Monday, August 30, 2010

...so here i go again...

...catching up my blog...
well, it IS summer afterall...what did you think i'd be doing?
on aug.16, my MIL came into the city to stay with us for a few days as she was scheduled for an angiogram on the 17th....so when she arrived, she wanted to take courtney shopping for her
pre-birthday present...so off to the mall we went!
courtney was happy to have found 2 new pairs of stylin' skinnies from Garage....
THANK YOU GRAMMA LIZ!!!!
:)

...heeheehee...
we also stopped at princess auto for a Papa Ken errand, and tyler scouted this new shotgun case box for his bunny! he walked right up to the clerk emptying the cases and asked if he could have one of the empty boxes for a "tunnel for my bunny rabbit"....SO CUTE!!!
( and Oliver loves running through it too! )
...Liz wasn't allowed to eat after midnite, so i made sure she had a feast of a supper to tie her over til the next day...
lasagna, garlic toast and caesar salad!! YUM!!

...the dreaded aug. 17 came and i took her to HSC for her angiogram...
even though she was in good spirits the whole day, we were discussing later how amazing it is that in todays day, doctors can perform surgeries and touch your HEART and send you home the very. same. day.
WOW!!!!

...we ate our dinner el fresco later that evening...


...on aug. 19 Liz was packed up and ready to head back to the comforts of her own home...
(but not before a few backyard photos....)


...hope she enjoyed her stay at La Casa Griffin!! HAHA!!!


...aug. 20 i loaded up the kids and the bunny into the van and we were on our way back to the cabin! ( don't worry, oliver was in his cozy pet taxi up front with the kids, not thrown into the back like his cage you see here!!! heeheehee....)

....sigh....
the last stretch before the cabin road!!

...aug. 21...
our little miss courtney's 12th birthday!!
we celebrated again this year at the cabin...
( she will have her "friends" birthday party once school starts again )
the malinowski's came out for a beach day with us...
...and we bbq'd hot dogs, smokies and PITA PIZZAS for supper with caesar salad and pasta salad....Mmmmmmmmm

...and of course, courtney was spoiled rotten....



..happy birthday to one great kid!!!
MUAH!!!!
:o)
...next morning, we ate breakfast like kings...

...and spent another day on the lake!
i took a whack of pic's of courtney
"Hot Doggin" on the jetski...she's a natural adrenaline junkie, like her mother!!!
~giggle~


...aug.23...
met up with the pinter's at patricia beach for the day!
despite the start of our "interesting" day there, it was a nice day!!


...aug.25, i took the kids and a picnic snack to patricia beach for one last fun beach day before coming home the next night....it was really windy so there was lots of boogie boarding happening!

...and then we went for another quick swim back at the lake when we returned too...
and later that night, i repeated last years "sunset photo" adventure, on the jetski with my camera packed into a ziplock bag.....and here's what i got!!!


...aug.26...
probably one of our last BEACH DAYS at the cabin...swimming, jetskiing, suntanning...
sigh.
i can't believe our warm weather days are pretty much over and that school starts next week.
Grrr.
...so it was bittersweet taking these "last hurrah" pics of the kids playing in the lake, which is already getting pretty cold thanks to the cool temps in the evening...

GOOFBALL buddies!!!!
...i spent all of this past friday with the kids getting a load of stuff together to have a yard sale on the weekend....WOW....they have so much stuff...and STILL have so much stuff!!
( our living room the night before we hauled it all out! )
on sunday the kids wanted to have a lemonade stand...and who am i to deny such a cute request??? so ....here's their first customers!!


...yard sale went great...$575 to add to our shopping money for "back to school" clothes and shoes...and whatever else the kids will need!!!
I cannot believe school starts again in 9 days.
GAH!!!!
....i hope you've been making the most of your summer too and that those camera's are still clickin'...
SCRAPBOOOKERS...
next hall crop is set for Friday Sept. 17...6pm - midnite....
i will be emailing the sept newsletter soon!!
:)

5 comments:

xoxo... t said...

I LOVE blogging days! You guys have had such an amazing summer and it's so fun to read about and see all the pics! By the way, those action shots of C on the jet-ski are AWESOME.

Congratulations on the yard sale and making some extra cashola for the trip to the States! Love it! Can't wait to see all the goodies you buy :)

Have a great time! CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK INTO THE SCRAPPIN'.

xoxo...t

it's me said...

Hi summer lovers!! You sure didn't waste any days... gotta love it!!!!! Will see you soon...

Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Griffins,
wow, you did enjoy yourselves! Happy Birthday to Courtney, she sure looks like a teenager. Looks like her mama too!
i love the "bunney tunnel" and I am sure Oliver loves hiding out in there.
Summer went by quickly so we'll see you in the next few weeks.
don't think about school and then maybe it won't happen!
Lori N.

Anonymous said...

I just read your blog. Wears me out just reading about it all. You just left here after supper and should be on the road to Ken and Liz' and the States tomorrow. I know you will have a blast. Be careful and I'll see you when you get back. Want to see all your "stuff" Love you, Mom xoxoxo

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