Monday, August 17, 2009

Suzie's Birthday Weekend...

What a weekend! It felt like one of the longest weekends we’ve had in a long time!

Friday night we played with the kids (new Wii game – Birthday Bash or something like that – they loved it!) and then after they were in bed, we sat out by the fire with our neighbors. Around 11:00 PM my sister finally made it in…she started driving Friday morning from Iowa and made a stop in Chicago and then hit some bad traffic, so it was a long day for her! We stayed up talking until about 1:00 AM – it was good to catch up with her…I hadn’t seen her in 7 weeks.

Saturday morning we got up and went on a bike ride. It was an adventure to say the least! The problem was we went on some of the bike paths, but our city hasn’t finished them all, so we were crossing streets, getting hit by sprinkler systems, and falling off our bikes (poor Kylie!). The cute thing was Ryan fell asleep on Joshie’s shoulder in the carrier-thing.

After that us girls (my sister, Kylie and me) headed over to my other sister’s apartment and spent the day by the pool. Kylie learned to swim! I’ve always been so worried about her because she did not know how to swim, but my sister worked with her, and now she is able to swim from one side of the pool to the other without putting her feet down! This weekend was so extremely hot and it felt so good to be in the water.

After swimming we headed home and got ready for the Clippers game. We had 4 tickets already from John’s sister, so we needed to buy 4 more. The problem was they only had standing room only left. However, we were lucky, and found a table up on the Rooster’s floor of the AEP tower. So at the start of the game, my mom, sisters, Kylie and Ryan and I hung out up there and ate dinner. A few innings into the game we all headed down by John, Josh and my dad because there were so many empty seats down there. When the sun went down it was gorgeous! We stayed through the 6th inning, which was around 9:30 – Ryan did so much better than I thought he would…I thought I would be leaving at 8:00!

Sunday was my sister Suzie’s birthday! We all went to church and then headed to the Morgan House for lunch. It is a local restaurant that also has this incredible shop that is huge! Any kind of cute little gift you could want, they have. It’s definitely a girly restaurant, but even little Joshie found something for Aunt Cindy to buy him (some Ohio State paper). Kylie got another Webkinz (a cute little green dinosaur), I believe she now has 15 webkinz. Lunch was wonderful, and again, Ryan really did great considering he normally has a morning nap and didn’t get one. It really helps now that he’s eating real food along with his baby food.

After lunch we headed back to our house and got out the baby pool. We were a funny site – we all had our chairs around it and had our feet in it…the temperature was over 90 degrees and humid! It was such a relaxing afternoon.

We then did my sister’s present, and had cake and ice cream. Then it was time for both of my sisters and my dad to go home :(
The kids kept playing outside, and our neighbors came out and played in the pool with the kids. The kids didn’t play in it too much earlier, with their bathing suits on, but around 6:30, after they had taken their bathing suits off, they asked if they could put their feet in the pool. Then they just put everything in the pool! What is it about getting your clothes wet? They had a ball running and jumping into the pool though!

The only downside to the weekend was around 7:30 Kylie all of a sudden had a cold strike her. She wouldn’t stop sneezing and was absolutely miserable! She sat on the couch the rest of the night with a box of Kleenex close by her side. She was still not feeling well this morning when I left :(

It was a great weekend! It felt so nice having my whole family together again and hanging out. I’m excited because we’re all going to a cabin together over Labor Day weekend, so we’ll get to do it again!

My two boys dressed alike for church:

Clippers Game 8-15-09 from Debbie on Vimeo.

Untitled from Debbie on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

First of all I am bummed to the max, I can't get the video's grrr, but I will keep trying!! Haha yeah I refuse to give up!! The pictures are awesome and you and your sister dang sure you aren't twins??? :)
How is Kylie feeling now? Hope her cold is better and she is back to her normal self.
Sounds like a fantastic weekend, wow you and your family are so close I love it. We "used" to have that but mmm things happen I guess and now sisters are more like strangers and to me that's so very sad. So your family gatherings give me faith in the American family again, seeing how ours went by the wayside.
I so enjoy your post, I feel like I am right there with you all, having the great time too!!!