June 20, 2016 – June 26, 2016

Things to remember from the week:

  • I had my first Monday night in weeks and weeks and weeks FREE. I had no idea what to do with myself.
  • Dimitri started to remove carpet in our dining room. We had to replace some of the subfloor. All the carpet in our living room/dining room, hallway, entry way is going bye-bye. And the floor in the kitchen also (so it all matches).  Count this as home improvement project #546.  At this rate we might as well never move. #moneypit
  • Ethan playing blocks and legos at the table. He is looking so BIG to me these days. But I am glad he is not too big to still play with his toys.
  • Dimitri making fun of my selfies.  I laughed.
  • Ethan’s nose got hit by Owen’s seatbelt . Swollen and bruised nose!
  • I had a public input meeting at my office… attendance was low.
  • Lunch out with the kids and their summer nanny!  This is the first summer we haven’t put them in a summer program and they are at home for the summer. So far, so good!
  • The end of a long work day. Zooey giving me cuddles and kisses.  She has been great on the pep talks lately. My favorite one from this week is when she said this “It’s a big world out there Mom. Good thing I love you!”   Oh this kid cracks me up and tells me just exactly what I need to hear.
  • The boys have been spending a lot of time in the basement playing video games…maybe too much time. Owen came up looking like something from the movies.
  • Zooey was into telling ghost stories this week.  She had Papou, Yia Yia and I also telling ghost stories to her and she voted on who’s was the scariest   Flash light required.
  • Sand volley ball night for Dimitri and I means we come home on Thursday nights very stinky and sweaty.  I made him go to walmart after our last game and I think we stunk out the store.
  • Family camping trip to Okoboji this weekend! One of my happy places! I love being on the lake! Although I really need to convince Dimitri we need a boat :)
  • We were joined by two of our favorite families! All together there were 8 kids.  Ages 12 – 4.  7 boys, 1 girl.  They all did really great and we had a lot of fun hanging out at the campsite, checking out the lake, swimming, hanging out at Barefoot Bar (kid friendly), and mini golf!
  • Mimi also joined us camping and she did great! She loved getting in the water this year. There was minimal barking and when we need to, we could put her in the a/c camper in her kennel and she chilled out.
  • When we got home on Sunday – everyone crashed!

That’s it for this week! Have a great one!

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6.13.16 to 6.19.16

Things to remember from this week in June:

  • My flowers starting to finally open!
  • On the road for work 2 nights this week
  • Dimitri and Mimi Dirty Dancing
  • Evening cuddles
  • Mimi and her favorite pig toy
  • Zooey taking Ethan down in the kitchen
  • Pancake eyes
  • Sand Volley Ball night (it was SO HOT)
  • Out to lunch for work
  • Friday happy hour with Michael Ann on the patio
  • Zooey beating her in Candyland
  • Heading inside because I store started to blow in.
  • Lost power – went in basement
  • Woke up Saturday with still no power, we hung out at my parents and helped them clean up a tree they lost in the storm
  • We saw Finding Dory (two thumbs up!)
  • Waited nearly 24 hours for our power to come back on
  • Lazy Sunday morning
  • Afternoon at the pool for Father’s Day!

Have a great week!

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6.6.16 to 6.12.16

Here are some things to remember from the week!

  • Coming home from a night meeting to find Zooey, Dimitri and Owen lined up on the couch watching Spider-man
  • Owen saying “good morning” when it was not morning.  This seems to be a thing recently.
  • More kitchen table dancing…also a thing around here
  • Mimi chasing the droid around the living room
  • Dimitri and Mimi like to spoon
  • Good curl day!
  • Bike ride with Dimitri
  • Living room dance show by Ethan and Zooey
  • On the road this week – hotel life
  • Me finally admitting that I don’t feel well, having a major meltdown over not feeling well (tears) and going to the doctor to get medicine. #stubborn
  • Mimi and Zooey cuddles
  • Dimitri making funny videos to make me laugh when I am feeling sick
  • I spent a significant amount of time in my bed this weekend
  • And when I wasn’t in my bed I was at the pool
  • Summer evening discussions on the swing-set
  • Shopping with Zooey
  • Tricks of the board
  • An early Father’s Day gift for Dimitri!

Have a great week!

