Thursday, May 8, 2014

My Parents and I Have An Adventure

I took my parents to Block Island yesterday.  It was fun to be a tourist on the island that I've come to know so well.  We walked along the southern beaches.

And admired the ocean view from the bluffs:

It was the most gorgeous, spring day on the island.  The sun was shining, the ocean was calm and the breezes were minimal.

I'm so glad that for their first trip to the island, my parents got to see Block Island at it's best.

Later, we bought a lunch and "hiked" to the North Light to enjoy a picnic with the seagulls:

And then we took a driving tour of the island before stopping back at the house for sunshine filled rest.

We had to catch the 3 o'clock ferry home, so it wasn't the longest trip, but it was a still a good one.  I can't wait to be back on the island - I'm ready for a long, hot, summer vacation.


Guymons said...

Had they ever been there before?

It does look like it was a beautiful day!

I'm not a fan of seagulls, but you took some really nice seagull pictures!!!!

In fact, I enjoyed all the photos. Your dad looked like he had fun!

Do you own a house there now?

Guymons said...

wrong place to write this I'm sure, but I cant blog about it and you seem like a sympathetic ear....

You know how I do yard duty at Andrew's school....and you know how kids are kinda cruel sometimes.....

On Monday, Andrew came out for lunch, sat with the "cool kids"...they got up and moved....he moved to where they went....then moved back to the original table....he stayed where he was all alone.

After lunch he went over and played basketball with them....he didnt really even have hurt feelings or mind...but I felt almost heartbroken for him.

Why are kids mean...(more of a statement than question)....and sometimes I think it would be better if I didnt see it!!! (but I also wonder, why do they treat the yard duty's kid bad....with me right there!!!! such confidence in the fact that they wont get in trouble!!!)

Mindy P said...

Spend More Time With Your Children
It does not matter if you work full time or part time. Maybe you stay at home with your children but you are working from home. Even if you stay home with your children, you are busy trying to get everything done. No matter who you are, you probably think that you are not spending enough time with your children. Quality time, that is. There are many ways to spend more time with your children.
Your children do not need to play every sport or do every extracurricular activity out there. You could spend all of your time running your children from one practice to another. Pick just one or two activities that your children love and stick with them.
Plan family dinners where everyone sits at the table, eats, and talks about their day.
Make dinners special so everyone likes to spend time together while eating.
Let your children help when you are working on things.
They can help fix dinner, clean, and fix things. Children learn by watching and doing. Chores can turn into time together so that they are much more enjoyable.
Do things that your children want to do.
It is hard when the house is a mess but get on the floor and play with your children. Play games that they enjoy. Have a movie night and watch their favorite movie.
Find things that you enjoy doing together.
Arts and crafts can be a big hit. NightArt is helping bring parents and children together. You can design a drawing and watch it light up together.
No one feels like they spend enough time with their children. However, you need to make the most of time spent together, instead of worrying if you are spending enough time together. Find things that you enjoy doing together, like NightArt. Check it out at It will bring out the artist in everyone, bringing families together.

Martha said...

Thanks for the advice, Mindy P.

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