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Jurrah, Peas and Savannah – Oh My!

April 30, 2015

How long has it been since my last post? I don’t even want to know. I’ll be ashamed. So let’s just delve right in, shall we? Wait…it’s hard to update you on the happenings in Spri-Mo until I know where we left off. Oh well. I’ll just roll with it and if I leave anything out, you’ll never know.

Annabelle – She’s TWO! She likes coloring, her giraffe (Jurrah!), long walks on the beach in her stroller, and Jake & the Neverland Pirates. She’s also transitioning from Annabellese to English. Jurrah is her beloved Giraffe. She will grab its leg, wave it and say “hi!” in the cutest little voice. I melt every time and she knows it. Peas is not only please but also drink. I think it started when she would ask for a drink and we’d tell her to say please. So she’d say please and get her drink. Well, now she thinks that drinks are called peas. We’re working on that one, because we want her to ask for a drink, not a peas but still say peas. I mean please. She’s also making progress with counting, probably due to Jake and his buddies counting their gold doubloons at the end of each episode. Although her version usually goes something like this: One…Two…Five…Three…Six…Five…Six…Seven…Five…Five…One. We also just discovered that she knows what the number 5 looks like. She’ll point at it and say “five!” Clearly we’ve got a child prodigy on our hands.

Grayson – He’s SEVEN MONTHS! When did that happen?  He’s sitting independently for short bits, rolling over and can sit for extended periods with minimal support. He is eating baby food and likes smiling at his sister. He’s also been growling and chattering more and more.


He’s dancing a jig in this one.

Travel – Over President’s Day weekend we went to Savannah, GA! It was great! It was warm and there was a beach and a lighthouse and yarn!!


Lunch on the water


Lighthouse on Tybee Island

We climbed to the top of the light house. It was 178 steps, which actually doesn’t sound very impressive but wow. My excuse is that we were also carrying the kids. Yep. That’s why I was struggling so much.


Look at that beach! I want to live here.


Tree lined streets!

Savannah was neat. It had this combination of laid back, touristy beach town and high society southern city.


There’s pavement under there somewhere.

Then it snowed on our way back which was problematic. You see, our Escape has EcoBoost which supposedly make our little bitty 4 cylinder act like a V6! Vroom! Reality went something like this:

Us: Mission Control, Engage EcoBoost!
MC: EcoBoost Engaged.
*crickets*
Us: Mission Control…did you engage the EcoBoost?
MC: Yes.
Us: You sure? Because we aren’t moving.
MC: EcoBoost is engaged.
Us: Uh…is it working?
MC: All systems are online.
Us: Right. So it’s working and we aren’t moving. Mission Control, do you have any words of wisdom?
MC: Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
Us: ….Fabulous.

The whole trip back, I kept telling Jake that as soon as we got to Missouri it would be better because MoDOT cares.


Do you see that in the background?


It’s a snowplow!!

We all made it home just fine but let’s say that our Escape (henceforth known as EcoBoost) was skating on thin ice with Jake.

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  1. April 30, 2015 4:04 am

    lol one of your greatest post. I love all of them

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