Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ty is 7

1. Who is your most favorite person in the whole world? Grandpa Rick

2. What is your favorite color? Red

3. What is your favorite television show? Power Rangers

4. What is your favorite outfit? Spiderman costume

5. What sport do you like best? Basketball

6. What song do you love? Baby by Justin Bieber

7. What is your favorite cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats

8. Who is your best friend? Barret

9. What do you want to be when you grow up? Basketball player

10. What is your favorite book? Junie B. Jones

11. What are you really good at? Bowling

12. Where do you wish you could go on vacation? Camping in the woods

13. What is your best memory? Going to Polly's Freeze

14. What would you buy if you had $1000? A mansion

15. What vegetable do you hate most? All of them

16. If you could have a wish, what would it be? I wish I could have a baby elephant

17. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Girl Scout cookie thin mint

18. Who is your biggest hero? Police men

19. What do you like to do best with your friends? Play chase on the playground with the girls and Barret

20. What do you hope you'll get to do before your next birthday?  Read chapter books all by myself
Happy 7th birthday Ty David! You are one of a kind and we love you!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dodging Rain Showers

We took Ty to a local lake with a small beach for a few hours today and he loved it. We were rained on a few times and eventually gave up on waiting out additional showers but the time we had together was so worthwhile. Ty loved walking into calm water and "swimming" where he could touch the lake floor. We shared the beach with only two additional families so it was as perfect as any rainy day could be. We picnicked under a shelter while it rained and watched the serene lake. I wished my camera could have captured the glitter effect of small raindrops hitting a lagoon of smooth water but I suppose some visions are gifts meant only to be enjoyed in person. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Ty's Datenight

When three out of four sisters are on vacation without you, spoiling must ensue. Greg is off work this week and we plan to relax and spend time together around my babysitting schedule. The girls didn't allow Dad's time off to influence their plans. Kate went camping with a friend's family. Makenna joined another friend's family for a trip to Florida and Lauren joined Taylor's mom's family trip to Florida as well. We aren't taking it personally, just enjoying a slower pace around here.

Greg and I are rarely down to one kiddo so we planned some fun activities for the one stuck with us this week. Ice cream and the Louisville walking bridge were a big hit this evening. He pointed out photo opportunities, enjoyed the band on the bridge and got a serious workout jumping up onto and off of every available bench along our route.

Since we wanted to capture sunset and slightly cooler temperatures on our walk across the bridge, we left the house at Ty's traditional eight o'clock bedtime. He talked non-stop until he no longer could......
He has pulled a blanket over his head to fall asleep since he was a baby. I don't see his method going away anytime soon. Almost seven years of this and it still amuses me. Sweet dreams big guy, I can't wait to share tomorrow's adventure with you.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Anniversary Weekend

After 22 years of marriage, I still kinda like him

His sleepovers with me have become a bit too regular

We met Greg's parents for dinner and birthday celebrating Friday. Greg and I have collectively spent 5 hours assembling Legos as result. 
Thanks to a friend, Greg and I were able to drop the kids off for a few hours of swimming while we slipped away for an anniversary dinner out. We each tried something new and both loved our meal. But for the second time in a row, once the bill came to the table, someone couldn't read it and his arms weren't long enough to bring those tiny numbers into focus. On the way home we stopped at Walgreens for reading glasses and joked about what we could be buying there on our 44th anniversary. That list was full of hilarity to lighten the "how are we this old?" mood.
As it turns out, Greg wasn't the only one who picked up glasses this week. How cute is she?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Columbus Indiana=A Great Day

Not everyone appreciates antique pipe organs