A friend of mine (and his family) decided to grill burgers and hot dogs and invite The Gang over on one of the most perfect May afternoons possible in this part of Texas. The kids ran amok outside and played Wii. The adults conversed and drank…
It was just like the original Blues Brothers and getting the band back together of our old crew…. just minus actually playing instruments, singing, and a homicidal Carrie Fisher.
2. My dear friend Rama topped her previous batch of Awesome Chocolate Cupcakes and brought them to the party.
I selfishly devoured two of them.
I wanted more.
3. Discovering my son loves baseball.
He doesn’t watch it. Or understand the rules. But give him a foam bat and pitch to him, and the boy is in heaven. Also? The kid can hit, given before Friday, he had only tried once before. Who knew?
4. I finally received the last of the guest posts for the next two weeks.
I’m still laughing.
I’m jetting off to Iowa this week, just the kids and me, sans Computer God.
I’m scared of what Murphy might toss my way, but determined to use my son’s bat on him if he dares frak with my trip.
My parents, the g-rents, my sister and brother are over the moon and salivating to spoil my children rotten.
Still, no CG to help if Murphy robs us of sleep like at Christmas.
So, for the next two weeks, this blog with have a mix of a posts by me and some amazingly awesome bloggers. You’ll get to read posts from: Natalie from Mommy of a Monster (and Twins), Leanne from Ironic Mom, Chase from Some Species Eat Their Young, Annie from Six Ring Circus, and Kristina from The Ten Minute Missive.
You won’t want to miss it.
5. The Tackler was An Angel on Saturday. And at least an Honorary Angel on Sunday.
Nothing makes a weekend more enjoyable, than the ability to enjoy your 4 year old instead of battling with him.
Who knew writing out every word that rhymed with “ash” on a magnedoodle could be so fun?
Or playing Candyland for the zillionth time?
Or listening to a lecture on how your body works, Tackler Style, as he gave his rendition of how food turned into excrement?
I love it.
7. A long day date with my husband.
The same aforementioned Rama of the Awesome Cupcakes, also is The Awesome Rama Who Watched Our Children for six hours on Sunday.
It was “payback” for taking her older boy for a weekend almost a year ago. Still, four kids for six hours…. She’s The Awesome.
Luckily, Lil Diva napped.
I’m told my children were quite angelic for her, although Rama = Mommy to Lil Diva and if Rama strayed out of view, my Lil Diva let her displeasure be known.
Meanwhile, my husband and I?
We basked in the uncharacteristic beautiful weather: tossing an Aerobie at our park, lounging in the soft grass in the shade, and having a picnic.
We enjoyed each other.
It was perfect.
8. I did laundry and am partially organized for my trip this week.
I had the windows open and a gorgeous breeze blowing into my room, as I sorted clothes, folded, and picked out outfits.
It almost didn’t feel like work.
Catching up on Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, and Bones didn’t hurt.
And now? I have less to do during the last minute on Tuesday, which is a bit of a special day in the House of Chaos (more on Tuesday).
9. My friend Bobbi made my absolute favorite french dips for the whole family on Friday night.
I have never had a better one in any restaurant.
They are that good.
Even better? I have the leftover au jus. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving.
Now I just need more meat to go with it…
10. I attended Live Mom’s Bloggin’ Mama Social on Saturday night.
The awesome Christina picked me up from the birthday party.
She nearly went three rounds with the built-in GPS of the car too, but that’s another story.
There was food, wine, music, swag, a silent auction, an fabulous monologue from Jill of the Biscuit Brothers, and awesome ladies to chat with.
I found another fellow sci-fi geek.
Christina had to drag me away…..
One conversation inspired me. I have a third blog in the works (yes, I’m crazy), but no time to set it up yet.
It could be awesome. It could be a fail. Time will tell.
I hope everyone else had an amazing weekend too.