"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spoon River Drive

Ugh!  I have been so bad about blogging this weekend!  As usual we had a busy and full weekend.  It was a fun weekend though.  Friday evening we went in to my parents house and helped them close their pool.  They need Jacob each time they open and close the pool.  He gets under the deck to either undo or lace up that part of the cover.  No one else will fit under there.  In return for our help they ordered pizza from a place called Rosatti's.  It was pretty good pizza.  We had never tried that kind before.  After we left my parents house it was the errands as usual. 

Saturday morning we had to be up bright and early to get Jacob to a soccer game.  I could not believe how cold it was!!  On the way we stopped at a garage sale I knew about.  I got 5 new pairs of Old Navy jeans for Jadon ($1 a piece) and several shirts and some new educational toys.  Matt also found four air bake cookie sheets that looked like they had never been used.  They were $1 a piece!  I love garage sales!  I took so long at that garage sale that we had to hurry up to make it to the soccer game! 

After soccer and garage sales we went back home and met up with Grandma Cindy.  Then it was off to East Peoria to Matt's office building for family day.  Matt wanted to show his mom his office building.  There was popcorn and pop for the kids.  It is fun to see what Matt does from day to day. 

Jadon at Daddy's Desk

Posing in front of a dozer.  Jadon was too busy enjoying a sucker he just got.

Then it was home to get ready to host a wiener roast at our house with a few friends and their families.  It was a perfect night for it!  We had a really great time!

Bright and early this morning we got a lunch packed and hit the road to go on the Spoon River Drive.  We saw lots and lots of antiques and crafts.  I only spent a couple of dollars on some puzzles for Jadon and some cute owls I found.  Shelby bought an old copy of Alice in Wonderland, a new purse, and several bracelets.  Jacob bought a Cubs sign to hang on his wall.  We had a picnic lunch in the back of the truck.  Jadon thought that was pretty fun.  It was nice to spend the day together as a family. 

Picnic in the back of the truck.

 I tried to get them to smile for the camera.....teenagers.

Jadon at Mt. Pisgah with his Native American shaker toy.

Wiped out.

One of the owls I found!  

One last thing.....we started something new with Jadon this weekend.  Friday night we got Jadon a Bert and Ernie tooth brush and some special training toothpaste.  The training toothpaste does not contain flouride so it is safe to swallow.  We figured it was time since Jadon has gotten almost a full set of teeth in the last month.  He is not sure what to think of the whole process yet.   We are singing songs while we brush his teeth and trying to make it fun.

Until tomorrow......

"Each Day Comes, Bearing Its Own Gift, Untie The Ribbons"


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