Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, May 29, 2009

Oh My Goodness!

Boy do we have a lot of catching up to do! The past week was crazy. We tried to stick to our school schedule, since we are so far behind anyway, while having company. That is not easy to do! And, it didn't work out all that well some days. But, we had fun and we are still on track to finish school at the end of June....finally! I think I will start early next school year so that if illness settles on this house for a month again next year, we'll have wiggle room in our schedule!

So, onto our crazy week. After spending last weekend with my parents, in honor of my Dad's......ummmmm, 39th birthday, my friend, Michelle, and her Monkey came back to Charleston with us for a little R&R. Okay, I don't know how much rest and relaxation they actually got.....I know I got none. But, we had a really good time and that's what counts!

On Monday, we had a little pool time and a little school time, followed by a little exercise....or should I say an exercise in futility......I'll get to that in a minute. Now for double cuteness in the kiddie pool!

Our little bathing beauties! The water was a wee bit too cold for Casey....didn't seem to bother Claire in the least!

After our pool time and a nap for the girls....and possibly Michelle, I thought it would be nice to walk over to a nearby playground. You know, get a little exercise....on a little walk....about 2 miles. Michelle thought I was nuts! Well, she actually agreed before she knew how far away it was. We didn't get a block away before I thought Michelle was going to call a cab! Seriously. But, she made it.....I laughed the whole way. We walk and ride our bikes around our neighborhood a lot. I tried to convince her that exercise is a good thing. Nothing doing. She wasn't buying! Especially not when we see wildlife like this along the way!

Then we stopped to watch the geese.....until they got a little too close for comfort and then Michelle had enough!

Casey wanted to chase the ugly duckling!

She and Isabel ended up running from the ugly ducklings!

Anyway, we made it to the playground and the kids had a blast....while Michelle rested. Well, as much as Casey would let her rest. Which wasn't much!

Isabel pushed her in the swing. This girl is fearless! She went way up high and laughed about it!

She scaled the wall in no time!

And, the 15 foot high spiral slide was no match for Casey the monkey! Can't you just see that mischievous look in her eyes here!

The boys did a little rip-stickin'. Yes, that is how Noah broke his arm......please note the that he is riding with a cast. No, we have not thrown the rip-stick away, much to my mother-in-law's dismay! If at first you don't succeed????

Isabel havin' some fun!

A little co-swinging.

I don't think Casey likes the swing....not. at. all.

Claire, on the other hand, really didn't enjoy the swings. But, she liked sliding down the spiral slide with one of her "people", MC (our neighbor)!

You'll have to tune in tomorrow if you want to see some more adventures of Claire and Casey! That is if I have better luck with the internet tomorrow than I've had today.....this may not get posted until tomorrow at this rate.

I had so much trouble posting this on Saturday that it is now Sunday and I am trying to get it posted now. I think we need a new wireless router.


LEAHlavish said...

That was the park in our neighborhood wasn't it?!

awww!! we missed you then! what time were you there?

Brianna said...

The busiest times are always the funnest. Can't wait to hear the rest of the madness.

I'm missing Charleston so much right now! But I'm coming soon. Just have to take 6 final exams and then I'll be out for the summer. Yay! (The summer part, not the exams) :)

Michelle said...

let me start by saying we had a GREAT time in charleston!! the water was a little cold for her but that is ok, she will be in it before the summer is over. i tried to help the kids out with school by talking about the tides & sea life at the beach & for some reason you didnt want to call it school!! now on to that "walk" i really thought she was kidding when she said it was about 2 miles, which would have been fine had it not been 90 degrees. i do not like to sweat!! nor do i like the "wildlife" that stares at you. eeeewwww, snake!! the geese are fine until they come after you!