Nick and Sarah live in Ann Arbor and spent the weekend visiting Sarah's brother Grant in Oak Park. It was great to see them and it gave us an excuse to throw a little bbq.
The boys had a great time!
They both loved sitting at the little table to eat dinner! After dinner, we walked down to the beach for the fireworks. The weather was a little cool, but beautiful. Of course, Owen wouldn't keep his jacket on at the beach!
Thank goodness we just keep the sand toys in the stroller.
Who knew it was so fun to play at the beach at night?!
Whenever any of our three groups of guests asked what they could bring, I just said, "Oh, whatever sounds good to you..." We ended up with 3 different potato salads! And, they were all very different and delicious! So much leftover potato salad, though :o)
and getting buried in the sand!
I loved watching the boys play and being the photographer. The water is still pretty cold, and usually I am the one who gets to chase Owen in and out!
I bought Owen some "Choo Choo Thomas" underwear at Kohl's because they were on sale. Don't quite know if he's ready to potty train yet, but we're thinking about it. He was so excited about those underwear! Doesn't he look so cute?!
A silly wiggle worm, for your viewing pleasure...
They got to go to the farm and the zoo and Owen even got to swim in the kiddie pool with Auntie Liz.
Owen got to drive the tractor,
Here Owen is, up close and personal with a big cow! He looks a little nervous!
And, quite possibly one of the biggest highlights of the trip, a cow peeing. When I talked to Owen on the phone, the first thing he told me about the farm was, " I saw a cow poopin!" Yes, we're in that phase. A big thanks to Mike for not taking a picture of the cow poopin'!
In other news, things are going well. Baby #2 is moving like crazy and the ultrasound is scheduled for 8/13. Still can't decide if we want to find out what it is or not! Also, we are fairly certain that Mike will spend the 6 months following his finishing his PhD as a post-doc at Northwestern. We are so excited because it means we will still be in town for the arrival of our new baby and even have a little time to adjust before we move on to the next adventure, whatever it may be! I know it is prolonging the inevitable to some extent, but I'm okay with it for right now!