Monday, June 30, 2014

Kicking Off the Summer with CJ

We have a different schedule with Connor during the summer, and it's awesome because it means he's with us for longer than a weekend - meaning we have more time to do more fun stuff!

We had him for about 10 days in mid-June. We started our adventure in Indiana, taking Connor out on a pontoon boat for the first time ever! (We've taken him on a sailboat last year, but otherwise he's never spent much time out on the lake.)  He LOVED it! I wish I could describe the way his face lit up when we first started moving.  

The water was way too cold for swimming, but it was a gorgeous day to putter around for a couple of hours and enjoy the sunshine.

The weather the rest of the week did not prove ideal. It was gloomy, rainy and borderline chilly. It felt more like April than June! We still found ways to have fun throughout the week.  We watched movies together. We played MarioKart. We went to the library. We read lots of books. We went roller skating.

For Father's Day weekend, we headed back down to TN.  Connor had no idea at this point that we had bought a home, so we surprised him by taking him to see it for the first time. He was SO excited!!! When we told him it was ours, he just completely lit up and hugged us.  I think he is really excited we're moving back soon and will be able to see him more without the long drives.

We spent the weekend hanging out with family, and we definitely made sure to check out the neighborhood pool that we have near our new home!

On Father's Day, we went out on a pontoon boat again along with Adam's mom and my parents and sister. We had a blast spending all day on the water, and this time it was warm enough to swim! Our boat had a slide, so that was especially fun.  We grilled hot dogs for lunch, swam a lot, drove around and opened Father's Day gifts!

Connor thought of getting Adam a gift card to Famous Dave's all by himself, remembering that it's Daddy's favorite place to eat! We are looking forward to all going to eat there together when Connor is with us for a little over 2 weeks in July!

This kid loves his Daddy so much, and I am so thankful to have found a man who is such an amazing father! It's so fun to see Connor love on Adam all the time, but especially on this special day!

1 comment: said...

Aww he is such a cutie!!! And you are a great step-mom! Beautiful family!