Spring Break started last Thursday and it has been non-stop since then. Thank God most of it has been fun. We did some day trips and one overnight trip. I also took Drew out of school one day to go to Wannado city, thanks Leah, Lucinda and Terra. This was their birthday present to Drew, what a great idea. It's the coolest place!! The kids have to go to work to earn money, they can be firemen, dentist, police, EMS, Vet, Publix worker, Chocolate maker and the list goes on. I decided to only stay until 2. Rylee was with us and would not have made it much longer plus we were having issues with her tube that day, again. Since it was a year pass I didn't feel the need to make the day jam packed because we will be back this summer. The best part is when they work they earn money to go to the movies, get their nails done, go on rides etc.... Lots of fun and highly suggest it:)
Thursday was the day spring break really started for us and we started the morning off at Monkey Playhouse and the afternoon at Naples visiting with Karen Devine and fam. We had a great time. The kids went swimming, on an Easter egg hunt and of course a pinata. This was also a birthday party for one of their friends. Fun was had by all.
This was also the day that we also got awful news. Our insurance company dropped Rylee's diagnosis and will no longer cover her tube stuff or food. James and I were irate, hurt, in despair, literally sick over it. We are fighting it with everything we have but it looks to be a losing battle. Please Pray that things turn around.
Friday started off with more bad news( nothing to do with Rylee) something to do with a family friend in NY. I won't write about it out of respect for them but it hit home for our family. I know that you read the blog and just want you to know that you are in our prayers and we love you. God will give you the strength to get through this.
Now on to the happy part of the day. James stayed home with Rylee to give her a break and I took Drew and his friend Hailey to captiva to see Jeannine, George and their family. I always have a great time visiting with them and miss Jeannine so much. I'm thankful that they come down here twice a year and I get to see them. The kids had so much fun playing in the water and sand.
Saturday we packed up all the bikes and headed to Ding Darling for a bike ride. Not everyone had a great time because the first 3 miles was on gravel and it was hard, not to mention the rocks flying at me of off cars, thanks Sean for trying to cover me. I had a great time, could have done with out the gravel but other then that it was a great ride. The kids were in the trailer and loved it too. Only major downside was that with the gravel the trailer bumped around a lot and the straps must have rubbed against Rylee's tube and irritated the crap out of it. The next 4 days sucked for her. I almost ran her into the ER Monday night.
Sunday was Easter!!! It was a nice relaxing day. James works on Sundays so he is never home for when the Easter Bunny comes:( The kids had so much fun getting their baskets. Rylee napped and drew and I just hung out. My parents got here around 2 and everyone else got here around 4. Every year the Easter Bunny comes back after nap and leaves eggs all around our yard. Drew and Stephanie have gone on an Easter Egg hunt every year together since they were born. It was so great to have Natalie and Rylee tagging along this year. After the hunt the Tedds had dinner here with us. All we did was BBQ. It was layed back, relaxing and fun.
Monday we had to go to Tampa to pick up some food for Rylee so we decided to go to Lowery park zoo since the passes my Mother got us would run out at the end of the month. We love this zoo, perfect for the kids. Rylee got so excited to feed the fish and goats. Drew had is normal fun of riding the camel, feeding the giraffe, goats, fish and riding the horse. My parents left to go home and Robyn and I went to the hotel with the kids for a quick nap and and dip in the really cool kids pool. I was worried about the hotel room because my kids always have their own room. It went surprisingly well.
Tuesday we were suppose to go to Busch Gardens, Robyn had bought passes for Drew and I for our birthdays. We woke up to pooring rain, thundering and lightening. Not a good day for BG's. Go figure, it has not rained in FL for months. Time for plan B, aquarium and Friendly's. We have no Friendly's around here so we took Drew to one off 75 on the way home. It all worked out fine since Rylee was miserable from her tube.
Wednesday we went Tumblin Tot's to burn off some energy. It's an indoor gymnastics place and the kids get to run around like nut balls.
Thursday was a little bit of a messed up day. We were suppose to have a playdate that got CX'd. This made for a somewhat long morning. We had to stay home because we finally hired a cleaning person. I guess I realize after two years that Roxanne is not coming back:( I have put it off long enough. I hate having a cleaning person, for whatever reason it makes me feel weird. I should be able to do it. I pride myself in the fact that I have been doing it for two years with a sick child, two bad legs, bad back and one bad hip. I know so many people who don't have half those issues and still have a cleaning person. No offense to those people they do what works best for them but I'm just happy that I did do it. Unfortunately with all of Rylee's apts and my recent leg injury it has become increasingly difficult to do the major things. The jury is still out if I will keep her or not. I don't know if I was not totally happy with her job or if it was just because she's not Roxanne. I will give her a few more trys before I figure that one out.
Friday James had Daddy time with Rylee and Drew, my Mom and I met Rhoda, Amber and Mattie at the beach. They had a great time. I love that we live so close to the beaches.
Saturday is soccer day. Drew played a great game. He just needs more confidence.
That brings us today, last day off. We are going to shell point. They have a great 2 mile walk along the water. We always see tons of dolphins and manatees. I can't wait, love going there and it has been a long time, probably close to a year.
Tomorrow back to school. Had a blast, wonder what the summer will bring.
I'm a Mom of two wonderful children, Andrew(4) and Rylee(1). My husband and I are originally from NY and moved to FL 6 years ago. I love it here and won't move back but this is where I live my home will always be in NY. When I die someone better fly my ass back there to bury me. I love hanging outside with the kiddos, sports, working out and taking pictures.