Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Soccer, Movies, and Waffle House!

This past Saturday we had our first lazy weekend day is a LONG time...and it felt so good!!  Sunday was a different story. 

Our first venture was to watch Marc play soccer.  I love going to the 11:00 games because the park is awesome and Ethan can run around and be...Ethan.  There is a rather large area in between the fence and the field, so Ethan took the opportunity to kick the ball around.  Notice he's sporting his new cleats he got for his birthday!!

The we decided to go for a ride on the trail around the field.  I really wish we had something like this in our area. 

Our next adventure took us down to Newnan.  We needed to grab some of Marc's old hockey gear for Ethan to wear this weekend for Halloween, so we went by Nana and Papa's house.  Then we took Ethan and Casey to see "Where The Wild Things Are."  This is one of Ethan's all time favorite books and it was Marc's favorite childhood book.  I was a little worried that Ethan would say that the movie was too loud, but he didn't.  He LOVED it!  About 30 minutes into it, he did get a little antsy so he switched off between sitting with one of us or standing up. 

After the movie we headed out to one of our favorite places to eat...Waffle House.  There's nothing better than breakfast for dinner!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Weekend Getaway

This past weekend, Marc and I took a short trip up to Indiana and Ethan spent some time with Gram and Meme.  A great time was had by all!!

We arrived in Indiana LATE Friday night to meet Marc's cousin Jason and his girlfriend Jen.  Saturday we headed out to Bloomington for a party hosted by Jen's parents and some friends.  On the way there, we made a quick stop in downtown Bloomington to surprise my friend, Felicia.  She moved from Georgia a few months back and I haven't seen her since.  I got together with her boyfriend (also named Marc) and we surprised her at a restaurant called Opie Taylor's.  It was so great to see her again!!

After lunch, we headed out to the Pachynski's property.  Jen's parents share 70 acres with two other couples and it is some of the most beautiful land I've seen.

This is the view from their back porch

And this is from the front.  The leaves had just started to turn and the colors were breathtaking.

The name of the property is...

and their motto is...

Jen's dad, Dan, and the two other guys on the property, Tom and Larry, are in a band...hence the name Band Camp.  Each year, they host the "Fall Ball" and a few bands, including their own, play.  I had forgotten how much I enjoy live music, especially local bands.  Dan's bank, Another Fine Mess, closed the show and they were awesome!! 

Here's Dan on the bass...

And some other pictures...

While we were in Indiana, Ethan spent Saturday and part of Sunday with Gram and the rest of our long weekend with Meme, Casey, Jacob, and Uncle Mike.

Gram took him to the Apple Festival in Fayetteville

And had fun playing with playdough

When Ethan was with Meme, they went to Jacob's baseball game and it was so cold, they ended up watching the game from the car!

We all had such a great time this weekend.  It was easy for Marc and I to relax knowing that Ethan was in such good hand!

Happy Birthday!!

I can't believe my baby is 3...and I can't believe I'm so behing in blogging about it!  I had this great post planned out for his birthday and it just didn't happen.  Oh well.  No use dwelling.

We had Ethan's party the Saturday before his birthday.  He decided a few months ago that he wanted an UGA cake.  For those of you not familiar with college football (for shame!) Uga is the mascot for the Georgia Bulldogs.  I had such a hard time trying to figure this one out.  I knew that I wanted to make the cake again this year, but Uga is a copyrighted image.  You cannot buy a pan in his likeness and there is no way I am artistic enough to create something that would closely resemble him.  I ended up finding edible cupcake "picks" with Uga's picture on them!  Thank goodness!!  Nothing worse than letting a 3-year old down on his birthday!!

Luckily, the weather held out for us and the kids were able to play outside for a while and the adults watched the UGA v. UT game.  I only wish the game had gone as well as the party!  Ethan had a great time with his friends!  After everyone left, Uncle Jimmy and Hailey stuck around for a while.  The weather turned chilly so we bundled up under a blanket that Ethan got for his birthday.  It was a great day and he are so proud of our little man!!

These were taken the morning of his birthday before school.  He's getting so big!!!

I had the day off work so I made cupcakes and took them to school for their afternoon snack.  Here's Ethan with his birthday crown and his friend, Jordan.

After Marc got home from work, we went to Chick-a-lay for dinner and some ice-dream.  YUM!!