Monday, August 16, 2010

Mommy and Me Monday

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We've had a busy weekend over here. I actually had my first paper due on Sunday and I cannot tell you how glad I am that it's done. Hitting a send button never felt so gratifying.
Sunday morning I took Aaron, just Aaron, with me to mass. The time before mass started was pretty hairy, but everyone else was talking, right? He was really good during mass though, even said "amen!" when he was supposed to. Naturally, like most kids, he fell asleep during the homily and woke up after the recession. Our pastor is on vacation this month so we have a visiting priest, Father Peter, from Ghana. Since yesterday was the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, he was telling us about the sighting of the Blessed Virgin in the town that he is from. He said she was seen and underneath her a spring of water started, creating water for the town. Every year they go back, as a pilgrimage, to celebrate her. He said one year when they went two girls started shouting out to Mary and pointing at the sky. It was an amazing story.

After mass we packed up and headed out to the beach. This was one of the first days that it wasn't already pouring rain, and the radar looked clear, so we took advantage of the great weather. Now, I don't know if the kids just weren't in full on beach mode, or if it was just a terrible two's kind of a was rough. Jill thought she could just swim out to sea and was mad that Scott was holding onto her while they were riding the waves. Aaron was mad that the kid next to us had a truck and he didn't and he would not let the subject go. So we decided to pow-wow on the blanket and decide what to do next.

Inevitably we left, after one terribly-two filled hour. The mission was accomplished though, those two slept the whole way home and went down almost immediately at bed time.

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niko said...

we had a toxic weekend too! looks like you and your family had soooo much fun :)

thanks for dropping by my blog!

momikoito said...

looked like you really enjoyed your busy weekend...

here's mine:

Momma Chantal said...

We have been there! I hate when you spend all the time and energy getting ready for an outing just to have cranky children and have to abort early.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all!

Sierra said...

Ugh...those terrible two days are no fun. Fortunately they do tend to lead to the wonderful sleep nights!

mama hall said...

oh. we've had those days. isn't it funny how mama manages to have a smile despite it all?! :) better luck next time! (and bring a truck for that poor boy! jk haha)

Krystyn said...

The beach looks so beautiful. Glad you at least got your hour in!

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