Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fun weekend

Action packed weekend at our house.  Lots of errands, cooking, some baseball games, I busted Ryan reading to our cat:

Then we had a grrrrreat time on Saturday evening.  We invited all the coaches and their families over for a cookout.  It was a ton of fun seeing old friends and making new ones.  It is going to be a fun, fun, fall!  All the kids played and played and played.  At one point, Seth escaped with his wagon and we found him a block away chasing it down the street...runaway wagon.  Fortunately (for us, not the neighbor) his wagon crashed into a neighbors parked car or Seth would probably still be running.  (No injuries during this incident - to Seth, the wagon, or the car, thankfully.) And check this out:
Dee, the wife of a coach MADE us this.  How cool!  It is actually really big, this picture doesn't do it justice.
After having such a blast on Saturday, we needed a restful and slow-going Sunday.  After church we ate at Jethros (can NOT wait until the Altoona one opens), then.....I TOOK A NAP.  Can you believe it?  I didn't think I would ever nap hard again.  But I actually slept for 2 hours.  Gasp.  It was wonderful.  I've taken a few 15-20 minute cat naps in the past few years, but it is RARE that I sleep when the boys sleep.  Wonderful.  Best Sunday in a long time :-)  Then, we made Ryan's dream come true.  All he has wanted to do for a long time is walk ("with my feet") on train tracks.

So we had a picnic:

Threw some rocks and sticks into the lake...ah, peaceful:


Taunted Fed some geese:

And went to some semi-deserted train tracks:

And even took a ride on a freight car.

Best part - it was all FREE!  We had a great time and I loved seeing how these simple pleasures make the boys so happy.  3 years ago I never would have predicted that I would be tromping down train tracks chasing 2 boys soaked in mud with goose-poo-covered shoes...and it was even harder to imagine that I would LOVE doing it.  I guess living as One Girl Among Boys is a pretty cool thing :-)


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Ah, sweet boys! It's impressive that you chase after boys (with goose poo covered shoes!) and still look so girly cute all the time!

Party of Seven said...
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Party of Seven said...

What a great weekend for you! Duck feeding is one of our favorite forms of free entertainment too. At least you didn't spend the whoooole time listening to Mark sing: "Feed the birds. Tuppence a bag." I envy you.
Kiss those cute boys for us.

Jenn said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! That lake looks like a blast! Those boys are so cute!

une autre mère said...

What a fun weekend! And what a cool place for a picnic! Is that on your side of the tracks?

Anonymous said...

Fun to read this post, Liz. Sitting at work imagining my little boy covered in mud (the last time I wore these white pants, they, too, got covered in mud splashes). And I'm with you on that. Who knew how thoroughly these things could be enjoyed? :) Can't WAIT to pick up that chubby little munchkin and hear him ask me for "sucker! sucker! treat, mommy! daddy's home??"