It looks like my Summer posts are going to be once a week updates with our weekly activities. Hopefully, they will not all be picture-less.
This week was another full week.
Monday, like all Mondays for me, I worked a very full day. Jason was home sick with a 24-hr stomach virus and the kids played inside, outside, inside, outside.
Tuesday....I already don't remember Tuesday. I do remember that we really, really miss Kids-Eat-Free-Tuesdays at Chik-fil-A. :(
Wednesday I had to run a few errands for work, so the kids grabbed their favorite toys and hopped in the van for a few hours of running around delivering papers, changing signs, retrieving lockboxes, etc. Wednesday afternoon the Bonds came over for a brief one-hour visit. Then we grilled some chicken and I remember a very silly (and much needed) family dinner.
Thursday I had thought about taking the kids to the library, that didn't happen. We were also invited to go to the free 10:00 movie at the theater, that didn't happen. I worked thru the morning and by 1:00 it was obvious the kids needed to burn some energy, and not just by climbing trees and riding bikes. We packed a quick, very late lunch and headed to the pool for a few hours. On the way home, I picked up my niece, Abby, to play with Mollee for the rest of the afternoon. Then Tavis had his math tutoring from 4-5.
Friday I had invited Reba and the kids over to swim with us. We decided to wait until the twins were ready for a nap, which worked out perfectly. They slept for 3 hours, so we had a very long swim. The Harris cousins came too for part of the time and the kids all had a blast. We got pizza for dinner and were all sun-kissed and exhausted by evening.
Jason had asked for a low-key Saturday that involved sleeping-in. No matter how hard I try, I don't sleep in very well. Since I had played at the pool for two afternoons, I decided to get up (about 7:45) and do some paperwork. The kids got breakfast and watched cartoons downstairs. We were able to let Jason sleep in until 11:00, which I love b/c he loves to sleep-in and, even not working Monday, he has had a very long week. After lunch, Tavis and I ran to Target and Jason cut the grass. I took a nap in the afternoon and we had cereal for dinner.
And now I am sitting on the deck with my laptop, listening to the mixture of many different birds chirping, someone cutting their grass, the interstate hum and the fan whirling next to me.