Friday, May 27, 2011

Our Handsome Little Boys

We took the boys to have their spring pictures taken yesterday morning. Our first attempt at this was a few weeks ago at a 5 pm appointment. This time, mama learned her lesson, and scheduled take two for 10 am. The result: smiley, adorable boys!

Annual Fireman's Parade

We took the boys to our town's annual fireman parade yesterday. It was hot and crowded but we had been talking it up to Philip and he was excited to see fire trucks so we went. At least, we thought he was excited to see fire trucks.

Andrew, ready for the parade to start already

The excitement is palpable

"Oh crap, this is loud!"

The horror of fire trucks, children passing out candy, and humans in animal costumes got to be too much.

Peeking out from the safety of the stroller

Nope, still too loud.

Andrew, un-phased.

One of the "scary" children gave him a lollipop. He warmed up a little.

Weirdest "float" of the day.

We cut out early because my body was near shutting down due to my awful allergies. I'm not sure what's out there right now but my body seriously doesn't like it. I can't wait for it to pass. I can hardly stand being outside with the kids which makes for pure craziness when we're cooped up inside all day. 

Monday is Memorial Day and Phil is off. Hooray! We are thinking of heading to the lake for the day. It's supposed to be a hot one! 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Fun

Phil works a rotating schedule which means that he's only off two weekend out of the month. This, I have to admit, is a bummer, and one of the things I like the least about police work. By the time his weekend off rolls around there's so much to do it often feels like there's no time for any fun. This past weekend, we decided to set the to-do list aside and get out of the house for some fun in the sun.

On Saturday we headed to Colonial Beach. We had never been there. Correction, my dad tells me I have been there, but it was over twenty years ago, after we moved to Virginia. So needless to say, I had no memory of it. Pity, because if I had, I might have chosen a different Saturday destination. We drove a long way in the hopes of taking in the beach, doing a little shopping, and getting a bite to eat. Once we got there, we found that pretty much all we would be doing was taking in the beach, what little there was to it. Luckily, Philip didn't mind and it was worth the drive to see the fun he had playing with the pebbles and trying to skip rocks. Hey, at least we got out of the house!

On Sunday, we picked up our own slack a little and got some housework done. Then we headed out to Old House Vineyard where we met our neighbors for some wine and outdoor playtime for the kids. They loved running around the winery's large property!