Monday, October 5, 2015

Shrimp & Grits Festival

You know you live in the south when there is a Shrimp & Grits Festival! LOL...
This festival was held on Georgia's Jekyll Island. I've wanted to go for a couple years now but have not made it for one reason or another until this year. 

Parking was at the local municipal airport & charter buses shuttled us all to the festivities, this was the boys' first time on a bus & they LOVED it!

We see these big chairs all over the place, the boys finally got a chance to climb up in one

There was a huge fun zone for the kids, the boys spent most of their time on this double slide

After bouncing & sliding to their little hearts content we headed off to find some shrimp & grits... We didn't make it very far though before the boys found some face painters & just had to be made into some super heros.

Kellan as Captain America

Caden as Spiderman

and Garren as Captain America

It had gotten quite hot and quite crowded at the festival by this time. It was very hard to navigate 3 kids through the crowds for food so we called it a day & headed back to our car. The boys enjoyed their front row view on the bus ride back to the parking lot.

Donna & I would have loved to have tried some of the local cuisine & we would have really enjoyed checking out the artisans at the festival. This is why I mentioned earlier that next year, we may leave the boys behind & go alone. We really do love taking them along but they are at an age that is difficult for shopping & sightseeing beyond children's events right now. It was a fun day for them though & I'm happy we finally made it to the festival.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Summer Bucket List Wrap-up

Well, my original Summer Bucket List post is MIA. I don't quite understand where some posts disappear too but anyways...

The last thing we had left to do on our SBL was landscaping & it's still a work in progress. Between the heat & the rain we've had very little time to actually get anything completely done. I had however accumulated several plants & a couple trees that we were going to use & reached a point of just having to get them into the ground. So one afternoon I posted on our neighborhood fb page that I had 9 free shrubs for the first person to show up with shovels & dig them up. Strangely it worked & within an hour a lady showed up with her teenaged children & they happily dug up the shrubs & hauled them off to their house, which left me with perfect holes to place our new plants in. It made my part rather easy & quick. I was able to pop all the plants in, in just that evening & put finishing touches on them the next morning. We have not had a chance to put in edging or stones yet though.

The hibiscus I just about killed

We kind of have the same scenario going on in the back yard... a collection of plants & trees we'd like to plant but the rain is keeping us from doing much about it. I did however transplant some of the plants that needed more space into bigger pots for the time being.

Our favorite, the purple passion flower

That completes our 2015 Summer Bucket List, I'll post an update when we actually get the landscaping finished.

So, is anyone considering an Autumn bucket list? I feel like now that the boys are in school I need a list to fit everything in or at least to remember everything :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Project 52; Week 35

Birthday Party Fun!!!
Garren, C, Kellan, Caden & B celebrating their friends,
August & Liam's birthday with a train ride around the neighborhood.


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