I lied to you last week. Sort of.
I made you depressed, convincing you that summer was officially over. But just because Labor Day had come and gone, it didn’t mean that summer was actually over. To be truthful, we were still on vacation last week as school didn’t start until yesterday. Meaning that we had 7 whole days after Labor Day to get into trouble.
Here are a few things that we did before school started up. I wouldn’t recommend most of them.31 comments
Back from vacation. School starting next week. After school classes. Homework. How am I going to survive? Maybe I can spend a few more minutes living in our little lake house bubble where the biggest challenge is deciding which wine to drink next. Or figuring out who gets to wakeboard first. Or wondering whether I’ve eaten tomatoes too many times in a row.33 comments
Wordless Wednesday is taking an exciting new turn this week. This isn’t a permanent direction for our weekly photo update, but over the weekend, I uploaded an Instagram video of Jackson swimming out to Rodney’s paddle board. I got a quick response: “that’s one for Wordless Wednesday.”
Sorry friend, I thought to myself. Instagram videos can’t be embedded into websites.
But of course, it got me searching…and lo and behold – as of June, they actually started to allow it. Who knew? My reaction: “AWESOME!”
Because if there’s anything that I love more than taking odd pictures of kids and dogs, it’s taking odd videos of them.
So enjoy this week’s Wordless Wednesday video edition, courtesy of my dear friend Devon Kennedy – thanks girl, I owe you one.
Now on to the videos: first up, a trip to the Empire Cake to check out their incredible Minion cake. The fact that Sam didn’t immediately notice the 3-foot rotating cake is a testament to their baked goods. Seriously amazing. If you’re ever in Chelsea in NYC, do yourself and your waistline a favor, and check them out.
And I couldn’t leave you waiting for too long before I shared the video of Jackson swimming out to go paddle boarding. What I didn’t catch on tape were the minutes that preceded his swim when he thew a little doggie tantrum about getting left on the dock. There is a reason why the vizsla is dubbed the “velcro dog”. He can’t go a single minute without being in the company of his favorite humans. Which, of course is why I love him…
….and why I let him do this to me:
And with all of the pictures I post of Jackson drinking his morning lattes, I’m sure you’ve been wondering about the logistics behind the order. Does he wait in line? Does he get treated like a human customer? Does he say thank you? Hopefully this clarifies things for you. Please ignore the barking at the end. There’s a dog bully who periodically shows up and tries to steal his treats.
Lastly, if you were wondering why they make the legal driving limit 16 in most states, this might be the answer you were looking for. Fortunately our lake house is in a community where underage driving is not only sanctioned, but highly recommended. This is New Jersey after all, the land of ATV and air chair enthusiasts.
So thanks for joining this week, and hope you enjoyed the ride.24 comments