No trips this weekend! And if you read this whole post, you are gonna wish we did something interesting!
Started off the day at T-Ball. Ang keep saying the kids need work, but they looked good to me today. Aiden is by far the youngest in the class, and he has as much skills as some of the 5 year old!
I started mowing the lawn today, I got about 10 feet out into the yard and my “New this Summer” Cub Cadet stopped in her tracks… ??? I have not mentioned to much about this mower on the site, it is new this year… It was not cheap, and I bought if off the showroom at Central Illinois Ag in Tremont. This thing has broken down every other time I have mowed this year! Called the Ag co… They sent someone out to say “Yep, its broke”. Now in all fairness, they did verify that my attempted repair would hold until they could get out on Monday. So, I nursed the mower around the yard, no sudden turns.
I tried to work on the hedge, but my gas powered trimmers will not run on “full open”. Running it at half choke made it take a long time! So, I got about 1/3 of it done. These problems are fully my responsibility. I have not had thing serviced in 5 years. Shame on me!
Next, Summers foot. She jabbed it with a 2 inch splinter last Monday night. Well, since then, it has received all the medical attention that she will let us give it… NONE… It was all swollen and abscessed, so something had to be done. I negotiated with her for about an hour (Ang was gone) about letting me get the last remnant of splinter out of it. We went from crying to laughing to cryng to freaking to screaming… Never once did I get to touch the foot. Ang came home and we did it the old fashioned way. I laid down on top of Summer and Ang dealt with the foot! Problem (mostly) solved!
We decided to go to downtown Peoria for dinner. Not something we do… If we are seen downtown. Its at Kelehers. We parked in the (Free on weekends) riverfront area and walked the length of the riverfront. The kids loved checking out the boats! We ate dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab. It was lame, we had a terrible waitress, the food was average and not terribly hot… But Summer went on to proclaim that it was her favorite restaurant ever. I think I need to re-prioritize my sensibilities and be more like her!
We took a carriage ride downtown. Ang was ready to wager that the kids would be bored within 3 minutes. I should have taken the bet. They wanted to go again when we were done. The best part, Aiden didn’t realized a horse was pulling us until 15 minutes in. He was like “Wow, a Horse is pulling us!”.