Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our 4th of July Weekend


We have had a great 4th of July weekend so far. Friday at lunch our friends from Ft. Drum came down to hang with us for the weekend. After Ramsey got up from his nap we all piled in the truck and headed down to the ATL airport to see our friend Randy who was heading back to Afghanistan from his mid tour leave. It was kinda weird to be in the airport seeing all the soldiers in uniform, saying goodbye to their loved ones and remembering that we were there this very time last year. Man, the changes that take place in a years time, thank goodness! Anyway, we grabbed Randy and headed to chic fil a to visit with him for a little bit and let Ramsey play. Then we took Randy back to catch his flight and we all headed back to town in time for our 6:00 dinner reservations at a very yummy Cajun resteraunt. Ramsey was pretty awful and not wanting to sit in a dumb ole high chair since he had been couped up in the car most of the afternoon. So it was quite an adventure catching his thrown food, taking him outside to see the train "choo choo", and keeping him remotely calm so we could enjoy our dinner.



Saturday morning Cope and Brent went early morning fishing and kayaking on the Etowah river and Jenn and I met up with my Mom in town for the parade. It was Ramsey's first parade and he really enjoyed it. He would point out all the big trucks. I thought he would run into the street but instead simply stood fairly still and took it all in. We then went to the park for festivities. We made it back home in time for lunch and nap and then headed tot he pool where Ramsey ended up having quite the ass-plosion in his swim diaper. Have you ever changed one of those suckers full of diarrhea??? Fun stuff. Actually I wanted to vomit but contained myself. Later we had My Mom and Morgan over for chili dogs, buffalo chicken dip, and banana pudding. Yummy! We ended the night with some games, a sleepy little boy, and some fireworks courtesy of our neighbors.

Today, is Sunday, my 29th Birthday! Our friends left after breakfast this AM. We really enjoyed their visit and welcome them back ANYTIME! Ramsey already misses the extra attention and suckers for reading lots of books to him. After his nap we're dropping him at my Mom's and Cope and I are headed to see the movie The Hangover and finish the day off with dinner at the Melting Pot. So as you can tell we've had a busy but super fun weekend so far... I did not get as many pictures as I would have liked but such is life as a professional toddler wrangler.

6 comments:

Adam and Kimmy plus Reese! said...

OMG....Crap in a swim diaper....we would lose our lunch. That would would probably be one of those hose her down in the shower deals for us. Happy Birthday from the Hall's in the "Stock".

Scott and Katie said...

Happy Birthday! I've always dreaded poo in the swim diaper

jill said...

happy happy birthday!!!!!! ummm, thinking there should be some law against having to change an 'ass-plosion' in the days leading up to your birthday. ick. hope y'all are having a great day!

Erin said...

Hey Tara. Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like it was a good one. Love his applique shirt. So cute! I'm gonna have to get one for Ava. Just don't know what size since she doesn't where much t-shirts yet. Anyhoo, swimmy dipaer poopies suck! We got home to Enterprise last night and Ava had crapped her pants and carseat at 10:00 at night. Ugh!!!! Fun times.

Mylinda said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad I wasn't down at the pool. By the way, the fireworks courtesy of the neighbors totally hacked me out. Jimmy told me to chill out, that it was just one day a year, but ya know, my grandad just died and all I wanted was to get my baby to sleep!

Cristin said...

I hope you had a great birthday! It's so nice that y'all got to see some Army friends - that's always fun!