Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day in SSI

I stayed in St. Simons last week while Matt came back to Chicago for work. Will and I had a great week down there - I'm so glad it worked out for us to stay! Will knows all his family members by name and likes to repeat everyone's names several times a day - we go through all 10 or so names. He REALLY enjoyed playing with his cousin Otto...

Their matching shirts from Uncle Beau and Aunt Kate
Begging Aunt Casey-mo for some snacks

We joined all the Darts and Igels for "Taco Tuesday"'s a terrible phone pic but funny of these two little guys eating their "watermen"
On Friday my sister, Aunt Faye, cousin Chrissy and her husband Mike and their son Jack all came to St. Simons for Labor Day weekend! And Matt flew back down for the weekend too! Mary Beth and Matt and I took Will to a park on the north end of the island to play. He had a good time running around...

At Barbara Jeans
Sunday night we went to Jazz in the Park by the lighthouse. We had taken food, chairs, blankets, etc. and were there less than 5 minutes before a HUGE storm came through. It was a mess, to say the least. I did get one pic about two seconds before the bottom fell out...

I found this cute outfit at Bailey Boys for Baby Jack, whose parents are BIG Florida fans...

Isn't he cute??
An attempted picture together. Will was not interested!

We also attempted to let them play and have a bath together...

This lasted all of about 10 seconds before Will started crying, which caused Jack to cry too...

I also have to say, having an ipad has been an absolute lifesaver on this trip. We downloaded Toystory from itunes (Will's favorite movie). He says "watch woody?" about a million times a day. I don't let him watch tv or movies everyday...I try to save it for occasions when I'm desperate. But when traveling, it is sooo nice!

This was also the first time Will has had his own seat on the plane. We brought his carseat and strapped him in and started "Woody" and it was HEAVEN! We are used to him squirming all over us the whole time. I turned to Matt and told him it was the best $20 we've ever spent (the itunes movie) and he said no, it was the best $400 we've ever spent (Will having his own seat)! After kids turn 2, sitting in their parent's lap isn't an option anymore. Which I'm secretly kind of thankful for.

Will LOVED going out to my parent's store while we were home. They have a furniture store and Will would run around and around looking at everything. He also loved going to see Nick-nick (Nicki) and Kevin, who work there, and would start saying their names as soon as we pulled in the parking lot. He watched Woody out there when we couldn't chase him around anymore!

We had a GREAT time in St. Simons. It is always hard to leave. I miss our family SO much. I'm so glad that Will got to spend a lot of time with them! And he still hasn't stopped repeating all their names everyday:)


Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

looks like a really great week! i wish i could have been there! i love the picture of matt and will holding hands walking. i think it will be one of will's favorites when he is our age! i also love the matching shirts and pics with otto! xxoo lulu

Christine Campo said...[Reply to comment]

awww! Such a great recap of a fun weekend! We can't wait to see you again!

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

Yeah, I agree with Jessica - the walking photo is great. His stride looks almost as big as his dad's! I told Fran the next time you are here I want to see Will sometime during weekday when you have time. Great blog!
Debbie Gilbert

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