Thursday, 29 May 2008

Today we went back to the mountain biking place but took a different route so I didn't get as car sick. It was so much fun but crazy hard with kids on the bike. David had Reagan and Campbell in the bike trailer and I had Brennan in a seat on the back of my bike. It was an 8 mile trail mostly uphill which is extremely difficult with the added weight of children. Even though the lady said that route was the easiest with bike trailers, I found it extrememly challenging. I was off of my bike walking up most of the hills. We had about 2 miles to go when Reagan decided he wanted to ride with me so we switched Reagan and Brennan. We took a break and had a granola bar and for some reason David decided to check the bike seat. We were so lucky he did because we found that all of the screw but one had rattled off. The seat was barely being held on. What a blessing it was that God inspired David to check that. Poor David had all 3 boys in the bike trailer pulling them uphill and downhill the last couple of miles. I had it easy. Oh and by the way, just as we started off and were heading down a hill the whole seat fell off so he had the added weight of that on top of the bike trailer. Can you imagine if we hadn't checked that and Reagan was in there. I don't even want to think of what could have happened. God is good!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Today we went to see a real steam train. It didn't hurt that it was painted blue like Thomas. The kids loved it. It was about a 15 minute train ride to the next station where we got off and had a pot of tea. Again, the scenery was beautiful!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Today was uneventful. The weather isn't very nice so we decided just to go to the indoor pool with the kids. It is more like a lazy river type thing with a small rapids area they had fun floating through. The good news is they all love the water....the bad news is there is only two of us. It gets difficult keeping up with all of them. After the pool we took a car ferry to the other side of the lake for a drive to check out a mountain biking place we planned to go to. Unfortunately, I got crazy car sick. It was these winding, barely wide enough for one car roads which was kind of scary. I was thinking "there is now way I am coming back here to go bike riding." On a more positive note, the scenery was just beautiful. I love it here.

Monday, 26 May 2008

We have decided, somewhat last minute, to drive 5 hours to NW England to an area called the "lake district." We rented an apartment at a marina for the week since Campbell is on his term break. This is the view from the road near the marina. Just beautiful. The weather isn't great....overcast and chilly. Hopefully it will get better for us.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Fifteen Months Old....

Can you believe it? Brennan is 15 months old today. What a surprise how fast it flies by. I am done breastfeeding him as of 3 days ago, and am now suffering from the crazy hormone changes. He is still not walking, only says Mama and Dada, still not sleeping through the night however, the night before last he did. He has been teething like mad though so I am hoping that is why he wakes up in the night crying. He has four teeth to go and then it will all be over. I hear the eye teeth are worse than the molars though. I can't remember who told me that but I'm pretty sure it wasn't Brennan and now I am thinking "how would they know?" He enjoyed a waffle with powdered sugar this morning and then Campbell enjoyed taking some pictures of him. Campbell is such a great big brother. I am so proud of all 3 boys.

Campbell has been getting really good at taking pictures. He took this picture of Reagan in his Batman costume. Isn't he cute!

Friday, 23 May 2008

BATMAN has finally arrived....

So, Reagan is REALLY into Batman....pajamas, capes, t-shirts, underwear, band-aids, umbrella, he has everything so we made a deal with him that once he went to the bathroom on the big boy potty we would buy him a new batman costume (seeing as how his old one fell apart because he never took it off). This has been months of trying to get him to go and just suddenly a few weeks ago he decided he was ready and he has done great! I am so proud of him. His batman costume was ordered, which he picked out off of the internet himself and it arrived yesterday. Let me tell you it has already been a battle just to take it off to shower. Thanks goodness it is term break next week or he would be wearing it to school. This is the kid who I let wear his batman pajama top and cape to school because it is too much of a battle in the mornings that I just don't have time to deal with....besides....who is it hurting anyway. So he's into superhereos! I guess there could be worse idols, right?

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

So I have really been enjoying reading everyone elses blog that I have forgotten about my own. Sorry. So much has happened in the last month....
My sister in law, Emily, and my two nephews, Jacob and Taylor came for a visit for two weeks. It was just fabulous having them here. We had so much fun just hanging out. Campbell and Reagan really enjoyed having their cousins here and still talk about them. We are really missing them. We had some crazy fun adventures.
We went back the safari park where I finally slid down the vertical drop slide with my heart in my throat mind you! I am not an adrenaline junkie but would love to be. Emily of course had to show me up and slid down the even taller vertical drop slide....several times! We also saw more lion porn which again my husband had to record. Saw a monkey on a car where the driver was teasing it with a banana so the smart little monkey bent their antenna. We went to Bath, saw a few castles and ended up in London where we met up with my brother who was there on business. All in all we had a great time. So much so I am trying to convince them to move here while David is deployed:)
I went to Venice on a girls weekend trip the weekend before last. What fun we had. We had enough Vino Rosso to intoxicate a small island and great Italian food. You just can't get it like you can in Italy. Did some shopping and sightseeing and best of all relaxing with no kids. I thought David would have Brennan sleeping through the night but no such luck. He is getting better though.
Last week was my 35th birthday which I spent in the A&E (ER) with Brennan who decided to try and eat a dishwasher tab. Who is the idiot that left that cabinet open.....only for a split second:) He was ok though. The doctor said it was just a really concentrated soap so he would be okay. Maybe an upset tummy at the worst. Praise God. that this is the longest catch up blog in history....I will end for now and try to be better about keeping everyone up to date. Cheers!