One Last Trip

Trey had some sites he needed to visit in Atlanta so we decided to make it a family trip and give the kids one last outing before they started back to school.

In no particular order we went to Centennial Park, petted carriage horses, ate in the Underground, went to Ikea and REI, road electric scooters, ate in a diner where Hanson ate and ate and ate his meal along with everyone else’s! We also went to a community aquatic center and had a splashing good time cooling off in the lazy river, going down water slides and lounging in the shallow waters. At night we went to The Dr. Ralph L. Bruce Jr. Observatory. Gayley was thrilled that she could look into a powerful telescope and see planets in detail! Here is what I found written out about this observatory.

The Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory houses a 0.9 meter (36-inch) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 10 meter (30 ft.) dome. This is the largest telescope in the southeastern United States and one of the largest instruments ever dedicated to education and public viewing.

Free public observations are offered every Thursday and Friday evening from 9:00 pm (or dark) until 10:30 pm (weather permitting). An astronomer will be available to position the telescope and answer questions.

BowlingX2

Today we bowled, played arcade games and then we bowled some more! We went to two glow-in-the-dark bowling parties. Funny thing is that both Birthday Boys are our neighbors. Wesley’s was 11:00-1:00pm then we school clothes shopped, watched Jordan play in a tennis tournament, shopped some more and back to the same bowling alley for party #2 for Emmett. Both parties were a hit! Hanson and Gayley had a blast. Believe it or not they both got a Strike X and several Spares!!!

USTA Junior Championship

Jordan ran his legs off playing tennis in Auburn this weekend. I seriously don’t know how these players keep going and keep playing at the level that they do in this scorching southern heat! Who thought playing tennis in July was a good idea? Jordan played singles, mixed doubles and boys doubles all weekend. I am so impressed as to how far Jordan has come as a player with this being a relatively new sport to him. He has such a great attitude and is just always the kindest kid on the court. I can honestly say that and I’m not being biased as his mom because all the other coaches unanimously voted and he officially was granted the tournaments sportsmanship award!!!

Passing the Time

Trying to keep a toddler entertained during a long hot day of watching her older brother play tennis can be challenging. Gayley had been pretty good for the most part but starting to be on the brink of “I’ve had enough” melt down. To pass the time we did silly faces and she was in control telling mommy to do this face, now do this face! It was a good 5 minutes of fun!!

Bathroom Renovation

It is finished! Our master bathroom renovation is complete. We tore out the garden tub and sagging cheap double sinks and vanity. In place of the tub we now have an enormous beautiful walk-in shower. The walls have extra large white and grey marble tiles and the shower floor is hexagon Carrera marble. It’s stunning with two shower heads and a large bench at the far end. Our friend Matt is our glass guy that installed the etched glass over the existing window and he also manufactured & installed the gorgeous shower door. We installed a new furniture looking vanity with double sinks. It has soft close drawers with divided slots to hold all our needs. We have not pulled out the old shower stall yet. We are waiting for bulk trash day so that we don’t have to haul it off ourselves. Also we are still tossing up how we want to finish this space off. We absolutely love our new bathroom!

Oh! I almost forgot! This renovation did not go off without a hitch in the process. For a couple of days we could not find Archie our orange cat. We thought all the banging and tile guy cutting tile and going in and out had scared him off to under beds. One day while the tile guy was working he heard meowing. He said it sounded like it was coming from within the newly tiled wall. Sure enough Trey could hear him too between the new shower and old shower walls. The only thing to do was to saw open the old fiberglass shower. Remarkably Trey missed the new waterlines as he cut into the shower wall. As he cut away Archie’s meowing became faster and louder and sounded like a baby crying. Trey reached into the wall and scooped out a frightened but otherwise unharmed Archie. Trey held him close and comforted him then Archie lean back and wham he smacked Trey right across his face, as if to say, “what took you so long”, “about time buddy I’ve been stuck in that wall for 48+ hours”!!! Just a little tile-the-cat-up-into-the-wall excitement to keep a renovation interesting!

Cow Appreciation Day 2019

Wow! I just love Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A when I can feed all of us for $2 and change!!! We love this day of ‘Eat Mor Chiken’, ‘Dress like a cow get free chicken’! I’m so glad it fell on one of my off days so I could take them. It was quite a bargain day with almost free Chick-fil-A and then Super Saver Tuesday at the movie theater where we saw Aladdin. All morning Hanson and Gayley chanted “movie theater, movie theater” lol! You can tell we don’t go see movies much. Chick-fil-A + Aladdin = Fun Day! #cowappreciationday2019 #dresslikeacow #freechicken #familyfunday #atthemovies #aladdinmovie #aladdin2019 #eatmorchiken

Fore!

Trey, Elijah, Morgan and I had a good time & some good strokes on the fairways. We went to the little country golf course near by and were surprising impressed. It’s quite a nice well maintained course. It’s nice getting to have some quality time with these two busy college guys. Trey had a ball go awry which resulted in him chipping it out of the men’s bathroom! Astonishingly he got onto the green from there! We had so much fun together and had quite a few shanks, gimmes, hook-shots and bogeys. I’m hoping we all can have a mulligan soon!

Fore!

Trey, Elijah, Morgan and I had a good time & some good strokes on the fairways. We went to the little country golf course near by and were surprising impressed. It’s quite a nice well maintained course. It’s nice getting to have some quality time with these two busy college guys. Trey had a ball go awry which resulted in him chipping it out of the men’s bathroom! Astonishingly he got onto the green from there! We had so much fun together and had quite a few shanks, gimmes, hook-shots and bogeys. I’m hoping we all can have a mulligan soon!