Friday, September 03, 2010
It is easy to forget sometimes that we live just moments from a really really big lake. The shores of Lake Ontario are a few miles away. With the heat being oppressive this week and the boredom running high, I decided that we needed an afternoon out of the house. So, that is just what we did yesterday. Jacob decided he wanted to stay home (yeah, he has been having weird anxiety about the possibility of crowds lately, I blame it on almost being 13) making it just Andrew, Lauren, and me. The beach was near deserted with only a few dozen people there. The sun was blaring at first, but the wind picked up and clouds quickly rolled in. It made for a wonderfully relaxing couple of hours.
Now, as we face our last official weekend of summer, there are lots of fun times to be had. Today, the kids are going to be picked up for an over night adventure with my Mom. She has "tasks" planned for them that is sure to cause a laugh or two. They will be picking these tasks out of a bowl to earn goodies while they are there. So, picking your nose like Aunt Bonnie and telling Pappy you love him 6 times could earn them a mini candy bar. And writing a poem to Gerty, the dog, could lead to getting to pick the movie for the night. HA! Then, tomorrow, my Mom has a Thanksgiving in the Summer picnic on tap. YEAH, turkey, mash potatoes, corn on the cob, and apple pie! Monday, we will be watching the Rochester Red Wings at Frontier Field. Dang. The weekend hasn't even started and I am already tired!!
What do you and yours have planed for this holiday weekend? And, I hope my East Coast friends are staying safe in the wake of Hurrican Earl.