Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ready... Set... Rest!

Baby Girl fell asleep on the floor this afternoon. I think we are all feeling a tad on the exhausted side. It was a busy week, but fun. So much FUN!

Friday my parents got here late and we visited for awhile and then crashed.

Saturday was a trip to the beach where we built a turtle in the sand and found some wonderful shells!

We also stopped by the San Diego LDS Temple. Isn't it an amazing building?

Sunday we rested. Monday, Mom and I went shopping and I made her try on clothes that she thought she would hate. Most of them she did hate, but she did like a few and she even bought them! Dad stayed here to play with Baby Girl while the boys were at school. Fun was had by all.

Tuesday was Sea World Day.

I did a bad thing at Sea World. I took Little Bug on this:

The pictures don't show the 3 story drop or the extreme panic that he went through. I don't think he will ever ever ever forgive me. His heart raced - I could feel it through his shirt as I clung onto him trying to let him know it would be okay. He cried the rest of the day... and not a whiny cry. A panicky, frightened cry. He was scared to death. Sigh :(

Wednesday was Baby Girl's Birthday and it was wonderful! This is how the tiara turned out for all of you following the tiara saga...

Yes, I edited her name off the cake... so if it looks a little odd, that's why.

Thursday my Mom had agreed to teach a class on things you could do with wheat besides grinding it into flour. We spent the whole week preparing for this by sprouting wheat and getting organized. On the day of the class we baked and cooked and made the house boiling hot. But it was worth it. We had a great turnout and the class was awesome! Thanks again Mom :)

Friday my Dad went to work with Hubby. They went out and checked a few fields and orchards and then drove across the San Andreas Fault. I think Dad thought it might swallow him up, but he returned safe and sound. Then we went to Little Bug's school and had lunch with him and participated in circle time. That was A LOT of fun!

Then came today. Sigh. They left this afternoon and tears were shed. The good thing is that we get to see them in about 5 weeks! There were lots of other activities squished in there too... a lot of my family members are going to be witches, wizards or fairy princesses for Halloween, so, we made a TON of wands!

We also stayed up late playing all kinds of games. My parents watched the kids one night so that Hubby and I could go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner. Lots of playing around and laughter this week.
Now, I'm back to blogging. I would love to tell you all that I am going to go through and read every post that was made while I was away playing... but the last time I looked there were over 200. Now, I love y'all and stuff, but, I love my family more. I just can't neglect them for that amount of time whilst I delve through all those posts. I will try to read a couple of posts on everyone's blogs. If there is something that you REALLY wanted me to read, leave the link in my comments and I'll come check it out! Enjoy your day!


Summer said...

Ok, you had too much fun! And the tiara is amazing and gorgeous!!
Hmmmm....something I want you to read on my blog. Well you could drop by and up the comment tally on the first post. :)

Tonya said...

Sounds like you all had a blast. I've only been to San Diego once but we had a blast. I could serioulsy live at Sea World.

The tiara turned out beautiful!! Glad you are back!!

Tracey said...

The tiara looks great!

And your song on the blog scared the crap out of me. Corinne had been playing with the volume again, apparently!

Daisy said...

The wands are so pretty! for a neat story with a variety of wands, check into the first book in the Remin Chronicles: The Dark Dreamweaver.

kailani said...

That tiara turned out amazing! I want one just like it for my birthday! Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh! I am dying of envy and it looks like you had a blast! My best friend left for San Diego yesterday and will hit sea World, the beach and then up to Disneyland. I'd be green with envy if we weren't going on a fun trip next weekend. :-)

Nancy Face said...

Cool sand turtle! The tiara and cake are exquisite!

I took my oldest son on Space Mountain at age five. He was terrified and screaming and crying hysterically. I felt so horrible! :(

Yay for game playing and dinner at Cheesecake Factory! Glad you had fun, and glad you're back! :)

wynne said...

Whew. Just after reading this, I think I need a nap.

Sounds like you had a blast!

Carrot Jello said...

Mel, will you please go read all my posts on Write a report, and vote on which one you liked best, then get back to me with that.

Carrot Jello said...

Just kidding.

Yvonne said...

Oh, you took me back to my days of living in Southern California. I miss going to the beach--and I miss nice warm California weather. I also love going to visit my kids and grandkids. How great for your folks and how great for you. (Good for them giving you and your hubby a night out!!!!) Looks like you guys all had a great time.

What a great job you did on the tiara. I bet Baby Girl just loved it.

I did the same thing with a roller coaster with one of my children.

Lee said...

I want to come to S. Cali so bad. Looks like a lot of fun. And the cake is gorgeous.

Dedee said...

I'm so coming to visit you some day! I love San Diego. The tiara was beautiful!

Tammy and Parker said...

It looks like you really did have a blast! I'm sorry about your guy though. Just wait in a year or two he'll be begging to go back on. :)

Kimberly said...

Glad you had such a great time! And I adore the tiara!

diana said...

i'm glad you had such a good time while your parents were visiting. i love the turtle - great job! and the tiara came out beautifully. prettiest one of all the pictures i saw during your process of learning. you must be very proud of it.

Mandy & Ken Abbott said...

Melissa, you are so talented! I love, love, love that cake! The crown turned out really good. It looks like you guys had a great time with your parents! (By the way Kenney loves your dad!!) And the wands are so fun too! You are a busy girl!!!