Thursday, July 12, 2012

Cincy, Cincy and more Cincy

This post is all about hot, Hot, HOT!  This summer had been a SCORCHER here in the Queen City.  So, yours truly, Dr. Cutie (Weiler) will be taking you through our miserably-hot-if-you-dont-have-an-awesome-creative-mother summer!

Owie's birthday.  Now, what single woman doesn't want to spend her big day with our crazy show?  That's right-none!  And we don't want to know if you if you don't!

Let's cool off after some Graeter's.  Gotta cool off in the inside and outside!

And Findlay Market always is an experience for us.  Spin art!  I just watched, but I thought my sibs made some pretty cool stuff.
And after a 2.5 mile walk we all needed to cool down.  Did I mention that was only the halfway point? Yikes!
I'll help you out brother!
Now this is cool.  I hate to brag but my SISTER IS THE BEST!  Man, she's good.  That girl taught herself backstroke while in Florida-no lie.  She got back, asked mom to ask the coach if she could do it in a meet and hasn't stopped since.  She has taken seconds off her time every meet.  I CAN NOT wait to see her in LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS on Monday.  My sis is ahhhhhhmazing!
Fourth of July was HOT.  HOT! HOT! HOT!  The only reason we dried off was to be in this awesome parade.  Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Morley for inviting us (loosely defined) to their lake for the day.  And we got to decorate the golf cart for the parade!  I promise that we were happier than this picture appears.
Reeder jumping off the dock.  She loved that the lake had cold spots.  It was an awesome day.
Crazy Hayesy off the dock!
The crew.  Notice Mrs. Morley and Maggie on the left.  Maggie, the retriever that she is, pulled the noodle into shore.  And Mrs. Morley, being the avid swimmer, just hung on and enjoyed the ride!  That's me in the raft with my momma at the front.  And Big Mama on the green one.  Reeder and Hayes swimming in the middle.
I told Mom to lose the float-let's swim!
Nice shot!
And before the day came to a close we got to help make some absolutely delicious ice cream.
Tasting our final product.
Oh, man, this was good stuff!
And the grand finale, after the fireworks show ended (that watched from the safety of their house with Reeder, Mom and Friend Holly while Hayes and Big Mama were at the firing grounds with the Morleys) were some sparklers to end a fantastic Fourth of July.

PS-that's our Dad's favorite holiday.  So we're glad we had such a great time!

More Florida

Mom loves all my faces.  Not just the cute photogenic ones that make me look cute.  She likes the ones that make me look, well, like Weiler.  And folks, that's who I am.  So take it or leave it but these are my Weiler faces.

Back when my big sis was a wee kid, she went and saw this dude regularly.  Mr. Richard.  So, Mom thought it was only appropriate to take me and the big bro and check it out.  Man, can he jam!
There he is in the background.  Soooo 2006.
While we were jammin' indoors, ac on full blast, listening to Mr. Richard.  Reeder was SWEATING.  That girl rocks.  She blasted in the Florida heat every morning for three hours.  I've never seen her more red and sweaty than when we picked her up those days.
Here she is.  My mom probably would've trashed talked to that boy picking it out of the back of his own net.  Not Reeder, she turns, cheers with her teammates.  Nice goal, and class, Reeder.
And then we headed back North to hang with the cousins and grandparents.  Papa's room became the place to be.
Unfortunately the Irvins had to leave but we were just warming up!
Beach time baby!
How great is this napping spot I found?  Mmmmhmmmm.
Next few pics look through as a series.  Start below.  Can you find my sis and bro?  Ok, then scroll...

They became wave crashing rockstars.

And you can't spend your whole vacay at the beach (ok, I probably could've).  So, we headed for a day in St. Augustine.  And the cool fort there.
Watch tower.  Reeder and I are standing post.
Check out the drawbridge.  We're watching the bridge move up, the boats move through.

And what is a Kappel family vacation without a few ranger badges for my junior ranger siblings?  Good job guys!
The grandparents outside the fort with the grand(and I mean grand)kids.
Since we didn't have our Dad for father's day we celebrated with our Grandfather.  Took him to a nice dinner at a fancy place where we only did minimal damage.  I don't know if Papa will ever be allowed back but what else says father's day like memories?
Ahhh, my big sis and her bestie cousin Eden.
Peace out folks, I'm heading back to Cincinnati!