Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dock Dogs, Cookouts, Good Friends & Soccer


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We had a great weekend, filled with date nights (Friday), visitors (The Dwyer Family), Dock Dogs (see above), parties with "antique, pimped out suburbans", good food and of course soccer at the park.


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As soon as Jeni, Mark and Lily arrived on Saturday we grabbed lunch at Chick-Fil-A and then made our way downtown for the Dominion Riverrock - we've been several times, but usually its because Brad is racing, but this year due to his frame cracking and some knee surgery he wasn't racing, so we were able to enjoy everything the event had to offer, my favorite was by far the Dock Dogs - perhaps I can train Riley to compete next year? If only he wasn't terrified of the water. Olivia's favorite part was dancing to the music (there are several concerts on a few different stages throughout the day), and Avery and I enjoyed feeding the geese together - we brought a bag of moldy bread and she had a blast chucking to the mean geese.

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And of course when Jeni is around, you get the most beautiful photos to remind you of the fun you've had.



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Avery also really enjoyed Soul Ice - you can see it in her hair and on her face - Brad really liked it too, he is hoping we can hire the Soul Ice cart for Olivia's Birthday Party.

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We've been dying to capture all our tots together in one photo, I think we usually get some sort of group shot on Halloween, but this one just melts my heart - it captures all their little/bit personalities perfectly - and I am so very grateful that Jeni was able to capture this moment for us. 
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And while we were all cooking out we noticed that our neighborhood streets were filling up rather quickly with cars like the one above - and you better believe that it had antique plates on it - apparently one of our neighbors was having a birthday party, it was insane how many people were there, I commented that I don't know that many people and I am certain that many people don't like me enough to come to a party I would throw.
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I get sad just thinking about the day this guy isn't with us anymore, he is 7 years old now, Weim's don't live forever...I adore this hound to the moon and back.

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Sunday Morning we went to Rockwood Park, let the kiddos play and then we encouraged some soccer kicking and base running to expel some energy - and the kids had a great time running the bases with Brad and Avery and Lily had fun (read: not fun) playing keep away from each other. 

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It was great to spend the weekend with great friends, I can't get enough of weekends like this when our kiddos just have a chance to run free and be kids. And I am always thankful for time with Jeni and her family!

1 comment:

Jeni Dwyer said...

Thank you for having us. You're always an amazing host!