Aside from a birthday party this weekend we kept it pretty low-key. Friday evening we stopped at our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and margs (B and I both needed them after the weeks we had a work!) and then we went to the new At Home store that opened here to browse and look for a bar cart. The kids have a way of being totally cray cray if we try to do any shopping on a Friday night… I think the long week at school catches up with them and they act positively naughty most of the time. So we stopped by Rite Aid on the way and grabbed a couple of Ring Pops to bribe them to be good. #GottaDoWhatYouGottaDo
They weren’t exactly angels, but they weren’t wild and crazy either, so we’ll call the night a win! Especially because I finally had success finding a bar cart!! The size and details of the cart itself are absolute perfection, but I’m still on the fence about the finish. I’m currently trying to decide whether to keep it as is, try to paint it, or return it and try to find something else altogether. Other than the finish it is truly perfect and the price was great, so I just can’t imagine returning it, but I’ll keep you guys posted. I want to put it in its spot and play around with it a little and then I’ll probably post some pics for you guys to ask your opinions. I’m so torn!
The rest of our Friday evening was spent watching and falling asleep during a couple of episodes of Gilmore Girls because let’s face it: we’re getting old.
Saturday morning we were up and out of the house bright and early to attend my dear friend Katie’s daughter’s first birthday party! They had it at a little party venue complete with a playground, a swimming pool, and a splash pad. The kids ran around on the playground for a bit when we got there, and then we snacked on fresh fruit, a delicious cheeseboard, donut holes, and homemade cupcakes. The theme of the party was watermelons, and I was pleased as punch as watermelons are one of my favorite things in the whole world! My friend Jeannine (who was also in attendance) and I were completely obsessed with watermelons in high school. We used to draw them on all of our notes that we would send back and forth to each other in class. So she was just as excited as I was to see the theme! Haha.
Everybody sang to sweet Madeline and then she tore into her cake and she ate and ate and ate. After cake it was time for gifts and then all the babies got suited up for the splash pad.
The splash pad was fenced in which was soooo nice because we were able to turn the kids loose and all of us moms and dads were able to chat peacefully for a good hour while all of the kiddos ran and splashed and had the time of their little lives. All we had to do was guard the gate to watch for escapees.
After the party we hauled the wet and happy kids home, made a quick lunch, and then everyone retreated to their rooms for naps and quiet time while I got caught up on some picture organizing and worked a little more on the kids’ baby books. Jacob’s is almost done. All. The. Tears.
Late in the afternoon we had a huge storm blow through and lightning struck in our back yard three times in a row really fast. The booms of thunder happened at the exact same time since it was right there in our yard and it scared the living crap out of me. I literally jumped out of my chair. Brian saw the lightning so that’s how we knew it was so close, and he even said that the trees behind our house looked like they were smoking. We aren’t 100% sure if that’s what he saw or not, but I’m just thankful that the lightning didn’t strike about 300 feet further north because it would have gotten our house. Yeesh.
After the storm blew through it was time to leave for church. The kiddos were both really great. Jacob was super excited to go to the children’s liturgy. Sometimes he wants to go and sometimes he wants to stay with us in the big church, so I was excited that he was excited to go this time.
After church we met my parents, aunt, uncle, cousin, and grandmother at our favorite pub just down the street from the church and we had a great evening eating, drinking, and chatting.
Night two of Gilmore Girls binge watching failed miserably again as B and I both dosed on and off – dude, what is wrong with us?!?! – and now we’re going to have to rewatch the last episode again. Lol.
I was awakened at 4 AM Sunday morning to the power going out. I could hear that it was raining but there was no thunder, lightning, or wind that I could tell, so I wasn’t quite sure why the power had gone out. I waited a few minutes to see if it was going to come back on but it never did, and then a few minutes later our house alarm started chirping (that’s what the battery does when it knows that the power is out) so B had to get up with the flash light and go disconnect the battery. The power stayed out forever so the air and ceiling fan had obviously stopped and it got soooo hot in our room, which resulted in me laying there awake forever. #FirstWorldProbs A bit later, our house phone battery started making a weird noise so I had to disconnect it, and then a bit later, my stomach started hurting so I never had the chance to go back to sleep. I finally started dozing again sometime around 7-ish and then Jacob came in and he and Olivia were ready to get up and play. Needless to say, I awoke at 4 AM and never fully went back to sleep. Sigh.
We got out of the bed around 8 and the power finally came back on around 8:30. Apparently a drunk driver had hit a power pole nearby and the electric company had to cut the power off to fix the pole. From what I hear everyone is okay, but that was just another little reminder – DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, PEOPLE!
B went out and got donuts which, of course, made everything better, and then I curled up on the couch with Olivia while the kids watched cartoons.
Sunday afternoon was spent at my MIL’s. B was not able to see her last weekend for Mother’s Day since he was at tennis, so I’m sure she was happy to finally get to see him. They made Butter-Basted Rosemary Steaks for lunch and they were soooo good. I got the recipe, so if I ever get brave enough to try it, I’ll share it with y’all sometime. ;o)
We spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the back yard. Jacob is now big enough to keep up with his older cousins who are almost 12 and 9 and he had a blast running wild with them. He was drenched by the time we got in the car to go home. Just look at that sweet little thang!