Karen, Katie Beth, and I have started to run out of energy.
Tomorrow, we start it all over with mass, donuts, and more fun in the sun and sand.
DiscOasis at Bridge Street
Karen, Katie Beth, and I dropped by the last Bridge Street concert of the summer, which had DiscOasis playing. Our friend Darrell Tibbs was sitting in on drums for DiscOasis.
The band was a hoot to watch and hear.
Karen Jumping Off Diving Board
Karen answered Katie Beth’s call to jump off the diving board.
Karen was brave and jumped.
You may not know that Karen is not a water person. I think I have only seen Karen go off a diving board a couple of times.
In the end, Katie Beth had to show her mother how to do it.
Katie Beth Jumping Off Diving Board
For Katie Beth’s 3rd birthday, we had a pool party, which Katie Beth really seemed to enjoy.
Karen wishes her birthday wasn’t in the middle of Christmas season so we celebrate her ½ birthday in the middle of July. This year, I worked with the Huntsville Stars to arrange for a skybox and invited some of Karen’s friends that she hadn’t seen in awhile.
You can see more here: Karen’s ½ Birthday.
Just around the corner is Karen and my 14th anniversary and my 44th birthday so the partying will not stop.
Karen had a great time celebrating her ½ birthday today at the Huntsville Stars’ baseball game. She didn’t know that myself and others had put together a list of wonderful surprises. Matthew arranged for Karen to be the fan of the day so Karen and Katie Beth could ride into the game with Homer, the team mascot.
Many of Karen’s friend were hiding out in a skybox. Karen only had to look up to see them all pressed against the glass watching.
After riding into the game with Homer, we keep Karen on the field and then she learned that she was throwing out the first pitch of the game.
We then went up to the skybox to take Allison Tofflemire’s drink up to Steve Tofflemire. Allison told Karen that Steve and her parents were up there because it was so hot. It was over 90° degrees.
Blowing out Candles
When we arrived at the skybox, everyone was already there waiting. Karen was surprised at seeing so many faces greet her. Janice Houston and Steve Tanner with their daughter Clair, Ann And Jay Kissell, Jeff Thornburg, my parents, Allison and Steve Tofflemire, Larry and Margaret Bennett, Larry Veeder, Meg Leach, Elizabeth and Bob Riggle were there. More dropped in throughout the evening.
We all had a great time and the food from Scott Tolmach of Sodexo was just wonderful.
Hiking was cut short, because Katie Beth found a playground on the trails.
The trails have a big variety of areas including cliffs, open areas, and forests.