Monday, July 8, 2013

boat! daddy's boat!

At the last minute, my boss decided to shut down on Friday giving us a lovely four day weekend. The hubs still had to work, so I decided to pack up the kid and head to my parents' house. The hubs would leave Friday night and tow the boat so we could play out on Lake Murray all weekend. It was glorious!

On Friday, we managed to take a quick ride on my parents' boat and a little dip in the water before the clouds rolled in. It ended up working out well though because Quinn was ready for a nap. After his nap, I had made an appointment with Picture People. I just love their $16 Groupon specials. It's been a great way to get professional pictures done without costing a fortune.

Quinn made me work for my money though. Child would not sit still! He was a man on the go and I'm certain 75% of the pictures were blurry ha! What happened to my baby that had to be laid on the bean bag?

Saturday was a full on lake day! My brother and two of his friends came down from school for the afternoon. The hubs launched our boat at Dreher Island and we took the pontoon over there to meet him.

Quinn could barely move in his life jacket at first lol

Don't you go boating with lovies and a passy?

Our boat is finally finished!

Swimming with Memere

We decided to skip nap time and go straight to snack time

Quinn with his Uncle Casey

A well balanced diet is a cookie in each hand

The hubs towing my brother and his friends around on the tube

I opted for some lounging instead

Bubs is worn out

We were probably out on the lake for a total of four hours, but that was plenty! We came in and got caught in a bit of a rain storm but it left as quickly as it approached. I'm not sure what happened but Quinn seems to find his 32nd wind of the day and bounced all over the place. After my mom got him to bed I proceeded to crash at 8:45 that night and slept for the next 11 hours. Glorious!

Sunday we did some more of the same. Boat floating, lounging in the sun, splashing in the water, and skipping naps!

I always joke that we have to feed him orange food to keep his orange hair

By the second day, Quinn was really getting into playing in the water

Quinn and I left around 6 o'clock on Sunday. We hadn't even made it 10 minutes down the road when I looked in my mirror and saw him completely passed out. I'd say that this weekend was a complete success!

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

another happily ever after

Last night the hubs and I celebrated our friends Dana and Daniel as they tied the knot. Dana and the hubs have known each other since high school. They dated for a skinny minute and then realized they were better off as best friends.

I really should be ashamed of the picture quality below but I decided to just use my phone for the night. I recorded the entire ceremony instead of taking pictures because I wished someone had recorded my wedding for me. The "pictures" of the ceremony are actually screen shots from paused video on my phone (yay technology!).

Putting on the finishing touches

Spying on her groom

Pre-wedding snack of tequila and chocolate

The hubs was her man of honor

James (Dana's son from her previous marriage) was totally over the picture taking and it really had only begun...sorry bud!

James walked his mama down the aisle and gave her away

They did an Irish handfasting ceremony

There were tons of giggles when the best man handed the preacher Dana's ring still in the little clear baggie ha! Daniel called time-out while he fished out the ring

James' face is just priceless in the background

Happy family

First dance

The groom's cake was just too funny

And of course the bride and groom decided to smash the cake in James' face!

It was a wonderful night honoring their love and commitment to each other. We wish them many years of happiness together! Below is the video of the entire ceremony.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

weekend wrap up

On Friday, my work hosted a cook out to celebrate the 4th a little early. There was yummy catered food, picnic tables set up outside, games, a raffle, and a bounce house for the kids. We were invited to bring our families and enjoy the afternoon outside. The hubs was planning on coming, but got stuck in Charleston working. I went and picked up Quinn from daycare and brought him back.

He was being painfully shy that afternoon, so I decided to keep him at my cubicle instead of taking him outside with tons of people. After about half an hour he warmed up to my coworkers and would run back and forth between our desks. We were able to leave at 3 o'clock and play the rest of the afternoon at home.

On Saturday, the hubs wanted to work on the boat so we all just hung around the house. I took Quinn for a wagon ride around the neighborhood. He just loves his new wagon. I have to say I'm pretty jealous of all its bells and whistles. My wagon growing up was just a basic wooden Radio Flyer. This one is by Little Tykes and comes with an umbrella, a soft cooler that hangs on the back, two little flip up seats with seat belts, and six cup holders!

When we pulled back into the driveway the hubs put Quinn in the boat. He thought he was too cool for school.

In fact, he did NOT want to get out of the boat for lunch ha! I could tell from the whining we were quickly approaching nap time though.

I call this the sippy face. I'm on the hunt for the perfect sippy that doesn't make a mess. The one in this picture is a tupperware cup with their sippy lid but just tipping it over lets the liquid pour on out. He's only allowed to use it under supervision. I tried the Playtex straw sippies but milk kept exploding out of the straw everywhere so those were returned. We also have the kid's camelbaks, but milk creeps out of the straws with those too. I'm trying some non-straw sippies next. We'll see.

Sunday morning we went to church and ran a couple errands afterwards. We came home and had lunch and let Quinn run around a bit before nap time. He was playing with his Cozy Truck and the hubs started closing and opening doors. Quinn wanted the side door shut and the tailgate open. The hubs kept doing the opposite and Quinn would run back and forth trying to fix it his way.

I could just not stop laughing! Eventually Quinn caught on to what the hubs was doing and pushed the truck out of his reach. It did tire him out though and he took a 3 hour nap!

After nap time our preacher came over to get to know us a bit better. Quinn took to him immediately. He must have brought him nearly every toy in the living room and he even asked to be held. It was so cute. I wish I had gotten a picture!

After Quinn went to bed, the hubs called me out to take a look at his handy work.

He started this boat project 3 years ago when we bought it. Lucky for us (or rather very unlucky), the first time we ever took the boat out was for 4th of July weekend. We hit a rough wave and the transom went boom. The wood had rotted. Since then, the hubs has pulled apart the boat to the fiberglass shell, completely replaced the wood holding the motor as well as all the decking, put in new carpet, redid the seats (I actually helped with this part and made all new seat cushions with new marine vinyl), and this weekend he put in a new radio, finished a few pieces of carpet, and painted the exposed wood grey to match the carpet.

There is only one small piece of carpet in the front of the boat that needs to be done and we're finished! We were talking about what we should name the boat and I suggested Took Long Enough, ha! We plan on enjoying our toy this weekend for the 4th!

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