I've had a super busy, fun weekend. We got the kids delivered on Friday. We've always met at the Cracker Barrel in Macon. Crystal and her kids, Suz and hers, Cam and I had all piled in there on Friday at 1 o'clock for a good ol' fashioned lunch. It was old-fashioned, true. It wasn't that good though. Cracker Barrel is one of those places that's either really good or really not so good. Friday it was the latter. But who doesn't love the ambiance there? It's one of my favorite little gift stores. They've got the neatest stuff. And every one of the kids found some kind of candy they like that you just can't find at any old store. Here are some of my favorite pictures of the day.
Ethan's such a little model for the photographer. He always poses. Here he's showing his Zotz. Did any of y'all eat those when you were growing up in the '70s? They kinda dissolve in your mouth much like an Alka- Seltzer. I hate them now, but I sure ate them when I was a kid.
Eli just stuck with gummy worms. I played around with Photoshop yesterday and converted it to black and white. Turned out pretty good, don't you think?
I think Reid chose a sour candy, most likely Zotz, and that's his pucker. He didn't know I was making his picture.
Alayna ordered a cheeseburger and fries. Check out the size of this fry. She's such a good actress. I guess that's courtesy of the Disney Channel.Cam and Joseph look like they're having an intense checker game.
And my favorite picture of the day, maybe of the year, is of Eli waving goodbye to us as he was leaving in Bobby's truck. Just look at the smile on his face. What a big boy!
That was my Friday. Yesterday I got up and -- hold your breath on this one -- I went to the gym with Nan and took a body pump class. I'm pretty sore today. Well, actually, I'm very sore today. It was fun though and I'm going to go again. After the class, I went birthday shopping for Alayna. Her birthday is Thursday. Then went to my mom and dad's to check out their new carpet. Bless their hearts. They've had their whole house torn apart for about three weeks getting new paint and carpet. It's been a ton of work and they've done everything, except put the carpet down, themselves. It looks great and it feels wonderful. I'm so happy for them. I know they're going to enjoy it.
Made my salad I gave the recipe for several posts ago again last night. We went to a cookout with Ronnie and Nan. It was good. If you haven't made it yet, you need to before all the sweet strawberries are gone.
Today I'm gonna have Reid, Alayna and Eli for several hours until Suz and Jason get back from Gatlinburg. Hope the sun stays out so they can swim. That's what they'll want to do I'm sure. Fine with me. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Except that I don't have anything in the house for them to eat. Not good.
This time next week, I'll be writing to you from the sunny shores of Tybee. Readers beware. My OCD is going to be in overdrive. Even though it's vacation and I know I'm supposed to be chilling. I'm going to be in a two bedroom condo about half the size of my house with two sixteen-year-olds, a twenty-year-old, and a nineteen-year old. Plus tons of fishing stuff, including dozens of tiny little bags that hold hooks, lures and weights that never seem to find their way into the trashcan. And how can I forget the spools of fishing line that they leave laying around where they've put line on their poles. You know the kind you can't see until you're tangled up in it. Sometimes if I'm really lucky, they'll bring the fish they catch back to the condo and clean them in the kitchen sink. And one really good year, they stored their semi-frozen chicken livers in the fridge to leak all over the place. Since then, though, I make them store their bait in their own cooler. They basically turn my vacation condo into a fish camp of sorts. But, hey, that's my family vacation. And I wouldn't take the world for it.
Till tomorrow, enjoy your Sunday!