Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Weekend Update #2, and a trip to Hampton Beach

Hello Again!  These last few days have been crazy hot and muggy.  Today, I stripped Griffin down to his diaper, and we stood under the fan to try and get some relief.  We lingered in the air-conditioned bank.  When Jai gets home, we will head over the mountain to Hampton Beach, where it is always much cooler.  We took Griffin there a couple of days ago, and he loved it!

And he wasn't the only one.  I kept wondering why we hadn't done it sooner.  Live and learn.

As for the rest of our weekend update, I won't write too much.  The wedding was beautiful and Griffin handled it great.  Here's a shot of him with Grandpa and cousin Justin:

He loved being the centre of attention, and he loves seeing new faces.  Hopefully it will remain that way, and he won't have to go through an extended shy phase like his Mommy did.  

We also drove past the Fossil Museum while we were exploring around the Wolfville area.  It was really neat, and if it hadn't been so ridiculously hot, we would have spent more time there, and gone down to the beach to find fossils of our own.  The Bay of Fundy is truly an amazing place.

Also, we picked up a Jolly Jumper for the little guy.  He loves it!  He hasn't quite got the hang of it yet, mostly he just likes to look around, but he's starting to bounce a little.  I'm definitely hoping that this will help me get some more stuff done around the house, although yesterday I got all sorts of things done, and today my back is killing me, and I had a hard time getting Griffin out of his crib this morning.  Today, everything is happening at waist height.  We went for a nice long walk (and just about melted!) and now we have settled in and will wait here for Jai to get home.  

We'll nap and read, and dream of the beach.  There are so many great quotes about the ocean and the beach, but I thought this was one summed up today pretty well:

"Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine.  A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt."   ~John Kenneth Galbraith.

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