Wednesday, August 20, 2014

O Dark Thirty

Three weeks flew by…Pumpkin left in the wee hours of Sunday morning to head back to the Academy.  As a 3/C, he gets to report in in a "casual" uniform.  He looks great - in my humble opinion.
To help my transition to a three person household, I hopped in the car and drove to Cincinnati.  A visit with family is always a good thing!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Snuck in a Ride

It has been almost a year since the Big Guy has been on the bike.  We finally got his bike serviced.  He picked it up in the knick of time!  The two of them went out for a ride on Saturday morning.  

They did about 17 miles and enjoyed it.  The Big Guy is ready to ride some more.  I love it!  When I win the lottery, I may even buy myself a fancy road bike.  Guess I better start playing the lottery in order to win, huh?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Creature of Habit

Peanut gets home from school about 2:15.  During the school year, the routine is Peanut walks through the door and drops a scoop of dog food in Buddy's bowl.  We learned very early on that he could not wait until our dinner time to eat.  Some days is seems like he can't wait for Peanut to get home.  That was the case yesterday.  Buddy started barking and prancing around at about 1:50pm.  He got our attention.  For sure!  Pumpkin tackled him smothering him with pets to get him to be quiet.  We finally caved in and fed him a few minutes before Peanut walked through the door.  I know this dog has us trained!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sand Dollar

Buddy can be oblivious!  We found some sand dollars on our trip to the beach.  Yesterday, the boys put one on Buddy's head.  He had no idea.  He walked around with it for some time.

Are we desperate for entertainment?  Played corn hole again after dinner.  We went out thinking best 2 out of 3.  The mosquitos had another plan.  We called it a draw at one each.  We have been so fortunate with the weather.  The summer was actually bearable!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PFE Prep

Right when Pumpkin gets back to the Academy, they have their physical fitness evaluation.  He inherited his distaste for running from his mom!  He claims he will do fine with his adrenaline running and the peer pressure.  He ran a few times while home.  After one run, he did pushups and sit ups on the garage floor.  I am not sure if he even knows that I snapped this picture. 

The lighting is bad.  I tried to play with the picture but did not like the end results.  You can get the idea. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One Last Hurrah!

Just love these cross country kids.  There are a few missing and a few are leaving for college soon, very soon.  Peanut got to hang out with them on Saturday.  It is great he got to spend time before others head out.  There is some extremely strong brain power in this picture.   I think I've said this before.  I am so grateful for how accepting these kids were of the "new" freshman runner.  What a wonderful example they have set.  The new cross country season is underway.  Hope Peanut is taking a page from their book and setting a good example for the newbie runners.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gus' Fried Chicken

For a late lunch and what turned out to be an even later lunch on Saturday, the three of us went to Gus' Fried Chicken.  It is an infamous restaurant in the area.  We have one in Collierville.  I'd never been to the one downtown.  In my infinite wisdom, I suggested we go to the original location.  Guess everyone had the same idea.  We ended up waiting for a table.  It was worth the wait!
Pumpkin and I were coordinating.  I feel like I put on so much make up.  When you look at the pictures, it almost looks like I'm going for the au naturelle look.
It was lovely having Pumpkin all to ourselves.  In honor of the occasion, the Big Guy and I split a 40oz bottle of Bud Light.  So funny!  Pumpkin is off with friends for the night.  Miss him already, but am thrilled he'll be back home for a few before reporting to the Academy on Sunday.