Monday, August 7, 2017

The Last Weekend of Summer

Well, summer is officially over and Jacob is back at school today!  Not that it makes a huge difference or anything... since I work full-time we’re up and out the door every morning regardless, but homework is about to be back and from what I hear first grade is where it starts to get real.  EEK.

Anyway, Friday we took Jacob to school to meet his new teacher.  He was able to see his new classroom, see his new desk, see which friends were in his class, and learn a little about what to expect in first grade.  He also turned in his summer homework that he worked so hard on, and he looked like such a big boy turning the folder in to his teacher.  He is so excited, and we are praying this is going to be another great year!



Friday evening we decided to go downtown.  We had dinner at one of our favorite local places, and I know I’ve mentioned it on here before, but they have the best salad I’ve ever had in my entire life – spinach leaves, grilled steak tips, strawberries, goat cheese, and pecans topped with a poppyseed dressing.  Oh.  My.  Word.  It is fantastic.  I would eat it every day if I could.


After dinner the kiddos begged to go to Kilwin’s for ice cream, and they didn’t really have to beg too hard, because B and I are known to never turn down ice cream.  ;o)  On the way there we walked right by our favorite mural, so we had to stop and take a few pics!








Every time we stop at that mural, we always joke that one day we’re going to take a picture with this other mural across the street.  It’s not really a mural that’s supposed to be there, though… it’s pretty much just graffiti.  Lol.  But the kids – and when I say kids, I mean mostly Brian – thought it would be hilarious to try to make the same face that the weird thing on the wall is doing, so they did.  And in my personal opinion they did not succeed.  Lol.  That thing on the wall looks like he’s making a dorky face, but B looks plain mad, Jacob is cracking up, and Olivia just looks disgusted… look at her eyebrows!  Haha.  I told B that all he needed to do was just make his regular face and he would have succeeded at looking dorky like the thing on the wall.  Hehe.  I crack myself up sometimes.




Anyhoo, after that we finally made it to the ice cream shop.  I had the chocolate chip cookie dough, Jacob had his beloved Superman (he never strays), Olivia opted for two chocolates instead of ice cream (she is not my child), and B got… wait for it… s’mores ice cream.  Y’all, I tried a bite and I am KICKING myself for not getting that.  It was so flipping good.  Beth, if you have a Kilwins near you, go try it!!  

Jacob also let me try a bite of the blue part of his Superman ice cream.  The blue part is blue moon ice cream (which you can get by itself) and Emily always talks about how it’s her favorite, so I’ve been wanting to try it.  It was so good, too, and Emily, you’re right!  It’s so hard to even explain what it tastes like!


The rest of the evening was for strolling around downtown, getting home and getting the kiddos in bed, and then watching two more episodes of Bloodline.


Saturday morning I had the urge to do all the things so I pretty much did.  I cleaned and dusted all surfaces, swept and mopped all the hard floors, vacuumed all the carpet, cleaned all the toilets, did the dishes, did four loads of laundry, and picked up all of junk that was lying around from the week.  Meanwhile B mowed again – sheesh, we’ve had a ton of rain and we can’t keep up with the grass – and the kids watched Finding Dory.

Again. 

But it’s better than Moana.  Or Trolls. 

My oh my we have watched those a million times!

Saturday afternoon while Olivia was napping for all of 45 minutes, B took Jacob to our local Dick’s Sporting Goods because they were having a special sale for the kids who are playing in our local soccer league.  They picked up his cleats, socks, and shin guards because he’ll be starting soon!  He was so proud to show them to me when they got home!  And why does he look three years older in this picture??  Must be the cleats!


My grandmother had to be hospitalized this weekend, so Saturday evening looked a bit different than usual.  We ran to church, grabbed a quick bite at one of our favorite local pubs, and then we headed to the hospital to visit with her.  She looked so great, and she was pretty much just ready to go home.  She started having these weird fainting spells while she was on vacation in Boston this past week, and the doctors found that they think she’s having some heart rhythm issues.  They are supposed to be putting in a pacemaker today, so if you have a minute, would you mind saying a little prayer for her?  We’re not used to seeing her like this and she hasn’t loved not having her independence this past week, so we’re ready to have our spunky and spry Mama Cass back!

While we were there, the kids took over her wheel chair and they had a blast wheeling each other around!  I’m sure all of the other patients at the hospital were glad when we left.  Haha.


Once we got the kids in the bed, B and I watched two more episodes of Bloodline, and y’all, I’m so confused.  This series has not been hard to follow along with at all and y’all know I have been loving every single second of it, but the episode we watched last night was just so weird!  B and I are now both completely lost.  I think we only have like three more episodes left in the whole series, so hopefully everything will be tied up in a nice little bow at the end.

Sunday morning was for lounging.  I worked on our command center in the kitchen a bit to get it filled with all of the new information for the upcoming school year and Jacob worked on his weekend homework.  Yes, the year hasn’t even officially started yet, and we already had a little project to do to turn in on the first day of school. 


Sunday afternoon we had lunch and played in the back yard at my MIL’s, and then we came home and did a little more lounging and preparing for first week back to school.



Sunday evening we celebrated my Daddy because his birthday is tomorrow.  My Momma made his favorite, spaghetti – or SPO-ghetti as he calls it – and we had salad and garlic bread, and shared a bottle of wine.  Cake was for dessert, followed by presents, and then it was time to get the kiddos home and into bed for the new week!

