March 18, 2013 in Life
While I’m still getting it together, slash losing it all over again (unpacking, tackling laundry, what? the house is a mess again?!), I thought I’d share some of our favorite moments from last week. We had a bit of a vacation.
While we lost our Daddy to the Okefenokee swamp for six days as he paddled around and camped with fourteen of his students (awful time, just awful ;0), the kids and I headed to Savannah to visit my sister for a few days. She was finishing up finals week- i.e. hadn’t slept in daaays- so we had fun helping her get her new apartment straight, cooking for her, and taking her dog, Gilly, to the park with us a time or two.
One day, though, we all got to head to Tybee Island, have some sunny seaside seafood, and stick our toes in the ocean. Chilly, but oh, so fun!
Here’s what I Instagrammed along the way…
My crab cake sandwich…
Suzy’s fish tacos…
Harper, loving life (and french fries)…
They both loved the beach, of course… Is it bad that we encouraged chasing seagulls? The other activity was seeing how long we could stand with our toes in the ocean before we had to ruuuuun back to our towels and sit in the sunshine to warm up.
Sam crawled around enthusiastically and didn’t eat too much sand…
Our fair skin didn’t last too long though. Yes, Dad, of course we had on sunscreen, but the little stinker photographed above did not want to keep his hat on and his mother did not want to grease up his head, so a little over an hour did it for us. We headed home to 48th street.
In celebration of Suzanne finishing up her crazy quarter at S.C.A.D., we all concluded with a long drive to Charlotte to pick up a very special person from the airport- Oncle Bap- as we like to call him; Suzanne’s boyfriend, Baptiste, from France. He arrived at the Charlotte airport that evening.
We had very exciting plans to hit the coolest local eatery called the COWFISH, which successfully combines SUSHI and BURGERS onto one menu. And when I say “successfully,” I mean that there was an hour and forty-five minute wait when we got there. Most people didn’t care, but since we had squirmy children and a long drive home ahead of us, we passed and found a Chipotle instead. I’m more than a little bummed. I had my heart set on sushi and ordering Harper a peanut butter and jelly sushi roll, but I’m sure we’ll find ourselves there another time.
We rolled into our driveway, having dropped Baptiste and Suzy off four hours earlier at a Charlotte hotel, at 1:45am. Two tired tots were zonked out in our new car and it was all I could muster to toss them, clothed, into their own beds and find my way to mine.
The hubby returned from the Okefenokee a day-and-a-half later, having had a fantastic time. The house is still a bit of a disaster, but we’re catching up.
While it was an early Spring break, we enjoyed some wonderful weather and the blooming azaleas in Savannah. Now I can’t wait to concoct some easter recipes and plant some pretty flowers in pots on the porch.
I hope you are having a fun intro to Spring!