Monday, October 29, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
The Hanlons came over to watch the Redskin's game with us (and eat chili) and it was good to have them there for distraction from the very bad Redskin's game! As one of my students sarcastically said, "The Redskins played on Sunday?"
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Then, Ryan put on his dragon costume (you can't hear it, but he is roaring in the picture below) and paraded around the neighborhood with lots of other neighborhood kids and parents.
Later that night, we went to ZooBoo with our friends Melissa, Doug, and Mason.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
For some reason one thing that stuck in my head was the Big Slide. Our neighborhood had picnics at this mythical place when I was a kid, and as a teenager, I rediscovered it and snuck in a few times. It's just a big old wooden slide, but I just remember it being so fun. So, crazy girl that I am, Ryan and I drove up there after driving Scott to the airport today. There were a bunch of people there, so Ryan only wanted to go down once. We spent the rest of the time having a picnic among the trees. The fall colors were beautiful up there and I can't wait for them to catch up down here.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
And then there was the very late football game.
God bless my friends who always humor me about getting to the game early enough to see the band's pregame show. Ryan was very into the beginning, but fell asleep during the second quarter. Mom B and I headed back up to Bel Air, while Dad B and Scott stuck around. By the time I arrived, UVA had just scored in the final seconds, beating us. The only black spot on the day!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
relaxing in the hammock,
warming up in the hot tub,
And right before we got off of Route 40 in Asheville, we got through to Absolutely Mindy at XM Kids and requested "I'm driving down highway 40 in my big ol' pick up truck." She even said it was for Ryan!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
The broom Gramps bought him (see it in the picture?) helped keep his mind off of it too.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
and the zoo with our friends (which I do not have any pictures of). It also involved an evening trip to the special late clinic for wha turned out to be an ear infection, but we got medicine and are still planning to go to Asheville tomorrow!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Last Saturday, we took our time doing stuff in the morning, and finally made it out to the Bartlett Celebration (in the heat of the midday!). Ryan checked out the petting zoo, rode a horse, jumped in the moon bounce, and rode a train.
He also conquered a fear of his and gave a character in costume a high-five! Many of you know, he loves to see these characters from far away, but wants nothing to do with them up close. This was huge for him!
Later that evening, Scott & Ryan had some boytime (including a trip to Stevi B's!)
while I had a girl's night out! Archiver's (a chain scrap store) just opened in Memphis, and I visited with a bunch of my girlfriends. Of course, we took pictures (and the ladies at the store totally understood our need to do this). A few of the girl's went a little crazy and posed in the Archiver's aprons! After spending two hours in the store (OMG! some of you are thinking, but that is why I went with this particular group of ladies. I know there are those of you out there who can not imagine two hours in a scrapbook store!), we went out for dessert. Very fun evening!
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
I read about it on this blog. Basically, some of these more professional bloggers out there (can you believe people make money off of this by having ads on their blogs? I am now so behind on this!) have noticed a drop in comments. They believe there are lots of you "lurking" out there-reading our blogs, but not commenting.
So today, comment! Take a minute, say hello! Let me know you are here!