In my defense, I didn't get on the computer at all yesterday (yes, I know - "shocker") so even though I missed yesterday in my blogging, I did pretty well over-all for the week.
Yesterday was the annual cottage lake association meeting and then a BBQ later at night. The meeting mostly consisted of talking about the hot topic around here which is gas drilling. I won't bore you with the details, but I have to say, my eyes were really opened about what these companies are doing. I have to say right here and now, I'm not for it. It's not worth my health for a few thousand dollars more a month.
Anyways, after the meeting, Chris and Makenna made it up to the cottage and right away, "I want to swim" was coming out of her mouth. I was able to dissuade her and continued to for the rest of the day as it seemed a bit chillier than what I was hoping. I wasn't willing to go in and freeze to death (I assumed). I didn't even touch the water so for all I know, it could've been a bit cold but in my mind it seemed like it was a step above zero Fahrenheit.
The one nice thing I was able to do was hold Makenna as she took a nap. I realized that this is probably one of the last times I will have this opportunity. She's getting bigger so it's getting physically impossible, and there will soon come a time where she won't want to be in my arms. So I really took it in and just looked at her, and held her for as long as I could.
The BBQ was okay, nothing too spectacular. The funniest thing was my nephew Elijah (who is 2.5 yrs old). He decided to run into the lake with his socks, shoes, and clothes all on. What's funny about this is that normally, if he's in his swimsuit, he doesn't want anything to do with the water. You may get him in for a few minutes but he's not really into swimming for himself. Except, all of a sudden today, he decided this was the time for him to take the plunge - literally. I was laughing, (secretly grateful it wasn't Makenna who tried this feat,) and I asked him, "Eli..What happened?" He said, in his quiet voice, "I swimming." I said, "I thought you didn't like swimming?" He said, "I like swimming." His father, my brother Jared said, "Yes, he decided right this minute here and now, that he likes swimming." I just chuckled.
Tonight was special as we went to dinner with my dad. I don't get enough time to see my dad as much as I would like, as we both lead very busy lives and I've been trying to get together with him back since Father's Day in June. What was nice to see was Makenna's love and affection towards him. There was a time where she was scared of him, but now she's excited to see him, wanted to sit with him and on him, and gave him frequent hugs. It was also nice to see the big smile on his face with all her affection. It was a good way to end the weekend.
When I tried to show her affection during dinner, I leaned over and gave her a kiss and she was like, "Mom, don't kiss me, that's gross!" Yup, glad I had a chance to hold her yesterday as today she doesn't want to admit I"m her mom. I expected this at some point, not just this soon!