Thursday, July 24, 2008

Home Sweet Home.

That's right. We're finally home. We made it back to Texas Monday night and have spent the last two days or so unpacking and getting back into our normal routine here. It's nice to see Mike and Carter is as in love with Mike as ever, but in the scheme of things it's a little sad to be home and have to get back into the old routine. I miss the beach already.

The flight home was a lot different from the flight to Myrtle Beach. If my flight there would have been like the flight home I told Mike he would have had to drive out to bring me back home. So to say the least, not a very fun flight home for either one of us, or the large gangsta man we sat by, who completely ignored us the entire time while I fought to keep Carter from trying to steal his ipod that he was blaring gangsta rap on. The combination of my growing belly and the lack of space on the plane to stand up and move around made the trip hard on both of us. I've never been more grateful to hear the captain announce an early arrival. Thank goodness Mike was there early as well to handle our bags and show us some much needed love.
I know I've said this is my last few posts, but we did have a really good time. I miss my mom. It was so much fun just to be there with her and hang out. I loved that we were only ten minutes, if that, from the beach. I loved that she was willing to jump in the pool with us, chase after Carter on the beach, dig in the sand with us, make her awesome peach pie for us twice, make blueberry pancakes in the morning, or at night if I had the craving, go shopping with us to find shoes for Carter and his chubby feet, eat at Chick-fil-a with us several times and most of all that she put up with us destroying her apartment on a daily basis. We hope that you are enjoying a little more peace and quiet and are also enjoying not having to watch for scattered toys everywhere you step when you come home from work. We miss and love you and can't wait for you to come out here to visit next time.
Here are a few scattered pictures from our trip.
Little Stud Muffin. He was a social butterfly on the beach.

Climbing into this chair took a while and once he was there, he wasn't going anywhere else.

The little things that he finds entertaining.Carter also loved to chase the birds on the beach... he is dragging my mom with him to chase the bird above. Notice in the picture below Carter is sitting on my pregnant tummy.
We managed to make it to the beach at night a few times. This was the time of day everyone took their dogs on walks, therefor Carter and I followed many dogs walking on the beach. He missed his puppies at home.
After swim lessons and the beach we went out to lunch. Carter only made it half way through lunch before passing out in the high chair. Notice the straw still in his hands.
How could we go three weeks without a balloon? Thank you Red Robin for providing this happy toddler moment.
He managed to crawl into the cabinet, just couldn't get out afterwards.
Carter loved Nicks family sauce with pasta. I think he ate an entire bowl of pasta that night.

This makes me laugh... He walked around laughing when I put his swim trunks on his head. At this point he was ready to take them off.


Rorie Jones said...

Looks like yall had so much fun! I absolutley LOVE the beach and can't wait till I get to go again. Carter looks so different from the last time I saw him, he's a little man now!

The Youngblood Family said...

I know you hear this all the time, but HE IS SUPER CUTE! I am glad you guys made it home safely. Looks like you had a blast. Sorry about GANGSTA RAP MAN. :)

Josh and Shyann Croke Family said...

Cute pictures! I wouldn't be surprised if we had the same dress. I've known 3 other people since then that have had it too. So either it's good taste, or no originality! Oh well, I still like it.

Kristy Stoddard said...

I love the picture of him sleeping at the table. He is so handsome. I would love to be able to go to the beach that often. I miss going home and going to Lake Tahoe.