Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ancient history: part 2

I am still 2 weeks behind in my blogging.  But last week was a dud as far as activities and picture taking, so I should be caught up lickety split.  Yes, I just said lickety split.
This post is about the week of August 10th to the 16th.  I had been home from my trip for 5 days and I was still majorly behind on everything, including sleep.
Michael's parents spent the night with us on Saturday (they had watched the kids while we were at the pink flamingo party) so on Sunday morning we went to IKEA for breakfast and shopping.
The kids like sitting on the couches, laying on the beds and playing with the office accessories. 

Later on that day we went to the mall to look for a shirt for Spencer for school pictures.  We were all totally into the leather biker vest, but ultimately it was a no. 
On Monday the 11th Spencer wore this shirt that we had bought from the mall.  We didn't buy it for school pictures, but we couldn't resist.
He took a selfie too. 
Later on that day Elliott followed Ginger around the house trying to cuddle her.

On Tuesday the 12th Elliott and I had brunch with my friend Shannon.  Shannon and I worked with each other when I was in college.  She still lives in Tucson, but I hadn't seen her for 13 years. 
That night I had a really bad headache and the kids joined me in bed to make me feel better.   They didn't help. 
On Wednesday the 13th I made shaving cream paint so Elliott could have a fun project to do while I tried to get dishes and laundry and cooking done.  

He also took a selfie that day. 
The painting wore him out because he took a beautiful nap that day. 
On Wednesday night I got my finished cookie platter back. 
I worked on Thursday the 14th and when I got home we had a big rain storm. 

I also worked on Friday the 15th and there are actually no pictures from the day.
On Saturday the 16th our friends from Tucson came up for a pool party.  We had 3 families (including ours) and 12 people total staying in our house overnight.
The first thing we did was take the kids to the Museum for Youth so they could burn some energy.


We wanted to get Elliott's 2 year 8 month picture at the museum because we figured he would be in a really good mood (he wasn't).  He was also wearing the same shirt that  Spencer was wearing for his 2 year 8 month picture (it wasn't an accident). 
Elliott's official 
And all the less than official 

We also tried in the jungle room, after taking a picture of Spencer in his gear first. 

Later on that afternoon everyone went in the pool and played in the backyard. 

And ate dinner. 

After the kids went to bed and the grown-ups drank all of the sangria I had the best idea of the day.  We added all of the leftover fruit to the blender, 
and made sangria smoothies!
And that is week 2 of my major catch-up!  Week 3 was nowhere near as busy and has about 4 pictures total.


Sherry said...

Yikes, 12 people staying in your house? You are a brave woman! Looks like a fun time was had by all. I love the pictures of Elliott at the children's museum. I actually love his goofier smiles the best! And yes, those pictures of Elliott loving (torturing?) Ginger now remind me of exactly what Brody is doing right now with Cocoa. Sigh. She has a long life ahead of this kind of treatment. ;-)

Cat said...

Several things: I liked your cookie platter...I would like to try a Sangria smoothie (please put that on the list for 2016)...How did Nick make out? You can add good baby-sitter to your list of pros as he was v. nice to me the day I hung out with him when you were on a plane.