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5.31.16 to 6.05.16

Still catching up! Here are some thing to remember during this short but very long week!

  • Me feeling kinda terrible – which seems to be the theme the last two weeks.  *Note to self: Do not wait so long to go to the doctor
  • Mimi keeping me company
  • I came out of the shower to find 3 of them snuggled in my bed
  • dinner table dancing
  • Stage rehearsal for Zooey’s recital
  • Dimitri finally got a new bike!
  • Mindcraft convention on the couch
  • Us making fun of our kids who have really been into you tube videos that start out with “Hi Guys!”
  • Dog pile
  • Mimi – hours of entertainment
  • A little pre-recital photo session with Miss Z.   I haven’t touched my big camera in forever it seems and it was really fun to take her downtown and let her play while I shot. I was terrified she would fall and mess up her outfit or rip her tights, but it was all good!
  • I was a backstage mom at the recital..so keeping track of 12 little dancers for about 2 hours! It was highly entertaining!
  • Out to dinner after the recital. Ethan using chopsticks for the first time made me giggle.
  • A family bike ride.  We didn’t really check out the mileage on the trail when we headed out and Zooey kinda gave up so we had to turn back around. Eeek! Next time I will either make sure the mileage is appropriate for the kids’ age or I would put Zooey in the bike trailer! I was proud with how far the kids did make it.
  • Ice cream after the bike ride!

I will be back with another one soon! Happy Sunday!

 

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5.23.16 to 5.30.16

Catching up – because I am a week behind!  Things to remember from that last week of May:

  • The kids getting haircuts and being extremely crazy during it.
  • Getting ready for Zooey’s recital with the dress rehearsal
  • Dimitri and I took Mimi on a long walk one evening – even saw 4 deer!
  • Ethan graduates from 5th grade.  He is the last 5th grade class graduating from this class school, so it was a special time!
  • Last day of school photos and picnic
  • crazy antics and tricks at our house are common
  • Michael Ann and I being silly on the patio
  • Ethan’s kisses
  • Jenga!
  • Hanging out with Dimitri on the patio (lots of patio time these days)
  • Slow Saturday mornings with nothing on the agenda (love that!)
  • Checking out the farmer’s market
  • Baby Chicks (none came home)
  • Lots of bikes around here – Zooey really wants to go without training wheels
  • A night out with friends and everyone getting a big kick out of my new red pleather jacket!
  • Sunday getting things done around the house…like Dimitri  chopping wood???!!
  • Dinner at the in-laws with all the parents!
  • Fake mohawk
  • Dimitri shopping with Zooey
  • Manicure/Pedicures
  • Silly kids singing in the backseat
  • A trip to a nearby park with a small lake

I will be back with last week’s video soon! Have a great Monday!

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May 16, 2016 – May 22, 2016

Things to remember:

  • Zooey’s last dance class of the season
  • Ethan and those PJ pants that he puts on everyday when he gets home from school
  • Oh Miss Z – it’s crazy, fun being 5
  • The Cyclone Tailgate tour and my Dad always winning something!
  • Owen – crazy, Owen
  • The kids came home from their after school program with a massive amount of balloons one day!
  • Enjoying a beautiful night walking with Dimitri
  • Ally the turtle out on a “walk”
  • Playing with a new funny app on my iPhone
  • Zooey eating ice cream on the porch, being cute, and her Dad photo bombing her in the background
  • Ethan + Zooey hanging out
  • Owen’s day at the old school-house!
  • Mimi Dog – crazy and lazy
  • Zooey the rockstar
  • Bike-to-work day
  • Happy Hour
  • Dimitri has me dressing like him now
  • 2 soccer and 2 flag football games on Saturday!
  • Saturday night on the patio, being silly, making s’mores, Ethan was sad about a girl :(
  • Sunday celebrating the last day of Sunday school
  • Dimitri and I entertaining ourselves in the church basement with funny photos
  • Sunday errands – car wash and grocery store
  • Celebrating Rita’s birthday
  • Zooey and Art are BFFs
  • Me with a red nose…no idea why.
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May 8, 2016 – May 15, 2016

Considering how busy my week was with work, it’s very surprising that I ended up with any photos or videos!

