Our first weekend back since vacation and I have to say although I miss the sandy beaches it felt good to get things done at home and spend time with family.
Friday night was uneventful as I had to work. Scott took the kids to their last night at VBS and let them spend their “money” in the store and eat.
Saturday was a fun day. OK, well, it didn’t start out that way. I got up and dressed early and did a mad dash to clean the house. The cleaning lady hadn’t been there for a week and we still hadn’t totally recovered from being out of town. My aunt and uncle were coming in town around lunch and with plans to swim at our house and tour the new addition, I had to have everything in order. It took a few hours, but we were looking presentable. They ended up coming in a little late and then my mom ended up taking them shopping for the afternoon so the girls and I ended up having a fun girls-only afternoon. Emma had been begging to do a spa day forever. So I put a mask on her (Lexi refused), put cucumbers on their eyes, let their feet soak and painted her nails. Oh yes, they got the royal treatment. We spent the rest of the afternoon in the pool, which had finally decided to clear up while we were in Florida. The water was just under 90 degrees and it was fantastic. Saturday evening everyone mosied on over to the house, Scott got home from work and we ate some BBQ together and did a little swimming. I loved having everyone over.
Sunday we had church and ate with the family. The rest of the family went shopping for the afternoon while I took the kids home to the pool, sure that I didn’t want to watch the kids shop til they dropped. Sunday evening after Scott was off and they were back from shopping we went back to my mom’s for dinner and good family time.
Other random things that happened at the house this weekend:
- Scott moved our two dressers to the girls’ old room. The original set..the queen bed the girls had been using…and the dressers we’ve always used, are back together again after several years. It was the original set we used when we got married and for some reason it makes me happy for it all to be together, waiting on guests and maybe, a little boy to take it over.
- I cleaned the playroom (even vacuumed!) and unpacked still more boxes from the addition. Yes, this event is worthy of a bullet point. I should also note that the girls took it upon themselves to empty out their tubs of play kitchen food and utensils, clean them (like they seriously brought in a trash can to throw out the trash and put unrelated toys in a different bin) and reorganize each drawer. An organizational task of such magnitude has never been initiated or completed by them on their own and I have to say I’m pretty proud given my ineptitude on all things organizational. Maybe I can get them to organize my new bathroom cabinets?
- We debated getting another dog all weekend. We’ve actually been discussing another dog for months but it got serious this weekend. It wasn’t pretty. Emma and I do not want it and Scott and Lexi do. Just another reason having another child will be great–tiebreakers on family decisions. Scott is taking the girls to see the dog today while I’m at the office so I fully expect to lose this battle and have another dog at the house when I get home.
I hope you all had a great weekend and are making great plans for the upcoming July 4th weekend!