Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Memorial Day Post That Went Oh-So-Wrong

*WARNING* *WARNING*

*This post contains material by a slightly immature set of parents. Continue at your own risk.*


There is one thing I really love about living in our neck of the Midwest. Ok, so there might be a few, but one in particular outshines all the rest:

We live 30 minutes from the beach. [cue Hallelujah Chorus]

I believe that was the line that convinced this East Coast girl that moving out here would not be entirely horrible, and that I could survive 6 months of grey skies and the coldest and snowiest winters EV-AH.

So, to kick off the summer season, we loaded up the van with all the unnecessary gear a family of five needs for the beach, and headed to our favorite spot.

It is slightly heartbreaking, but otherwise very cool to see how Jack and Max have changed and grown over the last year. And yet, they still play together in the same ways. Same sand, same buckets, and same shovels; but, they're SO much bigger. *sigh*


Last year:




Yesterday:



Jack is so independent. And SO tall... (have I ever mentioned that I can wear his socks? He's 3!)



Max...well, let's just say this boy loves his Oatmeal Creme Pies...



And, these two...they are almost more than my heart can handle...


We captured video of the boys' favorite beach activity. They are training to be professional sand slingers.



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And, each of them made an important discovery. Are you wondering what this is? Max can tell you...


It's a "yucky crayon."


Jack's discovery...well, you just gotta see it for yourself...



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In case you didn't catch it, he's pointing out "sea"cocks...known as seagulls to the rest of the world. Alas, Jason kept the video rolling...and caught the two of us, well...rolling. Cause Lord knows we will never view seagulls the same, again.



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No, that is certainly not bloggable. Nope. No way.

28 comments:

  1. You did not just post that.

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  2. OMG! I'm rolling around laughing! That was sooo funny! What a fun (slightly cold?) day at the beach!

    Oh, by the way, "yucky crayons" can also be used to blow bubbles- just ask my neice!!!

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  3. OMG! I'm rolling around laughing! That was sooo funny! What a fun (slightly cold?) day at the beach!

    Oh, by the way, "yucky crayons" can also be used to blow bubbles- just ask my neice!!!

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  4. LOL!!!!!!!!!! At so many things, LOL! I just don't even know where to begin. Why is Jason even surprised? (Still laughing)

    So bummed we couldn't bbq yesterday, but it looks like you were able to enjoy the day. Hopefully we can make it up this weekend!

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  5. OMG!!!!!!!! I can not handle these blogs at work cause I just burst out into laughter and my office door is NEVER closed when this happens. Great, just great!!!! So good to hear your laughter too :)

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  6. That is hilarious! I don't think I'll ever view a sea gull the same again either.

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  7. that is GREAT. loved jason's comment.

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  8. Oh... I'm laughing, I'm smiling, I'm gagging, I'm laughing again... all these emotions at once!

    Tell Jason that my hubby powered through some exhaustion sickness this weekend to work on THREE different beers. I hardly see the man, but I think he found his smile again.

    Beermaking: It's cheaper than therapy.

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  9. SOO funny! I love seeing how the boys have changed, too! Looks like a great day was had by all! Even the littlest guy!
    K

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  10. You and your boys!!! What fun!

    Lauren

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  11. Too funny - people around us will wondering what we are laughing at when we see sea gulls! Those boys sure have grown - cute pictures!

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  12. Oh, Sarah, too fun! I'm just a tad jealous of your many family beach excursions. Your boys are so sweet, and their beach wear is just adorable! I agree with Sandra, loved to hear your laughter. Ah, from the mouths of babes...

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  13. too funny =)

    looks like you and your boys had a fun day. just imagine lincoln next year.

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  14. "Is that bloggable? No! I know, totally not!"


    BAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


    BAH hahahahahahahaha

    snort

    BAH hahahahahahahaha

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  15. Looks so fun! You're so great about videoing! What a fun family you have & I would love to live by the beach!

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  16. Hi Sarah!
    Thanks for visiting my site today - your boys are absolutely adorable, and I loved seeing your beach photos! Are you guys here in GR too?

    :)

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  17. Hilarious! Thanks for the laughs.
    Smiles!

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  18. What a great memory! Someday you will enjoy sharing that story with him (when he is 35!)

    Cute swimsuits on cute boys!

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  19. Love the buckets shots! What a difference a year can make! Looks like so much fun...was it cold??

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  20. ok, so i just posted a comment before watching the video, so now i need to tell you that I am cracking up! I almost spit my toothpaste out at the computer screen, that was too funny!

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  21. Looks like you had a great day! Only wish I could view the video to see what everyone is laughing about (curse you dial up internet!!).

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  22. man, they are funny. and really getting too big. Miss you guys!! looks like a really fun day.

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  23. How fun, Sarah! Beach days are wonderful! So glad you were able to enjoy the day! My favorite part was you laughing. It is true your temps there are very cold again? I saw 30's on the news and thought of you.

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  24. I loved the 1 year apart pictures of the boys!!!
    Susan

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  25. oh my word - so funny! i agree - you are so good at video taping the everyday things. you inspire me to be better at it.

    so jealous of beach time... i miss the beaches in MN, not really any beaches in our area of ID :o(

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  26. Leave it to you to wonder if that was blogable, hehe.

    Trust me, you will NEVER see seagulls the same again. Great family memory...bwahahahahaha!

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  27. If I had a dime for every time I've asked the question, "Is that bloggable?" Too funny!!

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