Friday, July 05, 2013

4th of July festivities

The plan to wake up and go see monsters u turned into mr crabby pants throwing a tantrum and acting like a 2 year old. Oh wait. He is 2. Well the terrible 2s are here and this mom wants to get away. So instead of the 6 of us going to the movies, the plan was to drop kam with papa and gma but Ben decided he didn't want to subject his parents to drama. 

So the girls went out front to visit camila and we noticed the whole hood was decorated with flags for 4th of July. The girls all went to paint. Finally kam decided to check the attitude and ride his bike 

Flag shorts and this flag. So patriotic. The girls decided to play in the water with camila and Kam couldn't resist the watermelon and water. 

The plan Bianca had for the day involved going swimming and watching fireworks with her friends, of course Ben didn't want to make more than one trip out that way and so she got an attitude because her friends weren't ready for her til later. Ugh. Things worked out in the end and we dropped her at Kennedy's. they were going to keemas and then Stephan's. so yes I am keeping tabs and she hates me for it now but someday she will look back and know I was right. 
Trip to SAMs and then we met up with the other Avila's for some fun in the heat and fireworks. Close to $400 worth of fireworks that only last an hour or so. I swear we should rethink this. 

Uncle Rudy went all out even watching videos of all the fireworks before choosing his. There were some great ones. Devin held his ears most of the time and Kamren fell asleep with his eyes open. Scary. 

Home way to late and up way to early. This taking Ben to the train is over rated and since soccer practices started we are spending way to much money on gas. We hit Starbucks on the drive home from the choochoo 
We have a play date with my girl Marea and her two kiddos Laila and Jett. Spray park action. I can't wait to see her. Her, josh and the kids moved to Temecula last month. Totally a treat to hang with them. 

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

its the weekend

Saturday night Kamren was burning up, the AC was on blast so I was feeling cool, but Kam was laying agains me and I was heating up.  He woke up in the middle of the night still hot as could be.  So after some temp taking the lil man had a fever.  In the morning he woke up pretty happy, we sat outside and I drank coffee and he played with Kallie.  Checked his head and he was still feverish.  Gave him some Advil and he laid on my lap ready for a nap.  Poor guy.  So hard seeing him not feel well.  I can always see it in his eyes and mood. 

We had a BBQ and swim date for the girls, so Ben ended up staying home with Kam.  Party was great, but I was missing my lil man and it's really hard for me to leave him when he's sick, but hard to deny the girls a good time too.  We swam and and played with Chloe, Lark, Chris, Savannah, Ty, Peyton and Beckham.   Ate yummy food and swam some more.  The kids can't get enough pool time.  We swam almost everyday last week.  Twice at the clubhouse with jackson and Caroline.  The girls are becoming great swimmers, but Kamren still only wants to play in the pool 30 minutes or less.  I'm sure he didn't mind missing the swim/bbq at Hall Haven.  But he would have loved playing with the kiddos. 

Got home later than we anticipated and Bianca had to go to Chicago Fire downtown for Bradeys birthday.  It's hard letting her go all these places, I'd like to believe she's making good choices, but it's hard to know what others are thinking...  She got to go hang out with her friends and celebrate with pizza and dessert.  Bradey gave her a ride home and we only had to stay up til 1130.  Yikes..  I don't know how parents do it.  Not sure how mine managed.  I'm a mess the entire time she's gone.  She's having a great time and I'm like checking my phone constantly to  make sure I didn't miss a text or something.   I guess it will get better.  She is a great kid and I trust that she knows whats right and wrong, but sometimes kids get tired of doing the right thing and want to walk on the wild side, I have a hard time with that.  I still know what it was like being a teenager and things are faster and with all the technology out there....  Keep on making good choices girl.  hard to believe she's gonna be a senior...  Yikes

Monday Kamren was still coughing and feverish, his voice raspy and just not being a big eater.  Tuesday i went to work and Kam went to school.  Sharon said he ate fine, but he didn't eat at home.  I don't know whats up with that.  We went swimming on Tuesday while Bianca was at PT.  The girls loved the pool, but they did fight and argue to much of the time.  Kamren jumped in lots of times, we jumped and swam around, but it wasn't long before he was ready to go home...  We had to wait over an  hour for Bianca and it was too hot to not be in the pool.

it's wednesday and Kamren still isn't feeling well.  So i'm home with him again.  hopefully its not turning into an ear infection, i think i might take him to the dr and him checked out. I love erroring on the side of caution.


Everyone loves the beach.... We couldn't wait to get there.  We left the house at 8 am.  Bank, Starbucks, it was closer to 845 when we were on the freeway and headed to the water.  Toy Story 3 kept the kiddos quiet.  Sydney fell asleep, and we only made one pit stop.  Who doesn't want to hit the Rest Stop.  Pee break took 15 minutes at least - but we beat the heat of Sac Town by an hour or so.  
Mussel Beach was the first stop.  The water was gorgeous, the beach seemed very far away, but it looked to be dog friendly, we didn't have a dog, just the BOB stroller, loaded to the max.  Why are there so many hills, downhill steep wasn't going to be fun going up, oh well.  We passed a few people on the trail to the beach.  Not one said a word..  Hello - family of 5 headed to the sand, large stroller, toddler and lil kiddos.  Got to the end of the dirt road to find lots of large rocks leading to the sand.  Large rocks that the stroller couldn't master and a lot of rocks... so we decided to head back to the highway and hit the next beach and meet up with The Vestals. 
The beach they usually go to was packed, not a parking spot within miles...  I thought it would be good to try the next beach over, it looked nice - Rockaway Beach.  Found a 2 hour spot and grabbed the goodies and almost ran to the sand.  Found a great spot and unpacked.  The water was cold, the sand dark and soft.  Set up was a snap.  Sand blankets, backpacks with fruit and water, sand toys and lots of sunblock.  Kamren was in the sand playing as soon as we got there, trucks and buckets galore.  The girls ran into the waves.  We heart the beach. 
The Vestals showed up a while later and hit the water too.  Everyone had a great time running from crashing waves and walking in the water.  Kamren wasn't a big fan of the water or waves, but he enjoyed the sand.  He hung out with Kevin at the blanket with toys for a lil bit while the girls and Jackson enjoyed the water.  Even I got to splash and jump around. 
The tide was rolling up quickly and after about 3 hours we had to pack up afraid to lose my goodies into the ocean.  I watched a lady and baby sitting on their blanket not paying attention take ocean water up to her boobs... luckily she didn't drop the baby, or lose anything else.  They moved quickly towards the top of the beach. 
After packing up we headed to the Beach Monkey Cafe, hoping for claw chowder.... the 3 minute ride put Kamren to sleep and they didn't offer clam chowder or soup to go... Got a capachinno and decided we could eat greek salad instead.  The lil girls ate turkey sandwiches and Kam slept it off. 
It was a quick ride home with only one potty break again.  Yay.  Back to the hot 107 in Sac.  The AC was on and keepin it cool at home. 
I wished we had gotten more photos, I forgot my camera, and we got a few with iphone.