Monday, September 27, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We spent yet another weekend at the lake, for Labor Day. It was a tough choice, because the fair was going on...but I think it was a good one! The first couple days made us question our decision a little because it was chilly. We had to find indoor activities for the boys. They really enjoyed making "forts" out of all the couch cushions, so we just let them do it! :)One morning, my parents took us to town for breakfast at Dillingers. If I have the story correct, it's named Dillingers after the famous bank robber. Back in the day, the building was a bank and was held up by John Dillinger. The bullet holes in the window below supposedly are a result of this. I don't know if that's true, but the boys were really interested in the story after seeing & hearing about this...
Breakfast pictures :)

FINALLY it warmed up!! Trey was in the water as soon as we gave him the green light!

I missed this picture by about a second!

This is what Grandpa Jim was doing when he finally had some peace & quiet inside:

It also turned into a beautiful day for a boat ride....

Nick loves to be the captain!!

Even Newman made it into the water....

Our friends, the swans, stopped by for a visit - and a snack :)
One of the last orders of business for the weekend, was for the boys to plant their bulbs with Grandma & Grandpa. Earlier in the summer, they spent a weekend at the lake without Mommy and Daddy. Grandma and Grandpa took them uptown to a parade, where they were handing out these bulbs...Sooo, it only seems fitting that they would plant them together!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Goodbye Summer....Hello Fall!

It's so chilly this morning, and our yard is starting to collect leaves! Fall is right around the corner, so I thought I'd make one last summer-y post...

The boys L-O-V-E watermelon!

Look how green the grass is in the background! I do love fall, but it's still a little sad to say goodbye to shorts, flip flops, and all the fun summer activities.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Girls Night Out - Ft Wayne

Recently, we had a girls get-together in Ft Wayne. Liz just bought a new house over there, so we decided to go take a tour and have dinner. Liz, your house is beautiful!

Dinner was at Granite City. Wow! It was so good!
I took my camera along, and in my mind, thought I took plenty of pictures of the evening. When I took a look the next day, this picture of Ryanne-the-Ninja is the only one I had!!! Funny stuff!

Soooo, I borrowed these pictures from Ryanne's Facebook page...Sorry they are so small! I can never figure out the converting thing!!

This is one of the group outside Lizze's house: Ryanne, Tricia, Lindsay, Liz & Jackie

When we got to Granite City, Ryanne busted out the "Totally Awesome 90's Trivia" Game - which she made, and printed out for us! It was hilarious! Congrats to Lindsay for having the highest score!
After we came back from Ft Wayne, it was just Tricia, Ryanne & myself. We stayed out until all hours of the night doing crazy things that most likely only we think are I'll spare you the details! :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just Mom & the Boys

A couple weekends ago, I took the boys to the lake. Grandma & Grandpa had other plans, so they weren't there...and Bill had plans for most of the weekend, so he wasn't there either (he did come up for the day on Sunday). Soooo, it was just the boys and I. It was so nice & relaxing. The boys were fishing for what seemed like morning to night! The only help they needed was putting the worm on the hook, and taking a fish off after they caught it! I was able to do some reading while they were fishing - but not much! They caught tons of fish!! They were only little ones, which we threw back, but the fact that they kept biting made them want to keep fishing.

We had s'mores every night we were there! YUM!We also had some nightly visitors! Swans! They came right up to the dock, and we fed them some bread.

Some miscellaneous fishing pictures

Pucker up!!

We're going back for Labor Day weekend, so I'm sure we'll have more to share!