March 26, 2007

A Week in Ensenada

We got back from Ensenada, Mexico on Saturday night, really late. Now, when you think of Mexico beaches, usually you think of lots of sun, right? Well, you'd be wrong. We only had about a day total of fair skies, and even then it wasn't warm enough for me to even think about taking the tags off my new swimsuit. But we did have a great time with Tyler's family, and the house we stayed in was really cool (except for the cold water showers and broken furnace). We played a lot of card games (I suck at Hearts by the way), filled out countless sudoku, crossword and other word puzzle pages in the books Tara brought, watched lots of cable TV, ate a lot of food and the boys drank a lot of Corona.

Our first part of the journey involved us flying out to Orange County, CA on Saturday and staying with friends of Tara & Alex. We OF COURSE had to have lunch at In-N-Out Burger on Sunday on our way from OC to Ensenada. Maggie liked it just fine, AND figured out how to drink out of a straw when we were there.
Once in Ensenada, we went to the Costco and another grocery store to get our supplies for the week. Alexis and maggie had a good time in the 2-seater cart.
Tuesday we went to "La Bufadora". It's a natural hole in the cliffs right on the ocean that spouts up water with the tide. It was pretty fun to watch.
A tradition: the men, their cigars, and some Corona. It was really windy and cold, but the braved it for the afternoon. You'll note the Coronas are on the ground, maybe it was too windy to keep them on the table?
And, pictures at the beach. It was a sunny afternoon, but still a little cool. Maggie took a little while to acclimate to the sand, but once she did she had a great time - even ate a mouthful of it!!! In fact, when we put her down on the wet sand closer to the water, she turned around and crawled backwards, like she was going down stairs to get away from it. (see video).
Maggie climbed into Alexis' beach chair all on her own! And would you look at the perfect posture? I love it!
Maggie and Daddy walking on the beach where we stayed. The view from our house really was spectacular! Lots of beautiful waves, and you could see the lights of Ensenada at night.

March 16, 2007

Hey Mom, what is SPF 45?

Well, we're off. We are joining Tyler's family in Ensenada, Mexico for a fun week. I've packed all the necessary items for Maggie's week in the sun- a hat, sunglasses and all the sunscreen in the house. Many pictures to follow next week.

March 12, 2007

Fun on Swings

Saturday we took Maggie to the swingset at our church. She wasn't feeling real good, so we wanted to cheer her up. She had a good time with Daddy swinging. You will note that lamb had to accompany us on this trip. We can't go anywhere without it nowadays.

A New Trick

Maggie is learning all kinds of stuff these days. Here is her new favorite thing to do. She LOVES to stick out her tongue. It's not quite as long as Gene Simmons' tongue, but it is long. Sorry the picture is a little dark. It was a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon.

March 6, 2007

When Gramma comes to visit:

We get to run around the house naked before bathtime and go potty on the kitchen floor (she is watching herself "go").
We get to take a long, fun bath after we pee on the kitchen floor.
We go out for some Southern fried chicken at Mrs. Winner's.
We get to try on sandals in our pajamas.
We get to go outside and have the wind blow on our hair- a totally new sensation!
We get to eat some good barbeque at Judge Beans and drink our water and milk two-fisted.
We all had a great time with Gramma Sue!

March 3, 2007

An Ode to the Sippy

(an exercise in creative writing)

Oh, my dear, dear sippy cup, your calming ways are a mystery.
Never once has Maggie cried for you in her thirteen months of history.

Yet Thursday night it was a first
Supposed to be sleeping, dying of thirst.

To bed late she went, celebrating Mama's birthday
with ice cream and partying and playing the night away.

We thought she was just crabby, majorly overtired
but no! Those tears were not from being wired.

Her alligator tears were for us a big first
Our poor little Maggie was dying of thirst!

(Maggie drank 80% of the water in her sippy, then went down for bed without a single noise!)