I love to have plans. Plans mean we are having fun and we have had a full calendar this month already and it's not over yet. Started out with Sternwheeler Festival in Marietta, OH. Not only do I LOVE the fireworks at this festival but I also love that our best friends come up every year for this one! Plus, I love that it's literally a mile from our house so I can get there and home quickly if need be. PERFECT!! Chunky Monkey and I took a walk a couple days before the festival and took these pictures of the boats lining up.
As they do every year, the fireworks did not disappoint! Such great display and we had tremendous seats even with 18 of us!!! Chunky Monkey had gotten sick earlier in the day so he and Tim had to stay home . . . otherwise it would have been a perfect evening!.
Unfortunately, September also marks the end of summer and the end of pool season for the year. This was probably our last time swimming at grandma and grandpa's for 2014. :-(
September is Daniel and Andrew's birthdays though and this year Daniel had his first friend party at his house. My sister did a really great job of planning everything and she had a ton of kids there so there was a lot to keep in order. Before the party, Andrew and I got to spend some time with Daniel, Cherith, Grandma and Grandpa at their hotel. This hotel had the nicest pool/waterpark system I have ever seen at a traditional hotel. Hot tubs, dumping buckets, water squirting from the ground, a steam room (MY FAVORITE), and a waterfall falling from the ceiling!! VERY COOL!
Finally made it to the party where Andrew had to try out the hammock on the new playhouse! Zach built it for his kiddos and it's really awesome! Grandpa the grill master! The kids were each given capes and masks and had to go on a superhero obstacle course as a part of their "training". Cherith and Andrew complete parts of the course. . . .
Some real "live" superheroes showed up and helped the kids catch a "robber" around the yard. They all had a blast and it really was a fun party!
Happy 6th Birthday Daniel!!!
Andrew has recently gotten into board games again (much to our liking!!) Pulled out this gem this week!! :-)
Last but not least . . . .our beautiful big tree got a much needed trim . . . poor naked tree! :-(