Monday, September 09, 2019

Those Tiny Blips

Whew!  Lots going on last week,
I'm still trying to catch my breath!

Kids are on their way,
I'll be back later today to tell you all about it!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Slow Down!


Yesterday was Locklan's first day of school.

I rode along with Andy to pick him up...

He climbed in the car and started talking...


This is his second year at the Montessori school.

He's now one of the BIG KIDS.

when you are big, you get to sit on the floor.

He named all the kids he knew from last year,

including Charlotte (he said he would go wherever Charlotte went).

He sounded so grown up.

I'm not ready for this!


Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Like Father Like Son

As I was filing photos 


I came across this old one of Andy...







And suddenly I had this deja vu moment.  




Like father like son?




Monday, September 02, 2019

Rolling on the River!?!

Yesterday I left home for the river
Without my phone.

A whole day without a phone?

I'm still feeling weak and wobbly but I will recover!

The problem is that I had only my DSLR camera
so I didn't get many photos...


But we headed to the river to meet Andy and crew...
And "Uncle" Cody

It was an early Labor Day picnic
and Andy's 33rd birthday.

We ended up with 6 other people
(again, no photos but the are probably thankful)

We sat and talked, watched the kids play and finally we decided it was time for a

Boat Ride!


Of course I grabbed my camera bag!

"Uncle" Cody had a new toy to share...


A new jet ski!

We all have great memories of our jet ski days...

That's Cody, paddling our jet ski.  Not sure why!


All willing and portable dogs got to ride...




Locklan decided he could take pictures with my DSLR...

Yesterday I had to delete 200+ photos that he took.

He wanted to photograph the 'castles' along the river...



And the bridges!


Family tradition is to cover your head when you go under a bridge,
a thing my father did with us when we were kids.





Locklan decided he wanted to swim.  Andy stopped the boat and took Locklan 
to the back of the boat.


He dipped one toe in and decided it was too cold!

He's such a hoot!




As we cruised the river, Cody kept 'hot dogging' us...



We kept asking Locklan if he wanted to ride...

He kept saying no.

Finally, he said he'd ride but only if his dad drove 
and only if he went "very super slowly slow"


And so it goes...



Very slow didn't last for long!

We always spent so much time at the river...

This is our 11th year there.

We barely used it this year.  

The weather was horrible.  When it wasn't raining, the river was so high and filled with debris.

We had damage to the docks.

Family things going on...

It's hard to believe that summer is officially over.

Tomorrow, the neighborhood kids will be back in school.

Locklan will start his second year of preschool...

But...

In 113 days, it will be Christmas!

Yay!




Sunday, September 01, 2019

Another Birthday!

This has to be quick but full of love...

Happy birthday, Andy!


I loved you before I met you...


And I love you more today!




Can't wait to celebrate with you!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

I missed this...

Just pretend that I posted this on the appropriate day.  I thought I had it scheduled.

Today is...


Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

to honor those beloved pets who have gone before us, 
who will be waiting for us when we get to heaven!

I found this picture...


Bill, Linda Lou and Arnie

Sadly missed.




Monday, August 26, 2019

A Birthday on National Dog Day?

I'm baaack!

Just in time, I might say.  I got home last night (way after my natural bedtime)

I had a wonderful week, 
More on that another time.

This is more important.

Happy National Dog Day to the two sweeties 
who wiggled and wagged their hearts out when 
they saw me come up the stairs last night.

I missed them as much as they missed me.




And of course, I couldn't let August 26 go by without two things:

To wish my youngest son a happy birthday
and 
to embarrass the crap out of him by (re)posting this photo...


Mission accomplished!

Back in a day or two to tell you about my trip!