Monthly Archives: August 2013

One More Week

The count down is on.  One more week of summer.  This past weekend was really nice.  I’m all ready for back to school (stuff bought, papers signed, bus stops scouted out) so I’m hoping to just enjoy this last week of summer.  We’ll be going up to the cabin for part of it (so the 95 degree weather is great for that) and one more trip to the zoo.  I over heard a couple of soccer parents joking that they were going to do the State Fair on Saturday, Renaissance Festival on Sunday and take Monday off to go to Valley Fair (the husband mentioning they wouldn’t get out of there without spending $300 each event).

A part of me feels like trying to fit in the most fun possible but the part that is winning out is all about containment and getting through the week with a few fun things here and there.

Saturday we started our day at a soccer fundraiser breakfast, me, Joey, Johnny, Lexi, Cassie and Callie went out to eat and it was really nice.  Then we headed to Lexi’s scrimmage (they played well!).  On our way back from the game we saw a sign for a free Car Show so Johnny wanted to stop at that.  My dad is a big car fan so I recognized most of the cars and was able to share with Johnny my limited knowledge (including the phrase “look at that cool car” a lot).  Then we ran home for lunch and a 1:00 soccer game.  Joey made the Freshman team at the high school and they had their first scrimmage.  They got to play on the new turf field so that was pretty “cool”.  There’s about 6 kids from his summer team and a few kids he’s played with before but a lot of new kids too.  The team looked really good.  They won 7-1!

The rest of the afternoon we chilled out at home and then we had a camp out in the basement.  The girls slept in the tent.  It was a good day!  Hope you have a few more good days to finish out the summer!


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Disney “CARS 3” ?

This is just a suggestion to Disney for the theme for the next CARS movie:

"CARS 3: Faster than Frogs"

“CARS 3: Faster than Frogs”

(Cassie, Callie and Lexi found frogs in the backyard and entertained them for the afternoon.)


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Back from Vacation

Last week we farmed out the kids!  We had three days to ourselves up at the cabin and it was so nice not to be needed/interrupted.  Josh, Johnny and Lexi went to summer camp, and the girls and Joey went to my parent’s.

The couple that sat behind us at the restaurant (that’s a place where they make the food for you and you don’t have to clean up) were having a disagreement about what to order…but I DIDN”T CARE!  I didn’t have to intervene, didn’t have to break up a fight because I didn’t intervene and amazingly these people were able to come to an amicable agreement at the end of their discussion (go adults!).

We had lovely weather and got to swim (it was a bit chilly), canoe and go hiking at Quarry Park.  It was nice to watch a whole movie together without any interruptions!  We are celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary (July 24th).  That’s hard to imagine.  We have to schedule in more times like this to get a break from all the craziness that we deal with (this blog only shares a glimpse!)

So now I am well rested, refreshed, renewed and ready to finish out the summer an begin a new school year (and some big changes now that all the kids will be in school!)

(It’s a good thing I was so “renewed” on Friday when Lexi decided to ride a skateboard across the brand new hardwood floors at the cabin!!!!)




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