Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Perfect Day

Today was one of those wonderful fall days. It was also one of those fun and relaxing days. This morning the 5 of us hopped on our bikes and took a bike ride out to Edgewood Orchards for some apples. Due to the frost in the spring, they lost the majority of their crop, which is really sad. The only apples to pick from today were the Golden Delicious which was ok with us. We bought caramel dip for later too. We then sat outside and each enjoyed a sweet juicy apple before we rode back home. I would have loved to have my camera. Aiden was so cute eating his apple whole. The weather was so perfect and riding along out in the countryside was so peaceful and pretty. It kind of makes you forget about everything else and really BE in the moment. We got home and made a yummy lunch on the grill. Then Aiden and Todd fell asleep for about 2 1/2 hours while Drew and Noah spent that time painting, drawing and coloring. I got a lot done around the house during that time. Afterwards, the boys went to Gma Tunie and Gpa Kens to play and set up Halloween decorations. Todd and I took advantage of that time to go look at kitchen cabinets and get pricing ideas. Todd took part in some kind of symposium through Quincy University and got $1500 from participating in it. Woohoo, mama's getting some new cabinets! Ours were in bad shape when we moved here 10 years ago and we've done a lot of repairs to them. They're getting annoying. Week before last I had 3 doors fall off the hinges in one day. Let me tell you, it's not fun having a 3 foot tall cabinet door fall on your head. The hinges on most of them are shot. So anyway, we start looking at cabinets and start dreaming our usual dream......knocking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room to open it up. I have ALWAYS wanted that but what a pain in the butt. But since we will be in this house forever, why not do it up right and be happy with it?? So we are tossing ideas around and getting all excited. We picked the boys up, came home and Todd made taco pizza for supper and we've been relaxing around the house. I'm loving today.

The rest of the weekend was wonderful too. Saturday morning Drew and I went to Panera for breakfast and then hit Hobby Lobby and Scrappin' It for supplies for our card making and scrapbooking. Then Drew had a soccer game and it was perfect soccer weather. I really enjoyed watching him and his team play. After naps we headed to Grandpa's cabin for Ty's birthday party. Ty got all kinds of cool toys and books and the boys all had fun out there as usual. We've been so lucky with beautiful weather on the weekends lately and have gotten to spend a lot of time out there. Then we came home to get the boys ready for bed so Todd and I could get ready to head to Scott's annual wine party. Cousin Sarah came over to babysit and the boys were so excited. Knowing how Aiden is, I was going to put him to bed before we left since it was close to bedtime anyway. I asked him who was going to tuck him in and he points to Sarah and says "Say-rah" HUH?? He's NEVER picked anyone but me to tuck him in when I'm around. He won't even let Todd tuck him in. So we decided to give it a go. Looks like we made a breakthrough. Sarah said he was the easiest of the 3 to tuck in. So Sarah, or Say-rah as Aiden pronounces it, must really rate and that's good for us too!! The Kings of Stalling (Noah and Drew) pulled their usual bedtime tactics on her. Sorry Sarah. The party was fun and I think this was the best tasting batch of wine Scott has made yet. I was thirsty though and sucked the first two glasses down pretty quick and they really hit me. So it was water and yummy snacks the rest of the night for me.
This and That:
Drew got his midterms and got 7 A's and 1 B. YAY Drew.
Todd told me the story of taking the Aiden and Drew to McDonald's the other night. Aiden kept singing E-I-E-I-O when they got there. I guess he thought it was Old McDonald's restaurant.
When Todd tucked Noah in the other night, Noah kept pondering whether he would get married and have kids someday. He couldn't make up his mind. Todd said he had a long time to decide that one. Noah said that he wishes he could be married and be a daddy half of the year and NOT be married or have kids the other half of the year. Don't we all wish that honey, why didn't I come up with that idea?? He said he guesses he'll just have to marry mom. Awww, thanks sweety.
Off to eat some pudding crepes before tucking the kiddos in.


Jer said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend, Kelly.

Beth said...

Sounds like a great day! This weather sure has let us have some wonderful fall memories too.

Congrats on the cabinets- I know how exciting that has to be! Can't wait to see your ideas for knocking out that wall...a big job for sure:)

D. said...

sounds heavenly...makes me miss you guys (and Quincy) even more.
love to you all

mom said...

We have been soooo lucky with this gorgeous weather-even the hot days. The days at the Land were amazing...and all 5 boys love it there.I can not even dream of riding on a BIKE to the apple orchard without falling by the wayside

Aunt Andrea said...

It all sounds like so much fun! Your boys, years from now, will talk about the "good old days" and days like this they'll remember.

Aunt Cindy said...

Glad to hear about your weekend...Your posting painted a picture of a family enjoying the weather and each other. Doesn't the time just fly by, and capturing times like this are so important.

YAY for Drew...I am so proud of him. It seems he is already taking is studies seriously.

I've never heard of a pudding crepe, but it sounds good. Ymmmm