Sunday, March 18, 2012

Family Vacation!

To celebrate Mommy and Daddy's fifteen years of wedded bliss, we packed the car up and headed to the ocean!

One perk to having a March anniversary is the off-season discounts for most vacation spots.
We found a great two bedroom cabin in La Push (yes, home of the Team Jacob!).

Mommy kept herself occupied on the four hour drive by taking pictures.

Once we settled in, Mommy took even more pictures.

Can't really blame Mommy for taking so many pictures. This place didn't have cable or internet!

The next morning, we awoke to the sound of waves crashing and the rain pouring outside.

Despite the rain, we can't take a trip to the ocean and not hike the Hoh Rainforest.
We packed up the rain gear and headed out.

Alexander was not at all interested in hiking.

Nothing we did or said could convince him he was going to enjoy the hike.

So, we did what any good parents would do...we started walking.

Within minutes, Alexander was running ahead of us, pointing out sights and smells of the rainforest.

"How was the hike, Alexander?"

"It was AWESOME!!"

Once we dried out, Alexander and Mommy played together while Daddy took a nap.

Silly pictures.

GoRed Fish.


And then a movie on Mommy's laptop.

Our final morning was so much clearer that we knew we needed to get out to the beach before we left.

Father and son enjoy a moment together.

And then, Eric taught Alexander how to run from waves.




"Take a look at this piece of drfitwood, Mama!"

No trip is complete without a family picture.

And a really sleepy five year old.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doctor Appointment

Alexander had his five year check up today.

Eric took him to his appointment, where they had bit of an adventure...

Nurse calls out "Alex" so Eric and Alexander walk back for the appointment. The nurse says "looks like five shots today" and proceeds to give five shots to our sweet boy. Our trooper took it like a man and replied with "Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Owwww."

Pathetic face kept saying "this is ridicleious".

She then brought Eric the immunization record form (needed for kindergarten registration).

Eric glances down and...THE NAME ON THE FORM IS NOT HIS SON'S NAME!
Our son just received someone else's shots.

I would like to pause the story to point out that the nurse should be happy my level headed husband took him today. If I had taken him, I'm about 99% sure I would be sitting in jail tonight.

Anyhow, to make a long story short, four of the five shots he received today were scheduled so he was safe and we aren't suing their office. He had to get a sixth shot though, because they left off the chicken pox shot. Eric says they apologized a dozen time, gave Alexander ten stickers, and Eric is convinced this will never happen again. I'm less certain.

Despite his sore arms (four shots in one, two shots in the other) and fascination with band-aids, Alexander is feeling just fine tonight.