Monday night activity – blow up a giant donut with just my lungs for 45 minutes.
My favorite time of day is talking and being silly with Dimitri at bed time
The new flooring was delivered! Still working on the part where it is installed
Silly chicken boys
I get to the end of the week completely exhausted – working hard + playing hard. But life is good, so no complaints
Mimi had one day this week where she dug holes and chewed on a video game. Then she crashed out on the couch after her annual visit to the vet for shots.
Do you ever feel like the last 2 hours of work before a long weekend or a trip is the longest 2 hours of your life?
Thursday night = sand volleyball. We have a good game face, but not much actual game.
Summer bucket list! Go see Dave Matthew’s Band at an out-door venue. So we traveled all the way to Wisconsin to Alpine Valley to see him play. It was amazing.
Of course there was the 8 hour trip there – which included being silly and a pit stop at the Field of Dreams (Is this Heaven? No it’s Iowa.) (If you build it they will come.)
We also got to stop in the town Dimitri and I first lived in when we got married (also in Wisconsin). I was very , very sad that our first house together was not looking so great and not being taken care of. I threatened to go knock on the door and let them have it, but no one would let me out of the car.
We did get to eat dinner and then breakfast with friends while in Wisconsin 🙂
Making the long drive back just in time to join my family at Saturday in the Park where we not only saw the Kongos and Kacey Musgraves but also Sir Mix-A-Lot sing “Baby Got Back”. Um – it was kinda awesome.
A lazy Sunday, catching up on sleep after several busy days. Activities included laying in bed and watch Elf…because it’s July??!!!
Ripping out carpet and flooring so that the new floor can be installed (still waiting for that) The 1960/70 flooring that we discovered was truly amazing and disturbing.
Lots of time at my parents house, the kids love it when their cousins are in town. They had several very late, late nights – but that’s what summer is for, right ?
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.
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!”
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!