Saturday, January 16, 2010

Fun with Daddy

I'm so glad Lorin took a few days off of work before he left for Chicago so we could have some family fun. We went on a picnic one night and fed the ducks, and on one day we went to the Wildlife Zoo & Aquarium. We went on a Thursday morning and no one was there, so it was nice to have it all to ourselves. I have to mention, Lily decided to throw up as we went out there. Niiiice. She said, "Mommy, my tummy hurts." I told her I would get her a snack and before I knew it curdled milk was everywhere. GROSSSS! Lorin was trying not to dry-heave, and miraculously, I was able to look at it and smell it without dry-heaving while she continued to throw up (which is not the usual - if I was pregnant, I would have been vomiting wit her!) Fortunately, we were right by Lorin's work office, so we cleaned up there and got re-situated. I don't know why I did it, but I had packed her an extra pair of clothes so we were lucky. And fortunately, it didn't spoil the day and we were still able to go. We also went to lunch and were able to get a sitter so we could go see "Sherlock Holmes" (which by the way, is awesome... Robert Downey Jr. is seriously one of my FAVS now!) Any who - we had so much fun and I wanted to post a few pics of our activities with our long, lost daddy - We sure miss him, but we are able to talk a lot on the phone as well as SKYPE. It's so cute... Lily will tell me, "Skype Daddy! Skype Daddy - He's in Chicago for long time!" She sure loves and misses her daddy. :)

Having Lorin leave made me wonder about some things. Everyone is always asking me if I'm going to move in with my mom since he's gone or if I'll go over there every night. People also seem to have an opinion on how often he should come home or if you should or shouldn't wast the money, so I want to ask the following...

1 - Would you stay at your own home or move in with the parents so you're not alone?

AND

2 - Would you try to fly your hubby home as often as possible, or do you think it's a waste of money?


I'm curious...
1 - I am staying at home mostly because I have so many projects I want to get done and I also don't get scared at night.
2 - We are flying Lo home every 2-3 weeks because a: we saved up money so we could do this, and b: we just miss him that much and want to see him. :)

They like to move it, move it... and eat Veggie Straws. We probably weren't suppose to, but we threw veggie straws to them and they seemed to like 'em. :)
Umm, SCARY!! This thing freaked me out, and I swear it was staring at me!
My sugar pie - he is the sweetest little boy, and he just loves me so much!
Lily givin her daddy some loves.
You can feed the giraffes - sooo cool!
My sugar pie again - He was such a happy baby the whole day. I really think Heavenly Father has blessed him to be good for me, especially while Lo is gone.

You don't have to pay to touch the sting rays here like at the zoo... then again, it is about twice as expensive also. :/
Feeding the ducks... there were so many of them and they practically ate the bread out of our hands!

2 comments:

brintgal said...

Cute pictures. Gavin is getting too big! So fun.

You seem pretty independent, so I would think you would be fine on your own. If it were me, I wouldn't move in with my parents, I like my space, and there is a ton you can get done when the kids go to bed at night. Take advantage of that!

That is great that he is coming home every 2-3 weeks! Let me know if you get bored and want to get together :)

scott and lindsey said...

Looks like a pretty great couple of days! Minus the throw up of course ;)

As for the questions... I did both ;) moved in with mom and dad AND tried to visit as much as possible. You've got kids though, so you're not technically "alone". The being apart will go by fast though! enjoy getting your projects done.