I had a very pleasant weekend 🙂
I may be getting my days mixed up, but I’m pretty sure it was Friday night that I stayed home so that Ben could go to a cookout with a bunch of friends. He said he played mafia with like 20 people. I don’t know if you’ve ever played mafia, but if you have then you know that a 20-person mafia game is pretty intense, haha. I kinda felt left out, but whatev- mamas have make these kinds of sacrifices I suppose. Sooo, I stayed home and painted my nails a coral orange for August. Mhmm- Friday night was WAY exciting for me.
Saturday morning I woke up and went on a bike ride with my pops. It was an absolutely PERFECT, gorgeous morning for a bike ride in a nature park. There was a nice breeze and the sun wasn’t too hot, but it was bright enough to illuminate all of the tall wildflower colors and the HUGE monarch butterflies that liked to flutter about us as we rode, sometimes even landing on us/our bikes which was really crazy! And the ponds were sparkling, and the trees were a vibrant green against the bluest sky I’ve seen all summer. It was a fairy tale day, I tell you- a good one to be alive and outdoors. Anyway, dad and I rode the park trails, and also around some roads in Galloway. We stopped by a really old cemetery- there were graves from the 1700’s- and found Jonathan Alder’s grave.—
—Alder was born in 1773, was captured by Shawnee Indians when he was 7 or 8 years old, was adopted by a chief and lived with them until well into adulthood (his bother was with him when he was captured, but his brother was scalped and killed!). Alder’s Indian village was one of those attacked and destroyed by Benjamin Logan in the Raid into Ohio Country. He eventually joined the Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket in defense in the Northwest Indian War and was asked for advice on the Treaty of Greenville. He eventually married an Indian woman, reunited with his white family, and was the first settler to make a home this far west in Ohio. Later he became captain of a company of men during the War of 1812, and lived out the rest of his life as a farmer. I think that’s a pretty awesome story, so it was neat to see his grave sight.
Anyway, I spent the rest of Saturday with my family, and then woke up early on Sunday so that we could get into the Dublin Irish Festival for free.
Adryel and Ben beside “Alien Corn”. It’s good to enjoy festival food every now and again, right? 😉
Adryel has this thing with wanting to be the center of attention. Toddlerhood is quickly approaching!
I’m not gunna lie- I kind of enjoy these bagpipe circle things. They’re fun
Adry was hamming.
I got a kick out of the fact that everyone whipped out their camera phones, encouraging him to ham
I don’t think he’ll know what to do with himself when a little brother or sister steals his limelight in a few years.
There was a Celtic Rock stage. You know- bagpipes, fiddles, drumsets, and electric guitars- like Flogging Molly or Flatfoot 56 or something. Adry, Hutch, and I found an open space in the field behind the stage and let Adry dance his little baby heart out. I loved it- so great!
And then there was sheep herding, which was OK, but I actually got a kick out of the duck herding, lol
I want that dog
Uhoh- two of them got away
Well, the whole reason we went to Irish Fest was to see Taylor play the drum set in his Irish Fiddle Fetish music group. They did a great job and it looked like they had a lot of fun up there. I tried to get some good pics of Tay, but it was sort of challenging since he was behind all of the fiddlers.
There’s Tay peekin through! But that girl was happy to smile for the camera 🙂
The stage and audience
This is Ben enjoying his 5 dollar lemonade that I had to walk a mile for. It was decent, though- aaalmost worth it…. maybe.
I managed to get a pretty good burn on my chest:
You’ll have to ignore my face- I was trying to pout/frown, but instead it looks like I am trying to be seductive, haha.
Without the jacket- here you can clearly see the impressive burn lines.
I’ve been applying massive amounts of aloe vera. Hopefully it won’t be too terrible when it begins to peel.
When we got home from Irish Fest we ate delicious chocolate covered cheesecake balls that Alexz (and sort of Matt) made- good job, guys!- and watched In Bruges for the 50th time because it’s Ben’s all time most favorite movie EVER on all the planet. I swear he quoted the entire thing word-for-word before he even put it on.
That’s all I have to say about that 🙂