Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Fine Sunday

Sorry it's been a few days, guys. Things have been busy around here, and there's been no time for blogging!

On Sunday, we slept in a little bit, and then had breakfast on the deck since it was such a beautiful morning...
Then we loaded up our bikes and headed into Aunt Jessie's house. We waited for her to get home and then we saddled up and took off! We rode all through Grandview and Upper Arlington, which is a really beautiful suburb, stopped at Graeter's for ice cream (YUM!!!) and then stopped at a local park to let the kids play. It was HOT! All of us were sweating like nobody's business. It sure felt good to get back in the air conditioned car! Here are a few pics from the park...



After the park we headed home and Noah fell asleep. We were kind of hoping Kendall would crash too, but she didn't. Darn! Anyway, once we got home, Barry got the mower going and I got busy cutting our (very) overgrown lawn. See, with all the rain and our busy schedule, we hadn't been able to mow! Our grass was O.O.C. (out of control)!!!! I had planned to mow on Friday, but then the mower wouldn't start in the morning and it rained the rest of the day. Barry spent a good part of the day Saturday tinkering with the darn thing to get it going, but to no avail, so I cleaned up the inside of the house. Finally on Sunday, he talked with his dad, got a few ideas to try, and lo and behold, one of them worked! Seems we had a faulty wire on the kill switch. Barry just disconnected it and then that mower started right up! Woo HOOO!! So here's a pic of me and Noah, doing our big job... And yes, that IS an old car seat welded onto my mower... Barry and his dad designed it when Kendall was Noah's age so we could actually get some work done around here. Since it takes about 3 hours to do our mowing, we needed a way that she could ride with me safely while Barry was working on the roof or whatever. We call it the Buddy Seat, and I assure you it is SOLID. No worries about safety...I promise! See his little ear protection thingies? (yes, that's the technical term...) I take my role as a mother seriously!!! LOL! My buddy and me. He's so sweet...he always grabs my hand and holds it while we mow. Doesn't that just melt your heart? I sure do love that little boy! Someday I'll be so lonely out there mowing by myself... I'd better enjoy it while it lasts!!!

6 comments:

Evil Lunch Lady said...

OMG! I love the baby seat! That is just too cute! Going to show the family that pic!

Miss Got Wings said...

too cute! ::sniff:: ::sniff:: Those are some very special memories you are making with him.

terri said...

The buddy seat is great! My boys would have loved something like that!

jenelle said...

What an incredible and safe idea to get things done! I'm so impressed at the ingenuity.

kozgirl said...

What an incredible idea for the mower! I bet Noah has lots of fun on there pretending :)

I can see the heat in his cheeks in one of the park pics - ooo, I hate that heat!! Unless there is water around ;)

Teresa said...

Can Barry make one for us too?? That thing is ROCKIN AWESOME!! You had me in tears talking about him holding your hand and how someday you'll be out there by yourself mowing...ah much needed perspective! Thanks!

 
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