Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tuckered Out

Cody looks like I feel. I took this picture of him this morning, he had a rough weekend too. It's a little hard to tell, but he is hanging off the air mattress with his head on the floor.

Here it is Sunday night and I feel like I have gotten anything done this weekend. But we sure had fun. Busy, busy, busy! It seems like every weekend is like this anymore! I don't know how I am managing to keep up with school with everything else we have going on. Thank goodness I only have until July, then I am finished! Here are our daily activities: working 4-5 days a week, me taking 2 online classes, Caleb's martial arts 5 days a week, Caleb's sports practice once a week/game once a week (just finished basketball this week, started soccer last week), Caleb's school activities, Ben's soccer games once a week, and Cody was taking gymnastics, he is now taking a break until he starts his first ever sport-soccer in April. Not to mention church activities and things planned with friends. Not that we don't enjoy all those things, well maybe not my school, but we stay so busy that I hardly have time for day-to-day activities that need to get done like laundry, cleaning the house, cooking, etc. It's go, go, go!

Max loves to steal Cody's mittens! It makes Cody so mad!

We got some snow Friday evening/night. Accumulated about 2-3 inches, they were calling for 6-10 inches for us but it missed us as usual. We have only had one big snow in the 8 years we have lived here. Every single time, they call for tons of snow, people flock to Wal-mart like it is the last shopping spree of their life, then we end up having a dusting or a little bit that quickly melts by lunchtime. Anyway, we got enough snow for the boys to play in Saturday morning. We told them to hurry up, get dressed, and eat breakfast, so they could get out and play in it before it melted. Sure enough, by late afternoon, it was turning into sloppy wet slush. But they got to have some fun before it was gone.

My little angels!

Who snickered at that!

Ben pulling the boys in a sled behind the 4-wheeler. He is in the backyard and yes, he drove carefully and slowly. Notice Max jumping over the boys on the sled. He had fun chasing them.

Saturday afternoon, I went to a fabulous bridal shower for a lady at church. Where we were spoiled with chocolate fondue strawberries, cheeses, grapes, quiches, and mimosas. Just when I thought I couldn't eat another bite, Erin Gottman whipped up Bananas Foster dessert. Oh my goodness, that stuff was heavenly! We were all wanting to lick the bowl to get every drop because it was so good! Not to mention, it was cool to watch her make it. Brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a skillet (smelled so good), tossing in bananas, then she had another skillet that she put alcohol in Rum or Brandy and set it on fire! She poured the flaming alcohol over the syrupy mixture. Served it over vanilla icecream. You have got to try some right away!

Arrived home from girl time with just an hour to spare before heading off to the Caleb/Quinn birthday event. Caleb and his buddy Quinn shared a birthday party this year. Their birthdays are a week apart and since Kelly was ripe with child as we were planning birthday festivities, we decided to just do it together. They chose to have it at the gymnastics center. The new hot birthday party place in town. It is no fuss, no set-up, or clean-up for the adults. We just show up with kids, cupcakes, and drinks. They had a blast! Besides the gymnastics equipment (several in-floor trampolines, rings, bars, balance beams, foam pit), they also had two huge inflatables that the kids could climb and slide on.

Caleb and Adam

The kids loved the foam pit. You can toss them, sink down under them, jump into them, or just wiggle around in them.

Caleb and his buddys giggling over a funny card.

After the party, we invited the Petitt's to come back to our house for dinner and to hang out. Adam and Andrew spent the night. They stayed up till 10 or 10:30pm, then they were sacked out! I know they had to be tired because they played hard all day long! The Peterson's and Petitt's had a marathon game of Mexican Dominoes that lasted till about 1:30am!

Time change this weekend, Spring Forward. Thank goodness! I am so glad to see daylight longer at night and to know Spring is around the corner.


Kev said...

Wow! Looks like you all had a big day, Saturday! Wish I was there to play in the snow with the boys, although we had about 2 more inches than y'all. Ours melted all off yesterday. Did you actually win a game this time, Miranda, with Mexican dominoes?!

Ben and Miranda said...

I did actually win a few of the games this time. I don't know what the deal was the time we played...bad luck!

Dad said...

Miranda, I don't know how you all do it. Guess its good for the kids, but you have got to be feeling it more. Don't forget sweetheart, 40 is just around the corner. Ha