Here's the pics along with the post from yesterday! I think it's hilarious that I didn't even say what Kari's surprise was!! Haha! I would say that you could look below and see what it was but since my SIL hasn't emailed me the pictures from the park I don't have any to post on here. It was a bike with training wheels!! We will have loads of fun with that and probably loads of bruises too. Also, the little place under Malachi's nose isn't a booger, it's a big scratch where he cleaned the sidewalk with his nose, upper lip and chin.
First of all, I apologize for the lack of blogging this past week. It has been a whirlwind of activity as always but I promise I’ll try to do better. I know I’ve said that for three weeks now but I’m seriously going to try to get some kind of routine this week so that I’ll be better at juggling things. I was reprimanded by several people over the weekend for not doing the What I’m Loving Friday post and I think it’s so funny that people look forward to that. Makes me feel so loved.
I would like to update on all of last week but I think I’ll just start with the weekend so that we can have a clean slate with pictures and everything. Friday night was the first time I’d had my camera out in a while. So get ready to read a very long post with lots of pictures. I’m way overdue and I’m in the mood to talk and you all know that’s rare that I’m in that kind of mood. (I don’t want ONE comment about that sentence)
Steven, Ivy, Trinity, Chris and Lacey came over Friday night for some root beer floats, sugar cookies, Doritos, Nutter Butters, Oreos…..and pretty much whatever else we could find to make ourselves sick with. LOL!
While they were at our house Lacey happened to mention Hercules. I was shocked to realize that I hadn’t fed or watered the icky thing in probably 5 days. YIKES!!! But, drat the luck. He was still alive and well.
Although I will say that he was out of his shell longer than I’ve ever seen him because he was drinking so much from his sponge. I guess that meant that he didn’t appreciate my attempt to starve/thirst him to death. Drat Lacey too. If only she hadn’t reminded me he might have been gone after a few more days.
Saturday we went to the park with Lacey and Uncle Chris and had a picnic. It was so much fun! Pappy and Gammy met us there and brought Kari a surprise. She was so excited but a little scared at the same time. She did fine as long as it was doing what she wanted it to but when it started rolling a little too fast, she jumped off quick!
After the park, we went to Gammy and Pappy’s for grilled burgers and hot dogs and Kari and Malachi decided that they wanted to spend the night with Pappy and Gammy. Now, I’ll admit that at times I think that if I had one night of uninterrupted sleep and if I could sleep as late as I wanted to I would feel like a brand new person. But then when my kids are actually about to leave, I have mixed feelings. I feel guilty for wanting time to myself, I feel nervous that they’ll be away from me, I feel excited that I might get to actually sleep…..it’s so rare that the kids are away from me that I don’t remember from one time to the next how I’m supposed to act.
So, anyway, I quickly decided that I could find something to do that I enjoyed and normally couldn’t do with the kids with me. I went to the park and walked/jogged and then decided to grab a Mickey D’s ice cream cone (I know that it almost defeated the purpose of the walk/jog butohwell). When I went home I seriously think I sat on my bed for like 15 minutes thinking about how quiet it was in the house and how
I missed snuggling with my sleeping babies. And then reality set in that I could sleep and sleep and sleep and I snuggled down in the covers and slept like a big fat log until almost 8:00 the next morning!!! You have no idea how nice it felt. Well, actually if you’re a mommy you know how nice it felt. It made me appreciate my kids more and made me enjoy the rest of the weekend so much more too.
Sunday was our Fall Festival at church and everyone was supposed to dress old fashioned. Kari and Malachi’s bonnet/hat and Kari’s apron came from the Amish. I thought they were too cute. Malachi, Uncle Chris and Pappy all dressed alike and they were so funny in their bibs.
We had a BLAST!!! I ate so much food and dessert that I was ALMOST sick. But not sick enough to rule out going back for seconds after games and stuff.
With the old fashioned dresses and the old fashioned games we played it made my mind wonder what it must have been like all those years ago. Where the days were filled with simple things…..they didn’t have cell phones to interrupt them all the time. They didn’t worry about things like checking email and updating blogs and going here and there all the time. They enjoyed their days with family and friends and thanked God for what they had and didn’t complain about what they didn’t have.
But while I was wondering about all of that I decided that I love my cell phone and texting, my computer and emailing and blogging and going places and the old fashioned lifestyle only works for me for a few hours.
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