Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Our Florida vacation ended up being a little hit or miss. We had two beautiful sunshine-filled days when we first got down there and we enjoyed the pool and nearby Cocoa Beach. On the third day, we went to Sea World and it started raining halfway through the day and from then on it rained...and rained...and rained. We ended up coming home a few days early because the rain wasn't forecasted to let up anytime soon. It was a bummer, but we did have fun for the few days we were down there and in any case, we made a memory :)

We also watched a couple of good movies - Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - I recommend both of them if you get stumped at the movie store.

preschool graduation

We have a brand new preschool graduate living amongst us now. Right before we left for Florida, Dylan had his preschool graduation. The whole thing was pretty comical because the preschoolers were of course very cute and little and because Dylan was completely exhausted and kept yawning through the entire ceremony. We're pretty sure he didn't know where he was half the time (plus, Matt said the little boy standing next to him was doing ALL of the motions and "making Dylan look bad".) Dylan made it through though and was very happy with his punch and cookie afterwards.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

this & that

We are officially (almost) all packed for Florida! We planned this spontaneous little trip about 3 weeks ago and we're leaving in just a couple of days. I am very much looking forward to some rest and relaxation (or as much R&R as possible with a 4 1/2 year old, a 2 1/2 year old, and one in the oven). We are going to Orlando and we rented a condo with a nice pool on the grounds. We're also taking the kids to Sea World and maybe we'll fit a beach day in there too. We are pretty spoiled and have been able to do quite a few vacations with the kids but they have always involved one of our families (and yes, we do enjoy vacationing with them!). This is our first real family vacation with just us and the kids.

Matt realized the other day that because of this vacation and Memorial Day, he will have 11 continuous days off of work which is pretty much unheard of around here. Whenever things start to get crazy around here in the evenings, I like to look at him and exclaim, "11 days!" (sometimes with a fist pump). He loves that.

Dylan is graduating from preschool tomorrow. I can't believe this school year is over already. He's learned a ton and I think the year has helped him develop socially too. Pre-K is back on the table for next year because Hudsonville is going to offer the program after all. After convincing myself that another year of preschool (the next class up) would be the best fit for Dylan next year, now I am back to considering Pre-K. I reserve the right to change my mind, right??

In other news, I bought a new shower organizer this week. Our old one had gotten rusty so I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond to find a rust-proof one. The funny thing is that of the eight or so models they offer, I can only find one that was rust-proof. Is it just me or shouldn't they all be rust-proof? Are there people out there with showers that don't get wet? Isn't a wet shower and a metal shower organizer a recipe for rust? Just a few of the questions that keep me up at night...
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