Spent a little of the early afternoon watching Pablo-cam.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Today was officially the first day of school for Jina. Granted it was only a half day. When she got home we all piled into the car, hit the drive thru at McDonald's and hung out at the park for a while. Jina had fun feeding the ducks while the kids played. We had to call it an early day due to be bothered by the bugs way to much.
Scrapping in and of itself is difficult sometimes. You have to have the right mindset and a variety of other factors. So when a 16# cat decides to make himself at home in the middle of your layout it kinda complicates things.
Since our zoo membership was close to expiring we decided to take a last trip. We got up early and left early in the hopes of beating the heat. However it was raining all the way there and drizzled the first half hour or so. Then the humidity and heat kicked in.
Terry and I were playing Rift on this day when we heard a loud boom followed by another boom. We got up and went onto the patio and saw a huge dust cloud coming from the highway behind the house. A few days later we found that our assumptions of a truck hitting the embankment were spot on. This was borrowed from the fire departments Facebook page.
So I finally gave into the hype and got The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo from the library. I have to honestly say I don't understand the hype. First off it was well over half way into the book before it got remotely interesting. And parts of it were overly predictable. But I read it.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I got up late one morning to find the house strangely silent. So I looked out on the patio and the kids were playing in the pool and with the water guns we had bought the day before. But it looked like the kids were ganging up on poor Terry.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
We spent the day with Terry's mom and his family for a cookout. Terry's mom bought a kiddie pool for the boys and Callie to play in. They had a blast. Terry and his brother Danny manned the grill and the spread was put out. There was enough to feed an army. I made a cake to celebrate the fourth of July.
I have to publish two pics for today. We went to Summerfest with mom and dad. While walking around they saw the little kiddie dragon roller coaster and begged to ride it. We had our doubts about whether they would but turns out that Mitchell absolutely loved it. Mason I'm not to sure about. After several hours it was time for the fireworks.
We took the kids down to the park for a little energy burning. I think the only energy that got burnt was the little bit that I had. I followed the ducks around snapping pics of them. A guy pulled up in his truck and all the ducks started waddling to him as fast as they could. He said he stops there twice a day to feed him so they know him and his truck.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Glitz Design is showing off their new lines and they are giving everyone a chance to win some. Here's a link to their site http://glitzitnow.blogspot.com/2011/07/introducing-dance-in-sunshine.html. Go check them out!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I've lived in this town for 11 years now and live only a few miles from the Lock and Dam but have never seen a boat go thru the lock. I didn't even know how it worked. So when a small cruise shipped docked at the Riverview restaurant for a few days and we found out that it was going to go thru the lock when it left town we decided to go watch it. It was pretty nifty how it all worked. So here is the Niagara Prince entering the lock.