Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy 90th Birthday Grandma Pete

Terry's aunt, cousins and their families flew in from Washington to celebrate Grandma Pete's 90th birthday party. It's been almost 8 years since we've all been together, but we picked up where we left off. So much fun!

A few of the highlights :
  1. Making s'more on the stove (yep, it IS possible with an electric stove)
  2. Girls day pedicures (Grandma's first pedicure ever)
  3. Boys day golfing
  4. Grilled food 3 days in a row (tired of burgers and hot dogs!)
  5. Swimming at the pool (Kings Pointe, in Holstein, and Valley View) - Leo's belly flop and the guys doing flips (or trying!)
  6. Cameron peeing outside the dugout at his brother's game
  7. Girls going to "pick up the pizza" -- the boys didn't catch on that it was code for DRINKS FIRST!
  8. Trish calling her sex on the beach drink : sex in the city, sex in the town, or whatever it was.
  9. Shawn's kids all in tears because they were the first to leave
  10. Did we mention s'mores on the stove...The Washington Crew's new favorite thing!
Terry and one of his back flips :
Hailey, Grandma Pete, Annie and Cassidy at our Girls Day pedicure :
Damon and the birthday girl :
Damon and Brandon :
Damon and Alex :
The Boathouse was a quick detour before we picked up pizza (Trish, Traci, Becka, Me, Jenny) :

Monday, June 22, 2009

Way to wear it!

It's been a while, so this might be a long one. We'll start with the most recent events in the Peterson household....

1. Damon's team took 4th place in state this weekend. Although the boys were disappointed, they really played their hearts out and as parents we were really proud of them. It's just really hard to see the team they beat 14-2 play in the championship game and win. How does that happen?!? I suppose it's a good lesson to learn...sometimes life just isn't fair. My favorite part...the pictures! This weekend I took 298 pictures and I'm sure I've taken almost 1,000 since the season started. Here is a small sampling :

A photo collage I made of his buddy Matt:

Damon's baseball team :
Damon at bat :

2. Damon turned 14 and got his drivers permit. OMG. I can't believe my baby is 14, how did that happen? I took him and Ethan on Tuesday, June 16...he missed it by 1. Then we went back on Wednesday over my lunch hour and he passed with flying colors. The funny part about growing up in Des Moines though is that there really isn't an open field to drive a truck or tractor in, we don't own a four wheeler and he's never been on a moped, so needless to say he's a little nervous about driving. We practice when we can, but it's hard when he won't drive on "busy roads" -- you know, Westown, EP True, Ashworth, Mills Civic. Ugh.

3. A few of Damon's favorite things/sayings :
  1. Warm PB&J sandwiches
  2. Meatball subs
  3. G2 (Gatorade)
  4. Mountain Dew
  5. BWW (Buffalo Wild Wings)
  6. Beastly (example : "Mom, did you see my beastly bunt?")
  7. Mad <> (example : "Yeah mom, David has mad hops.")
  8. Sweet
  9. Are you serious?
  10. And finally (and deserving of a photo) - Wear it (example : "Way to wear it Damon!" after he gets hit by a pitch).
Ouch...or should I say "beastly bruise!" :