Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

Ni Hao Y'all

Okay, so the excitement of Sunday Snapshot here at The Gang's house can NEVER compete this weekend with the excitement going on over at Ni Hao Ya'll's house. I mean, seriously, Stefanie. I'm glued. Just glued, I tell ya. I keep hopping up and down to check my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin cookies that are baking for Baby BlueEyes birthday treat for school. Haven't burned anything yet, but the night is early. And my oven is so inaccurate. I'm not holding out much hope for a perfect batch!

Speaking of early, aren't you all impressed that I'm posting a Sunday Snapshot on SUNDAY?  It's part of our new fall routine. The Boss, Shaggy, and Dr. D are off to youth group and I'm stuck home with the rest of the gang hiding at my computer, er, I mean using my evening wisely. Making cookies a day in advance, planning out the week, making TO DO lists, organizing meals for the new baby at church, reading blogs, writing blogs, yeah. That's what I'm doing.

This weekend was The Closing Of The Pool. It's capitalized because it's its own special holiday, always marked with a sad little faceLon my calendar toward the end of September. It's a day-long event, made easier to manage in recent years with the addition of big strong muscles on big strong sons. Who can now remove diving boards. And carry chaise lounges to storage.

A sad, sad sight. The poor pool looks nekked.

Diving board. Gone.
Ladder. Gone.
Stair rails. Gone.


 One last lunch on the deck.
For laborers and slackers alike.

A little cheese with that p.b. & j. anyone?

The Boss VERY off-handedly mentioned that it was
a shame that the kids couldn't have one more swim.

So Baby BlueEyes suited up and dove in.

It was a chilly 74.
Inside the pool and out.
He dove in. And jumped right back out!

 Inside, I rocked out to my favorite 80's tunes
and pumped out a triple batch of
spiced banana muffins and bread.
Some with nuts. Some without.

Sometimes ya feel like a nut.
Sometimes ya don't.

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Martha B. said...

You crack me up! Love your post!

Kristi said...

Too funny. Missing the pool advertures too, although we have to use the community one, and close several weeks ago, boo hoo.


Daisy Dreams said...

Although we have no pool of our own, the pool where we swim will close in two weeks and we are dreading it! We so love spending lazy summer days there...

Aus said...

Yeah - seasons change - but we're still supposed to hit the 90's today....a tad warm for this time of year! Just love seeing family hang out tho!

hugs - aus and co.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Such a sad, sad day indeed....
But the good news is that summer will be back in the blink of an eye. :)

The muffins look fabulous!

Have a great week!
Thank you for your prayers!

Love and blessings,

Stefanie said...

Way to make a great time out of what would have been a sad day!
And PS? Those muffin/cookie things look delicious! I wanna come hang at your house :)