It's been a busy few months. I'm slowly counting down the days until I'm a full-time Mom again. There will be lots of blogging, picture taking, road trips, cooking, baking, digital scrapbooking, and scrubbing the bathtub going down here at the homestead. It will be so.so.good. Here is what we've been up to so far this summer.
We spent a day in Racine and made a stop at Bendtsen's Bakery. Luke enjoyed a doughnut with sprinkles while I wolfed down an Apple Elephant Ear. We were very satisfied with our selections. We also took a Raspberry Kringle home for later. It was absoutely the best kringle I have ever tasted. O&H Bakery has nothing on this hand rolled kringle masterpiece. My vote is Bendsten's. Go visit and buy more than just one!
After Bendtsen's we made a stop at the City of Racine DPW yard to sample some heavy machinery. Family Day was a hit with Luke as he blew the horns off the street sweeper, dump truck, and garbage truck. He even won a Star Wars kite by throwing cans in a recycling bin. Could the day have gotten any better?
Yes the day does get better. We ended the day at Kid's Cove, a large wooden play structure on North Beach.
North Beach is so clean. Milwaukee beaches do not hold a candle. I love you Milwaukee, but our beaches need help. Describe Bradford Beach in 6 words or less. Go. Yucky, stinky, black slime, grime, HELP.
We took Luke to his first Brewer Game. Miller Park is a great place for kids! We played on the play structure outside Helfaer Field. Once inside the staduium there is a play area for kids with lots of photo, throwing, and running opportunities. Below is my favorite picture of the day. Luke, Ron and a few of your favorite Klement's Racing Sausages. (I especially love the Bratwurst in the background mugging my photo).
Now batting, the first baseman. Or something like that.
Finally, we've been attending family movie nights in our neighborhood park. This has been the biggest hit of the summer. I love outdoor movies and without my beloved 41 Twin, my opportunity to do such is very few. My favorite memories include Faces of Death IV, Halloween H2O, and 6 Days 7 Nights. Oh, the greatness of the outdoor theater. Now back to 2010. We're in the local park and we're watching The Princess and the Frog on the Big Screen. This is what the Big Screen looks like.
Definitely not the 41 Twin, but we'll take it. Last week was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and next week is Night at the Museum. We can hardly wait.