Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend

I was fortunate enough to have a 4 day weekend over Memorial Day and we had a great time visiting with friends & family.  Like I mentioned the other day, we went to Cleveland on Saturday for our friends' daughter's baptism and on Sunday, Todd went back home to help his parents with a project while Lucy & I enjoyed some play time outside with my parents and brother & sister-in-law who were in town from San Francisco for a wedding.  I got out Lucy's water table and we also put out her new sprinkler that Grandma & Grandpa got for her.  She absolutely loved the sprinkler and could've stayed out there longer if it wasn't already way past her nap time.
Cheesing it up for the camera while playing at the water table

Checking out the sprinkler

She loved getting sprayed right in the face with water

And quickly figured out it also doubles as a water fountain

Cookie break with Grandma

Playing with the water table again even though she was getting cold

On Monday for Memorial Day, we walked the half mile or so from our house to downtown Powell to watch the parade.  We learned our lesson last year and made sure we got down there at least 30 minutes before the parade started so we could get a good spot to set up our chairs.  While we waited, Lucy kept us busy by walking up and down the sidewalk to check out everything that was going on and to pet some dogs.  Once the parade started, she sat very still or stood right by us (which I was pleasantly surprised about) while watching the action.  The parade lasted over an hour and it seemed like Lucy really liked it, especially the dogs and miniature horses that went by as well as the flag line from one of the high school bands.
Before the parade
Grandpa, Lucy, and Daddy waiting for the parade to start
The streets were lined 2 or 3 deep with people to watch it

One more family pic while waiting

Lucy was very mesmerized watching as everything went by

She even collected quite a bit of candy although she can't eat the majority of it since it was mostly laffy taffy and jolly ranchers

Hanging out with Grandpa

 She had to get her flag out when the high school flag line marched by
Not sure what she saw but she was excited 

We spent the afternoon at my parents' and had a cookout for dinner before Jeff & Meghan had to catch their flight back to California. 

Jeff & Meghan showing us pictures of their honeymoon to Africa

Soaking up the nice weather by cooking out and having dinner outside

Lucy's first taste of corn on the cob (she's had corn before but didn't have any front teeth last summer to enjoy it on the cob)

1 comment:

BeckyJo606 said...

I love Lucy's dress!! Monograms are my favorite. I am debating a sprinkler or a pool for Henry for the summer--the sprinkler pictures are so sweet!