Monday, February 27, 2012

Pa's Visit & Travel Plans & Why I Still Don't Know How to Say No

Well, there is no real reason I can't say "no" to people.....I enjoy the things I do.....but every now and then, 30 things will pile up together and I become overwhelmed.

This does not help my pre-mentioned anxiety ridden state of life in general.

Anyway......

Pa came to visit and he always brings a sigh of relief.  Kids stay with him in his hotel.....he spoils them rotten with everything from the pool to shopping to eating out to whatever else they can talk him into.  They love it.

We visited with the crew at the Midway.........an enormous aircraft carrier/museum in the San Diego Bay.

Lots of cool stuff down there to see, including a tribute to Bob Hope.


Love, love, love this statue.

Had a lovely water front lunch including sushi and other sea-life delicacies.


Could we be more awkward?


We all got earphone tours.  Some of us listened to the info more than others.





Super cool visit.

Carter won the game they played that day, but lost this past weekend.  He's devastated.  Our sweet kid is a serious athlete.  Hates to lose.

We're hosting the end-of-the-year party, so perhaps that will lift his spirits.

That lies ahead, plus:

*Ski trip

*Field trips

*Spelling bee

*Scrabble club

*MLS participating in the Twins Convention of Temecula, CA

*Book Fair at school that I'm helping with

*Spring Break with Britney + kids!!!!!!

*A trip to Kansas City to visit Jillian

Lots going on, peeps.  No complaints!

***Oh, and hopefully I'll have some pics of a great visit with my big brother Chris, who was in town this week on business.  I've had some technical difficulties with my CF card and will hopefully have that resolved soon. 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go look up with "CF" stands for.




11 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

Love the tribute to Bob and that statue and the battleship tour!
Why in the world is Blake trying to hold Jack in that one picture? He's too big! LOL! I'm suspecting it's b/c Lainey was on Pa's shoulders and he wanted to be held too?
That's what happens with Reed and Paige then I spend 10-minutes explaining to him why he's too big.
why do i waste my time? LOL!

Claire Kiefer said...

Sounds like you're quite busy! But what a fun trip with Grandpa. Your kids obviously love him. :)

Brittny said...

I have no idea what CF means either. Or where my charger is for my camera. I have two of them and can't find either one. And one has a cord so it's easier to find. That's not working for me. Hang in there!!!

caroline said...

Great pics - looks like something I'd like to do this summer!

Kelly Beatty said...

You are a freaking weirdo. Twin convention??? Please post LOTS of pictures of that. Please. I love twins...especially ones that convene.

Love PA! HATE that Carter's team lost...probably because I was not there to cheer him on. Carter is a winner in my book.

Jodee said...

What a fun visit with Pa!

When will you be in KC? We will be there March 17 and 18.

The Lenzers said...

busy lady! we loved the midway! headed to KC ourselves in March....good times, i hope

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

I get tired just reading your posts. I need to text you soon about some subway art ... when I dig myself out of my hole!

Monica said...

So glad that Pa gets to come and visit so often!

Kim said...

Good to catch up! You are definately keeping busy, hoepfully you can relax and enjoy (easier said than done, right?)!

Kristen said...

Oh I love Pa and I have never even met him. Always such wonderful advenutures when Pa is in town.
I love how competitive Carter is. And the pic of Jack listening intently to his tour earphone thingeys is adorable.