Warren is also having some sort of prolonged growth spurt. When he's awake, he's either shoveling food into his mouth or standing still and crying.
It's super fun.
Especially when he stands next to already-screaming-Daisy June.
-This picture is supposed to remind me that it's all worth it, that not all boys grow up to be serial killers, that one day they will stop wetting the bed (they BOTH wet the bed yesterday. BOTH OF THEM. And Nick changed BOTH their sheets YESTERDAY MORNING. BEFORE THEY WET THEM. I hate them both.) that they love each other, deep down when they think no one is looking, and that they are not, in fact, out to get me.
It's not working.
-I really love our zoo. I loved the zoo in Norfolk too, so maybe I'm just a zoo lover. Although I did NOT love the 'zoo' in Guam. I'll spare you a description, but if anyone is reading this and gets orders to Guam, don't go to the zoo. You will cry. Go to the Underwater World instead, that's lovely. The zoo...let's just say if there was a PETA in Guam, there'd be a lot of protests.
We have a membership so we went out there on my mom's last day. For anyone not on island, it's RIGHT on the beach, with all these gorgeous trees and you can see the mountains in the background and they have a really good teriyaki chicken burger for lunch and a fantastic petting zoo (well, it's more like a huge fish tank and a goat, but my kids will LITERALLY stay in there for an hour. Which is pretty much amazeballs.) and a super sweet playground that's entirely shaded by the aforementioned huge trees. It's a fun way to spend a good four hours. Plus an hour driving time, and it basically gets me through an entire day.
And the kids take nine hundred pictures with my phone. So that's cool.
Why yes, yes it does.
Wikepedia didn't fail either.
So dusk is later? Dusk is made up? I'm so confused.
Regardless, I like it because it's great for taking pictures. And there's not a lot of people. And Nick is home from work sometimes. And I don't use sunscreen because I don't think you can get burned at dusk. But maybe you can. Maybe I'll google that.
I'll spare you the details of my search.
-I drew a handy-dandy arrow to illustrate the fact that Scott is barrelling OVER Ava and her boogie board. Good times at dusk on Hickam beach. Good times.
Also, if you try to make fun of Scott for wearing Ava's pink goggles, you will be sorely disappointed in his reaction. He'll just shrug and say "I don't care, I like ALL the colors, even pink," and walk away.
-What was Warren doing at dusk on the beach? Like you even need to ask. He was sleeping in the stroller. Duh.
-I want to buy a paddleboard. To rent one a Ko'Olina is thirty bucks an hour. That's stupid. But we're waiting for orders and should be moving in December, and where else would it make sense to have a paddleboard? I mean, maybe San Diego, but that's not the plan. Norfolk? Again, not the plan. I feel like I won't ever be living on the beach again. I bet Washington has beaches, but I think there's a difference between Hawaii and Guam beaches, versus the Pacific Northwest COAST. You know?
-My badass big kids waited in line for over an hour to climb the rockwall at the Fourth of July thing. Scott made it all the way to the top!!! Ava didn't realize he was going to go all the way, she'd already come down. I'm putting money down that next time, she goes all the way.
She can't have her little brother beating her. She's ultra competitive.
I don't know where she gets it.
-Nick completely split his pants getting on the horse with Daisy. Front to back, one hundred percent.
He wouldn't let me take a picture.
-I've run out of things to say. I miss my mom. I hate summer. I still haven't gotten to see Magic Mike. I just want to lay on the couch and watch Criminal Intent.
So that's what I'm gonna do. Except Nick has to go in, and the kids are all awake. Ugh.
-Girls are just the best.