Emily came home yesterday right before our going away party. It was so good to see her and after almost 2 weeks.........I cried hugging her! her and her cousin Q had such a great time, it was so cute listening to them talk over each other about 500 miles per minute telling us of all the rides they went on and all the things they saw and did. They spent 2 days in Disneyland, 1 day in Universal Studios and 1 day in Knotts Berry Farm. They so had a blast going on all the rides.
Emily is quite a bit taller than Q and he didn't quite reach the min height requirements. That upset him, of course, and so my dad had a great idea. He put extra soles in his shoes to make him taller!! and that little bit made him squeak over the min. height! I was impressed he thought about doing that.
What a great trip to have with your granparents, really bonding and getting to know each other and making wonderful memories!
Last night we had our going away party! J bought a $120 prime rib! and we cooked a turkey too. We had everyone else bring salads and desserts. It was a great spread! and it was so nice to visit with our family like that and say good bye, well actually till next time cuz it is not like we will not see anyone again! Just fewer and farther in between. My parents had let us use their restaurants patio and it could not have been more perfect! Everyone had a great time. It was just a great evening.
We had a lot of proposals for places to stay for the next 2 weeks, in between having to be out of here on Sat and moving to our new place on Sept 2...............at least we hope that is what is going to happen. Today we are hoping to remove our subjects thus invoking the time clause to the other people and hopefully it will all work out to be ours.
So today I am busy on the phone and going to the post office to have our mail forwarded and all that fun stuff.
side note: my 12 1/2 year old wants to have a blog. I know there are some kids who have blogs at her age and some even younger. J is pretty against it and even questions the whole blog world all together as a potentially dangerous place. He also thinks it could become a place for women (I know men blog too, I just happen to have almost all female blogger friends) to start "man hating" hehe or bashing you know stuff like that. He would never be ok with me talking about him in details or our fights or anything too personal. I have friends and family that read this blog and he would just be not comfortable with that kind of stuff laid out for all to read. I respect that and so have always kept how he feels in mind while I post.
Now my oldest wants a blog and I don't know if it is that big of a deal for her to have one? I would have to edit her drafts before she published to make sure she didn't say anything too revealing about where we live and all that stuff. In this day and age it is just scarier raising children then it was when I was growing up. So I don't know what to do? I know that if I felt comfortable with it then I could convince J into it too BUT it is the right thing to do? letting a child post her thoughts and about her life for the whole world to see??? are we being too protective? and making a bigger deal about this than we should? I don't know?? she is begging me to have one, like I said she has friends who have one and they are younger than her!!
any thoughts on this???