Hello there old friend Mr Computer... I haven't seen you in a while!
We just took our final vacation to the Wisco cottage as a little family of three (humans) and one charming springer. Next time we cross state lines we will be toting a new little member!
Vacation was bliss. I have to say that I had a smidge of guilt each day because I totally took advantage of Patrick being off and caught up on my sleep which meant I missed out on some morning activities... but being able to nap was heavenly - and what can you expect from a 9 month preggo woman!? At least I survived the long car rides. It took us 6 hours to get there!
We had a great time. There was a ton of family. Cy got to play with all of his cousins -- Finn from Washington state, Eleanor and Megan who are home from Greece for the summer and of course the charming twins Jacob and Joseph who live in Milwaukee.
Cy experienced so much! He caught fish with Uncle Mike. He swam for hours ALL BY HIMSELF (with a life jacket and dada nearby)!!! We had an amazing firework show right in our own backyard, smores with cousins, lots of tandem bike rides with dada (not me!), stories with Grandma and "Fishpa" and hours after hours of being outside!
Patrick got the chance to sneak out and golf 9 holes with Mike and the other boys three times! All in all it was a wonderful little family get-away before the meconium hits the fan..
And speaking of meconium, after a day or two of catching up with the real world (laundry, food shopping, etc) I am officially NESTING and/or preparing (whichever you choose to call it) for little Emmerboy #2! My mind has turned to BABYBABYBABYBABYBABY... and I am finally excited!!! I think after all those long months of uncertainty, it has been hard to accept the fact that this baby really IS coming (Even though my tummy is BLARINGLY obvious!) Yesterday I sorted all of Cy's old clothes (by size) and put the smallest (holy cow are they small!) items into the drawers. Next up: we are going on a city-wide round-about to collect all of our lent-out baby items.
This is the very last picture I EVER took with my beloved camera. It now has a fatal error message every time I turn it on. Patrick took it in & the man said it's cheaper to buy new than repair. Buh Bye camera. :( Frankly I feel like I go through them like they are disposable and it is embarrassing. However I do have to say that I go through hundreds of pictures a month and my camera goes EVERYWHERE with me so my camera does get a workout!
Singing Uncle Jim happy birthday.
Jacob, Joseph, Jeff and Sarah
Cy and Finn
Cy and Finn
Classic up north apps: slovenian sausage in one hand and jumbo shrimp in the other.
Great Aunt Hillie came up (Grandpa Cy's last remaining living sibling)
Cy's friend Lydia's birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese!!