Friday, October 30, 2009

Yep... a little relaxation is good!

5 Nights and 6 days of relaxation aboard the beautiful Radiance of the Seas... just what the Dr ordered! Or maybe not the Dr... but the stress of life, can't really be any more stressful than they are, and we just decided we needed to get away. So, we took a few days out! Thank you Mom and Dad and our friend Kayla, for watching the kids for us. It was such a nice break to relax!

Our 1 formal night
We spent the day in Cabo San Lucas on Lovers Beach, snorkeling and relaxing in the sand. It was so warm!

My husband LOVES wild animals... especially cats like tigers, lions and jaguars... we got to cuddle with a cute little 2 mos old baby lion and a 5 week old jaguar cub! A dream come true!

After spending the day in Cabo.... back on the ship looking back on the beach we had been on earlier that day. This is also known as "lands end" where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet.

The waiters sang "Happy Birthday" to me and put a candle in my brownie! Yum! I definately did WAY too much eating. It was a great way to spend my Bday!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

She can hang with the boys!

Yep! She finally got her way! Here she is in all her cute, pink glory! She LOVED playing with the boys.... and was even quite proud of the welts that were left. She was quick to show them off to her brothers... when they started comparing battle wounds. And.... SHE DIDN'T CRY! Nope! Proved wrong once again! She is a Carter through and through!

Mike's 11th Birthday party! They invited the Dad's to join... and they had as much fun as the boys! Maddi was in on the action, too!

Mike hiding behind a bunker!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

She cried because she didn't get to play

My daughter cried today at the paintball field. She cried because she was too young to play with the boys! She begged her father to let her play! She asked me 100 times throughout the day as we sat and watched the boys. When a game was over and they needed to clean up the reballs... she was the first one in to clean them up. Then upon completing her task she would look at me and ask, "Please... can I play this round?"

Seriously.... I never thought my daughter would want to shoot people or be shot at, for that matter! A week back, her dad let her shoot at him, with the reballs, as he tried to dodge her shots on the trampolines. She tagged him at least a half - dozen times. I think this experience is what had her so excited to play. However, she has NEVER had anyone shoot at her. The boys were proud of the small welts, where some of the shots had found their mark, a little too well... this didn't even phase her.

So... when she finally gets the chance to play, I wonder if she will cry again... but this time because she finally got to play... and she realizes that it sometimes hurts to play!