Sunday, September 14, 2014

Icing on the cake (of summer)

Summer was quickly coming to an end.  We had a few more days to bring it home and I think we did just that!  It was "national cheesecake day".  That means half priced cheesecake at the cheesecake factory!  I decided we'd go there for lunch.  The problem is, once you eat there, you're too full for cheesecake SO...We went just for cheesecake.  For lunch!  That's right, I let them order whatever kinds they wanted.  We ended up with a total of 3 slices and the could eat as much as they wanted! I never thought they'd have too much cake but they actually couldn't finish all of the three slices.  I stuffed them.  With cake!  I didn't think they'd ever stop but they did!  We had one S'mores, one turtle and one lemon raspberry.  All delicious but the s'mores really took the cake, er cheesecake if you will! 

Lillian didn't have a slice but she enjoyed playing with the spoon while we ate.  I might have let her taste some of the whipped cream.  She approved!  

The s'mores had roasted marshmallow topping!

 We also FINALLY visited Lake Conroe.  Jason booked us a boat trip on a pontoon with our neighbors Joe and Peggy and the boys friend Matthew.  It was a Saturday in August and it was sure to be a scorcher.  When the day arrived, we packed enough food and drinks for a week along with towels and toys for a YMCA daycamp!  Well, it just so happened to be the most perfect form of cloudy and cooler than most days in Texas ALL summer!  The clouds were thick and threatened rain but it didn't rain, Not even once.  It was a PERFECT day for taking 4 kids, newborn included out onto the lake.  It was a little windy but no one seemed to mind.  We ate all that we brought along and had mimosas to sip while on our little "three hour tour"!  The boys would jump off one end of the boat, swim around, climb up, run through and do it all over again.  I can't count how many times they did it!  They had so much fun!

 Lillian is certain she'll like the blood orange mimosas.  She's got good taste, just a bit too young!
Lincoln loves his Mr. Joe.  Somehow, around him, Lincoln gets anything he wants!  

I'd like to say this is the reason we got lost on the way back and ended up with a "four hour tour" but it's not.  We just didn't pay attention when we left and we ended up going the wrong way for quite a while.  It was fun, and funny and expensive.  Haha!

We really send summer out with a bang.  We all can't wait to go back up to the lake again. Next time we've all vowed to rent the boat with a slide and ask another family to join us.  It holds up to 20 and the kids can wear themselves out sliding and climbing while we polish off another round of blood orange mimosas!  So long summer 2014!

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