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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sweet Tea Festival

Today was Third Thursday. It was the Sweet Tea Festival!
At this tent you bought a mason jar glass for 5 dollars. It was refillable all evening with as much sweet tea as you could drink !  There were many booths set up with nibbles and tea.
My favorite tea was from Oscars. It was peach, mango and pineapple. Not too sweet, very nice!
This poor lady dressed as a grape must have been roasting! She was handing out samples of chocolate dipped fruit from Edible arrangements.  She must not have noticed how many times she offered me fruit, I had a strawberry, two apple slices, pineapple (shaped like a star!) and a strawberry. Lon had half the strawberry!
Waiting for the pizza to arrive from Famularis.
We watched some of the artists on short central.
Watched the trains go round the track! Always fun
We stopped for dinner at Zest.  It was not bad. Lon ate panko crusted chicken tenders, even after pizza.  Mark had a burger, it was National Cheeseburger Day after all. I had shrimp tacos!  with a pineapple salsa! They were good.  The service was good, but very slow getting our food out. It was slammin busy!
Beauty shot of our little town
Puppies were everywhere! We got to pet lots of puppies and it was wonderful!
We stopped by the pharmacy. Guerin's pharmacy is the oldest operating pharmacy in South Carolina. They have ice cream, and hot dogs too.   Lon of course got some mint chip! He ate all that too!
On our way back to the car, the train was coming through town!  Lon was nervous that I would not get off the tracks in time, but of course I did.
I had moved off the tracks now and we stood by the tracks and watched it go by.
Fast moving train! Lon was a bit nervous at first when we told him we were going to watch the train go by. After it was gone, it was AWESOME!
 We stopped by a bakery called McKenzies. What a nice place! Lon got a brownie.   I will be back to that bakery.
The best part about tonight was we saw people we knew! That made it so much more fun !

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday with Friends

We started our day with a trip to the market!
Lon brought his new buddy with him.
Checking out the soaps.
We did not find a lot at the market, but it was fun
The train store!! So much fun. The man running the store turned the train on just for the boys!
 Then it was time to go home and get some lunch!
Then it was time for a birthday party in the park!
The cake was very cold when we brought it out and it did not melt!
Time to blow out the candles!

Lon pushing the boys on the merry go round ! I loved those when I was a kid ! We have to come back to the this park and play on that some more!
Mark came over and pushed the boys !
It was a fun day.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Picnic Day!

Today we had two picnics!
The first one was the IT picnic !
It was at Palmetto State Park, in Mount Pleasant.
Very nice place.
One of the first things to do was dunk the managers. Lon did not hit the target with the softballs. He did however run up and push the target.  Everyone thought it was funny.
It was a great day to get dunked as it was getting HOT. Very hot. 100+ degree hot.  With high humidity.
There was a bake-off! I did not think it through really well. I should have made a more finger friendly dessert. next year. Not sure yet how won, I hope Mark can find out on Monday.
I made the chocolate cake. It was so hot the frosting was melting.
Just across the field was the observation tour play area.
View from the top. Mark took this photo!
Almost too big for the slide.  Almost
bubbles. All the kids got into the bubbles.
The hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages and beverages were provided. Everything else was pot luck. I brought in baked beans.  With bacon.  They went fast.  It was a full crock pot of baked beans!
We drank lots and lots of water.  I let Lon have a coke since they ran out of water
Our next picnic was after Saturday evening mass.  It was a fund raiser for the high school kids trip to Poland  for World Youth Day in two years.

The cake was not melting in the hall!
It was a very fun day. We had a great time!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Third Thursday

They have this great thing in Summerville. It is called Third Thursday. All sorts of fun stuff downtown.  For one reason or another we have never been .  We really should have made the effort before now. It was fun
Lon wanted to check this out first. We told him it would be later.  As we were leaving he did get a strawberry lemon ice. It was wonderful !
The Stingray's mascot! He must have been roasting ! The heat index for today was 103.
There were some booths handing out tastes and coupons.
There was a cool car display! They had several cars for us to look at
Lon is having fun looking at everything
The train store. Of course we had to go in. The individual Christmas train cars go on sale in October.  I would like to get one for the train.
Lon was hoping Brick by Brick would be open, but not yet.
He has high hopes for this shop
When we stopped for dinner at Alexandra's, Lon pulled out the book he got from the friends of the library.
This was near the day spa! Wow, this is a huge spider!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of Fourth Grade!

Fourth Grade.
Letting that sink in.
Fourth Grade.
Heavy sigh from Mom.
He is going to have a great year. His class is taught by the GATE teachers,  I am very hopeful he will be challenged this year.
Trying to be serious.
He had a good breakfast of french toast, bacon and milk
Shoes, they are required for school.  He has not been wearing shoes, if he could help it,  all summer long.
He is ready to start school!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Saturday was Lon's friend Jack's birthday. He chose to take a few friends to SkyZone. I had never been there, so we carpooled.  So we started out having a great time! I would have never found it on my own.
SkyZone is wall to wall trampolines.  Lon had a great time!

They started out in the jump zone. Each person gets their own square to bounce on
Yes, the picture is blurry, he was bouncing super fast!
Dodge ball. You can bounce up the walls too.
Lon was having a blast. All the kids were having fun and playing hard
Then it was time to go back for pizza, followed by cake and ice cream!

The opening of presents too!

One of the kiddos.
Later on that afternoon, we had a cul de sac party.
Which turned into a whole street party. It was very fun.
I brought a huge tub of banana pudding and it pretty much got all eaten.
Our neighbors.
We had burgers and dogs and all the fixings! It was very fun.
The kiddos went back to Jack's house to play after it got dark. This is what Lon was doing.  Not sure why, but he was having fun.
It was a very fun Saturday.