Monday, July 23, 2007

Where to start?

Wow, D's parents left this morning. They were here for 10 days. We had such a great time with them. The boys are upset. Not much to look forward to left this summer. Everyone who was going to visit us has visited. They do have "rocket camp" in a few weeks. But then school starts, and they're upset about that.

Anyhoo, we did such fun things with D's parents. Ya'll, you gotta believe me when I tell you, they are good sports. We dragged those poor grandparents to the Renaissance Festival. Well, they said they'd go, and they even dressed up!

But look at this stud!

Rodrick can't hold a candle to you, honey. But, just to be sure, let's let the ladies see another picture of him...
I crack myself up.
But, although both those studdly Renaissance men are quite handsome, nobody can hold a candle to this one...

Pure joy of being in his daddy's hat!

So, alright, that's enough of those. You've already seen pictures of the Ren Fest. This week, I'm going to go backwards with my posts in a sense. I'm going to go back to when we went to the waterfall, and our 4th of July pictures, cause we did some pretty interesting things. I have to blog about something great that happened yesterday. My brother came to visit. Not my brother Brent, Angie's husband, but my middle brother. Yes, my friends, I have three brothers. I grew up with three brothers, and now I'm raising three brothers. Weird.

Anyway, the boys had never met him! He had seen Shane and Theron when they were little, but they obviously don't remember that. They had an absolute ball with him. Theron, my older, more introverted boy was just climbing the walls. They obviously really enjoyed the visit. It was short, but it was fun.

The boys were riveted to the guitar. Collin is even pressing his ear up against it here.

Shane really hit it off with his uncle. But, that's because they're a lot alike. That frightens me. Shane will be a teenager soon...I'll have to keep an eye on him!
Just kidding...OK, so they kept jumping on him, which I'm sure was not too much fun for him. Seeing as he's really old! Ha Ha.

So, I know Susie will appreciate this. My brother wanted to go somewhere with local beer. So, of course we went to Rock Bottom, which was oh so delicious.

When he was leaving, Shane chased him down the street at 13 mph. Collin was so sad his uncle was leaving, he ran up to his room, and took a rock out of his rock collection and gave it to his uncle. It was so cute. So, thank you to my brother for taking the time to visit our little corner of the world! It was fun!


Wendy said...

OKay so your brother and husband are handsome, but to be sure... Sir Rodrick makes my heart thump a little harder. That sounded bad. BEat a little faster. Nevermind. Collin is adorable. I am sad though.... I have never gotten a rock from Collin. Where is mine??

Shana-Lynn said...

Wow, it sounds like your boy had a really special time. The rock story is so dang cute, melts my heart.

txswordmaker said...

That does indeed wrap up most of our summer events. I really start into work this week and school will be quickly upon us. It's been great having all the family and friends come to visit, but I need a vacation now.

Wendy...I'm sure we can find a rock for you around here somewhere.

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Sounds (and looks) like you guys have had a grand time! Family visits can be a blast, can't they?

Janice said...

What awesome grandparents to even dress up at the Ren fest!!!! I can see why your kids would be upset when they left.

You have such a great family! That's so cute Collin gave his uncle one of his rocks from his collection!

The Morgan Family said...

Isn't Darin fun! Nick is always attached to Darin's hip when he's here. It's so fun! You guys need to plan on spending Christmas 2008 with us. Darin and the fam are on a roll of spending every other Christmas with us. They'll be back 2008. I am going to plan on you guys joining as well! Wow, that would be one serious Christmas! Way to fun! Love ya!

Wendy said...

Um D.... the work week starts this week huh? I heard you took yesterday off to read Harry Potter. Sounds like its REALLY REALLY busy at work. ha ha ha ha ha..... I fully expect my rock when I see you guys nexxt. Telll Collin to pick out a GOOD one!

Stacy said...

I hope you will be able to keep in touch with your brother! I am glad the hit it off together!