Happy Tuesday! WooHoo! Boy, that entire Labor Day weekend felt long, but somehow short all at the same time. I did a lot of reading and finished, Girl Wash Your Face, and it definitely has me motivated to make some things happen. I’d love to jump into another book, but I’m not quite sure what I’m looking for? Maybe another inspirational type book…? I’d love to hear what you’re reading. Suggestions?
Our weekend began on Thursday evening with some friends stopping by our house to spend the night. They were coming from the Petoskey area (northern Michigan) and heading to visit family in Kentucky. It was nice having both of them here and Jon and I loved catching up on all-things-life.
After they left on Friday (around 10:00ish), I gathered up some swimsuits, towels and packed some lunches for an 11:00 a.m. splash pad playdate with our friends, Liz and Brandon and their two daughters. Jon had to run up to his office for a bit and he eventually met us there. We hadn’t been to the splash pad all summer so I was thrilled to take the kids since it was set to close after Monday. The kids had a great time and it was awesome catching up with Liz and Brandon.
Lots of catching up with people, I tell ya’! 🙂
Earlier in the week my friend Sara’s in-laws had asked if our kids would be interested in going on a hot dog ride with their grandkids (Sara’s kids) at 3:00. We of course said yes! The hot dog was hilarious and we were out on the lake for two hours just hot dogging around! LOL!
Whew! We were all over the place on Friday, but I’m happy because the kids loved every minute of this particular day.
On Saturday I woke up to a terrible headache. I could feel it coming on on Friday evening and had hoped I could sleep it off. Nope. You guys, it was really, really awful. I know there are worse things in this world, but man, this headache put me down for the entire day. I can’t remember the last time I was in bed or napping all day. You know what they say, “Moms don’t take sick days?” Well, I took one and I felt like the worst parent ever, but I just couldn’t function. It was gorgeous outside, too. Ugh. It was soooo not fun feeling that way all day.
Around 6 my headache finally, FINALLY subsided and thank goodness because I had planned our one night to eat out for Saturday night and I reaaaally wanted to enjoy not having to cook. Also, the Michigan/Notre Dame game was on.
I gave in and let the kids eat their dinner on the couch, hence the blankets surrounding their bodies. HaHa!
On Sunday I woke up feeling sooooooooo much better. All the praise hands! It was as if I was a completely different person. As Henry would say, “Thank the gods.” LOL!
The kids went swimming, the lake was busy, busy, busy and the weather was glorious. A perfect day.
On Monday the kids played with the neighbor boys. I woke up feeling not as chipper as the day before, but I was able to get a few things done around the house, which felt really great. I found a cozy spot on our covered porch and finished reading my book. It began to rain, then it stopped, then it began again, then it STORMED! Whoa! It was intense! We lost power for a few hours, but managed to get out on the lake once the storm had passed…we were going to decide when summer ended. Hahaha!
Our neighbors invited us out for some tubing and their boys rocked it! We need to get our kids moving a little faster out there! Henry was exhausted from the weekend and he cried a little bit. Eliza, per usual, just kept going (girlfriend is somehow related to the Energizer Bunny, I just know it – Haha). It was a great time and we basically owned the lake since the storm had pushed everyone off of it. That’s always one of the best times to go. 😉
After running up and down the lake a handful of times we decided to head home since it looked like another storm was a-brewin. Nothing like speeding down the lake with rain drops hitting your face! So fun!!! This was how Henry and Eliza handled the situation. Bahaha!
Happy end of summer! LOL!
We just need to move past the 87 and 88 degree days we’re having here today and tomorrow and then I’m all, “Pumpkin Spice Latteeeeeeeeees!!!!”
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