Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
An Airplane!! John often flies over here to bring Ann to visit or pick her up in his airplane, but this time he flew it home from his office to give the kids a ride. They were extatic!! We drove over to the airstrip and checked it out. Jadon desperately wanted to fly it himself, sadly, he just wasn't big enough.He sure had a good time playing in the seat. Chloe and Micah even got to go up with Daddy and Uncle John. Jadon was pretty upset that he had to get out, but there is only room for 3 or 4 passengers. Maybe next time. He was really just as perterbed that John taxied down to the other end of the runway. Once they took off, though, he was shouting "airplane, airplane!" for the rest of the day. (photo by Kathy Cooley)
Chloe and Micah had a great time, they were flying for a little over 1/2 hour.I think Chloe's ears hurt a little on the way back down, but that was definitely overshadowed by the excitement of the trip. After all the fun of the week, and even the airplane, we were pretty worn out from all the excitement. So the next day, we hung around the house most of the day. The kids and Kevin did some fishing and swimming while I got the laundry washed and most of our stuff packed up for the trip home. Sunday afternoon, we decided to get one last boatride in, this time on the skiboat, since we had yet to take it out this trip. We went out to a cove in some very deep water to swim. Very, very fun. But more fun was riding on the tube with the kids. Chloe had been wanting to go out on the tube by herself so off she went. Micah was a little skittish about going by himself so I went with him after I went on the tube with Chloe.Jadon got to go with me, too. Chloe and Micah even went on the tube together. They kept asking to go faster and faster. I think that they were egging each other on because they were really going pretty fast at the end.
All in all we had a great trip! It was so much fun to spend all that time together, just the five of us. And we usually don't get Ann and John all to ourselves, either. It was pretty tough to come home to normal, everyday life. But what a great time we had!
What a great sky for our last night at the lake!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Anyway, sometime this week, we'll get you some pics of airplanes and fashion shows and a fish as big as Jadon! We had a great time and we're anxious to share. Hope you all had a good week too.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I decided not to go Friday night because it's a long drive into the Cities and frankly, I'm a little tired of watching them lose and get all upset about how they play so much worse there then any other games. The game was at 5:30 that night and I got a phone call right after supper at 6:36. Now, anyone who knows my husband knows that there is no way on earth he would ever call me immediately following losing a softball game. Evidently the kids and I are not good luck charms because they played very well and won the game 5 to 2 (or 3, I can't remember).
So the next morning we packed up the kids and the car and headed off to the Cities for another ball game at 11am. They started off very well, spending much of the game ahead by 1 or 2 runs. In the end, they had 2 injuries and lost by 1 run. I swear there were several times during that game that I almost peed my pants. I am definitely not made for such nail-biting excitement.
Since they lost at 11, they had to play again at 2pm. Hoping that the kids and I weren't completely bad luck, we headed off to Mickey D's and back just in time for that game which happened to be the first team that they lost to last year.
This time they started off very well again. By the start of the 7th inning, the score was tied 6 to 6. I'm telling you, I had about 3 heart attacks and peed my pants twice that day. Shelly and I spent the 7th inning silently telling our guys exactly where to hit the ball and would you believe, they actually listened! Kevin and Todd (and I think Scott, although I wouldn't swear to it) all got base hits just in time for BJ to come up to the plate. Of course that is a great time for a home run, don't you think? They also scored 2 more runs to bring the score to 12 to 6. Winning this game should be a piece of cake.
Unfortunately, the other team also hit 2 homeruns that inning. 9 to 12 with 2 outs and I have absolutely no idea what the next out was, but they got it and the Rodies won another game!!
Their next game was another close one, but they didn't manage to pull it out. So we all cheered for our guys who played really well and finally pulled themselves out of a winless State Tournament streak. Kevin and I took off on a LONNNNGGGGG drive for vacation and here we are. Sorry I didn't take any photos at the games, but you'll survive. I'll be sure to take a bunch this week (I've already filled one memory card) and post them up here sometime the end of next week.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
He eventually had to settle for trying to swing like the big kids, although that didn't work so well.
Also, Daddy came along. That was pretty fun, because Chloe and Micah got to seesaw together with Daddy and JJ on the other side.