Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Last Week of Summer

Some photos from the summer - my first efforts at digital scrapping in Adobe Indesign....we had an awesome summer. We spent three different weekends at the lake house of our friends, Christine and MIke's, parents. Lots of fun swimming, jumping off the dock, boating and just being with friends. Chris tubed behind a pontoon boat. Mike managed to successfully capsize Chris and his giant ego. Sam had his favorite smores. Kate spent time with her best buddy Aidan and I held my little baby Kiera. Spending time with Christine and MIke is always so great too. They are great parents that truely appreciate spending time with the children. Of course, the adults managed to have some beverages and become a little silly. In May, we spent a few days at the Wilderness resort in Wisconsin Dells with Chris' fraternity. It was an awesome time and the kids enjoyed the water park and all it had to offer. Although, Kate turned blue in the face after a mere hour in the water.

July brought about two birthdays in the family. I turned 33 and had a wonderfully relaxing birthday, complete with lunches with friends, a massage and special treats with the family. Sam turned 5 on July 14 and we celebrated the day with 10 of his little friends in our backyard playing games, eating pizza and cake and opening gifts. It's amazing how much time and effort can go into a birthday party for kids. On the evening of his birthday Sam threw out the first pitch at the Express baseball game in front of a huge crowd complete with his friends and family.

August brought a 10 day mini van trip. The kids were fabulous during all of our travels throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas and Illinois. We spent one night with Great Grams in Macon, Missouri, had a fabulous dinner at a buffet, talked and spent time with Great Grams. The next day we joined the Buse Oberto clan for breakfast at IHOP and caught up on their most recent happenings. It's mind boggling to me that when I first met Alex 10 years ago, he was younger than Sam is now.

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