Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Grandma and Grandpa weekend

Our new garage doors were installed Saturday morning. BT gave moral support from his lawn chair, as Jeremy helped Mike who was doing the installing. I was busy inside baking a ham, making potato salad and watching Alex and Brady.

After lunch Alex went down for a nap. Brady watched some TVand played Wii. Together we took a 4 wheeler ride around the lake, up to the road to pick up the mail, and even stopped briefly to visit with Diane.

Jeremy and Lori had a benefit dinner/dance in Loose Creek for Lori's aunt so we would be keeping the boys all night. First we went to church at 5:30 at St. Stanislaus. The boys were very good for us in church. When we got out, I had a message from Kathy that they would meet us at LaBamba. They were waiting when we got there. Brady asked for an order of white cheese with his meal. He and Alex found a new use for it, they dipped their french fries, chicken strips, I even saw Brady dip his hamburger once.

When we were walking to the car the boys asked if we could go to the Capitol. I was glad to oblige, because last week there was a new monument dedicated to Lewis and Clark. I was so mad that I didn't have my camera with me. Here is a link to Sabra Tull, the creator's, web site. It is the most awesome display. 4 larger than life statues, Seaman, Clark's dog, a possible bag, a goose, Clark's journal, and even their hats, lying beside them. We than walked entirely around the capitol, stopping to view the War memorial, the fountains, the trains on the Missouri Pacific tracks, the barges on the river and all the coins in the fountains. We made our way to the train depot, Jefferson Landing , the Governor's garden, the Governor's mansion and finally back to our car an hour and a half later. By this time it was dark and lights were shining on Lewis and Clark. It was just as beautiful then.

Today while googling for pictures of the Corp of Discovery Monument, I found this Jefferson City's Daily photo blog. She has the best pictures of my home town, Jefferson City. I wish I had captured all the beautiful sites she has. Check it out.

Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast out on the deck, before it got too hot. By a vote of 3 to 1, we had corn cakes for breakfast, I was the only one that wanted breakfast burritos.

The boys left about 1:00, so BT and I put the boat in the Osage river, just behind our house and boated for a couple of hours. I took the camera to show you our view from the water.

St Thomas Bridge

Across from Luebbering's Island

Eagle's nest in a tall Sycamore tree.

Looking up the Osage River

The boat ramp behind our house.

Cows enjoying the river too.

1 comment:

Tipper said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. Love the river pictures!