Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekend Scoop

"It's finally summer time in California!"

Merrilee texted me this yesterday as we were sitting on the beach. And, it was hot. Like 85 degrees hot. So, yes, we're having a heat wave. Lots to learn about this part of the country!

Jack is loving his train table set up outside. Hard work, peeps.

My good friend, Kelly......pledge sister in Delta Gamma.....came to visit on Thursday. We took the kids to the beach while Carter was in school. Little ones jump waves. So cute.

Kelly and the punks....

Blake made us a fabulous meal. In addition to these lovelies, he made jalapeno burgers. He dressed each burger with slices of cream cheese, bacon and roasted jalapenos. YUM.

We drank wine and played outside with the kids.

Kelly and me. Love this girl!

She read to the punks before bedtime.

Pa arrived just before bedtime and read to the kiddos, too. He had a quick trip out here, so we got a second visit from him!

The children went to bed and then we sat outside enjoying the weather and catching up. So much fun having him here.

Lainey has found a new way to carry Sassy Kitty around. Poor Meow Meow. All these kitties taking her place.

In other news. I got in a wreck on Friday. Seriously, what is going on here, people? Are the Gods of California telling us to pack it up and move on? Not my fault.......but still have to go through the repair process. Ugh. Little ones were in the car, too. Totally shook me up.

Lainey received these cute light up runway heels from my brother, Cody, and his wife, Jody. She LOVES them. Can you tell?

I took the kids to the beach yesterday for several hours and let Blake take a break. Somehow Lainey got in the car without shoes. Good thing I had my Ergo! Right, Coco?

Oceanside has beautiful beaches and it's easy to park and walk to them.

College football on the beach....USC in this case.

More hand holding and wave jumping for the punks. Love this.

Beach reading.

Blake played football with the boys. Our little star.....

Time to go. We lasted 6 hours and I have the sunburn to prove it.

Finally, here is a video of Lainey and her birthday present from Caroline. She requested I video her opening I see why!

Carter is a church with neighbors and we're enjoying a lazy Sunday morning at home. Beach this afternoon. Hope you're having a good weekend.


Michelle said...

I have a good friend whose family moved from the east coast to California. Really do miss her.
Awesome kitty shirt!!
My favorite aunt is my Aunt Caroline.

Dee Stephens said...

cute video! So glad you got to visit with Kelly. Looks like ya'll are having a fabulous time..minus the wreck :(

Kristen said...

I LOVE Lainey's tutu suit. Would it be wrong for me to wear one at my age? I'm thinking it'd be fine...

And I love even more than Lainey's beach reading book is upside down. She's too flippin' cute.

Are you okay after your wreck??? Hope so... I've only be in one accident and one minor fender bender but totally unnerving. My hands shoot for hours after my last one.

And PS- you are beautiful. Just thought you should know that.

And PPS- If Blake ever wants to make a meal and ship it off to Wisconsin, I'd be totally cool with that :)

Shannon said...

Omg, so cute! She hugged the shirt!

FROGGITY! said...

it's a sassy kitty! darling, just darling.

y'all all look so great and happy! so much fun. :)

p.s. where'd you get that train table? that's my first item of business once luke can walk!

aunt caroline said...

Oh!!!!! I love it love it love it!!! Thanks so much for videoing it! Going to watch it over and over!!!

The Soladay Family said...

Casey. Seriously. A wreck? I think you and Blake might want to invest in bikes for awhile. Stay off the road.

Lainey is so precious with the kitty shirt. What a good Aunt Caroline. =)

Kim said...

That video is the best! So are visits from soroity sisters. I had a reunion with my Alpha Xi Delta sisters this weekend, good times.

Love that you are taking full advantage of everything great thing CA has to offer!

Kelly Beatty said...

I'm dying at Jack in the background of Lainey's video screaming about chickens. He's too much! Miss you!

SASS said...

Oh that video melts me! "It say....'Send Lainey'." "Oh perfect, that's you!" You're such a good momma. And Carowine is definitely the best sister. Jack is still on the chicken thing? Good Lord. I love that little stinker.
I've personally had Blake's jalepeno wrappy things. They are so yum. I hope you never noticed that the tupperware container was missing 10 last time I babysat. Heh.
The beach pics! Heaven! Carter and football, Lainey in the ergo (you look darling in that one!) and the little ones jumping over jealous!
What is up with the fender benders?! Did they rear end you? I should really start counseling people who have been rear ended. It's my specialty, apparently. Hope yall are okay.

If the shoe FITZ said...

i think it's funny that you are farming Carter out to go to church with others while you go to the beach!
love when she says "it's a sassy kitty!" so cute...

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Aunt Caroline found the perfect shirt for Lainey's birthday! What a cool aunt!

donatelli98 said...

So glad you and th ekids are ok. Accidents completely freak me out. I will take your 85 degree heat wave over our 105 degree one anyday!

Sara said...

The picture of Lainey and Jack jumping waves is precious. They are so cute together.

Video=awesome - love her sweet voice and expression when she opened the gift.

The Ergo.................... Love you for using that AND taking a picture of it. Nothing like making Coco cringe.

merrilee said...

That video is PRECIOUS! That girl just kills me. Love the picture of Lainey and Jack holding is those moments that make it all worth it. Sorry about the wreck--no fun.

The Lenzers said...

scary wreck! Are you ok? Can't really see the damage in the pic, but that would shake me up to. Look at you showing some leg, sexy mamma! That's why I can't live in CA, I won't show leg! I am still worried about this stuff outside for you. Is it going to rain? Geez I sound like a mom, an annoying one!

Coco said...

The ergo? Really?

Tiffany said...

i miss the beach. and relaxing. good times.

so glad you all are settling in well. :)

Merry Mack said...

I love your punks
I love Lainey's facial expressions
Stay out of the car for goodness sakes and whatever you do, don't enjoy that beach any more.

Clare said...

Looks like you are having so much fun!!
Sorry to hear about the wreck, totally scary with kids in tow!

The video is so cute!