So I got that goin for me. Which is nice.
After a long work week, I was itching to get out of the office and to my parents place in VA. It means sun, water, long bike rides, crabs, tubing, stars, and just relaxation. I couldn't wait any longer, and snuck out of work early on Friday. Not before several clients called, and some reps stopped by to talk to me. Those tricky guys, don't they know it's Friday?
Patti, Ed and Cole were down for a week long vacation, so I got to see more of Cole, and what he has learned to do. He's started stepping off the pier and just trusting someone will catch him. Apparently I used to do this. It was terrifying! He was literally walking the plank, and as soon as we got him back onto the dock, he would turn the other direction and walk straight off. We had 3 adults surrounding him whenever possible, haha. I guess he learned from the best:
After this ridiculousness, we checked the crab pot...
That night, Patti and I played Just Dance 3 on the wii. Neither of us love playing video games, but here was finally a game we both loved and (pardon the expression) jumped at the chance to play! We got really into it and had a blast :-) Then a couple rounds of Rummikub with the fam, and off to bed.
The next day, I biked 28.65 miles, then ran 2 to do sort-of brick training. Even though I'm not training for anything, haha. I did right around the same distances the weekend before with my friend, but she pushed me to run more that time. On my run this time, I saw a bald eagle!
Then dad started getting the crabs ready to steam. We got them off the pier, and put them into Cole's baby pool. He was very nice and tried to share his toys with the crabs. No joke, he was throwing his toys into the cage.
Then into the pot they go, with some seasoning on top of each crab layer!
|A crab and his toys. A study.|
While we waited for the crabs to steam, Cole ran around the house. He's so fun right now- starting to talk, getting really good at running around, jumping into the water, laughing a lot, and striking modeling poses.
And this is why you pick crabs on newspaper; easier clean-up.
The stars above us: