Ok so I know I started this awesome blog and then did nothing with it- SLACKER! But I am determined to make it a habit to update things. We just got back from california for Joslin's wedding and had a great time! We had a great time! The wedding was wonderful and we are so excited for them, they're so cute! Pat, Merik, and I stayed 2 extra days after the wedding and had a mini vacation. We were so lucky- the weather was in the 80s! We took Merik to the beach and the first day he really didn't want anything to do with any of it. He'd walk on the sand but that was the extent of his interest and even that took about 30 minutes to happen. The second day, however, was a different story! Pat coaxed him into the water and from then on he was a natural beach bum! Pat finally brought him in because Pat was cold and only his feet were in the water. Merik was up to his waste being hit by waves, shivering, but screaming because he didn't want to stop. His new thing is saying "So Cool!" and its hilarious! Its not that he says it that is so funny, its that he says it appropriately! Everytime a wave would hit him he, of course, said "so cool!" After we dragged his little blue lips out of the water we were able to convince him that sand was also fun....again, another mistake. Next thing we knew he was eating it by the handful! I wish I had pictures but my camera battery had died but it was hilarious! We kept trying to get him to stop but apparently it tasted really good! We had a great time!