I'm so thankful for my Drew...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, Wade and I were in the kitchen working on dinner. Clayton had asked to play on the PBS Kids website, so he was happily clicking away at all of the Arthur activities.
A few minutes later he said, "Mom, mom, come look! Check out this website that I hacked into!"
I came in to see this...
Apparently, he heard a commercial for the CIA on the radio and remembered the site address. I'm still not sure where he heard the concept of "hacking" into a website...
Oh, this boy. He makes me laugh...
Posted by Sarah at 11:47 AM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
On July 7th, Kim & Joe were sweet to invite us to their lake house to spend the day with tons of family and friends. We knew that we would be tired from our whirlwind Chicago trip the two days prior. But... Ylda parties are always tons of fun, so we knew we couldn't pass up the opportunity. :)
We had so much fun! Clayton loved the jet skiis and Drew loved swimming by the dock. Poor Owen was completely out of sorts, though. He was not himself at all - refused to nap and he was super cranky. I hated that everyone had to see him at his worst. I still don't know quite what his problem was. :( I am sure that he was just overtired from 2 days of playing hard with our sweet sitter. We probably shouldn't have tried to push him... Live and learn, I guess.
Love this sweet boy!
Although, he sure fills a lot more of my lap than he did last July at the lake... Sniff, sniff. He was so itty bitty, and I look so tired! Ha!
Thanks, Kim & Joe, for letting us spend the day at your place! We so enjoyed our time!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
My sweet Hubs planned a really fun trip for the two of us to celebrate our 12th anniversary. He hired a sweet single gal from our church to watch the boys (mid-20s, from a large family, loves kids, volunteers in the preschool department every Sunday - she is a precious, precious girl!), booked our flights and hotel, and planned all of the activities that we did. We hadn't been on a trip, just the two of us, since we went to Europe when I was 4 months pregnant with Owen. We love traveling together, so we were both thrilled about a little getaway.
We stayed at the Drake Hotel and it was gorgeous!
We had awesome seats - two rows behind the Rangers dugout. Unfortunately, it was blazing hot (105 degrees!) and the Rangers lost. Boo! We still had a great time and managed to hop back on the subway just before it started raining. Wade's strategy to beat the crowds paid off big time!
Of course, Wade got called out of the audience to stand up and wave to the crowd. (What is it with my family getting picked for the audience participation portion of shows???) He was a good sport, and we had a great time together.
After a wonderful night's sleep, we woke up and strolled down Michigan Avenue. We ate and shopped our way through the Magnificent Mile. Ha! We had popcorn from Garrett's for breakfast, shopped at the mall area (including the Lego store, of course), shared a hot dog at Portello's, split a small stuffed pizza at Giordano's, and saw a few sights along the way. It was a really fun way to spend our day. :)
Monday, July 16, 2012
My, oh my... I am way behind on the ole blog. My goal is to do some retro-blogging this week and get caught up. I really do enjoy blogging and love that my boys will have a permanent record of their childhood memories. But... we have been really enjoying our summer. It pains my heart to think about Clayton going back to school in a little over a month. My Drew will start preschool just a few weeks after that. I have loved having all of my kids home - sleeping late, playing hard, swim days, seeing friends, not worrying about school work. It has been heavenly! I just haven't been able to squeeze blogging into the mix... :)
Wade planned a super fun belated anniversary trip for July 5th & 6th. We knew that we would be packing and such on the 4th, so we celebrated on the 3rd.
The Hunts joined us and Brent & Luke were at the game, too. It was fun celebrating with our buds. :) The Cats won and there were some great fireworks after the game. It was a great night!