Wednesday, July 5

little miss big smoke

So we are back from the country (sounds so chi-chi, n'est pas?) and I'm glad to be back in the big smoke, t-dot, ta-ronna, however you want to call it, the city. I've got a lot to talk about but unfortunately I only have a few minutes to bang this out because husband had a long first-day back at the office and I've got some things to do (you know: feed the baby, wash the baby, blah, blah, blah...) and somehow blogging has been pushed to the back of the line (argghhhh but Bumper does take first place!).

I want to start out by saying I was weepy this past Friday thinking about how all the TO moms were getting together and I couldn't be there. Husband tried to console me by saying "the weather is really bad down there... I'm sure they canceled" to which I replied "they are smart women, they will have a back up plan". And of course they did. I'm really glad they had a great experience so I will cancel anything and everything to be there next time (there will be a next time, right? RIGHT?). Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my last lazy post. It was really cool to hear from the Toronto ladies (really FREAKIN' cool!) and of course, everyone else. OK so enough with the blathering (slap back of both hands while never leaving the keyboard... oh so talented) and on with the show post.

Bumper had a great time with her grandparents this weekend. They spoiled her ROT-TEN! They did so much for her. Three cheers for grandparent spoilage. I don't mean to brag but I'm gonna brag. They got her a wagon:

park it over by the sandbox, good man (aka granddad)

And a swing under the pergola. Yes the pergola! They built this beautiful structure right next to the pool (I tell ya, I married up - I SAID UP!). I'm kidding. They are just good people who know how to live (before any of you start itchin' and thinking how you can bump me off and steal husband). Oh yes... back to the swing:

hmmmm.... I need to move this closer to the cabana

And (YES AND!) they got her a little covered boat for the pool:

what's that dad? you expect me to get into that thing? that titanic of a thing?

But she didn't like that last one very much. She cried until I took her out of the seat (meanwhile, I'm thinking "how do I get me one of these?"). Then (per usual) I was her pool bitch. I had to carry her all around maintaining the perfect distance between the water and her body parts so said water would ne'r touch the madame's precious toes (said towwwww-z). And of course I acquiesced 'cos yo, I'm her beee-atch.

Okay enough about the spoilage. I swear at this rate they are going to have to buy her a car for her sweet sixteen. Actually, that might not be a bad thing.

So when I have more time (HA!) I will regale you with my family adventure on a deserted back-field road between severe electrical storms while encountering Borat and then leading him to Toronto. Actually it's not as exciting as it sounds so I'll stop talking right now.

17 comments:

Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, but that pool looks goooood.

Welcome back. We were thinking of you on Friday, and wished that you were there. Next time, for sure.

But in the meantime - anytime you want some park action, let me know. WonderBaby needs an alien face hug.

Beth said...

Oh so fun! I am so jealous! I would love to be in a nice pool right now!

mamatulip said...

She's CUTE! So is that little covered boat, LOL.

Jezer said...

I missed you!!! It looks like Bumper had a fantastic time. I can't wait to read more.

Glad you're back!

metro mama said...

I want one of those pool chairs. Oh, and a pool.

There will be a next time for sure.

Bri said...

Sounds like you had a great time, that pool looks amazing! I only wish my inlaws had something like that!

sunshine scribe said...

Great pictures! And I couldn't be more jealous of the pool.

Looking forward to meeting you at the next TO get together :)

Lisa said...

Excellent pics! And, I am also the pool bitch for my 3 year old...even after 6 months of "swim lessons".

I wonder if they make that covered boat big enough for her.

bubandpie said...

Welcome back! We were thinking of you...and I will definitely make the trip to T.O. again the next time (at least, so long as the next time isn't before Sept. - if it is, I'll be there the time after that!).

Oh, and I finally posted my meme - thanks for the tag!

Naomi said...

Looks like lots of fun...yay for grandparents that spoil in good ways!!

And that pool...looks heavenly!

bunmaster said...

You met Borat?! Sah-weeet!

Sounds like you guys had a great time. Doodles makes me put her in the water but only up to her hoo ha. Then I must make sure the feet get wet so she can splash, but nothing else or else I get to experience the baby wrath.

lildb said...

yay you're back! so happy to see those pics. little B looks scrumptious. and that pool. oh, my, my.

:)

tania (urban_mommy) said...

To add to our already similar lives: I, too, just came back from a visit with the grandparents and spent most of the time in the pool (although for me that was a survival tactic). But I also missed the TO Mama shindig. Never again. I'll be there for the next. Can't wait. But I think I'll see you soon...

Pendullum said...

Great pool...
My daughter looooooves visiting her grandaparents in the summertime as there is something for her to do...

GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Borat!? Say it's so! Borat! Borat! Borat! Do tell! Do tell!

*takes ten minutes of silence*

Ahhhh!!!!

sweatpantsmom said...

Please let your in-laws know that I am available for immediate adoption.

penelopeto said...

i too married far above my class and we also enjoy the pool and spoilage a la the inlaws. however, i would never ever call myself bumblebee's biatch.

i prefer dance-monkey.

enjoy it!