Sometimes our weekends are jammed packed (ok, much of the time most of them are jammed packed). This weekend was no different really. I wish I had a lot more photos to go with it, but this weekend I really just took it all in and didn’t pull my phone out to take many photos.
Friday was just an easy night as they usually are. We got pizza, and the kids had a sleepover with 2 of the kids who live down the street. They were easy, which is always helpful. Jake surprised Katie by bringing over The Breakfast Club (apparently, one of his favorite movies) and a movie tht Katie is currently obsessed with. After we had dinner, Jake and Katie went to Publix and grabbed ice cream. He surprised me with wine and roses too (I love surprises!). Easy evening.
Saturday, I got up early and went to Publix to get stuff for breakfast and lunch. I made sausage pinwheels (recipe coming soon!) for Jake and I, and cinnamon rolls for the kids. After we did that, and hung around the house for a bit we took the neighbor kids home (and ended up dropping off the 2 little ones too) and headed to Lowes. We love Lowes, we are such enthusiastic DIY’ers (as evidence by our shared pinterest boards). We ended up buying a lawn mower and a new house key (and by we, I mean Jake bought a lawn mower, I just helped load it in the car). We did pick out some paint colors to put in our “someday” binder we have.
Saturday evening, we had our department end of the year party at one of our professors homes downtown. They have a gorgeous home, and everyone brought food and wine. It was nice to visit and talk to my colleagues and our graduate students. I got to love on all the babies, laugh with my graduate students and get to see some of our professors who have been on sabbatical this semester. It was lovely to be able to share it with Jake and my kids. The kids even got to swim! The Spruill/Doyle home is beautiful, and perfect for this backyard party! We got home, I got the kids ready for bed, Jake watched a show with Katie and we headed to bed. Then the fun began.
…haha, no not the normal going to bed fun, but a puking kid “fun”. Natalee got sick, and we began the dance of “in bed, out of bed, in bed out of bed”. Eventually around 1:30, I sent Jake to the store to get Pedialyte. Poor guy. He knew I said dye-free, and that I wasn’t brand loyal. So he came back with CVS brand unflavored pedialyte. Wow…that stuff if nasty. I sipped it to show Natalee it was okay to drink, and made the mistake of her seeing my awful face. She said “I’m not drinking that, you made a funny face”. After a straw, and some ice she finally agreed to sip it. Then we kept up the running to the bathroom until around 5am. We did bathtub time, asleep in the recliner time (she slept, I laid there awake). Finally I got her settled and was able to sleep some. Needless to say, we did not get to church yesterday. Jake got up with the kids, and let me sleep. Then I got up and we just had a lazy afternoon not doing much of anything. We watched the race, did sneak out to Walmart to grab something I’d forgotten I needed for dinner. I came home, and got a crazy cooking mode and made dinner, premade the taco meat for tonight, made brownies for Jake’s team at work, made muffins for the kids for breakfast and managed to keep the kitchen clean at the same time.
It was nice to have a Sunday slowdown, but I hated that it was because Natalee was sick. What did you do this weekend? We ended the night by watching Frozen as a family, as Jake had never seen it before. I had to stop the kids from quoting the entire movie by telling them that it was okay to sing the songs, but to let the characters do the talking. ha!