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:
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 :-)