Friday, June 11, 2010

"School's Out for the Summer" Mode

The kids have been out of school for one week & I haven't posted anything in that time. I wish I could say that I have been lounging around in my hammock! The truth is we have already had a visit to the emergency room for Mr. F., my 12 year old wild boy, who fell & gashed his leg while at an end~of~the~school~year~shaving~cream~party. He is doing really well & will have the stitches out in no time. We have attended some awesome graduation parties. I cannot believe that these kids are graduating, where did the time go? We are in full mode of swimming & diving with practices and already a couple of meets in just one short week! Also, I accomplished BOTH things on my Anti-Procrastination List!! And I am happy to say that my new kitchen chairs are in & will be getting slipcovers very soon. Did I mention that they are gorgeous & look PERFECT in my kitchen? Ahhh, happiness!

We also had an impromptu road trip with the kiddos to a fantastic new place that we have been wanting to go to! It is called Wake Nation. It is located north of Cincinnati & it is a cable park for wakeboarders, wake skaters, & water skiers & kneeboarders. It was a total balst & my kids were able to meet two professionals. I was able to meet up with a friend from childhood neighborhood. Hubby was able to try his abilities at boarding on a cable line rather than behind a boat. He was awesome! What a blast!

Some pics for ya:

Teacher gifts of summer cups, summer tray, plastic bucket, homemade card & gift card:

Love how great the kids did on their homemade cards. The one with Frappe included a Starbucks gift card and the one with the ice cream cone included a Coldstone Creamery gift card! Their notes to their teachers were super sweet!

Mr. F is in the middle:

Mr. F after 12 stitches:

Girls @ Wake Nation

My hubby is a natural & got the hang of this cable wakeboarding gig very fast! I was impressed:) 

Shaun & I were childhood friends. We lived in the same neighborhood & attended the same elementary, jr. high & high school. We connected via Facebook & she came to see us at the wakeboard park. We had some amazing things to catch up on & it was awesome just to see her! She is still peppy & energetic: 

Mr. F w/ pro wakeskater Danny Hampson:

Girls with pro Danny Hampson:

Kids with Bob Soven pro wakeboarder:

This is Bob doing his thing, {very amazing}:

A close-up of Bob that my 12 year old captured, she has a great eye:

Danny & Bob were so very nice! They love what they do & they were so KIND to my kids. It was really fun. You can catch Bob & his brother on the cover of this month's Wakeboarding mag! Bob on right, isn't that a cool pic?

And I wouldn't forget to leave you with what is blooming in my yard. Gorgeous phlox:

Hope your summer is off to a great start! I will soon post about my Anti-Procrastination list. Hope you have a great weekend that is filled with sunshine!


  1. Awesome pics Cathy...those young dudes are cute...sorry I had to say that!~ Love your idea of the teacher gifts..that was pretty creative. Your boy looks like a superhero in the worries Mom one of many one of many!

  2. That looks like a really fun time. I hope your little guy feels better soon :)

  3. love the photos Cathy! So sorry to hear about your little guy...what a way to start the summer!!

  4. wow, it sounds like you have been busy so far this summer! hope the little one is feeling better. have a great weekend!

  5. Yikes! Poor guy...12 stiches!
    The wakeboard park looks awesome!
    Wanna see the kitchen chairs....and I know you're glad to have all the paperwork done in time for summer!
    Good to catch up!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Fun Fun FUN ~ great FUN, all your lovely pictures, Cathy!
    Have a happy happy day. xxx

  7. Great photos, great looking fam. Minus the stitches part the shave creme party sounds like a blast. Our youngest is in college now but this takes me back seven years. :) He was the one that was always in the ER.

    I can't wait to see those kitchen chairs you are talking about. I wish I knew how to make slip covers. I see a lot of tutorials but I really don't sew and I'm afraid to tackle it.

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Yes, those birthdays just keep coming. Two years from now is the one I really dread. :)

  8. So great that you've been able to capture so many great photos. Have fun this summer with them. Sorry to hear about the ER trip. Glad it's only a few stitches!

    I have an overdue Thank You for the blog awards that you gave me last month. I wrote a little something today and was able to share your blog with my readers. :)

    Happy Weekend!


  9. What fun times!!! of course other than the stitches! My sons would love that wakeboarding ! It sounds like you are off to one fantastic summer!

  10. yes, that does sound busy! love the flowers...the teachers gifts are so cute and crafty in those buckets...and who needs wrapping paper, right!
    that reminds me that I'd better get right on that with my kids..there's just a few more days of school and then we kick off summer!

    thanks for sharing!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  11. 12 stitches , ouch ,those gifts look lovely I must do something like that soon , enjoy your summer .

  12. OUCH! on the stitches! Poor guy. That Wake Nation place looks amazing! I can't imagine any kid not having a blast there.


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