We ‘weekend-ed’ HARD! It was crazy busy, but SO MUCH FUN!!!
Like the kind of crazy busy that had me setting my alarm for 6:30 am on a Saturday morning. (Sigh…)
And so… my alarm rang at 6:30 am. I looked forward to a quiet house, but the little girls woke up with me. I fed them breakfast, straightened up a little and then hit the shower.
I had to pick up our groceries at Walmart at 8 am and during that span of time I did some major multi-tasking. I ate breakfast (banana and a nut bar), put on my makeup, ordered recital gifts and planned a travel meeting… all from the comfort of my trash can on wheels… in the parking lot of a Walmart. (I’m living the life, friends…)
I quickly unloaded the groceries and left again for a Target run. I tried my best not to get distracted by the new little girl’s clothes and accessories. (For the record- Target won that battle.) I grabbed all the day’s presents.. (For the record- my buggy contained real diapers and baby doll diapers.) I checked out of the Target’ as quickly as possible and drove until the clock chimed 9:58 am and then pulled over into the nearest parking lot to order dance recital tickets. I scored section one, which was my goal because I have to go backstage a few times to change the girls. (Long story short… we tried to save money and buy the cheapest tickets last year and I had to walk four floors each time I had to change a daughter. I have three daughters. I almost died from cardiac arrest that day.)
By 10 am, I was aching to see my friends and celebrate Kenna. She is one of my best girls and we both still can’t believe she is having a little boy! It’s going to be so much fun adding a baby boy to the mix.
Gina, Harriet and I all called each other the night before to plan matching outfits.
(Not really, but we thought it was funny so we took a picture.)
When I got home my sweet man was cleaning out the garage and handed me the scrap book from my senior year of High School. So, cheer tryout outfits have changed a little bit since the late 90’s…. #thosesocks #shortsoverbikershorts #arethosehightopreeboks
I did a little more housework and got Baby Sister ready for a birthday party. At 2pm I headed out the door with a cute little blonde and a much needed coffee.
The party was for Baby Sister’s best girl and it was themed ‘Trolls’. Those two have been dreaming of this party for MONTHS! We were all so excited to see it come to fruition.
My sweet friend and fellow girl mom sent home gift bags for all of the sisters. Trolls headbands included!
While we were at the birthday party, Gregg took the girls fishing. Middle Sister caught her first fish all by herself!
We all got home at the same time and threw bathing suits on a headed out the door to have dinner and swim with more friends.
They grilled out burgers and hot dogs and I helped them plan their Disney trip. We all had so much fun that we ended up staying way past the girl’s bedtime. Oops!
Mother’s Day started off really rough for me. Remember how we had stayed out really late the night before… well, it didn’t phase my kids. They woke up before me and demanded breakfast. I refused… because Mother’s Day… and so they proceeded to raid the kitchen. It was at that point that they turned into Gremlins and stayed in that form until I dropped them off at Children’s church. Because… Mother’s Day. Please don’t be fooled by the cute smiles.
Gregg was already at church doing worship. I’m usually the lone soldier on Sunday mornings.
Big Sister tried her best to be helpful, but those Gremlins are something else. She bought us mommy/daughter necklaces at Justice for her birthday and insisted that we wear them for Mother’s Day. Sweet girl!
I served in the nursery that morning, so rocking babies and Children’s church turned thing around for all of us and everyone left in a happy mood. I was so spoiled this year. Baby Sister made me a crown and a card, the other two made chocolate dipped fruit (it was delicious) and our Pastor’s wife gave each mom two bars of her handmade soap.
Gregg and I went into conquer and divide mode and he took the little two home for lunch with Big Sister and I headed to the dance studio. (For the record- I had Whataburger in my car for lunch. They even gifted me with free fries for the occasion. Because… Mother’s Day.)
Gregg asked me what I wanted to do that evening and I told him that I just wanted to hang out at the pool. As soon as we arrived one Big Sister’s neighborhood bestie and her family were puling up, too. They asked us to stay and grill out with them. It was such a fun, impromptu celebration. The kids swam and fished. We hung out with friends and ate amazing food. It was so relaxing and a total blast.
The weekend was crazy, busy, fun and so full of love… because Mother’s Day… and I wouldn’t want it any other way!