Friday, May 31, 2013

Park fountains and milkshakes

Yesterday was just a pretty awesome day from start to finish. I woke up to the most gorgeous sunrise and knew that it was going to be good. Work was work. I don't love getting up early and going to work every day, but there are lots of things about my job that I do love:

The hours are great

I go home most every day knowing that I have helped someone

I have the best co-workers EVER!

Work went smoothly without many kinks. Afterwards, I picked Taylor up from camp and we headed over to Dogwood Park. This is a small park right in the middle of the old part of town. It has been renovated from an old parking lot in the last few years and what a great place to hang out for an hour or so after work.

The main attraction is the fountain. Water comes down from a large fountain and small holes in the concrete release little spouts of water. The fountain changes colors and is really pretty after dark. There are nice sitting benches everywhere and paved walkways throughout the park. I just sat and watched the kids having fun in the water. Others around me did the same.

Some families had brought blankets and picnic baskets and were relaxing in the grassy areas. Others were throwing a football. Some kids were riding bicycles and scooters. There were moms strolling with babies, lots of dog walkers, power walkers and leisure walkers. There is a small rose garden as well as an outdoor pavilion where they hold concerts throughout the summer.

Taylor played in the water for about an hour and decided it was time to go. We walked the perimeter of the park to give him time to dry (we didn't take a change of clothes) then headed to McDonalds for a chocolate shake. What a nice evening! I am looking forward to this stop being a weekly thing for us.

Hopefully, today will pass quickly and my little Logan will be here to spend the night tonight. I am always missing him by Friday morning!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Summer is finally on the horizon!

Summer has been a long time coming, but it is finally here! I am so excited for warm sunny days and evenings on the porch swing. Winter just seemed to linger on forever this year. There hasn't been much to blog about. The kids are out of school for the summer. Taylor starts his summer camp program tomorrow.

We have been busy planning vacation. As much as we enjoyed Holiday World and Lake Rudolph last year, I have been promising the kids a beach vacation for a few years now. This is the year. We will be spending a week in the Fort Whaley campground just a few miles from Ocean City, MD in July. The cool thing about this years vacation is we get to spend it with my mom. She lives on the eastern shore and we are picking her up on the way. I couldn't be any more excited!

We were originally going to tent camp again this year. But, with this being my moms first camping experience, we decided to get a cabin. The cabin is rustic. No running water or a bathroom, but it will be dry if it rains and we wont have to sleep in the ground. Plus, there is electricity so we can still "rough it" with some of the comforts of home :)

The cabin rental includes admission to the campgrounds water park and a discount off a wild west show and mini golf. We are close to the boardwalk and also to Assateague Island where the wild ponies roam free. I think we will find plenty to keep us busy all week.

We have had a quiet Memorial Weekend at home. Got some things done around the house and in the yard. Danny worked today, so it has been a pretty lazy day for me. I am not excited about returning to work tomorrow, but it is right around the corner. Hopefully, vacation will be here just as quick!!