Interesting weekend weather wise. 85 degrees and beautiful on Friday, cold and rainy the rest of the weekend, until Sunday nigh. Bell practice on Sunday was awesome and Peace Sunday in church helped me to remember to pray for peace when I am feeling personally overwhelmed in any aspect of my life.
Here are the Top Five from the weekend.
5. Noah's School carnival
I volunteered to run a game for Noah's carnival so we went Friday night, planning to stay for the entire hour and half that it was open. It was actually a very fun night.
When they bought the tickets for the games, each kid got a plastic bag to put all of their prizes in, which I thought was a great idea. The boys had fun playing a a lot of the games and made their tickets last ALMOST a half hour.
I was worried that they would wander around complaining about wanting more tickets for the hour that was left. I needn't have worried. Noah hooked up with his friends from school
and also went over and asked to help with the fishing pole game, and they let him.
Aaron, always the charmer, has made friends with these two 7th grade girls in Noah's school over the last few months, and managed to spend the ENTIRE night going from game to game with them, even using their tickets. I offered the girls money to cover their cost but they were actually having fun and loved it.
So while I was running around taking pictures, guess who ended up running the game the entire time? Yup, that's my hubby!
Of course, he found other ways to keep himself entertained while there were no players for the game.
I had the mothers of three different girl come up to meet me since their girls all wanted play dates with Noah, my OTHER little charmer. How nerds like my hubby and myself ended up with Mr. Popular for a son, I will never know.
4. Night Out With Deb
We hadn't been out for quite a few weeks so we decided to head out on Friday night after I got the kids in bed. Usually we got out to buy things that one or the other of us need. This time, we both needed to got to the mall to pay cell phone bills, so we went and actually spent the time walking two full laps of the mall only briefly stopping into one or two stores. It was nice to be active while we were talking and then we both could feel it when we got to the car to go for yummy Wendy's ice cream treats (so much for actual exercise...oh well). I enjoyed the time walking and talking with my friend who is struggling with a few big stresses in her life, and I hope I will be a comfort to her in the weeks to come.
3. Fun Day with Grandma and Grandpa
Since my parents just back from their trip down south, we headed over for a few hours on Saturday. The popular activity of course again was the Wii (Aaron says "weed"). The boys had a good time boxing against each other and even Steve and I took a turn to battle it out. I was shocked at how much of a workout the boxing was and Steve was remarking about his arm being sore seven hours later.
We also got to see some slide shows of their trip, which I really enjoyed, and I even got my dad a Facebook account started. We came away with some more stuff for the garage sale too.
A very fun day.
2. A Little Bit of Yard work
An on going battle with our yard continued this weekend. I have done so many things to try to make the front of our yard attractive, and have arrived on lilac bushes for the most part. We had received a cherry tree last year as a gift and had planted it in the front, but it just didn't look right to me.
So we have an open area in our backyard that doesn't seem to want to grow grass no matter how many times I try, so Steve was willing to pull the tree and replant it in the back just as the Saturday morning storms rolled in.
I also had time to drop some left over fertilizer I found in the garage from last year. The rain lasted about 36 hours, so poor Steve will likely be pulling out the lawnmower for the first time next weekend :(
Now I just have to find something to fill the hole
1. Evening Downtown Grand Rapids
I received a gift card to a popular restaurant building downtown Grand Rapids as a gift from a friend at church as a thank you for all the work I did with bells this year. We decided to make an afternoon/evening out of it on Sunday after church.
We started out, as usual, at the children's museum
Aaron "catching" a bubble
followed by dinner at the BOB. I enjoyed walking through downtown back to our car, because we passed Rosa Parks Circle. It was fun to watch the boys run around in the downtown in the amphitheater, knowing that in a couple of months, my bell choir will be performing here. Pretty exciting.
The Week Ahead
The biggest tackle I will face this week is dealing with a little situation that has arisen with Aaron. For the last week or so, he has started wetting his pants every day. He has been potty trained for two years now, and he is now going in his pants every day. I will be concentrating on this heavily this week. Other than that, a field trip for Noah and two baseball games as well.
Have a great week.