Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Beach



A couple of weeks ago, we took a break from all the renovations and activities we have going on and took a family trip to the beach. If you've never been to the gulf coast in October , it's a WONDERFUL time to go!!! The water is still fairly warm, the days are warm enough, average 85 degrees - you can actually walk on the sand that's back away from the water barefoot without scorching your feet!!!! The crowds are minimal and it's just a fun time!!!! We took the children on the Pirate Cruise












All the children LOVE this - Henderson is our "slow to warm up" child, and I wasn't sure how he would react on this ship with these "real" pirates!!!! It started out very good - he handed his ticket to the pirate and skipped aboard!!!!


THEN he saw the pirates in action, climbing the ropes to let the sails out and that was enough for him - he kept saying I want to go home, I want to take a nap and then he would hide his face on my shoulder. Just pitiful. My camera card became full after these pictures and it was to bright to try and delete any pictures, so I was able to actually enjoy the fun without a camera attached to my face!!!!










By the end, Henderson had somewhat warmed up and was dancing a little and brave enough to get his own treasure out of the treasure box!!! Everyone had a blast and I highly recommend this for anyone in the area!!!!



I took my camera out to the beach only one day - I really just wanted to relax and enjoy the vacation and the moments without the pressure of taking good pictures!!! Here's what I got:



These are canonball jellyfish - they were out in abundance - the great thing is, they don't sting!!!! Unless you try to kiss them, then they will sting your lips - apparently human lips are the only thing that is sensitive enough to detect their sting!!!! So, DON'T kiss them!! :) They are really neat, and sea turtles feed on them!!!!




Buried alive!!!!








In other happenings around here, Emma Claire is getting new glasses -rimless ones, so she'll have an entirely new look soon!!!! Wilson had his eye appointment yesterday, he has intermittent exotropia (one eye turns out at times and "shuts down"). The fix for this is surgery and as his parents, we have to decide when to have it. Our doctor said the time to do it is when the eye turns out more than it is straight. Whew, what a tough decision. It has definitely gotten worse over the last year, but I wouldn't say it's all the time. Has anyone out there had any experience with this? Also, we are looking into Human Growth Hormone for Wilson also, we have an endocrinology appointment scheduled, but it's not until May 2011, unless they can work us in earlier. He has been off the growths charts since he was about 2 months old, and is still very tiny. With a dad that's 6'4", we just worry about the emotional effects this may have being so small. Anyone have any experience with this? I'm doing my research, but I'm not finding much.
Happy Fall, ya'll!!!!!


3 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

No experience with that BUT I have to say how much I love these pictures and how beautiful your family is! Lots to think about when you have children....You seem to handle it well!

Patti said...

love your pics as always!

As for the eye surgery my daughter just had her second surgery done in august.she is almost 8,the first one was done at 5 months old for esotropia(turning in). It worked until she was about 5 and started turning out ,we tried all the options for three yrs until this past july when it so bad that other people noticed.she looks great now(you can see on my blog pics). This should be her last one..sometimes with this type of issue it can take multiple tries. but it was painless and they bounce back right away and she even has better vision now

sorry so long but figured you might want to know as i was freaked out and did so much research on it!

good luck

The Griffins said...

I have had two students with estrophia and they had surgeries between 18 months and 3 years old...and I have had a number of kids with convergence issues in my classroom...I have tons of exercises for that...and have (OUT of the 2 kids) I have taught have had success with their surgery!!!! Post what you decide...

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