Tom had vacation after the 4th of July, so we all went to the zoo one day. For those of you that know Tom & I very well, this was more for the sake of the girls since we're not real big zoo people. Anyways, we rode the train for the 1st time ever (at least I don't think we've ever ridden it):
Camden checking out the goats:
We also got word on the 4th that Tom's grandma (his dad's mom) had passed away. So, we headed to Lima the following Tuesday for the funeral on Wednesday. Now, as most of you know, Tom has a reputation for getting flat tires. You all know that, right?? Well, we had to pick up his brother Jim & his son Dakota from the Ft. Wayne airport & bring them to Lima , too. We were chatting away & catching up on stuff since we haven't seen his brother in 2 years, when all of a sudden we hear this loud sound coming from outside the van. Tom said it was a flat tire, and we thought he was kidding! Nope! He wasn't kidding! So we pull over & start unloading the van which was packed pretty full since we were going to be gone the rest of the week, plus we had the jet ski behind us for a trip to the lake. Now mind you Tom was dressed in his suit pants & dress shirt for the viewing, I had capris & a dress shirt on, and Jim was just in jeans & shirt. So, we all 3 get out, and between the 3 of us, manage to get the spare tire out (neither of the guys knew how to get it out), and change the flat. BUT, the funniest part of all was that Tom's sister Julie was coming from Chicago, and comes along the same route. So, as we were finishing up the whole deal, she drove right past us, honked her horn & was on her way!!! And don't you know that when she went past, it was ME who was working on tightening the lug nuts as the guys stood around watching me, so she thought I was the one who changed the tire while the guys stood around. So when we did finally get to the funeral home she had told everyone that I changed the tire while the guys watched! It was pretty funny.
With all that said, this picture of Camden & Josie (Julie's little girl) was taken after the funeral while we were waiting for everyone to finish eating lunch:
And lastly, we spent 2 days at the lake down by Cincinnati. Here's a picture of Josie & Camden again wearing their life jackets, which neither of them liked. We had just gone on a boat ride & they had both taken naps & wanted desperately to get the jackets off:
One last pic of Camden in his life jacket:
The girls had a blast playing with their cousins in the sand, and Mackenzie even went water skiing again on Friday. She hasn't lost the knack since last year! There's one more funny story to tell about getting caught in a hail storm on Friday, but I think you had to be there to really find it funny, so I'll just leave it as "we got caught in a ridiculous hail storm"! And with that, I'll bring this long post to an end. Until next time...