Monday, August 12, 2013

More Summer Fun

Here we are in mid August and I've crossed off just about everything off my summer bucket list. I would still like to get to Cedar Point before they close for the year, but that could even be a fall trip.  I've heard their haunted houses for Halloweekends are pretty intense.

This past Saturday was the John Mayer concert at Klipsch Music Center Deer Creek.  As always, he put on an amazing show.  I like his music, Continuum is definitely a top 5 album, but seeing him live is an entirely different experience.  The highlight of the show for me was seeing him tear up an electric guitar solo during "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room," then transition into "Neon" on the acoustic, then tune to drop D by ear for "Your Body is a Wonderland." I really can't stand the last song, but the sequence of the three really highlighted his skills.

One of the great not so great things about lawn seats at Deer Creek is the constant waves of smoke. Cigarette smoke and then once it gets dark, lots of pot smoke.  I of course got a headache and spent the last 45 minutes of the concert laying down and wearing my sunglasses.  Thankfully that kept a migraine at bay.  I consider that a win.  Even laying down and just listening to the music, it was still a blast.

On Sunday we got a quick visit from some of our STL family.  Pat, Phil, Alex and their sweet dog Dash stopped in on their way home from spending the weekend at the lake.  I wish we would have been able to spend more time with them, but the brief time we did have was nice.  Harrison took to Pat right away. Amazing, right? There was no crying at all which is a rarity these days.  It took a little googling to figure this out, by Alex and H and B are second cousins once removed.

One added bonus about visiting family from St. Louis, gooey butter cake from McArthur's Bakery. This stuff is so rich and delicious.  If you're ever in the area, you have to stop and get some. They also ship via UPS.

This week Amanda, or Panda as Sophie calls her, is headed back to school.  This was her first summer working at the daycare, but hopefully it won't be her last. Harrison has a little crush on her and can't wait for her to come back over break.  Kara was kind enough to throw a little get together for all of us girls this evening to send Amanda off.  I am so fortunate to have an amazing group of girls that work for me. All of our kids are starting to get along well too which is an added bonus. There used to be some stare offs between the twins and Sophie.  It was pretty intense.

H and B hanging on the couch with Amanda.

She is so close to crawling.  She'll be on the move any day now.

We are definitely enjoying the last few weeks of summer.  I can't believe the kids will be 15 months this week.  More about that later.

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