Hm, let’s see. This weekend was 3+ days and I barely remember what I did 5 minutes ago. let’s see what I can do.
Friday evening we ate spaghetti at my mom’s and then we came home and I fell asleep with the girls in their room so that was pretty much it for Friday evening.
Saturday morning the girls asked to go to Chick-fil-a for breakfast and who am I to deny a child? We scarved down some chicken mini’s and a sausage biscuit with some tator tots. Yum-mo.
We hopped over to Lowe’s trying to pick out a green color for their new room to match their new bed set. It ended up being a total flop. It irks me when the colors are so bad in the store that none of the 10 colors I picked looked anything near what we needed.
We then ran over to the pool store, which I expect to do eighty-eleven more times this summer only to find out we had to flock the pool. Which basically means you throw this chemical in, turn off the pump and then wait 1-2 days for everything to sink to the bottom which you then have to painstakingly vacuum. In other words, no pool time until Monday at the earliest. In good news, a radio station was doing a promotion at the store and I managed to spin and win $5 cash, not to mention free cookies for the kids and a Sprite to top it off. Score two for all the unhealthy food on Saturday. Yeesh.
So we spent mid-day at home on Saturday, cleaning up and such. That afternoon the girls were invited to their friend’s semi-birthday party at the pottery place. The little girl had a party with her classmates the week before but still wanted to party with my girls so they had a private little party with them. The girls of course were over the moon, particularly when cake and ice cream time was held at nearby Maggie Moo’s. I wasn’t complaining either. Score three for unhealthy food on Saturday!
Saturday evening when Scott got off we went to Sweet Peppers and enjoyed the outside patio. Are you seeing the trend that I did not feel like doing any cooking this weekend? Dear budget, sorry for ruining you this weekend. We did manage to eat salad and soup to even out all the unhealthy food. We then went BACK to Lowe’s to pick out paint. I still could not find a green I was really happy with so Scott made the decision and went with a color that happened to be called “Lime Green”. Which is EXACTLY what Emma asked for when this all started.
Sunday came and I had nursery at church and then I scooted over to my mom’s church where I had the opportunity to speak to her Sunday School class about the Blood Water Belt. I was nervous, especially since I didn’t prepare much because I thought I was speaking that night instead of morning. Thank goodness my mom had called me Saturday night! Actually though, it went well and really, I think I might have enjoyed it. It really is amazing looking back at what God has done with such a small amount. We now have 91 participants with over $2500 raised and more importantly 2500 people who now have water for a year. Most importantly I think we can all learn that if we would just DO the things God asks us to instead of just agreeing that they are good ideas (or crazy ones), we really could see the miracles.
Sunday afternoon we spent at Carowinds. The water park opened this weekend and the girls were more than ready to get in some water after a few weeks of staring at murky water in our pool. We also got in a few rides. Lexi rode her first big roller coaster and she loved it! I love that my girls are enjoying roller coasters like me and Scott! Scott’s sister came with my niece and Emma ended up staying with them until 9 after Lexi, Heather and I buckled and headed home about 6.
Monday morning brought lots of work! We had two cookouts planned for the day and we had some major work to do after gallavanting all weekend. But it all was worth it. We had a nice time and actually got to swim in the pool. Well, this girl didn’t actually swim, more like wade on the steps. Way too cold for me. The girls though spent the entire day in it. We had to beg them to get out about 7:30 last night to get a shower and into bed. I completely failed at the sunscreen and both of them are burned. It’s their first big burn ever. Poor things! One application of SPF 30 was definitely not enough! We’re breaking out the 70 for the rest of the summer! But you know it’s a good day when it all ends with a thick application of aloe. How many great beach days ended with your pajamas sticking to your freshly aloed-skin? Ah, memories.
So last night we finished up painting the green. And boy howdy is it GREEN. It did dry darker than the neon green it was when wet but it is still GREEN. I say it looks fresh. Scott likened it to a green apple. In any case, we were both blinded by the green haze filtering out from the room this morning. In other words, the kids LOVE it.
So this week is a big week. The girls finish up school on Thursday. Lexi is graduating Kindergarten! Friday night they have a sleepover with their GA group at our previous church where they still go on Wednesday nights. And Saturday, we are helping out at a Volunteer Day for my work.
As for the addition, we are STILL waiting on cabinets and mirror. Holy cow.
Also coming up quickly, next week this time I will be in Vegas with my mom, dad and sister. If you don’t know, my mom owns a business where my sister also works and they earned two free trips to Vegas and I was invited as Heather’s guest. I’m already missing the girls like crazy being gone for 3 days but Scott took off work and they will get in some major Daddy-daughter time. Plus, the Friday we get back we are taking off together with our friends Jake and Jill and their son for Florida for a week! Can. not. wait.