Weekend Wrap-Up: Photo Dump!

Monday, August 24, 2015

It was one of those weekends that somehow generated SO MANY pictures. I love it. Here's what life looks like around here these days:

On Friday we spent the morning at the neighborhood pool, which was nice and deserted what with so many schools starting last week. We were free to blow bubbles and play music to our hearts content!

In the afternoon we headed over to the school so we could ride with the team to the scrimmage. The girls were thrilled to RIDE THE BUS! For all of ten minutes, and then the older two fell fast asleep. Phoebe stayed bright-eyed and bushy-tailed the whole way there, though, making sure to tell me every three minutes that she was RIDING THE BUS! They all perked up once we arrived.

On Saturday the girls slept in late after being out so long the night before, and GiGi surprised them with cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Later she took them to the dollar store so they could spend their chore money, and then out for ice cream sundaes...meanwhile Aaron hauled things to the donation center and I spent the day doing the kinds of chores that make you realize just how destructive kids really are, i.e., cleaning out my minivan and touching up approximately five THOUSAND paint gouges in the boys' room. It's a good thing they're all so cute.

Later we went to my mom's house for dinner and a cousin reunion while my sister and her family were in town. She has three little monkeys too, which made for a very full, very happy, very crazy house!

On Sunday we jammed to the Pandora Disney station all the way to church, where Lainey got to participate in the Kinder blessing since she'll be starting Kindergarten in a few weeks. The pastor showed that bear crawl clip from Facing the Giants (which is the best part of the movie, the part where I always stop making fun of the ridiculously cheesy acting and start making fun of myself for getting chills from such ridiculously cheesy acting) which fit the message beautifully, but irrevocably lost Aaron to obsessive football strategizing. It happens a lot these days!

We hit up Target and did a few more chores around the house in the afternoon...I'm getting a little obsessive about Chores Around the House these days. Luckily for me, Aaron doesn't mind planning football plays while he steam cleans the carpet, and the girls are always happy to earn a few quarters in exchange for whatever tasks I can dream up.

I let the girls stay up until one of their honorary brothers arrived...sadly I didn't get a picture of that reunion. They hadn't seen him since February and when they realized that he was coming home to stay they very nearly hyperventilated from delight. Me too, honestly. With all of last year's boys off to their college dorms, it was getting awfully lonesome around here! 


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