Splurge Week!

Well, for those of you who know me best, I am a cheapskate. BUT this was the week of splurges! It started off with getting a pool. Something that Luke could play in and keep cool while running around outside. It also had to be something that baby sister would be able to get in next summer too! So we got the double pool with whale slide and water spouting dolphin… not too deep, great for wading, splashing, and climbing in and out… which is what Luke did!
pool 1 pool 2 pool 3
He loves showing off his pool to anyone who comes over! He also loves throwing balls in the water to make big splashes… the basketball is the best, but let’s not bring that up with Darin (I wasn’t thinking about how Darin’s good basketball isn’t supposed to get wet…oops!)
Then Christina came over on Wednesday and volunteered to babysit Luke if we went to Transformers 2. You probably know I never pay full price for a movie, but I knew Darin wanted to see it, and it would be fun to go out, so I said yes.
transformers
We thought it was pretty good. There was some unnecessary language and adult jokes that we would have loved to do without. It was action packed and pretty fun all around. It didn’t really feel like 3 hours. and of course we love robots.
Friday, we took Luke to the Farmer’s Market downtown. We bought fresh peaches and a watermelon. Luke had a blast picking out the fruit and playing in the water fountains!
luke n daddy luke n mommyfountains
And last but not least, we splurged a little on our grocery budget this week to get food for an awesome party. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, steak kabobs, our yummy farmer’s market watermelon, chips, delicious salads brought by friends, squash, grapes, chips, cookies and lots of lemonade. We had friends and family join us Saturday afternoon to eat, play and hang out… just a little fun before Darin heads out of town for his internship in Utah (he leaves Thursday). Of course, you know me I didn’t take any pictures of the party, just great memories!
Yay for splurges that don’t break the bank, but provide a lot of fun!

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Adventure Weekend, take 3…maybe

BEACH 5 BEACH 2 BEACH 1
Well really, it was an adventure week. A few years ago Pace planned this awesome adventure weekend which included spelunking, hot springs, home grown fabulous all you can eat meat and ranch activities. Then I guess he planned another awesome adventure to Havasupai, how can I ever forget that!?! Well, he did it again. He invited us on another adventure to the beach! Of course, being the wonderful photographer that I am, I have little evidence to show of all the fun we had! Since Darin was busy with school, he didn’t get to join Luke and I, but thankfully Marissa was a big help with the little rascal. He was definitely the whiny momma’s boy on the trip, which only meant I was completely exhausted after taking a vacation!
CALABASH
Thanks to Gigi (grandma gretchen) (and Cotton one night) so the adults could go out to eat, and have adult waterpark fun and walk on the beach! I’d say my favorite was riding the twirly slide over and over and over! Luke just loved running around. The hotel we stayed at had plenty of fun things to do so that you would never have to get sandy at all if you wanted, which would have been okay with me! But after the first day of waterpark fun, Luke got tired of it… thus he just wanted to run around chasing his beach ball!
BEACH 3 BEACH 4 CHECKERS
His first impression of the beach didn’t go over well. After letting him play at the water’s edge for a minute, he sat down and was enjoying the water rolling up and down the beach. It was so cute I wanted to take a picture… just as I took two steps away from him, a big wave came rolling in and knocked him over… needless to say he wouldn’t let go of my arm anytime we went near the water again! bad mother! However, he loved the sand, especially throwing it… such a boy. Here’s a little video of playing at the beach, unfortunately it’s all I got!
thank you
Thanks again Pace and Joy for letting us join you on your anniversary trip! Happy first five, may there be many more great ones to come!
McDonald’s Slides
YAY, for slides at McDonald’s… do you know how disgusting those things are?! but Luke loved it!