Monday, August 10, 2009

If you don't like "random", don't read this post!

I can't believe it is already Monday evening. Where does the weekend go? I'm guessing this one seemed particularly short seeing that our last "weekend" lasted 10 days. Coming back from vacation is rough.

Do you ever have those weekends when you actually look forward to doing nothing on Monday...and getting some rest? This was one of those for me. Then I had insanely crazy and realistic dreams last night that left me even more worn out. Ugh!

Anyway it was a fun filled weekend to say the least.

Lily got to experience her first real Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus on box seats no less. Someone had donated them to the ministry that my husband works for and there were two left, so Lily and I got to go hang out with some of the kids he serves.

Wow, the circus has changed a tad in the 25 years or so since I'd seen it last. Never mind all the technology, story plot, opera singer, and the motorcycle cage not leaving us deaf nor smelling fumes...the prices...oh my word...the prices. A circus program? $14. Sno-cones? $12. And I heard from a friend that cotton candy was also $12.

I saw a lady carrying 4 sno-cones and thought to, you are carrying $50 worth of sugary ice in your hands. I can feed my family for three nights with that...insanity!

Anyway, Lily's eyes were glued to the stage the entire 2 1/2 hours. Quite a show.

When we returned from the circus I realized my Lantana was in full bloom. These pictures don't do it justice, but it is gorgeous.
I thought (or actually my mom thought) that it wasn't getting enough sun. Apparently it just wasn't getting enough water. It rained 6 days the previous week and, Voila!
Bloom, baby, bloom.

Then we were off to a princess party Sunday where Lily also had a blast.

I can't believe she went for purple instead of her usual pink. This day it was all about the length of the dress though. Duh, mom, the purple dress goes all the way to the floor.

I may need to find my own residence during her teenage years!

We also managed to get a good workout in, go to evening church and join some friends for dinner.

It was late after dinner, but Lily was complaining that I had forgotten about her reading lesson. So there we sat at nearly 9:00 doing a lesson out of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. Have any of y'all used this?
She is loving it...I enjoy it too, but was kind of hoping for a break on the weekends...she will not let a day go by without it though.

And in between all of that, Jade pooped in the potty twice this weekend! She just turned two last month. And yes, I do have a picture with the actual evidence. I am weird like that.

The craziest thing is that she won't teetee in the potty. Strange, huh? We had the exact opposite problem with Lily...and if I had my pick, I think I'm sticking with Jade's issue.

I'm sure it is just all a fluke anyway though. I mean, this is the stuff of dreams, right?

Hopefully not tonight though.

Good night.


Wilson Family said...

We enjoyed having dinner with y'all last night too! And my boys were gushing about you guys all night too! They had so much fun. Conner just kept asking when we were going to see you again... Apparently our May to August gap was just not acceptable (still can't believe it was that long!) to him.
So... you're right! We do need to get together again soon!

Jane said...

I don't mind random posts. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing all these. Keep up the good work. I liked the photos too. By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano!. It would be so nice of you to join our parents’ forums and polls. Thanks a lot and have a great day!

Lisa said...

I love random posts!

The circus looks like so much fun, but yes, ridiculous on the prices!

Chloe is also all about the length of the dress. I have a maxi (long) dress from old navy and everytime i wear it Chloe makes me "twirl like a princess, then curtsy!".

Your girls are so cute :)

Jane Anne said...

Ok- random thoughts on your post:

I long to take my kids to the circus... because I love it!

I look forward to my little girl going to princess parties. How fun!

You took a picture of the evidence?! Because you are "weird like that"? Now that cracked me up big time.

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

FUN times :)

Jennifer Rutherford said...

Let me add to your madness by saying we need to get together sometime soon too! :)

I dropped T off for his first day of Kindergarten today. I think I've decided that I hate Kindergarten. He, on the other hand, loves it! :)

Enjoy a slower week!

Rachelle said...

Yee Haw for Jade! I'm SOOOOO glad I get to skip the potty training thing. I already feel like I spend a majority of my day in the potty. With twins someone ALWAYS has to go!

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