Friday, August 8, 2008

Fun Stuff Around Here

Life In the Stroller Lane
As usual there is drama at the Harrell house, but in the words of Scarlett O'Hara, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." Today, I will tell you about some of the fun stuff happening around here. Tomorrow I will give you a post on the drama.

Your thoughts may be like Rhett Butler, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn," but I don't care. I am going to post it.

Last week, Sarah went to Mimi and Poppa's place in the mountains. In the entire four days, she only had a 4 minute bout of homesickness (my Sarah missing lasted all week). She had so much fun playing with Mimi and Poppa, plus she got to go to a day camp a couple of days. Away from home and going to camp, she is definitely a big girl these days.

Although I missed Sarah, it was hang with only Jaley last week. I had more one-on-one time last week than it seems I have had with her in the past year. And funny enough she didn't have nearly as many tantrums (hmmm, I wonder why?)

For the weekend, we drove to the mountains to collect Sarah. We also planned to go camping one night. We packed it all: tents, sleeping bags, firewood, s'mores fixings, trail mix, hiking boots, etc. The car was filled to the top. However, once we got there I didn't feel good and it rained. We didn't wait for the third strike and bailed on actually camping. However, to keep the spirit, we set up the tent on the porch and made s'mores on the grill. Scott slept outside with Sarah and I enjoyed a luxurious king size bed all to myself. Now that sounds like my kind of camping.

While this week week doesn't have too much to report on the fun side, there are always highlights in the day. Jaley got up with the sun on Tuesday morning. She climbed out of her crib put on her sunglasses and her Dora Purse. Then, she walked in our room and screamed "Hi Mommy. Me have good nap. Let's go." With that type of wake up call, you really can't have a bad day.

In honor of the Beijing Olympics, we are ordering take-out Chinese and watching the opening ceremonies. That's life in the stroller lane. Lots of Love.


Suzanna said...

Tonight was a big night for Chinese takeout! Our closest restaurant always says that our order will be ready in "10 minutes." Tonight it took an hour! In the spirit of the Olympic games and world harmony, I had egg fu young, a square of Belgian chocolate, and a glass of Italian wine. I hope you have a great weekend!

Di said...

We managed to turn the parade into a drinking game! (I didn't drink...but with my superior language skills I was deemed the judge). As each flag bearer was introduced, everyone had to try to pronounce his/her name. If one pronounced the name wrong (as deemed by me), one had to drink.

We got Chinese food Saturday night, but I don't think it was on purpose. It was because all of the local rib places seemed to be closed (Red Hot & Blue.) Do you know a good place to get take-out ribs in Cary?