Here is what I will remember from the week:

  • Mimi dog greeting after a late night getting home from work
  • Walking downtown to lunch with Dimitri – we had to find time to see each other this week, it was that crazy.
  • Talking to Zooey on facetime before she went to bed – another late night working
  • Finding her smiling face waiting for me when I walked in the door
  • Late night chat’s about her day in her bed
  • Ethan on the recorder
  • Hosting my first Annual Meeting/Banquet as ED – for the most part it went well!
  • Zooey’s TK music program at school
  • Daddy Daughter Dance
  • Jerry’s Pizza that I might have eaten while laying in bed on Friday night.
  • My entire family that joined me in my bed on Friday night and I couldn’t convince to leave – because they like me that much :)
  • My bed head that was so big, Dimitri tried to take a photo of it but I ran into the shower and covered my head with a towel
  • With Yia Yia and Grandma freezing at Zooey’s soccer game on Saturday
  • The boys at my office on Saturday while I worked on getting things organized
  • Christmas soap, St. Patrick’s Day shirt, 4th of July hat…it’s how I roll
  • S’more cookie!
  • Friends + wine + s’mores = fun
  • Mimi and I spending quality time together on Sunday morning
  • The Garden Fairy and Mimi watering the flowers
  • Mimi at the dog park!

Have a great week!

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May 2, 2016 – May 8, 2016

My birthday and Mother’s Day in the same week meant lots of celebrating!

Things to remember:

  • The sun finally made an appearance this week!
  • Zooey’s dance photos
  • Dimitri <3. He made sure that I had a great week!
  • The patio is starting to come together for the season! Lots of time out here this week!
  • My birthday monsters
  • Birthday lunch with good friends!
  • Birthday date night with my favorite husband
  • A silly video after a long work day
  • Dimitri and I had a skip day. We went to the garden store, to get pedicures out to lunch, saw a movie, and then relaxed on the patio
  • Mother’s Day Flowers delivered to me from him
  • An intense game of chutes and ladders with Miss Z
  • Birthday celebration at my parents
  • Cuddles by the fire
  • Passed out 100 bicycle helmets and the kid’s safety and health fair on Saturday morning
  • Saturday flag football for Owen
  • Saturday soccer for Zooey
  • A new hat from D (of course)
  • Out celebrating on Saturday night
  • Mother’s Day
  • Shopping for flowers to plant with Zooey
  • Dinner on the patio
  • Crazy Mimi Dog
  • Dance party
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April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Not too many photos or videos from the week! I’ve been busy!!

But here is what I do have:

  • I put my hair up on Monday morning, and while fixing Zooey’s hair, she told me that she wanted her hair to be up likes mine. :)
  • Mimi on a car ride looking a little freaked out
  • Zooey making a video in the car on the way to dance class
  • Ethan being silly at bed time
  • Zooey and her bag of random toys and papers
  • The Moms and I at the Women’s Power Lunch to see Delilah
  • Ethan’s Great American presentation…he was Johnny Appleseed
  • More Zooey stories recorded
  • Hanging out with Owen at bed time and doing a feet dance
  • Good Friday service at church (Greek Orthodox)
  • Upside down Mimi
  • Me on a rainy Saturday day at work. The kid’s sports cancelled because of the rain. I have a project that I am working on and baskets that need to be unpacked because I moved into a new office.
  • Zooey giving me funny eyebrows  while I was trying to watch a movie
  • Us in our white hats. We decided to lay low on Sunday (Orthodox Easter) and took the kids to a movie
  • Ethan with a Hello Kitty Easter Basket on his head – because, why not?
  • The comedy show of Ethan and Owen – every night at dinner.

Have a great week!

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4.18.16 – 4.24.16

Things to remember from this week:

  • There is not a day without video games in this house
  • Going to the Chamber’s Executive Dinner with Dimitri
  • Mimi the wonder dog provides hours of entertainment
  • The daily stuff – like combing threw Zooey’s hair after her shower
  • Zooey lost her first tooth!
  • Always silly boys
  • Creeper in the back seat
  • Politicians sitting at the next table
  • Happy Hour with a purple drink for Prince
  • Out to dinner with Dimitri and taking funny selfies – always!
  • Squid in the back seat
  • Family adventure to hotel water park
  • Sharing the hotel with Barber shop quartets and a reptile expo!

Have a great week!

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