Sunday, May 30, 2010

" Summer Fun! "

It's been a pretty busy, fulfilling and steamy hot weekend! The temperatures here in Southern Illinois have yet to reach their peak but with all of the humidity we've had, it feels HOT,HOT,HOT!

I went to church Saturday evening thinking that would leave Sunday morning open to get outside early and get some weeding done. When I walked out of church an hour after I walked in, the humidity was so heavy in the air. It was hard to believe it could change that quickly!

I did manage to get up early on Sunday but was only able to work for about an hour outside before the sun, heat and humidity just became too much.

So I decided to do something that I probably shouldn't have done, however after discussing it with Jake we decided that we would go ahead and give our grandson Jack, his birthday present early. We bought him a bike and being that it will be a month before he turns two, we just figured that he'd like to play with it now. He didn't have one.

Here he is when he first spotted it. Notice that he is actually standing still! With his mouth open!

I was even able to figure out how to post a video of him on the bike. Trust me it took way longer to post this than it will take to watch!!!!!!

We stayed out there for a few hours but again it just got to be too hot outside so Kate and I took off to Wal-Mart as she won a $50.00 gift card from a drawing at school. She was very anxious to spend it!

I had a great visit with my friend Sue this weekend. We have been friends since third grade and have kept in touch over the years. The timing was perfect as Katie was spending the night at her friends house and Jake had left for work that day. I grilled us some steaks and we had some wine and LOTS of catching up. Oh what fun! My only complaint is that the time went by too quickly, sigh....

With Jake being home all last week I still may have not gotten caught up on everyone's blogs but not to worry, I will get it done this week sometime. This will also be a busy week for me but next week Katie will be off to camp.

I hope this post comes out alright. I had more pictures to post and another video of my granddaughter Sarah riding her new bike but I had to use the old editor to post the video. I don't know if there is a way to post a video with the new editor which for me is much easier to use. I will revert back after this post and see what I can find out. Posting photos with the new editor is much easier for me. So I really don't know how this will come out until it's posted.

Here goes!


Being Pramoda... said...

hi diana.. hw r u dear?

haha..nice boy and veryy charming post.. nice to know much about you..:)

have nice time..:) psot the videos too..:)

Rebecca said...

It obviously wasn't a mistake to give Jack his present early. (He's probably too young this year to put it together that he isn't getting something from you on his actual day - although my guess is you'll come up with something else for him by then.)

You're almost as good at those videos as Brenda! I'm not even going to TRY to compete :)

I'm not handling the heat and humidity very well. I just CAN'T. I know you're not supposed to say "can't" but my body says it FOR me.

Congrats to Katey on winning that $50 gift card. That's huge! I'll be she had fun spending it

Take care & spend the holiday as cooly as possible!

Lois Evensen said...

Awww, is Jack happy or what! It's so nice to have the bike at the beginning of the summer. :)

Happy Memorial Day,

Bernie said...

Oh Diana, Jack is so sweet and what a great birthday gift, he loves it. So happy that you gave it to him early, I say let him play with it now anyway.
Hope your weather has improved, ours is still cold although it has stopped raining and snowing.woo hoo
Have a great day sweetie...:-)Hugs

Lynilu said...

I love seeing that kind of delight on a child's face! Oh so sweet!!

I know what you mean about having not enough time to catch up. If you had a whole week or even a month, I don't know if it could feel like enough. Such enjoyment to spend time with dear friends. I'm glad you got to do that. :)

Oh, and humidity? Something I DO NOT MISS about the Midwest!!

Wanda said...

Jack fits his new bike just about perfectly, he is going to get a lot of use and fun out of it, Di.
I think you made the right choice of giving it to him early.

I bet Katie had fun spending her money, Nathan won a 19 inch flat screen tv at his prom...I went to the same school when young...our proms weren't like that back then!

I still haven't tried the new editor!!!

Eileen said...

Oh, Di, this was adorable! Jack looks so sweet and so happy! I love how awe-struck he looks in the first photo too!
He really did well and you can tell he's going to get lots of enjoyment from it! Good job, Grandma!

And we've been having a few hot days here too, yesterday wasn't too bad and today was a beautiful breeze which was nice! The guys have been enjoying the pool already, but us girls wait until the water temperature get to 80!

So glad you had such a nice visit with your friend too!

Love you!,

arlee bird said...

You did well with the video. I may have to try that one day.

We don't usually get much humidity in Los Angeles and I'm glad of that. I'd like to see a good thunderstorm every now and then, but I guess then we'd start getting some humidity.

Tossing It Out

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a successful gift. And he'll soon be on it and off into the blue horizon!

anupama said...

Dear Di,
Good Evening!
Happy Birthday to Jack in advance.So cute your grandson is and good that you gave him the gift early!
How happy Jack is and so amused!
These ar the great moments you cn cherish!
Wising you a wondrful and relaxing night,

Graceful Moments said...

Grandchildren are the best and summers do have a way of keeping us busy, busy, busy! The video of your little fellow is adorable! Sounds like you and your friend had a lovely time catching up.