May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Memorial Day Weekend 2012
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for May 28, 2012

We've been getting drenched with rain lately so we haven't had much opportunity to get out on the boat. But Friday night, we saw a break in the storm schedule so we decided to go for it!  It was worth the wait of avoiding the rain so the boys could go out and get drenched on the tube.  At least mom and dad stayed dry.

Grandma also stayed dry, but she really wishes we could do something about that darned wind.  It totally messes up her life.

On Sunday, we thought it would be fun to rent a kayak.  Luke and I had a blast on it for about 5 minutes.  We then realized that God probably never meant for the two of us to be trying to row a kayak with one another.

It seemed to me that Miss Sheri and Avery were much smarter by selecting a paddle-boat to navigate because I should be able to move a lot easier by using my legs than my arms.  So I switched with Miss Sheri.  After about 5 minutes of that I suddenly realized that I'm just old, fat, and out of shape!

After struggling for a half hour on the boats, we let Avery go release some of his pent-up aggression on a bunch of golf balls at the driving range.  It gets tiring being born to a father that sucks at paddling a paddle boat.

On Sunday night, we had the pleasure of going to Dr. Bollig's for a holiday BBQ.  It was a bunch of fun!  Mainly because we released the kids in the woods in the backyard right when we got there and didn't see them again until late at night when it was time to go home. So we got to have some adult time for awhile!

On Memorial Day, we woke up early to go to Downtown Prior Lake to see the Memorial Day Parade and ceremony to honor those brave men and women who gave their lives defending our country.  It was a great parade and a beautiful day to enjoy it!

Luke and Avery were in the parade marching proudly with Troop 331.  They did so good walking in a straight line!  At least for awhile...

Our friends, Portia and Doc Vogt, hang out with the WWII Historical Reenactment Crowd and were in the parade riding in their jeep with a really big gun on it.  It looked like fun.  At least until you hit a bump and shoot out somebody's windshield that is.

As soon as the boys saw their friend's cool ride, suddenly driving home with mom and dad didn't seem to be very much fun.  So they went home with them for the day and I really hope nobody got shot along the way.

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