Wednesday, July 15, 2009

an evening at the "Joe"

Am I too late to post about our 4th of July activities? No? Great. So here goes...

We have ended up with a tradition of going to a Charleston River Dog game around the 4th. The fireworks game. This year it was actually on July 3rd. For the past few years we have lamented that we can't seem to get off the beach and to the "Joe" until right when the game is going to start. This year we were there when they opened the gates. Ella went straight to guest services and asked to sign up for the Hula Hoop contest. Every year she wants to participate and we get there too late. Adrian even called the ballpark this year so we would know when the gates open.

She asked to sign up and they looked at her a little funny and said, "We don't have a Hula Hoop contest."

Epic Fail, as the teenagers say.

We were all bummed. So I asked what contest/competitions they were having.

"The only thing we have left open is the pie eating contest." she replied.

Pie eating contest? Now William is our pie maker and eater, but Rachel is our competitive pie eater, so I signed her up.

and here is the video of the results:

Harrison and Lucy looking thrilled

Always happy Ella


Grandpa and Harrison

Linda, Grif, and Lane

To the victor goes the spoils (in this case an apple pie from Harris Teeter)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I need a 12 Step program for fabric addiction

So when I was perusing the new Fabric Depot ad and wishing that I lived in Portland so I could actually shop at Fabric Depot I spotted this fabric.

OH MY GOSH!!! I love it!!! It is designed by Karen Snyder for Timeless Treasures.

This is the cutest fabric ever. Now I am going to sit and look...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

William and Lucy riding Seadoos

Tubing in the Atlantic

The four younger kids have spent the week at my parents house. They convinced my brother to take them out on the ocean yesterday to go tubing. Ella called me so very excited that they had gone. She said, "I asked Uncle Pat and he said yeas and then I asked Grandma and she said yeas and then I told Uncle Pat and Grandma to talk to each other so that it would really happen."
She has obviously learned how life works!! Ha ha
The result of her perseverance was a day on the ocean!








Captain Uncle Pat and some of the ocean booty they scored (with Rachel looking on.)
And after an exhausting and fun day of tubing they were rewarded with a pod of dolphins that spent (according to Ella) 45 minutes playing right next to the boat. They even had babies!!!

Thanks Captain Uncle Pat for an EXCELLENT ADVENTURE!!!