Summer Fun

June 3, 2010

It’s been a big week at our house for Gav.  Jimmy John’s finally opened IN Josh’s building downtown.  JJ’s is his favorite place on earth right now.  The funniest thing is that he loved Jimmy John’s before he had ever eaten there.   He’s really into symbols or store signs.  Some favs are Target, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks.  I guess recognition is the first step to reading.  So one day he spotted a Jimmy John’s and now every time we pass one he points it out loudly from the back seat.   Last month, Josh actually took Gav into a JJ’s and bought him a sandwich and it’s been love ever since.  Seriously, he’s like a kid in a candy store except with deli meat and cheese (and so not gluten-free). 

Yesterday was Daddy’s birthday and he had to work.  So I piled the boys in the car and we headed downtown to meet him for dinner at the new Jimmy John’s.  The weather was perfect so we opted to sit across the street on the lawn.  Can I just say that I love our downtown.  Josh’s building is across from the Sculpture Park and it’s amazing.  We’ve already been there several times and the boys love it.  It’s so fun to be able to get up close (and inside some) to look at them.  Plus there’s lots of room to run! (I would totally live downtown if I could).

After we ate the boys wanted to play in the “stream” that runs down the block.   What the heck.  They were completely soaked and cold but they had SO much fun and it made my day.  Sometimes you just have to not care how dirty they get or how wet the car’s going to be.  You just have to let boys be boys.  I think Josh and I had just as much fun watching them have fun. 

Even little Taters got in on the action. 

It was a great way to jump into June!

5 Responses to “Summer Fun”

  1. someone special is at the door . . . it's GRANDMA!! said

    Love this post! Love these pics! And I especially love your laid-back attitude . . . yes, cars will dry, let boys be boys! You’re a wonderful mommy, Emily! Hurrah for downtown streams and Jimmy John’s!

  2. Meredith said

    so much fun! At first i thought it was a picture of barbie in the first shot…amazed at how much you & your mom look alike!!! so beautiful!!

  3. aunt katie said

    “Two red J’s for JIMMY JOHNS!”

  4. emily said

    love it! and, TOTALLY thought you looked just like your mama there too! 🙂

  5. erica said

    Jimmy John’s may be my favorite place on the planet.. next to Target. And Starbucks. Gav and I are destined to be bff’s. 🙂

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