Monday, July 18, 2011

The Weekend...

Tony's parents (a.k.a. Mamaw & Papaw) drove down from Kentucky on Thursday to spend the weekend with us. We kicked off their arrival with dinner at Red Robbin and a Mud Cats baseball game...

The kids couldn't wait for peanuts and ice cream...

We've been finding some nibbles and chunks missing from some pantry items. Friday night I set out a trap. Saturday morning we celebrated a minor success... :-)

Saturday evening, while the kids enjoyed extra mamaw & papaw time, Tony and I joined several of our IDC core team at Buffalo Brothers in Raleigh. Donnie & Brett (IDC worship leaders) were the live music. They were great and we had a wonderful time on the patio with marvelous weather and fellowship...
Oh yeah, and all the baseball games on multiple flat screens, ha...

Judah did a little drumming himself. After every song he would clap and say, "Yay, daddy & Brett!" Precious.
I almost forgot to mention the swimming pool headache we experienced. We had a bright idea of setting up a pool in our side yard on the 4th of July. We tried twice that day in two different locations but to no success. After $75 worth of sand, a full day of leveling and a yet to be determined water bill, our supposed 3 feet pool filled almost to 2 feet on a slant... We let the kids play for a little while, took it down, cleaned it (actually, James & Mamaw did all the hard work), and returned it to the store. For the record, the "East 1-2-3" marketing message on the side of the box is totally misleading!
The kids had fun for few minutes though, and that was priceless...
Sunday, Tony & his dad went on a quick tour of Durham and Chapel Hill... first to Duke University (Cameron Fieldhouse) and then over to UNC (the Dean dome)...


After a restful afternoon and heartbreaking USA women's soccer loss, we walked downtown Wake Forest to eat at our local Crab House and picked up a RedBox movie...
Monday, or today I should say, we plan to head downtown Raleigh to check out the Science Museum and walk around. We have truly enjoyed our time together with Tony's parents. Family is a blessing as is being in closer proximity to one another. Speaking of family, here's a picture of our little guy...
Just for fun, a little video of Victoria playing piano... Maybe we'll start lessons soon? I'm hoping at least one of my children will pursue music in some form... ;-)
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