Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorable Memorial

Hope everyone had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! We usually go to the family cabin in West Virginia, but we always miss our dearest friend's Memorial Day party. So, this year we forfeited the cabin to be with friends and boy was it a hoot! Matt and Audrey O'Brien kindly shared their home (even their rocking chair) with us and several of their friends from college. Here's Ben tossing a bean bag in the tournament.

Here's Cason and our dear friend "Gless" on the moped

Chris' wife, Kim, being braver than me
Ben showing off for the camera lady ;-)

On the home front, we are now a biking family! Dad W got us bikes for Christmas and we're finally able to break them in. We've taken three trips to Tuscora Park in the last two days! We may have found a new hobby!
Z's first ever Carousel Ride at Tuscora Park. This is how we started out...

...this is after he reached for me...

...this is how we finished the ride.

Z loved watching the kids at the pool behind the Carousel and we couldn't get him to look at the camera with them behind it. So, we stood and watched the kids jump off the high diving board for a while, then we rode our bikes home. Z doesn't like his helmet very much, but he keeps it on his head and is a good rider. Sometimes he plays with Daddy's back pockets and shirt. He's so much fun. We're looking forward to sharing him with my mom again when she arrives this weekend.

By the way, I think I'd like to surprise my grandparents from TN when they arrive at the end of June and not post the living room pics yet. Maybe we'll even have the dining room done by then (they helped me pick out the color for that). Today, I'm going to plant flowers at the airport and I'm kind of excited about it! I picked the flowers out this morning. I need to make lunches for Ben and myself so we can eat while I'm out there. Off I go!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photos! It's always a treat--as are phone conversations.

We understand that those grandparents you expect to see next month do indeed respect your decision not to post the living room pics. We heard that they're anxious to see you & your family first, then the home improvements.

Kristina said...

Looks like you guys had a fun Memorial day! We love our bikes, although we don't use them as much as we used to. Maybe after we move...

Anonymous said...

I had fun on Memorial Day too- my friend Lori & I visited the Windy City of Chicago. Great great times! Ezra's bday party sounds like fun! :) Hope I'm able to come! I'm moving to SugarCrk next weekend- so I wanna have a patio party sometime for you girls! Its my turn now! :)

Melody

kimmy said...

can't wait to see you guys.. ezra is getting so big.. so excited to see everyone..

love kim

Nicki said...

Welcome to the world of biking! We are a bike loving family for sure. Michael and I are going to be spending the summer working ourselves up to an 18 mile ride in September which I'm terribly excited about :) Gives us something to keep us busy this summer!

Chris said...

Love the pics on the merry-go-round! We want to start taking Donovan on bike rides, too.

kimmy said...

hey we can't leave til the 11th.. paul has duty on the 10th.. sry... but i will let you know if anything else comes up..

love your daughter, kim

kimmy said...

i believe we would leave wed morning to go to wisconsin then... but i will make sure with paul and let you know forsure... miss you loads..

love kim