Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

I'm skipping a week since I got busy and jumping straight to a wrap up of our lake trip.

We left Friday afternoon and stayed the night in Hendersonville with Granny and Papa, which was a blessing because that trip is LONG. Then Saturday morning my mom and brother met us and we headed up north to Lake Wawasee to stay with my Aunt Pat and Aunt Mary for the week. Colin rode with Memaw so it was just Andrew and Charlie in the Jeep with me. Charlie was a great rider. We only stopped once the 7.5 hour drive and I would climb to the back and wedge myself between the two car seats to give Charlie his bottles so we didn't have to stop.

It was colder this year but we still had fun and got to go on the water. Colin surprised me a lot this year. First, he tubed! This kid is afraid of getting water in his face, but agreed to be pulled behind the boat (at a slow speed of course) multiple times. I even went with him once. He also swam in the channel. I don't because I don't like lake water,but he jumped right in, with his life vest, and swam around. Third, he is he a fisherman. Jim and Nick were both so patient and helped him fish during the week. He caught a good amount and even had a keeper that Jim cleaned and I cooked for him. =)

Since it was cold we did the bowling ally one day where Colin showed off his granny bowling skills.

Aunt Mary and Jim put up a baby swing for Charlie. He enjoyed swinging in that and just playing in the nice soft grass. Oh my, she has nice grass. Ours is terrible and I an so envious of her lawn.

Here are pictures, in no particular order.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

We did a lot this week! First up, Colin turned 5!! We celebrated with a lunch at Edgar's Bakery and for dinner we made BBQ and opened gifts.

Colin has his 5 year check up Wednesday and weighed in at 44 lbs and was 44 inches.

Thursday night was Helena First Friday (confused?). They usually do it on the 1st Friday of the month but this month they did it on Thursday, I assume to correspond with the city fireworks. We walked around old town and I discovered a new boutique I plan to go back and visit and got to look inside a new bar and grill that is set to open soon (yay!!). We grabbed some delicious tacos from a food truck and ran into The Depot to get Colin a hot dog. We brought our food down to the playground/park area and ate and played before walking around town again.

There were a lot of vendors there and Colin got a gourmet popsicle for dessert and got a picture with a couple of Helena Belles. After that, both boys started fading fast, so we left before the fireworks even started.

Friday we were more prepared. EVERYONE took a nap in the afternoon so we could stay up for fireworks that night. We went to The Club where they had a great view of the Birmingham fireworks. On the lower lever there was a kid zone with bouncy houses, face painting, balloon twisting, tattoos, ice cream, milk and juice boxes, and DJ with a bubble machine. We had to practically drag Colin out of there.

Both boys stayed awake until the fireworks. Charlie didn't pass out until we were in the car at 9:30.

Saturday we started the day by going to Oak Mountain State Park. They have camping, hiking, horses, golf, a little beach, and a small farm/petting zoo (which is what we did that day). Colin got to pet and walk around with some goats, donkeys, and a miniature horse. That evening we took a bike ride/walk on the Hillsboro Trail and Colin wanted to stop to watch a passing train.

Sunday morning I got to take a bike ride It was so nice. I rode the trail and through a neighborhood to a lookout spot.