Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring Break

This past weekend we decided to take a couple of days off work and head up to Smith Lake for a long family weekend with the Mizeranys. The weather couldn't have been prettier, so it ended up being a great decision! We were a little nervous, this being our first trip away with both children. However, we loaded up the car knowing in the back of our mind that we were only an hour away from home if we had to come back early.

Fortunately, we had lots of helping hands to assist. Our niece Maria, or "Ria" to Bennett, was a huge help, as was Abby. They both entertained her, and helped influence her to eat (our biggest challenge lately). Bennett played so hard while she was up there and was just filthy at the end of every day. I know she had a blast because she was outside 90% of the time, and she was surrounded by those who love her.

Though the water was way too cold to swim, it was warm enough to lay out and dip your toes in, as you see Bennett doing above with her daddy. The family has tried to maintain pretty strict rules about behavior around the water to keep the kids safe. So to follow procedure, we kept Bennett in a life preserver while on the pier. Though everyone out there can swim well, it only takes a second for our graceful daughter to slip off the side and into the water.

Though Preston didn't get to participate in all of the fun, he still enjoyed his walks around the "grounds" and his swing... especially when his big sister was pushing him. Thankfully he is an easy-going boy. As long as he has a full belly and is well-rested...he is the happiest kid on the block! Though we never let him sample the adult beverages, he never loses sight of a bottle, regardless if it is one that contains his formula. So when I was holding him, and my drink...he stuck his tongue in my bottle before I even knew what was going on.

And for those wondering how it went with both kids...the night times were a little rough. But each night got better...which gives us hope for our week long trip this summer.

(Pardon Preston's drool, I didn't have time to have Steve airbrush it)

1 comment:

Courtney Long said...

looks like a great trip! bennett's hair looks so cute!