Summer has begun. You can tell because I have NO time to blog, my cherubs have moved past the 'honeymoon' stage of being home together (aka, lots.of.fighting) and on the flip side, we are all just a ton more relaxed.
After finally feeling better from a two week struggle with a UTI, I was relieved to feel normal on Friday, the first day of the cherubs summer vacation. To celebrate, we had a spontaneous Friday Night Neighborhood Happy Hour. We celebrated 'summer' with neighbors for "just one drink". Yay, right! We spent some time wondering if koozies can actually make our butts look big, if corners can come in all shapes and sizes and if it is actually possible to stop BEFORE 2:30am...lots of laughs! Calling it quits around 11pm was a necessity this week only because hubby & I had to be in tip top shape for Saturday night. Where...
We kicked off the summer in style, going to Buffet with RLFs G&T. We tailgated in their garage for 3 hours due to the torrential rain and HAIL storms that we were having! But hey, we had a cooler full of beer, parrot juice, many appetizers, and good friends. What else could we ask for? We traditionally tailgated on site when the storms passed and danced our tooties off during the concert. We were officially wasting away in Margaritaville. :o) I was convinced all night that our newly found parrot juice was our new summer drink, until dawn, when I woke up justalittlehungover. It.is.not.our.new.summer.drink. But it was sure a blast! (Pictures of hail, friends, crazy tailgating stuff and more to come.)
Buffet sings, "Come Monday, it'll be alright." However, Monday came and it was still raining. We persevere. We played games, read library books, did ALOT of crafts and snuck outside as soon as the rain subsided. Each time. Since the honeymoon was over quick for the cherubs during their, so far, rainy vacation, I was hoping an unplanned outing would remind them they CAN have fun together. Relieved when the rain disappeared for a few hours after dinner, we headed out to play tennis, basketball and have fun on the play ground at one of our local schools. We had SO much fun and it worked. The cherubs giggled, played together and GOT ALONG. Amazing, I know.
This morning I made the mistake of taking all three cherubs to Walmart. What was I thinking? Enough said. Shopping 101, do it alone.
Aside from shopping, I do love summer vacation. As the cherubs get older, moms only get the snippets of moments. In my case, that means the before school (when they are sleepy and the rush is on to get to school on time), the after school (when they forced to do homework yet just want to play) and the night time (when we have wonderful moments mixed in meltdowns resulting in the can't.take.another.second feeling we moms get). In the summer, we moms can take that break from the rush, the packing of lunches, the schedules and treasure what time we are given with our cherubs. We can run out and play tennis, go on a hike, ride bikes, do crafts, just be. Together.
Here's to together. (Will update with pics soon.)