It’s raining here, but NOT chilly! That’s a plus when you’re a southerner and 50 and below is when you break out the gloves and scarves.
Over the weekend we did our usual….everything thing to eat in this house is GROSS and we all REFUSE to eat it. OR COOK. Or go to the grocery store to actually get foods to COOK. It’s like all of a sudden everything here is revolting and offensive.
So, we went out.
On Friday, we went to one of our favorite places and it turns out we were served rotten cheese. Well, Allison was served rotten cheese. You know that ol’ trick where someone says, ‘OMGoodness this is sooooo gross!!! YOU taste it!!’…?? I didn’t fall for that. I merely sniffed it. Tony? Took a big ol’ manly bite. We all then didn’t eat another bite because then even the out to eat food was REVOLTING. Did you know that rotten cheese at a mexican place looks and smells like rank blue cheese? Emily made it out alive because she was at the movies with her best buddy.
Saturday was like this: indoor soccer tourney for Allison and they lost. Dangit. She usually never gets bummed out about losing, but this time she was near tears. Caroline went to a party for a friend and Emily went to the barn to work.
What else did we do?
We ate out!
Sunday we had a visit from a sweetie who was down from NC. Then, a birthday party for our niece who turned ten. The girls had a blast on their zipline and trampoline and now we are trying to figure out which two trees will do for a zipline at our own house. On this day? We did NOT eat out. Yay us!
It was a great weekend with gorgeous weather. Caroline said a few times, ‘my GOODNESS it is a lovely day today!’.
If you don’t get the title, you will by the end of this post.
Today we had a crazy-busy day. It’s not like us, actually. We are usually doing one or two things per day and that’s all I can handle, if you want to know the truth.
This day looked like this:
*Indoor soccer game for Allison (figured out 10 minutes before she was to be there that it was at NINE and not TEN….MAAAAAAAD DAAAAAAASH!!!)
*Visit our new office to check renovation progress and visit Daddy.
*Lunch with a friend nearby.
*Drop Allison off at a friend’s house.
*Pick Emily up from a friend’s house. Who actually met us at home to drop her off instead.
*Drop Emily off at the barn so that she can work/clean/organize the tack room.
*Play at the park with Caroline. Daddy met us there.
*Fro-Yo time with Caroline and Daddy.
*Pick up Emily from the barn.
*Pick up Allison from the friend’s.
*Come home to play and watch a movie.
*Emily goes to BFFs house to watch a movie.
You’re tired just reading that, aren’t you?
Well, our day of pin ball parenting looked a lot like Caroline’s playing at the park.
Tony and I were giggling and giggling because that kid RAN ALL OVER that playground. Bouncing from one thing to another. Going FULL SPEED HEAD FIRST down the slide one million times. Jumping out of swings, to the slide, to the merry-go-round, to the monkey bars and over the fence.
She looked A LOT like these guys.
It was amazing and I spent the rest of the day shouting, ‘PARKOUR!’.
(and one more from today because it’s so stinkin’ cute)
Caroline drew these little doodles last night and I just loved them.
I let her stay up an hour after bedtime to draw and color at the sofa table next to me. Once I said I loved the Santa? She just couldn’t stop drawing and coloring. She’s a people pleaser…doing whatever it takes to make someone’s heart all full and stuff. I think I’ll frame these and pull them out every Christmas.
Also, some sweet things she says:
I love you more than you think.
I need to *skur* this up (for stir).
I’ll do whatever makes you happy.
(As I’m snuggled next to her on the couch) You fit this puzzle really goodly, Mommy.
I love you a lot lot lot lot lot lot.
Also, she’s a note-leaver. She leaves notes on my or Tony’s side of the bed so often. She loves to write and love, hug and smooch. She’s a whole bunch of sweetness in one body.
Let's see...I'm a SAHM to three girls and two doggies. I am married to my high school sweetie and an instructor over at Clickinmoms. I shoot a Nikon d3 and d700 although not at the same time. I use prime lenses only and edit in Photoshop Elements. The way to my heart is through Fruit Roll Ups and Netflix. HGTV and mexican foods work fine, too.