Monday, November 23, 2009

Dadgum pool is closed!

Hello to all. We are experiencing the beach in a whole new way! It is cold.



We decided Sunday evening that I would get them all dressed and ready for a little indoor swimming. That meant swimmy diapers, bathing suits, cover ups, and a full barrage of necessities in a diaper bag for our trip.
Annnnnnd, it meant loading up a wagon and keeping three little toddlers content and manageable for about an hour prior to getting all of this orchestrated!
We loaded up and went to the indoor pool only for them to tell us that someone had thrown up in the pool about ten minutes earlier and it would be closed for the next ohhhhh, 4 hours! Ugh!
So what the heck. We went outside in the cold and played on the swing! My girls LOVE a swing!
How funny is it that they have on bathing suits and fully hooded cover ups, with....
UGG boots?! Ha. A little weird, I must say.
And we had to use our beach towel as a blanket!
Nonetheless, they were happy girls!

Have I mentioned that JinJin is here too? She was my partner in crime who was going to the big pool with me? She was heading there, but only ONE of us had a bathing suit on! Hmmmm.... I wonder who! I think the other had a novel or something stashed in her bag. And I don't read!

Earlier, during that hour of wait, Todd saw Ellie at the rail and said, "she looks like the boy in the bubble." And so true! SHe wanted so badly to go out to that beach!
And then ol' skinnny butt, Maddi came and joined in on the WISH I COULDin'!

Now,for the big news of the day...

Are you ready for this?

I mean it. Sit down!

Seriously! This is a BIGGIE!!

Ta Da!!!!!! Gabbi Girl is ON HER FEET!

Most of the time!
She has some big time determination! She falls, gets up. Falls, gets up. Falls, gets up. You get the picture!
And IF I can find a charger for my camera (I think Mary Allison misplaced mine.... It is what you deserve MA, for going "over to the dark side". YES I DID read Lindsay's comments!), then I will post a pic or two of Miss Gabbi Girl grinning EAR to EAR with her ol snaggledy smile when she does walk! She is so proud of herself! And we are so proud of her!!

Until tomorrow! Mo

21 comments:

kimybeee said...

I thought for sure that your surprise was to say that somebody called and you were getting another baby!!!!

Way to go GG!!!!! You guys have tons of fun while beachin' it!!

Raylee & Joah's Mommy said...

Go Gabbie! You guys are making me seriously want to come down to the beach. Too bad I'm headed up instead of down this weekend. I'm headed to the mountains in Tennessee. You guys have fun!

Carri Russo said...

Goooooo Gabby girl.....
No you can keep up with that silly big sister of yours!!!!

Emily said...

Mel-I know how excited you are to see Gabs finally walking. It makes me think back to when I first saw Shelbi walking again at 5 yrs old without that walker after days and days of her crying while you worked with her after her stroke. These special milestones ROCK!

Carrie said...

GO GABBY...GO GABBY...GO GABBY!!!!! Yeah for little Gabby Girl! I bet her Mama is one proud chicky :) I am also totally cracking up at Maddi's WILD hair and lovin' Ellie's piggies. They are all too cute for words.

Melissa said...

Way to go Gabbi Girl!

Lindsay said...

Ewwwwe weeeeee, MA, Mo caught choo! Let it be known that I had NO part of that and I will NOT be to blame one bit....no siree! I'm completely innocent to the point that I might need a babysitter Friday and Saturday night to celebrate my innocence....any takers? ;)))) I pay well and travel time IS included :))) Wait, did I really just see G gurl walkin' it up at The Beach Club? Yeah, she's in her element! I need a new longsleeve shirt for B........maybe I'll come down on my lunch break to get one! :)) LOVE that place and so glad yall are having fun even thought the pukin' pool was closed. Hang in there and stay warm.....we've had some crazy cold front....burrrrrrrr!

breanna said...

YAY GABBI!!! I think that the beach club must have magical powers...hazel stated crawling there in the summer! I can't wait to see her in action!:)

Mary Allison said...

I did not lose it! You found it a long time ago! October 26th! And I think that when you go scouting, I go scouting!
J/k
I saved earls life!



Have fun! Still jealous, just sayin'

Kathryn said...

Well, look at that baby girl! I swear, I am sitting here mainlining coffee, trying to wake up, and have tears rolling down my cheeks. I am such a sap!

Staci Dombroski said...

YAY for Gabbi!!!

Belinda said...

YAY for GG!! Looks like yall are having a great time!! Be safe!!

Belinda said...

YAY for GG!! Looks like yall are having a great time!! Be safe!!

Christie said...

yahhhh GG!!! That is so awesome. Now you can keep up with everyone. Your growing up so fast.

Renee said...

Woo Hoo! Way to go Gabbi!

Shannon said...

Way to go Gabbi....those shoes were made for walkin' and that's just what you'll do....I spare ya the rest.

Ellie your piggie tails are so darn cute!!

Have fun beachin' it!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving from Nebraksa!!

snekcip said...

Sing w/me....she's walking....yes indeed, she's talking (well babbling)!!! GO GABBI GULL!!!!

Mackenzie Holley said...

Aww! Looks like fun! Great job, Gabbi!

Jennifer Taylor aka vietnammom said...

YAY GG!!! So proud of you!

c.holley said...

Last time we were at the beach you were telling us about how you were worried about GG not walking yet. Now this time at the beach...she's walkin!!! Yay Gabbi!! Wish I was there to babysit! Is the Hangout as cool in the winter as it is in the summer??

Courtlyn

Missy said...

I love LOVE The Beach Club!! Best place I have ever stayed! Enjoy it, relax, have fun with those baby girls. Sorry its chilly and the pool was a pukin...that is icky! Hang in there!