We first sponsored Djidiack when I was at a Women of Faith conference three years ago. They had pictures on a table and I picked his up and then of course couldn't put him down.
I was telling Allan about my trip to a really cool yarn store with my mom. She saw a shawl she liked made with expensive yarn using a technique I've not done and four different colors of yarn that you alternate. I would like to make it for her but it's just not going to happen. Allan said, "you're really good at saying no." Uh, thanks?
My neighbor asked me to watch her kids in the morning for less than an hour before school and put them on the bus. She said she'd pay me. I said no and only felt one slight twinge of guilt. It would have been perfect before I went back to work but when the boys go back to school I will have an hour in the morning and 45 minutes after school with them and I don't need interlopers.
We spent many hours at the beach swimming, shell collecting, sand sculpting, bird watching and kite flying. We enjoyed rides, eating, shopping and mini golf on the boardwalk. We got together with friends that happened to be there the same week. Allan and Alex even caught a Phillies game.
They boys are trying to get us to commit to a week next year. Maybe.
I wanted to rent a surrey and ride on the boardwalk for my activity of choice. It was hard work! Especially since David and Tom couldn't reach the pedals to help. And Alex kept taking breaks. We stopped for a frozen custard and the seagulls were thrilled that Tom immediately dropped his.