Update on The Girls – 2012 – #16 – Mommy Stinks!

We had a lively weekend with The Girls out at Orange Beach, Alabama. Here are a few highlights…
 
Saturday, we felt that The Girls needed a break, so we took them over to the Kids Park at the Orange Beach Waterfront Park. The Intracoastal Waterway runs behind the Park. The Girls enjoyed the Kids Park. C was too young to do anything other than swing on a “bucket swing.” On an elevated walkway, they had a tire in which kids could crawl; I thought about putting C in it, & @ the last moment realized that it was a “tunnel” that went all the way to the ground. Fortunately, I did not put C down in the tire “tunnel.”The park has a pier and we all walked out on it – fortunately, they have not started charging people to do that (yet). It was quite nice & it gave us a good view of the Intracoastal. A man and his young son were fishing from the pier and it looked like great fun. There are all sorts of houses along the Intracoastal & lots of them have private piers & docks. They have all sorts of huge palms in that park and there’s a great, old house with a huge, screened-in porch. It’s lovely…
 

Dairy Queen was "an adventure in ice cream" for our family.

Afterward, C was wailing, but we decided to stop @ Dairy Queen. The Mojowoman and I had Blizzards. She had Georgia Fudge (yum, she says) and I had Heath bar (mega yum). The girls had hot fudge sundaes. The results were a bit more mixed on that one; C enjoyed the sundae, but threw it on the floor (and wailed when she realized that it was gone). E liked her sundae, but soon started saying “down please,” so we decided that we had better “hoof it” back to the condo.

The crowd in DQ was interesting (as always). There was a 50-ish couple  and they made sympathetic noises about our Girls’ boisterous behavior. There were a couple of ‘neck boys hitting on some teen girls. One of the boys wasn’t wearing shoes and he was blocking the aisle with his bare feet. He was in The Mojowoman’s way as she tried to throw away our trash, so she asked him to move; he did so, but with a bit of ‘tude.

Later, we took The Girls down to the beach & that was fun. C tried to crawl down to the surf. She acted as though her Dad was the meanest person ever for not letting her in the ocean. Difficult though it is to believe, E was the easier of the two. A dad – covered in tats – walked by with his two kids. He looked rough, but he broke out in a huge smile as soon as he saw E smiling at him. When we got back up, we gave them a very-sandy bath.

 

Krispy Kreme's "Hot" signs have the same effect as Pavlov's bell.

Today, we headed back from the beach. When we went by The Krispy Kreme on Highway 59 the “Hot” sign was on indicating that they had fresh doughnuts. We couldn’t resist and all four of us had a doughnut. Per usual, there were no leftovers. Hmm… Dairy Queen Saturday and Krispy Kreme Sunday. I wonder why American kids are getting so big.

 
When we got back to Mobile, we had to stop at the ubiquitous Wal-Mart to stock up for the week. We bought C her first pair of shoes. She can’t wear her big sister’s shoes because her feet are so tiny. C loves her shoes and runs all over our house in them.
 
Here are a few other things that The Girls have been into this week…
 
E – (29 months)– Earlier this week, her mother – the Mojowoman – announced that she was going to take a shower. E prompty said, “Mommy stinks!”

E gave an editorial on her mom's smell.

 
C – (15 months) – She added a few new words to her vocabulary. Yesterday she said “Excuse me!” for the first time. Today, she indicated that she has learned her first color when she called a toy “Yellow.”
 
Sometimes you are so tired that you forget just how much they are learning every day…
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About mobilemojoman

I have been a Mobile resident for about a decade. Working as a college professor keeps me off the streets and pays the bills. I am married to a woman (the MojoWoman) who is a much better person than I am and we have two beautiful girls who keep us both jumping. My interests are varied - food & drink, sports, politics, exercise, books, travel, Mardi Gras, and all of life's rich pageant. In the future, I'd like to learn more about sailing, photography, Cajun/Creole cooking, making beer and wine, and writing.
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