Saturday, July 31, 2010

3 strikes and you're out!

Tonight we enjoyed some local fun! We attended a Greenville Astros baseball game. The Astros are a rookie league team in our area. We got to enjoy the game and some yummy food in a nice suite box thanks to our friend Clay! The kiddos had a blast..when there is popcorn there is fun! The Pioneer Park is a beautiful minor league field. Not only was this J.Riley and Ava's first game other then t-ball, but their one and only daddy is actually a former player for the Astros. Brent was drafted by the Astros in 2002 and played with them when they were located in Martinsville. Unfortunately none of the coaches that he played for are still with the team. It was a great family outing, we can't wait to do it again next season!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lake Days

Brent decided to take some vacation days this week. And he thought he was in for some rest and relaxation, HA! We sure have stayed busy. J.Riley started his first week of swim lessons, we saw a great children's singer at the library on Thursday, three birthday parties this weekend, an afternoon on the lake and DollySplash! Whew! We did manage to get out for a date night as well!

This was J.Riley's first time out on the tube alone. He did great! we are thinking maybe ski's next year :) Ava loves to just cruise around The lake, snacking helping her papaw drive the boat. We are so thankful that papaw invites the "tornado" out for some water fun every once in awhile. We really are excited that our kids have the opportunity to grow up with such awesome water toys! We hope they continue to have a love of the water!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

All American Girl

Kickin' off the Fourth on the 3rd

Yesterday was full of red, white and blue! We kicked off the morning with the tradition of going to the parade. Let me mention I love our community parade! It is so nostalgic, not too long, and not full of politicians! We then headed to our good friends ho,use for a cookout with great friends. They were such great hosts. The food was wonderful drinks were flowing, corn hole was played, kids entertained...just a great evening! We ended the night with a spectacular fireworks show. Brent mentioned that he finally felt like a "real" parent last night. Haha, I guess it was the zillions of kids running around us with smiles and laughs and excitement waiting for the big show. It was also our first fireworks show together as a family. We didn't have a sleeping baby at home is what that means!! Wonder if next 4th will be different :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Menu Planning Monday..err Thursday

Monday- Grilled steaks with Gorgonzola butter, Grilled zucchini and red onions (from our garden), crispy new potatoes

Tuesday- BBQ Shrimp and Grits, broccoli and sister Schubert rolls (guilty pleasure of mine)

Wednesday- Parmesan chicken penne pasta, salad (lettuce from garden) and garlic bread

Thursday- Earth Fare Kids eat Free!

Friday- Ribs, baked beans and corn on the cob