Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Birthday and a "Big Lake"

So, Sam decided that he wanted a Thomas the Train Birthday cake for his 5th birthday, and had very specific ideas as to what it should look like. I tried my best, and he was happy so I guess it turned out ok. He was also sure that he wanted to go to Chuckie Cheese for his party. Which was perfect since it was just "immediate" family in attendance this year. All the kids had lots of fun, and Blake and I even managed to squeeze in a basketball throwing competition (which I won, of course).

There was very little dilemma in Sam's mind when it came to choosing a gift. He knew exactly what he wanted, and he has literally not stopped playing with it yet! It is a really cool ship that has all kinds of bells and whistles. I love the new Imaginex line of toys. They are very creative and sturdy toys. A hard thing to come by in my humble opinion.

The weekend after Sam's birthday we finally took the kids to the "BIG LAKE" as we had been calling it. Better known as Lake Michigan. I was surprised at how clear the water was! It was so clean. I guess I just expected mass pollution because it is a lake near large metro areas. I was pleasantly surprised. The kids were in the water immediately. I don't know why we are not smart enough to put suits on before we actually introduce them to the water, but it has been a trend this summer. But I can tell you that we are not taking them anywhere wet with out a suit on from the start again. Anyway, we got everyone changed into appropriate swim attire, and all they wanted to do was get wet, and then roll in the sand until they had sand in every crease of their body. It sooo did not look like fun, but they were having a ball.
Since they were so excited about getting sandy, Blake and I decided to bury them in the sand. They enjoyed every second of it. After that we walked to a lighthouse at the end of a pier and got the yummiest milkshake called a "Lavender Lady". I have been craving another ever since.

1 comment:

**nicke... said...

oh we miss you so much! i am glad you are having such a great time in Michigan. idaho misses you guys a lot though!!...