My kids had the day off of school on Friday, and since Cole was gone camping, I decided to do something fun with the other kids. We had a few free passes to Boondocks that the kids had gotten from school, so we went there. It was a good way to celebrate the end of the cast for Jenna, too.
We did some golfing, which was quite entertaining to watch certain little people hit and push the ball about twenty times, then stand up with glee picking the ball out of the cup and saying, “I did that in ONE shot!” After golfing, Megan and Natalie went to play a game of lasertag while I took Jenna and John to Kiddie Cove. I shouldn’t have wasted the money on buying them Kiddie Cove wristbands, they didn’t want to go in. I think Jenna was a bit scared of using her new uncasted leg so much, but eventually she did some climbing around and sliding. John was happiest “playing” the race car and shoot-em-up games. Since he doesn’t really care if he’s playing the real game or the demo, we stick with the demos. After one more game of laser tag and quite a few little arcade games, we took our tickets to cash in and buy our cheap crap. Luckily we had just enough tickets for everyone to get something they wanted.
After our fun filled day at Boondocks, we got to go to an “Activity day Idol” at the church. The idea was cute, with all the girls doing some kind of talent, but it just went on TOO long. They even had a “Simon”, “Paula” and “Randy” doing the comments after each girl’s talent. Two hours for a talent show? Too long.
(Just like this post is too long. I know! Go get yourself a drink, maybe an energy bar if you plan to make it through.)
Saturday was our first soccer game of the season, and it was beautiful weather. My kids complained that it was too cold, but I thought it was just right for soccer. We took hot dogs and drinks for the snacks, and that was a big hit. I cooked them and put them in the buns, then wrapped each one in aluminum foil, and stuck them all in a cooler with a little microwavable hot pack. The girls ate them up!
I also did some clean up work in the front yard, filling one whole trash can with dead plants and weeds. Then I managed to get the kitchen and family room mostly clean, since we had invited a new family in our ward over for dinner. We had a fun time, and John loved having a 3 year old boy to play with.
Sunday we were having an old mission buddy of Ryan’s come over with his family. We had decided to cook up a turkey that was hanging out in our freezer (since it had been there since Christmas, and we need the freezer space), so for three days it was taking up lots of room in our fridge. So after Church we had another quick clean-up, then a flurry of activity to get the turkey dinner ready. When they came, it was fun fun fun, as they have 5 kids, too, around the same ages as ours. The kids had a great time and became instant friends.
Now comes the recovery. I have a turkey roaster, a small crock-pot, a large crock-pot and glasses to wash. And get myself organized for the week. So, although it was a fun filled weekend, it wasn’t very restful. I could use a weekend after my weekend.