Finishing up the first month of pictures. I missed a day or two in here because Ted and I went away for a night and we didn’t have a computer with us. Don’t worry, I did take pictures.
LOVING…Luke and Ryan on their first day of camp. They wanted nothing to do with posing by a camp sign, posing by their cabin, posing in general. I did snap this picture while we were waiting for my dad to check in. It cracks me up because I think Ryan’s head looks like a turtle poking out from his big bag.
DELIGHT…As I said, Ted and I got away for one night while the boys were busy at a weekend camp and the girls had a sleep-over at Grandma’s house. We wanted to do something different and new so we decided to go to a winery and taste wine for the evening. Both Ted and I dislike wine but more on that later. While we were there we had supper. Our pizza was cooked over a clay fire oven. It was great. Going with the theme of trying something new, we picked pizzas which included grapes, potatoes, and a few other things. While waiting for our pizzas a storm was rolling in. We were sitting on a covered balcony looking over the vineyard. It was beautiful. THE END…Well, my picture for the day had nothing to do with the theme but on our time away from our kids, Ted and I went on a bike ride. I stopped to go to the bathroom and when I came out of the outhouse, this was sitting on my bike. I probably could not get a job as an entomologist because it has been too long that I have been out of the work force but I can still take pictures of insects for the fun of it.
RED & WHITE… At the winery we drank Red and White Wine. Both Ted and I hate wine. When Ted booked our hotel, there was a promotion for a wine tasting with a free bottle of wine at a winery in the area. Ted decided to get it so we went. We really enjoyed our time. Each of us were suppose to taste 6 different wines; however, the lady who worked there soon discovered that Ted and I did not need our own glasses and those glasses did not need to be filled all the way. There were a few that I made some faces at, everyone laughed. The lady was trying so hard to find a wine that we liked. We sampled more then the allotted 6 glasses on the promotion. We found one that was tolerable which they gave us. I didn’t tell them that I would probably use it for cooking because that is where I love wine. The cream sauces you can make with a little splash of wine….mmmm. Anyways, it was a blast even though Ted and I don’t drink wine at all. Although this picture was taken a day after the red and white day, I thought Ryan fit that theme well as he inhaled strawberries that my dad picked for us. I think my dad brought me 15 pounds and I know my kids ate about 1/3 of them before I got them into the freezer.
MATCH…Be the MATCH..I know Red Cross is blood donation and be the match is bone marrow but I gave blood that day (I have now donated over 1 gallon of blood) and I am a registered to donate bone marrow so I thought I could stretch it for the day. I had all of the nurses laughing as I was trying to position the scissors and my ball at the same time as giving blood. It took me a bit longer to donate because I was not rolling my ball at all. If I did, the logo wasn’t where I wanted it to be in my picture. I would have liked my arm a bit more slanted but I couldn’t really move much since I did have a needle in my arm. Oh well. STARS….It was my first attempt at fireworks. I don’t know if I am totally happy with my pictures after I got them on the computer screen where I could really zoom in but for my first attempt, I will go with it.