Wednesday, June 03, 2009

2009 Memorial Day Doings

I should have written this up right after we got back, but I didn't, and now I'm having trouble remembering (of course). Here is what I have so far (apologies for the bulleted list):

* Luke did not sleep at all the entire way from Atlanta to Brunswick.
* We got our first official "are we there?" from the back seat.
* We discovered Luke cannot tell a joke to save his life, not even a knock-knock joke.
* Luke made his first pound cake (with Nana).
* Papa had a new set of toys for Luke to play with, called Wedgits. Luke really liked them! (So did DH and Nana.)
* We bought Luke his first ever pair of flip-flops (for beach use only).
* Luke walked right into the handle of the shopping cart while at Wal-Mart, which struck him just below the orbital of his eye, hard enough that it puffed up instantly. Immediate application of ice and a ride in the buggy cart (which he has never before been allowed to do) so that he could hold the ice on his face while we shopped seems to have prevented most of the bruising. You could barely even see it after a few hours (I would have had a black eye for days).
* We went to the beach, where we saw dolphins and found sizable seashells (not only bigger than a dime, but some were 2+ inches across) for the first time in ages, thanks to a storm that was churning several miles off the coast.
* I managed to get sunburned at the beach, despite the fact that it was sprinkling while we were there. It wasn't a bad burn, but really, who gets a sunburn in the rain??!! (Apparently I do. I now have a great farmer's tan. Note to self: sunscreen even when raining.)
* We visited MIL and my grandfather.
* We tried several new recipes, including the yummy Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf and the truly excellent Bacon and Swiss Quiche (with cream cheese, which I wasn't sure I would like; I didn't, I loved it!).
* Luke played bubbles and shot bathroom-cup pyramids with mini super-soakers.
* We got to see Jacob for a few hours. He even tried out the drums on Guitar Hero (and is already better than me, in his whole 5 minutes of playing; very disheartening).
* We played hours of Guitar Hero, including downloading some new songs and each of us moving up a level on some of our favorites.

That's everything I can think of right now! I'm sure my parents can probably contribute a few others.

Currently feeling: hard to remember


  1. Sounds like a great Memorial Day. I'll bet my kids would love Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf.

  2. Sounds like fun! Glad you had a nice long holiday weekend.

  3. grapes and vetchtables! :) Nana


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