Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hand, Foot and Mouth - Round II

Second verse, same as the first - almost.  

Hand, foot and mouth has once again plagued the Begley home.  This time the unlucky recipient was young William - our most tolerant and patient baby . . . NOT.  

Hand, foot and mouth hit Will pretty hard.  For five full days he was miserable. When Sam was Will's age he contracted hand, foot and mouth.  I recall that he didn't feel well, but I don't remember him being in complete agony.  But I guess this makes sense as Sam never complains about being sick.  Will, on the other hand, revels in the attention his sickness brings (at least that is my opinion) and plays it up for everything it is worth.  Think - Michael Scott - when he burned his foot. 

So for five days, Will stayed with Gran during the day.  Fortunately for Will, he was well taken care of at Gran's house.  Unfortunately for Gran, Will gave her hand, foot and mouth. 

Most of Will's blisters were on his mouth and face.  He also had a few around his eyes which he apparently scratched all night - leaving the skin around his eyes swollen and red.  He looked pretty rough. 

Traveling Home

Very early on Thursday morning, we packed the van and drove back to Tennessee.  I had a trial that next morning (Friday) so we had to leave a day early. 

The drive back wasn't too bad.  The boys slept intermittently and watched Buck Denver.  

We stopped at Chik-Fil-A for lunch.  To me, this was the most memorable part of the day. 

I love seeing the boys having fun together. 

We made it safely home at around 4:00.  We were completely unpacked by 6:00 and we spent a quiet night at home.

Self Awareness

This morning Finn came traipsing through the kitchen look this.  I had asked him to put his tie on for school.  I took one look at him and said - "Finn that is the worst job I have ever seen - do it again!"  Finn did not take my criticism too well and responded, "Mom! You can't expect me to do it perfect every time!!"  I was taken aback by Finn's assertion that he felt his attempt came anywhere within the out realm of perfection.   I told Finn to look in the mirror  and then gave him an opportunity revise his statement. 

Finn agreed that he could've done a tab bit better. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Last Night on the Beach

On our last night at the beach Sharon and Gran planned a 1st Birthday party for Mason on the beach.

 While Mason was having his picture taken, the boys played in the sand. 

Will really loved the beach.  He could have spent the whole week playing in the sand and chasing seagulls. 

Sam and Henry found a hole.  I told Sam to try not to get his pants wet - so he held them up (really high) the whole time.

I just love Sam's little legs. 

 Gran and Henry

The sky was really pretty so we took several pictures. 

Sam took this picture (that is why he is not in it).  Sam really enjoys taking pictures.  He takes his time and tries to center the picture properly. 

Finn took this one.  Finn was not so meticulous. 

Sam was so excited to write his name in the sand.  The last time we went to the beach Sam was too young to write. 

Sam took this one too. 

Next we went back to the condo and had dinner, cake and presents. 

Then we took Pa out to catch crabs . . . and we actually caught some this time. 

We saw three or four.  Finn spotted everyone of them.  They are translucent - so they are really difficult to see. 

Once we got back to the room, the boys conked out. 

Go Karts and Putt Putt

On our last full day of vacation it had warmed back up enough to go to the beach. The weather was perfect, there were no jelly fish and best of all - Pa was able to play with us.

After lunch we took the boys to play putt and drive Go-Karts.  Pa was able to fly in the night before so he and Gran were able to play with us too.

Let me just say that playing Putt-Putt with Will was fun to watch - but frustrating for the boys.  At first Will wanted to actually play.  He did his best with the putter.

Then he realized that it was way easier to wait until Finn and Sam putted the ball into the hole and then go get their balls.  This upset both Finn and Sam greatly.

It was also surprisingly hot - so the heat made Will's usually "sunny" (note the sarcasm) even worse.

After we were finished with putt-putt, Michael took the boys over to see the gorilla.  Will was very uneasy.

Then it was time to ride go-carts.  Sam did not get to drive the last time, so he was pumped to drive on the Junior track. 

Then Finn drove on the mid-level track. Sam ran along side him the whole time. 

Will pretended to drive the stationary Batman car. 

Before leaving, Michael, Sam, Finn and Pa rode the big Go-Karts.

Hand, Foot and Mouth - Round II

Second verse, same as the first - almost.   Hand, foot and mouth has once again plagued the Begley home.  This time the unlucky recipie...