On the way back to the car after the barbeque festival, we passed a fire house. And the door was open. And the guys were outside. And they didn’t seem to mind one bit showing their gear off for a wide-eyed one-year-old who loves fire trucks.
Be honest: you were worried, weren’t you. Thought we were either not doing anything fun, or doing SO MUCH fun stuff there simply was no time to blog. Well, the truth is less exciting. Actually, our camera broke. That would be our second camera in 3 years. (No, I didn’t run over it. That’s the most frequently asked question.)
So there was what we call a “Dark Week.” (That’s the first time I’ve called it that.) And it was weird, because our video camera’s actually sick right now too, so there was no chronicling going on. It was weird, but somehow strangely liberating– no pressure to make sure you got a good shot, because there was no shot to be had.
At any rate, we’re back, with a new camera. So far so good. So there won’t be the kind of catch-up blogging you’ve come to expect, but you can see what we did this weekend.
Friday night we took in Blues, Brews, and Barbeque, which was part of the annual Charlotte Shout festival uptown. There was pork and fried stuff– what more could you want?
While M was relaxing in sunny Isle of Palms, the boys had a total ManTime weekend. No smelly girls or anything. It was totally awesome. And yes, there was food involved.
(Not pictured: how, when working to get the very-hot pizza out of Sam’s eager reach, I let the whole pie start to slide off the tray. With half a pizza dangling from a fresh-from-the-oven pan, which was in my bare hands, I was able to scramble and salvage most of the toppings. Catastrophe averted.)
Then the couches were delivered. Pictures to follow.
Then we went to the park, meeting up on the way with our new friends the Perris from church. I didn’t get to take pictures. But Sam tore up the playground, recovered very quickly from a fall off a swing, played some more, and was rushed home with me practically shouting at him to keep him awake for lunch.
No pics from Sunday, but here are the highlights:
- Left the house 2 minutes ahead of schedule for church.
- Went totally bink-less in the nursery, and didn’t cry either time I dropped him off.
- More pizza at Brixx with our buddy Mr. Peter and a new friend Tim we met at church.
- Awesome time at the Sprayground with Maggie.
- Mom finally came home! We were totally stoked. I slept in Monday.
We don’t want Mom running off all the time, but ManTime rocks.
Chick-fil-A gave away free food yesterday. As you know, we’ll do anything to get free Chick-fil-A, so we all dressed up in our spirit wear and feasted on Truett Cathy goodness.