Okay, where have I been?
Sorry about the delays in posts -- but sometimes life is just like that, you know? Like, there's nothing more that I would rather do than sit at the computer and play around with my blog...but sometimes life just doesn't give me the time. All kinds of reasons and excuses...but I won't get into that now.
Instead, let me share with you the wonderful time that I had with Avery two weekends ago. It was an overnight Brownie field trip at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. At first I almost didn't go. My reason? The baby. Aria, at 21 months old, still doesn't sleep through the night unless I am next to her. (Yes, I know she's very spoiled. But it's never a problem unless I'm not there, and I am always there, so it's never a problem!) Well, I decided that she's just going to have to deal with one night away from mom. (I did feel sorry for Rich, though! He was up with her from 3am to 5am -- the time she woke up and realized that I wasn't there, and then she refused to be consolled and stayed awake two hours)
I will say I have no regrets, because Avery and I had the BEST time together! It just so rarely happens -- just me and her together for a weekend -- and it was so special. Here are a few photos of our fun time:
The camp was called the Roar & Snore...and we actually did hear the lions roaring at night!
It's a very strange thing to be woken up by that sound just right outside your tent! They sounded so close!
and here are the lions who made all the noise ... sleeping...tired after being up all night roaring
Avery took this picture of a cheetah stretching on a log
Avery's best friend Emily camped with us
Brownie Troop 151
checking the map to see where to go next!
And who is this? This is Winston! He was a fun guy to watch. He always looked so grumpy, though.
Well, I guess I'd be pretty grumpy, too, if hundreds of people stared at me everyday!
(Our tour guide assured us that he isn't grumpy -- his face is just like that.
Hmmmm. I guess it's true that I've never seen a gorilla smile!)
Avery used her own money to buy "Spots" the giraffe. What is it with kids and stuffed animals? LOL
Mother's Day came and went and would you believe I didn't take pictures? Afton made me a cake, the kids made me cards, Tony got me a $25 gift card, and Rich was told by me NOT to buy me anything, because I'm shopping around for a new camera and that's going to cost a pretty penny, and so that is going to be my Mother's Day gift and Birthday gift combined. (I'm thinking of either the Canon 40D or 50D -- thoughts, anyone? suggestions? still doing my research.) Anyway, the day was spent in our motorhome at the beach. The kids rode their bikes, played ball with Rich, played in the sand (it was too cold for the water) ... and me? Well, I slept in the upper bunk of the motorhome. And slept. And slept. Didn't even go outside once. I felt yucky and tired and just didn't have the energy to enjoy the day much. Even though it was a joyful day. I slept the day away.
Any guesses why? Oh, I'm sure you all know why.
And although I'm very excited......the morning sickness, which really should be called All Day Sickness, has hit me hard. So, I've been going to bed when the kids go to bed. I've been sleeping during the day when Rich is home. I have been lying around instead of cleaning and doing laundry. And I've been away from the computer. Which, of course, explains why I haven't done a post in so long. I'll do my best to keep up to date with my blog, but....if I end up missing for a few days or weeks, well, now you'll know why :)