Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Weekend Part 1

We arrived at my parent's house early Friday morning, and after packing up for the picnic, we took off for the river. The place that we enjoy going is full of history, and has a great beach area for us to swim from. (The water above and below the beach flows fairly fast, so it's perfect for families.) We noshed on a feast of sandwiches, chips and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Thanks Mom!

Here's the Bridgeport bridge that I showed in a previous post. Only this time I actually took the picture myself.


We all swam, but of course I was the only one taking pictures. The fun thing about going back to a place for years and years is all of the memories you have there. So many special people in my life have spent time with us there, including my cousins and my first boyfriend. On Friday I got to swim down deep with the fish, and climb around the same rocks that I climbed on 15 years ago, only this time I swam with my six year old son and we had a blast. (Below is Hubby and my daughter.)


C got water in his ear and still hasn't stopped doing this off and on. That's my mom on the left -- Hi Mom!


Here's a little Bridgeport history, in case you're interested.





Over the weekend, my son and I slept out in the sunroom that my parents call "The Treehouse." This is the view when I open my eyes in the morning. You can't complain about a view like this. I love waking up in this room, and I never have a headache when I do.

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And this is the view of the pillow hog that I was nearly kicked out of bed by. He's a cuddly sleeper.


On Saturday, my brother drove up to join us, and this made two small people very, very happy. Isn't he handsome?


What I did NOT take pictures of was the awful, horrible, hated disaster that is otherwise known as "school clothes shopping." I feel I now know what the military should use as a torture device. Forget waterboarding. They should just take suspected terrorists to JC Penny with my son, and make them pick out clothes with him. He will make them sorry they ever even considered doing wrong. Oh yes...he will.
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Tomorrow: The world of blackberries

13 comments:

Jamey said...

Lol no kidding the gov. should let us moms come up with appropriate torture cause we got a million of them!! Mine would be to let them comb Sarah's hair after a day at the beach!

ali said...

Or how about getting kids ready for bed? Looks like y'all had fun! I'd love waking up in that room too!

The Mom said...

..or they should let them in a room with my tantruming 2.5 year old for about 10 minutes and either go deaf or nuts.

Looks so nice Mer, glad you had such a great time.

LifeatTheCircus said...

Looks like you had a GREAT time with many fun memories!

Diane said...

Wouldn't it be nice to actually be in a few pictures. I have the same problem. If you look through our family albums you'd think I didn't even live in the house.

Allison R said...

I love all the pictures. Your son hogs a bed like my daughter. It amazes me that someone so small can take up so much space.

McMommy said...

Oohh!! Love all the pictures!!

You are making me crave a little weekend getaway.... :)

Happy POW!

Carol said...

Looks like everybody had a great time.

Anywhere that you take homemade chocolate chip cookies has got to be a great day.

The White House said...

Oh, I want a weekend getaway! Great pictures, Happy POW...

Mamasphere said...

Your post reminds me of growing up in Oregon. We has a river that we alwasy went to. I'd love to take my daughter there some day!

crunchiemummy said...

Looks like you had a great time. The place looks gorgeous! Great post!

mom2natnkatncj said...

Looks like lots of fun. I had no clue there was a Bridgeport, CA. There's a Bridgeport, CT too, but it does not look nearly as nice. Everytime you mentioned Bridgeport and showed a picture I was like I've never seen that before where is she, hehehehehe?

Elaine A. said...

What wonderful family time. I love your view when you wake up and that neat old covered bridge! So great!