Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Oh man what a wonderful weekend we had! Saturday three of my young cousins (aged 14, 9, and 9) came over while my Aunt was at work. My aunt and I have a trade going. The Saturdays she has the kids and has to work, she'll bring them over here so my 14 yr old cousin isn't obligated to babysit all the time. The Saturdays my cousins are at their father's, my aunt will come over here after work and watch MY kids so Jimmy and I can have time alone. So anyway, my cousins were here from 8am to about 2pm. They were all good, played outside mostly. When they left, we all loaded up in Lucy Blue (our affectionate name for the Safari) and went to Angie's house (my SIL.) Sunday morning, we loaded up in Lucy Blue again and went downtown, not realizing there would probably be some Memorial Day celebrations. We were still able to find a parking spot and walk along the Charleston Battery . I even remembered to bring the camera! We took pics of the kids climbing on the cannons and cannon balls. We then walked along Rainbow Row which I've always found beautiful. We made our way up East Bay street until we got to the Custom House where there was some type of marching Band performing. We stopped and watched a while. The kids loved it. We all clapped along. Then we made our way to one of the candy stores since I'd promised the kids we'd go. It was so cool to see the machine making chocolate candy! Don't ask me the name of the store, I can't remember it. LOL After we left downtown, we had just enough time to go home and eat lunch before we had to go to a birthday party for my nephew Alex. The party was being held in Moncks Corner at my sister's SIL's house. I enjoy hanging out with my BIL's family. However I do not like how they all yell at each other's kids. Now my sister and I fuss at our kids, but we don't cuss at them. The other thing that bothers me about my BIL's family is they all smoke inside. Now, Jimmy and I smoke, but strictly outside. Jackson's breathing had been off all weekend, so the first thing I did when we got to the party was give Jackson a breathing treatment. No one smoked inside, they all went outside since that's where the kids were playing in the sprinkler. However, after we'd been there 2 hours, everyone came inside to do the cake and presents. At that point about 15 people lit up a cigarette. That's when I told Jimmy it was time to go. No way was I going to keep my baby there with all that smoke when I've had to give him breathing treatments all weekend! Monday morning, we all loaded up in Lucy Blue, with my mom to go fishing. We went to this place called Cottage Farms that has 4-5 well stocked lakes. We had to pay admission, 2$/adult and .25/child. We also had to pay $2.50/lb of what we caught. It was WELL worth it! We ALL caught some fish. My Korinne was the very first one to catch something. We had barely started when I hear her screaming, "I got something!!! Daddy, I got something!!!" Oh she was sooooooo excited! Jimmy was standing right there beside her and was telling her to real it in. But Korinne was just too excited that she just stood there holding the pole. LOL Then at one point, I'm at one of the ponds and I look at my mom and she'd done thrown the pole down and was holding the line winding it around her arm. Apparently, she'd caught a catfish and the line snapped. She'd thrown the pole down and managed to grab the line and pulled that sucker up! LOL In all we caught 2 catfish, 2 striper bass and 10 blue gills, do NOT ask me what those are really called. LOL We all had sun block on since we're white as can be. LOL Jackson did so well in his stroller while we fished. The only time he got fussy was when we first started to fish and that was because he was tired. He took a long nap then just looked at us like we were crazy trying to catch fish with a pole. LOL We had a great time! In all we caught 2 catfish, 2 striper bass and about 10 blue gill, do NOT ask me what they're really called cause I don't know. LOL It was such an awesome weekend! I fried the catfish tonight. It was good, though I was paranoid that I didn't cook it long enough. LOL It was good though and it looked like it was cooked through. LOL We're planning on going fishing more often. Probably in Moncks Corner where Heather lives. We warned the kids though that next time there was no guarantee they would catch any fish. They don't care, they just enjoyed us all going fishing together. And that concludes our great weekend! WOW!