Monday, May 29, 2017

Holiday Weekend!

This weekend was nice for a few days and rain today, but we had plans to stay home, so we got out for some rides and a little outdoor hiking.

One place we love is Trustom Pond, a sanctuary so no dogs allowed. I was excited to try my new camera there, with the zoom. That is, until I realized I left the zoom at home, ugh. We enjoyed the walk though and the wildlife and got a nice 3 mile hike in.

The views are always beautiful from the first point and deck. Looking into the cove, a pair of swans.

An old windmill from the farm is still standing.

The rains bring more water to the streams and everything is so green and lush.

Sunday was shopping first, and we got some tin tiles to do the kitchen backsplash, hopefully Bill can get them on without messing it up too much, lol. We came back and got Bean and went to the lighthouse for a walk around the circle. Of course most of the time was spent stopping to let people pet Bean, but we got to enjoy some time on a beach and enjoy the views.

A couple were fishing, as a sailboat came by.

Today we had a little party for Nick. His birthday was yesterday, four years old. Alex was born on the same day, so his birthday was at Ivy's mothers and when she comes back tomorrow, they will have a big party for them.

Nick loves presents and we got him something small but fun and he loved it.

Of course the buddies had fun blowing and catching bubbles.

He wanted a puppy patrol cake and at walmart they do special cakes, it sure looks pretty but according to the guys, it is horrid, way too sweet and the frosting was a bit thick and rubbery. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Now it is time for me to get some things finished, get ready for our trip and build up my strength so I can do more paddling.


Sandi said...

The cake looks great but not knowing what the puppy patrol looks like I can't weigh in.

It looks like hw has. Wonderful time with the bubble maker.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

acorn hollow said...

I have never had a walmart cake at least I don't think I have.
You have really enjoyed that having him around.
I am hoping for sunnier skies enough rain for awhile

cucki said...

Aww the cake is looking so yummy
Happy birthday singing from South Africa
Sending you smiles and love x

Rugs and Pugs said...

Nick is growing up so quickly! So cute.

Kate said...

Lovely photos, Debbie. Nick turned 4 - the time has flown!!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Happy Birthday to Nick and Alex - their birthdays are the same day???? What are the odds! He looks like he had a great time!!