Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Vacation Continues

Hello now from California. I'll be here for the next 2 weeks and then back to England. My parents have dsl so I might actually be able to get on the computer. I was either faced with my mother-in-laws dial up or my brother-in-laws laptop. The laptop was quicker but anytime there was a screen with a pop-up - like looking at blog comments the whole thing would freeze up. Oh, I am so spoiled at home with all of my internet luxuries.

We've had 2 birthdays in the last week and a 1/2 so I now have a 10 year old and an 8 year old. I don't know what I was thinking having Jordan in February. Okay, yes I do - the heat. But do you KNOW how hard it is for a 5 year old girl to sit there and watch BOTH brothers get presents and you get nothing? Of course she complained and cried and acted altogether miserable. Then to top it off I totally encouraged her behavior - I am a bad mom. My mom bought her roller blades and asked if she should bring them in when Jared had his party since Jackson was also getting a skateboard from my mom. I said "no just wait until she complains and cries then take her outside and give her the skates." We completely rewarded her behavior and I didn't even think about it until it was all done. Oh well - it was Grandma that did the spoiling not me, right?

Okay - off to many adventures here in California (Orange County if you're wondering) and I'll try to keep you better updated. I might even get a chance to READ someone elses blog now and then.

7 comments:

ciara said...

your daughter sounds like my youngest...anytime someone gets something or does something that doesn't include her she whines. and yeah, i've succumbed and now i'm paying for it! lol she's almost 9 and still does this on occasion. she is getting better about her sister going somewhere w/o her tho.

Amazed said...

it was great to hear from you....considering all the traveling and, although it is fun, is not a normal routine, so don't beat yourself up for being "a bad mom." Hopefully all of the good mom stuff outweighs the bad! glad you're back into cyber! Have fun in Disneyland! Woo-woo! My favorite! I can't go there without boo-hooing...just love the place!

Cricket said...

I would award Jordan for being born in February. I cannot take this heat and I just stay inside. I have never seen Disneyland but now Matt and I feel that we will end up taking our little one there in a few more years. I hope that you are having a great time seeing family and enjoying those things the UK doesn't offer.

Inga said...

It so good to hear that you are doing so well. My kids grandparents always bring gifts for the younger kids when we have birthdays. It makes the parties easier. Happy birthday to the Boys. Take care

Christie O. said...

OOh the OC! Hope you're having a blast! Happy birthday to the little guys!

alisonwonderland said...

i hope you have a great visit in SoCal! what are your plans?

thanks for stopping by. i've missed you while you've been without reliable internet! :o)

p.s. happy bday to J10 and J8! (august is great month for birthdays! it's mine too!)

Christine said...

I'm so glad you're having a wonderful vacation. I really miss OC, being that close to the beach.
Happy bday to J10 and J8!

If you are planning to go to Disneyland, say Hi to Mickey for me!