I'm getting really close to being caught up with blogging again. I know I always say that and then something happens to knock me behind again. Looking through my pictures earlier I said to myself, "I'll really have to break these days up into a bunch of smaller posts because I'm going to run out of topics." Yeah, right. Me, run out of things to say?
Last Sunday, the 5th, we spent the whole day at Michael's parents house since his brother was still visiting.
I know Michael looks really pissed in this picture, but I promise he wasn't. He was just watching TV and didn't know he was in the picture.
I was really taking a picture of Elliott, I just didn't zoom in enough. He was really proud of himself because he was laying on the couch in his underwear with a blanket covering him. Don't even ask me why that would make him proud, because I have no idea. I do think that this is the best picture I've ever taken of him though.
I didn't take any other pictures that day, except for dinner. Michael's dad took a 12 pound pork roast, stuffed it with 3 pounds of Italian sausage, wrapped it with 2 pounds of bacon and then slow roasted in on the rotisserie for 5 hours.
It really was as good as it looks.
We drove home Sunday evening and prepared for the first "normal" week at home in a long time. Michael went back to work and the kids and I were on our own with no debit card to go do anything fun because someone stole my card information and my new debit card hadn't been issued yet.
So, on Monday we went to Target and used my Target Red Card to buy new backpacks.
And then they got haircuts.
Oh, and I also broke my own "no more stuffed animals" rule and bought each kid a new friend. Spencer named his Mr. Ham Burger and Elliott named his Jake. Ham has feet at the end of his legs but I had to crop the picture because Elliott wasn't wearing shorts. He's pretty much in only underwear all the time now. I'm surprised he's even wearing a shirt.
Right before bed on Monday night Spencer and I took his 7 year 10 month pictures. I came up with a great idea for his shirt and the location.
A test shot first.
And some goofy shots too.
On Tuesday we went to Bass Pro Shops for their Family Summer Camp. It's free and air conditioned.
They have their woodland creatures carousel up and running again.
We also spent a lot of time in tents.
I had to edit this picture to add a giant, fake button because my shirt and the view was kind of scandalous and inappropriate. But it's a good picture, so I made it work.
Up next: more physical therapy, more IDEA museum, tiny bathing suits and I got to see my brother for an hour.