Wednesday, April 15, 2009


SO, yesterday was really warm. AND, because you know - if you don't like the weather here just wait an hour or two and it will change - there is snow on the horizon this week.
Yippee. (please sense sarcasm - I would hate for my effort to go to waste)


I promised the boys we'd go to the park. Thankfully I DID remember to call my friend and tell her to put sunscreen on her boys since they were coming over too and would be joining us for our adventure. The thing is, I am really good at suggesting the right thing, without actually doing the right thing and as such, all 4 of the people that depend on me for survival went without that sunscreen thing. I DIDN'T even think twice about it. That is until we got home and I noticed Will was a little flushed, then I noticed Josh was a tiny bit flushed, then I noticed my NOSE was flushed and I thought, "wait a minute, a nose doesn't get flushed" and then it hit me.


As the day wore on, the cheeks and nose of the three of us got pinker and pinker until it was official, Will had his first ever sunburn.

Thing is, he didn't seem to mind, and lucky for me and my guilt he looked LOTS better today. Whew.

So, I have learned a very valuable lesson - and it is called: Will looks SUPER cute with a sunburn er, always put sunscreen on your children when going outside for any given amount of time. :)

Oh, and how can this little one be so big all of a sudden? It seriously feels like yesterday when he looked just like this. Sigh.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Anaise said...

I'm not sure which is worse--bundling up kids in boots, hats, mitten, and snowsuits to play in the cold, or rubbing them down with sunscreen . . . they both take about the same amount of time and effort to accomplish! I figure that the snowsuits are harder to forget, and the kids are more willing to put them on . . . but sunscreen is less bulky . . . it's kind of a toss-up.

Your boy is beautiful with or without unusually flushed cheeks. :)

~ME said...

Super cute! Have no fear--my boys were perfectly fine the next day. I guess they don't really sunburn just by saying the three letter s word ;o)

And awwwwwww! It's so easy to forget how fast they get sooooooo big! Loved the trip down memory lane--thanks!

Cindy said...

This weather has been so crazy. It's hard to know what to do. I am the same way though. I often run out and forget the sunscreen. Today I didn't realize how cold it was going to be and sent Abby to school in a light jacket. I helped at the school and when they were all going out to recess I noticed all the kids had on heavy coats. We walked outside and yep, it was pretty cold out there. I felt so bad that I hadn't dressed her warm enough. Why, oh why can't the weather just get warmer already!

BTW, I totally need to call you. I can't believe it's been over 2 weeks since we went to lunch. We really need you to come over to our house and play soon. Soda keeps asking me about Gabe and Will. Why does life always seem so crazy? Sometimes I feel like I can barely breathe.

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Brandi said...

It happens to the best of has EVEN happened to ME before! hahaha. Don't fret! :)

Reggs said...

Cute! I love the updated family pic! It is so sad how FAST they grow up, especially in the first year. :) Good thing we get them forever, right??

Shill and Company said...

Uh oh. Sounds like that won't happen ever again.

Riece said...

Am I horrible for thinking he looks SO CUTE with a little sunburn!? I DO!!

Liz in New York said...

Your boys are just honestly the cutest boys ever. I can't get over that picture of Will. So precious.

We were 2 hours into our city jaunt through Manhattan when I realized I, too, had forgotten the sunscreen. You can't remember everything, right?! And what's not to love about some pink (hopefully not too pink) cheeks?! :)

The Forney Four said...

I'll agree with my sister liz (even though she does have 2 very cute nephews) that your boys are gorgeous. Seriously, just beautiful. I think we're destined for blue Mel, which is fine with me! love you

Christine said...

You are so cute! Why don't we ever get together!?!?!
I can't believe how old will is! Your boys are so handsome!

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