Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Planes, Trains & Autos

Wow what an adventure we had this weekend! We began our fun-filled weekend on Thursday evening with a drive to Yorktown, Va where we would be attending Justin's graduation from the Coast Guard Training Center the following morning. Cole had a wonderful time hanging out with his cousins while swimming in the hotel's pool. The following day was filled with activities at the training center. We are so proud of Justin!

On Saturday, Craig, Cole and I started at Gravelly Point, next to National Airport, and rode our bikes into the City. This was the first time we had taken Cole to Gravelly Point to see the airplanes and boy was it exciting. I used to go there a lot as a child and it is still an excited place to watch the planes landing at the airport (they are RIGHT over your head!). Our ride into the City was fun too. Cole saw 2 helicopters and wanted to see more. We stopped at the WWII memorial to dip our feet, had ice cream on the mall and then headed home to cool down and have dinner.

On Sunday, we visited our friends, Carl (well he was at work), Erin and Ella, that just moved to the area. We took Cole and Ella to a park where there are train rides! It was fun, Cole said.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Back to Basics

So I was going to post a hilarious video clip of Cole singing his favorite song but technology has got the best of me. What good is having a video camera if you can't get the video into a usable form? What mother has hours to spend to convert, edit, etc a video clip in order to share the moments with friends and family? It seems I'll have to stick with the trusty ole camera (well not that basic, it is digital!).

Onto more basics....our evenings lately have been spent taking bike rides and watching baseball. Cole absolutely loves both! I think he just likes spending time with his dad.

Speaking of...Craig is finally finished with bathroom renovations. Hip hip hooray! We are thrilled to finally have him back into the mix for our weekend activities spent at the park, pool or just hanging out.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Wow, we can't believe that Independence Day has come and gone! We spent the day going to the Fairfax City Parade, watching the Old Fashioned Fireman's Day water battle, attending a BBQ on Keota Street and of course participating in the Annual Parade. The kids also went on with the water gun battle despite the afternoon rain. Cole loved it all and even stayed up for some fireworks.