Saturday, July 12, 2008

Antique Airshow

It's been a big week up here in KC. We started swimming lessons on Tues. Matthew wasn't quite sure what to make of it, but he practiced in the tub and really got into it at Thurs. lesson. He is having a good time hanging out in his little frog pool practicing blowing bubbles. Thursday his Grandma came up and we met Dad at Joe's Crab Shack for lunch. He was really excited when they turned on the disco balls. After lunch we went shopping and up to the plaza to meet Auntie. We had a nice visit with her and then it was time to get Grandma back to her car so that she could go home.

Today Phil had to go to an airshow for work. Matthew and I tagged along and when we got there we discovered that it was an antique airshow. It was really neat seeing working planes and equipment from WWI to Vietnam. Matthew had a blast running around. The KC Star took several pictures of him and one of his dad that should be on their website. It will probably be in the community faces section under entertainment. They had a B17 called Sentimental Journey that was giving rides to the public. They also had an old schnook that you could walk up into. I was going to go have a dogtag made with the old machine, but before I could a big gust of wind came up with heavy rain. It blew over the Army tent and stuff, so we had to pack it up and go home for the day. We are thinking about going back tomorrow if the weather is better. Phil didn't get to look around so I believe that he want to go back and see the exhibits. Maybe I'll remember my camera so that I can take pictures tomorrow.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Flying by

The summer is simply flying by. And very fast. I am not looking forward to having school start again so fast. Matthew will probably be ready to see all his little friends again though.

This weekend we flew home Thursday so Phil could go to a safety briefing at the company. It lasted 15 mins. On the way back home we stopped and got fireworks. So of course we had to shoot some off and they made Matthew cry. I got some cute pictures though. Friday the 4th we left Matthew at home (much to our friends dismay) and went to a friends bbq. We had a good time and set back off for home after a couple hours. That evening while Matthew went in with his grandpa, we set off fireworks in earnest. We got some really good ones and made a list this time so we know what is good and not so good. Especially important now that we live so close to the border and across it they sell fireworks year round. Yesterday we were all so tired we were just lazy all day long. Doesn't happen much in our family anymore. We ALWAYS seem to have stuff to do. Then today we once again left the boy with the grandparents and took off for our house and primed half the bottom half. I'll come back down again in a week or two and finish that and start painting. That is if we can ever get the right color paint. We got five gallons but not all the color went in so they add what they thought would be enough and no, it's not. We now have sections paler then others. Lovely. And I can't seem to get Phil to return to the store with it. It only happened 2 months ago. While at the house I noticed some beautiful daylilies blooming and many more getting ready. It's so exciting. The old coworker who gave me most of my bulbs said she has even more I can have so I'll have to set up a time to run over and see her again!

Next week is swim lessons. Both me and Matthew will be in the pool. It will be alot of fun I believe. I'm not excited about being seen in my swimsuit, but oh well. I'll surely look better then someone.

I should also mention that Matthew had his 1 year checkup last Monday. He got stuck 4 times with shots and once in the finger so they could milk his blood into 2 vials to run tests. All routine stuff. After all the trauma I treated the little guy to McDonalds. He thought that was only fair and enjoyed his McNuggets. They say he is perfectly healthy. His head and weight (20lbs 8 oz) are at 25% while his height (30.5") dropped to 50%. I was rather surprised considering he'd always been in the 90's. Oh well, he'll just be a little skinny guy!