Another year wiser and still we are not sure what we are doing. Cam will be 3 on Tuesday, May 30th and we just celebrated his Birthday this weekend. He was such a pleasure today and enjoyed himself.
Sometimes life gets in the way and you forget to make time for the things that you enjoy. This is what has happened to me for the past 6 plus months. Lots of stress, pounds heavier and a new home, It is time to get back to the basics and go back to the things I enjoy. Such as walks in the park and taking photos.
Hurricane is a pretty strong word for what we received. A bunch of rain and a little wind. Besides a little ran somehow welcoming itself into our front door, we are in good shape. Schools were closed for Thursday and Friday which complicated everything. In reality, everything could have probably stayed open, but we were prepared for the worst. Tonight it was beautiful so we ventured to the dog beach at Fort Desoto. We all had fun.
The Sunshine Skyway off in the distance right before sunset.
Lets keep things real here. You see these pictures of what looks like this happy family. Well in reality, it takes a huge amount of effort to even get us all in one spot for a photo. Here is what a majority of the pictures we take turn out like. So take 50 pictures and hope you get one good one. The digital age is great.
Who would have though working and trying to reason with a 2yr old would be so difficult? Not me, this first time parent here. He has been playing and do what he wished for the past hour. But it was WAY too much to ask him to take 30 seconds and sit by the dog for a photo.
With enough effort you can do anything. Yesterday Mardi earned his 2nd place and qualified for his 3 leg of a Companion Dog Title. He was quite pleased to get a toy during awards.
WHERE DID THEY ALL COME FROM?!
The monster made this mess and vacated the area to make more messes somewhere else.
Back in July 2016 we made the decision to move Cameron into a school so he could be around some more kids his age and he has just excelled as a little person. The first week we had through the week water day, photo day and a tea party. The new school really keeps the kids busy. Here are a few photos.
A few weeks ago we had Price and Princess day on Friday. In the morning Cam was not happy about his costume, but once he saw the other kids he owned it.
Geohunting lead us to this small Crystal Beach that we had never even heard of and we figured it was our secret sunset spot. Saturday we loaded up to go play with crabs and watch sunset quietly. Well it was us and another 150 people. Not so secret after all.
Earlier in the morning the dog and I did an obedience event for his last leg to get his Companion Dog (CD) title. There are a group of exercises that you do and after you pass, everyone comes back and you have to do sit's and downs. The dog is required to sit for 1 minute and not move while you are across the room and then you do a 3 minute lay down as you go across the room. Mardi is solid on these two exercises. Other dogs have come right up to him, you can throw a toy and he has never moved. Except for our last round that we needed Saturday. 45 seconds into the sit he decided to stand up and just stand there looking at me with a blank look, this disqualifies us. So back to the drawling board for more training.
We were out and about Friday night. Cameron got to play and we watched a storm roll in. Pretty neat to watch how quickly your beautiful sunset turns into dark stormy clouds.
You win some and lose some. Tonight fell somewhere in the middle. Started out great, but went downhill when the little guy didn't want to move, then the mosquitos came out like crazy. Thankfully we were smart parents and brought sunscreen and bug spray. Dad is out having his fun and I just couldn't resist the little guy when he wanted to sleep with me, so he is soundly snoring next to me. The moments I will cherish.