Go" and my dad is "Yam-paw"  HAHAHAHA  I so need to get this on video.  It's hilarious.

10. I feel so incredibly blessed to have such an amazing family... they're pretty amazing.  And what makes them even better is how supportive they are of me... I know they hate how far away we live, but I know they are proud of me and support my decisions.

I <3 this picture... it's of Damien holding Zac while they were skipping stones


hiyaluv said...

i love this post-not because you mention the salt pile-but because of the pics of you and your parents and your kiddos-but because you and your family look like you are in pure BLISS. Happiness. The boys just look so elated with all that is going on. Especially Deacon. He adores being around his grandparents doesn't he? I mean how could he not? Maybe moving to Ohio isn't a bad idea?

You look beautiful. hugs to you.

Natalie said...

I think it is better to live very far away as opposed to six hours. I take it for granted. I can't remember the last time I really enjoyed Sandusky- really soaked it in I mean. I miss this.