Jacob has a half day today at school and they don’t have the after school care today, so I had to take the day off from work to be there to drop him off and pick him up early.  I’m planning on running a couple of errands and getting my closet cleaned out in the few hours that he’s at school, and then I’ll be waiting in the car line at noon.  It’ll be a tease to get a taste of that SAHM life!

RIP, summer! 


*Linking up with B Loved Boston for WeekendingMy Glittery Heart for Hello Monday,  More Pieces of Me for Hello Monday Linkup, and HoHo Runs for Weekly Wrap.


28 comments:

  1. I am so glad you finally got to try blue moon. And I am beyond jealous that you can get it there...St. Louis needs to step up their ice cream game! So sorry to hear about your grandma - hope things go well for her today. And enjoy your SAHM-like day!

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  2. Enjoy your day of SAHM life ;-) And I hope Jacob has the best first day of school-I am sure he is going to have another amazing year! Also, those pics of Brian CRACKED ME UP!

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  3. Oh my gosh -back to school already that is so fast! We have yet to finish this last season of bloodline but now I'm intrigued again! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  4. Our kids come back on Wednesday and I've got a day full of meetings today and then working on my classroom tomorrow. First grade will be such a fun year! Prayers for your grandmother--I know that's so scary!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. happy first day to jacob! I hope he has a great day! So sorry about your grandfather, but glad ya'll had a great weekend!!

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  6. How is school already starting!? I'm so glad we have 2 more weeks! I hope Jacob has a great day! I was dyyying laughing at those pics of B and the kids! I'll be thinking of your Grandmother!

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  7. Happy first day of school to Jacob. I'm sure his day will be great! Sending positive thoughts for your grandmother. Otherwise looks like a great weekend.

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  8. Happy first day precious Jacob! Glad you could have good day off for this special occasion! I often took the first day off. Cracks me up about the mural across the street! Enjoy your day to the fullest beautiful mama!

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  9. RIP summer, baha ha ha! We still have the weekends girl. I am just glad to know that we aren't the only ones heading back today. That s'mores ice cream looks divine. I should go search for some everywhere... I mean today IS national s'mores day.

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  10. Enjoy your day and the celebration of the first day of school! Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love fun nights out on the town with our kiddos! xoxo ERIN

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  11. Happy first day! Thinking good thoughts for your grandma- have a great week!

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  12. Happy back to school! Hope your grandmother is ok. Nice mural pics!

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  13. I hope Jacob has a great first day at school! Things definitely get real in first grade. I'm not looking forward to it! Can't wait to hear how the first day went!

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  14. I hope your grandmother feels better soon!
    And your weekend.. I'm wore out from all the fun you all had.

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  15. I hope Grandmother does well with the procedure. I am sure your cute kiddos cheered up everyone at the hospital, they are so adorable!

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  16. LOL at the other mural across the street! Sending all the hugs as the kiddos go back to school, and homework begins! I'm floored that they go back so early, there's still a good month and a 1/2 left on the calendar for summer. I don't recall going back to school til after Labor Day growing up.
    Green Fashionista

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  17. Summer flew by way too fast! Jacob looks so cute in his soccer gear!
    Prayers for your grandma, sweet Lindsay! And many birthday wishes for your dad!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  18. I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma Linds! Sending prayers. How are you feeling? Can't believe it's Jacob's first day. What a dude. And, oh my gosh he does look so mature in that soccer photo. Can't handle it! Let me know when you finish Bloodline. It gets so weird, right? I mean the whole series is pretty great and then I feel like it goes off course. I need to know your thoughts!

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  19. I can't believe how soon everyone goes back by you but I'm sure you guys get out earlier than we do. I hope his first day back was a good one! I love all those mural pics and those silly faces are just too cute. I totally would have wanted to take pics with it too. Beautifully Candid

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  20. I can't believe school is already starting. My girls started their daycare today. They start along with our school district. I love ice cream and I am dreaming about all the yummy flavors you described. I hope Jacob has the best first day today!

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  21. You always have such busy weekends! I can't believe the kids are already back to school. We have a whole month until it is back to school here! I hope tht Jacob had a great first day, and that your grandmother is doing better.

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    1. I know, our kids really do go back early here! And thank you, my grandmother had her pacemaker put in and she is on the road back to independence, thank goodness.

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  22. Oh wow, Jacob goes back to school pretty early! Hope he has a great time. Looks like you guys really enjoyed your last weekend of summer. :) Love all your mural pics! Your pictures are always too cute. I'll say a prayer for your grandmother. ❤

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  23. Prayers for your grandmother! I hope Jacob loves first grade! That's a pretty good picture of a pool that he drew!

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  24. Happy First Day of School!!
    Prayers for your grandmother!
    That ice cream looks amazing!

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  25. I hope Jacob had a great first day of school. I don't know why, but I love when I get little tastes of the SAHM life. Prayers for your grandma. I also pray that Kacob has a wonderful school year. Guy is going into first grade this year and I don't know how he is going to react to daily homework. YIKES!

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  26. It's so crazy to me that kids are already starting school! When I was growing up (and even now in the county), school didn't start until after Labor Day! So an entire month earlier seems SO EARLY to me! That mural is amazing - I would definitely be taking photos of it every time I was near by!

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    1. Yes, we go back very early here in Georgia. We've gone back in August as long as I can remember, but it used to be toward the end of August when I was young. Now it's the first week!

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