Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime?
Argh, I've done it again. I've let too much time pass between posts. Since my last post I went to St. Louis to visit my sister and her cute family (and had the best frozen custard of my life at Ted Drewes), Jonathan has increased his tooth count to four, and I shaved off Peter's hair (with his permission, of course). I could easily write three good-sized posts about these topics, but it's late and I want to finish watching "Dan in Real Life" with Peter. So instead, I'll tell you about my plans for this summer. I've been inspired by a girl in my ward who has decided to make this summer the "Summer of Megan" and do all the fun things you always wish you had done when summer is over, so I'm doing something similar. Having borrowed heavily from the primary song, "Oh What Do You Do in the Summertime," here is my list of what I want to do this summer:
1. Lazily dream on a bank as the clouds roll by.
2. Swim in a pool to keep myself cool.
3. Swing in a tree up high.
4. Watch a parade.
5. Drink lots of lemonade.
6. Star gaze.
7. Make s'mores.
8. Host a barbeque.
9. Make homemade ice cream.
10. Go camping.
Kind of pathetic how many of those involve food, huh? Now I'll have a little more pressure to do what I'm saying I'll do, since I'm now accountable to whoever reads this.
Well, since I still have a little more time to write since Peter's studying, I'll do a quick Reader's Digest condensed version of all the topics I mentioned earlier. My sister Rachel is the closest in age to me and we have been best friends since I was born. She has two adorable boys, a very smart doctor-husband, and three huge-but-sweet dogs. We had a lot of fun visiting them and enjoying the many incredible attractions around St. Louis, many of which were free like the St. Louis zoo. One of those attractions was Ted Drewes where they don't even write down your order no matter how complicated and still manage to get it right and get it to you quickly. I would have made the words "Ted Drewes" in that previous sentence a link to their web page, but I don't know how. Anyway, they have phenomenal frozen custard. I got a "Christy" which was a brownie, custard, and hot fudge sauce. Yum. Peter and I also got to go to Nauvoo for a day and we got some pictures of where our ancestors used to live. Here's Peter's great-great, etc. grandmother's cabin:
And here are two lots that my great-great etc. grandfather lived on. On my right is the one he owned, and on my left is one where he was a tenant for a while:
Jonathan just keeps amazing me at how fast he can change in just eight months. He has four teeth, still isn't crawling but is really good at scooting and rolling to where he wants to go, and has learned to roll a soccer ball off of his lap towards anyone sitting in front of him.
Peter finally got tired of his thinning hair, so we buzzed it on Friday night. I think he looks quite dashing. (And no, he doesn't usually smile like this.)
Well that's it. I just remembered I haven't mentioned our bathroom remodel, but I'll do that another time. Happy summer, everyone!
Posted by Becca at 11:37 AM