Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Beginning of Our Spring Break

Spring Break makes you think of warmth, sun, the beach and good, plain fun.  While it still makes us think of all of those it will now also make us think of curious cousins, emergency rooms, and missed basketball games.

Our spring break happened to overlap my sister's kids' spring break.  So, since they were going to the beach and we were too, we decided to meet up.  To make it even better the homeowner's meeting for my parent's beach place was this weekend so they were there too.  How fun- getting to see lots of family at once!

When we first meet up we decided to go on a beach walk.  It was a tad windy but we didn't care.  Because I can't help myself I had to take the camera along.  This first shot is my niece, Chelsea.  While I was taking it I asked her if her mom was doing this to her all the time ( meaning taking pictures) since she is in a photography class.  This is the look I got.  No need for words with that look.  I can tell the answer is "yes, my mom does this ALL the time!".


Next, I captured this picture of Molly.  She is a character.  Can you tell by her pose?  It is a little of "don't mess with me", mixed with "guess what I am up to".   She was my best model.  She let me take a lot of pictures but this is the one that made the cut for the blog tonight.

Now, I couldn't leave my kids out of the picture sharing so I had to add this really bad, cut Chelsea's head off picture because I love what I captured in Harrison's face.  This kid lives to be around other kids.  He loves being with his cousins.  I think it is so sweet.  In fact, he and Molly totally "get" each other.  My sister and I think it is the whole middle child thing.  They are seriously very much alike!


And finally, a picture from the beach walk.  While it is a far off shot it cracks me up.  To look at my mom and Liza you would think it was 30 degrees on the beach that day- hats on, hoods up.  I love it!  It actually wasn't cold, just windy.  As my mom explained to Liza you needed the hood so your hair doesn't get messed up.  So, obviously I have been missing out on this trick since Liza's hair seems to always be messed up.  Perhaps I should have her wear her hood all day long- inside and outside!

So, back to the whole emergency room thing.  I bet you are wondering if I am ever going to get around to explaining that comment.  Seems that Harrison and Molly decided to go exploring in my parent's medicine cabinet on Saturday night while us grown ups were watching the first of the final four games.  We aren't sure how, but apparently Molly was able to get bottles of aspirin and Tylenol out of the medicine cabinet.  She however, couldn't open them.  In swoops Harrison to save the day because he could open them! ( Yes they were supposed to be child proof!).  Meanwhile, Liza has joined them in their little fun.  We aren't clear on what all went on next but shortly after this happened my dad walks in to find pills all over the floor.  After questioning the kids we learn that at least Harrison had eaten a pill or two or four!  Liza said she didn't eat any (because they "were nasty") nor did Molly.  Not knowing who had eaten what we figured we would have to go to the ER.  So, we took Ben and Louisa over to Ed's parents ( yes, they were at the beach too!) while Ed, myself, Sarah, Guy, Molly, Liza and Harrison all took off for the ER to have blood work done.  

We all had a lovely time in the ER from about 9:00PM to 2:00AM.  All the kiddos were fine and all of us now have a story that we won't soon let them forget.  So, that is why spring break will now make use think of ERs and curious cousins.  

Now we are just hoping that the rest of our spring break will be a bit more calm!!

1 comment:

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Fun times. Well....not the whole ER saga! Glad everyone is OK.