Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We Interrupt This Summer to Blog

I KNOW. You hate it when I don't post. Some of you even told me this in person when I saw you. I hate it when I don't post, too. I have a computer at my disposal at Mom's so why aren't I posting?

Single parenting hogs my time. I know, wah, from those of you who are single parents. I have a million excuses. We've been on the go. I have to get the kids in bed. I still have to work at night. I want to spend time with my Mom. I may or may not be going out on occasion. I may or may not have been hungover once. Or possibly twice. I may or may not be in a food coma. I may or may not have spent way too much time at fairs and waterparks.

Still about nine days to go.

I may or may not be ready to go home. But then I read that one of those convicts who escaped in Arizona was apprehended about an hour from our house and that freaked me out just a tad. Maybe I'll stay tucked in here in Ohio for just a bit longer.

Here's a little sneak peak at what we've been up to...

We celebrated little Stella's third birthday (Stella is my cousin's daughter and the boys LOVE her)

We drove large pieces of farm machinery with Great Grandpa.

We tried to beat Great Grandpa at checkers. Repeatedly. And failed.

We swam with some of our friends from our old playgroup. We miss them! A LOT!

We went down the Giant Slide at the Ohio State Fair. Some of us screamed like girls.

We milked a cow.

We have eaten ice cream all over town.

We hung out with friends and made s'mores.

We ate sushi with Stella.

We spent ALL DAY, all day I tell you!, with friends at the water park. Some of us forgot to put sunscreen in important places and have a sunburn.

Our pants seem to mysteriously get smaller when we come to Ohio...

Much more to come from our next, undisclosed location...


1dreamr said...

Sounds like you're having a GREAT time! Hung over once, huh? Or twice? You go girl! Enjoy the rest of your visit!

Lisa said...

It was wonderful seeing you while you were here, Natalie! It warmed my heart to watch our BIG boys pick up right where they left off so many years ago. Next summer? Same place? I will look forward to it! Have a safe trip home!

Leeann said...

You've been doing way better than I. I've been a total blogging slacker! It's hard to get back in it after so long away!

Love Finn's hair! You all look like you've having a wonderful summer. Is it over yet?

M said...

Left Colorado...the boy wants the bumper sticker that says: "NOT A NATIVE BUT GOT HERE AS QUICK AS I COULD."

Loved Colorado...jealous of the kid leaving him! If you are ever in CO Springs let me know and I will give you his number.