I could seriously write something every.single.day. that is hilarious that my kids say. My youngest more so as my oldest is in the teenage years but she still has some good ones. I thought I would share two that have stuck with me that I find completely entertaining.
Ryanne: "Mom, I just want you to know that even though you have arthritis and your hands swell, I still think you are beautiful."
Me: "Ahhh, thanks Ryanne. You are always such an encouragement to people."
Ryanne: "Ya, let's just hope it doesn't go to your face."
Me: "Morgan, come in here and tell me your story while I get ready to go."
Morgan: (Talking non stop about friends, dance, a cartoon she saw) She stops and sees me putting on mascara and says,"Ahhh, there's my mom!"
Me: Thinking to myself, "I must have looked bad!" Ha!
Kids are the best. They build you up and then put you right back in your place where you belong. I wish I could bottle these kinds of things because they crack me up!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
|We just got back from a really fun two weeks away. We took the train to New Orleans spent a night there and then rented a car and headed to Florida for Dans IronMan race.|
|Yes it does take longer than flying but on the ground you see our beautiful country as you travel which is worth the extra couple days if you can get away.|
|Stayed at The Drury in New Orleans and then in the morning we were off..|
|Dan's mom went on this trip with us which was fun. She had never seen Dan race so that was exciting for her.|
|I fell in love with Biloxi Mississippi....|
|We stopped at the cute little restaurant.....|
|I think it was at this point we were introduced to real southern sweet tea. Let's just say it's like a drug and you want more and more and more!!! We became slightly addicted to it and now have detox twitches as we walk around our house in a daze.|
|We also spent a little time in Mobile Alabama and enjoyed walking around checking out the city.|
|We rented a condo in Panama City Beach Florida and it was on the 21st floor. A little scary being up that high at first but we got used to it.|
|The first couple days were spent getting ready for Dan's race..|
|and settling into the house....learning our way around the town etc.|
|It was warm and sunny and the beaches were beautiful!|
|The IronMan venue was great as usual.|
|This nice lady was making crepes..she even made me a gluten free crepe! YUM!|
|I don't know what it is with the enormous beach chairs in Florida but they were all over the place...|
|The sun sets from our patio took our breath away....|
|The night before Halloween I snuck around decorating the house to surprise the girls....|
|They woke up to all kinds of goodies and treats so that was really fun...|
|Looking down from our condo at the pool..yikes!|
|The girls had packed costumes...a fairy and a Ninja turtle....|
|The IronMan venue opened up all their booths to the kids and handed out candy...|
|The girls also ran in the IronKids race....|
|People were putting huge messages or images in the sand and then going up to their condos and taking pictures of them...here someone created the IronMan symbol... pretty fun. :)|
|There were almost 3,000 racers in attendance...|
|Dan's aunt and uncle Jack & Sharon came into town from Arkansas and spent four days with us and helped cheer Dan on.|
|We seriously had the best time hanging out with them and teaching them the IronMan way ha!|
|So the entire time we were there it was in the 70's, warm and clear and then the day before the race we hear a cold front with record low's is going to blow through the morning of the race....|
|So all 3,000 racers now had to run inside and transition to their cycling gear....|
|We were freezing!!!|
|The race people did the best they could but getting that many racers out of the start took HOURS!!!|
|The girls kept a great attitude and we all had a good time and went with the flow...|
|When we would see Dan pass and knew it would be hours before we saw him again we ran inside and thawed out...|
|Then would run back out and cheer him on again as he ran by. I felt so bad for the racers, I mean they were freezing!|
|Dan finished though AND beat his last time by like 30 minutes or more!|
|The girls bought nets and spent their days swimming and trying to catch fish and also digging up shells from the ocean floor.|
|Ryanne found this on the ocean floor....|
|We spent one day at WonderWorks which is an indoor amusement park.|
|It's all fun stuff but learning at the same time...sneaky right?|
|The building is built to have it all be upside down....|
|They had this three story ropes course that they harness you in and you walk across all these terrifying balance beams etc. We spent tons of time climbing on this thing.|