Monday, July 19, 2010

 My life is not glamorous - but my weekend was rather fascinating

I generally do not do "guess what I did this weekend?!" posts. Because let's face it, your life likely trumps mine in the noteworthy moments category.

If I wrote each day of the events that unfolded in my life you would very quickly get tired of the words: laundry, diapers, food, vacuuming, food, diapers, nursing, laundry, food, dishes, and cuddles. And the next day you could just read the previous days post - because that's our life right now.


I thought I would stick a weekend events post in here - because this weekend had a few moments that were not quite so every day.

Besides all of the regular duties (you know, laundry, diapers, nursing, making food, cleaning up food, making food again... you get the picture...). I worked at a benefit garage sale for the Center For Women, planned some fun re-purposing projects here at home, AND...

I rode an elephant.

I ate the most amazing, greasy, salty, tasty french fries (my complexion thanks me).

I watched some little boys - who pretty much mean the world to me - experience pure delight.

I saw vibrant colors that made me smile.

I ate more oh-so-good yet oh-so-not-good-for-me food. I don't do it every day folks - but sometimes you just splurge a little. ;) I'm working out today. I really am.

I watched a really good  husband and daddy loving on his family. Be still my heart.


I saw a pink John Deere...

I watched some world war 2 planes not crash. Which was good.

I saw lots of priceless smiles.

I watched the moon rise high in the sky.

I watched about 15 hot air balloons, tethered to the ground, light up the night sky. And it was really beautiful!

And THEN (did you think I was done... oh not, not yet!)

I came home very tired, very ready for bed, with five very tired very ready for bed boys and...

was greeted by three raccoons in our porch.

IN our porch people. This was not good. This was not good at all.

And no, this little tid bit of my weekend does not have corresponding pictures...

Did I try? - Indeed. But, when I suggested that we should shoot the coons with my camera, Dave just looked at me. His look said it all, "honey, I am trying to be patient with you right now, but I am busy with the task at hand and it involves a shooting of another kind".

Soooo... I took the boys to a room in the house that was as far away from the kitchen window that leads into our porch as possible.

The rest would make you want to throw up. I will tell you that while I got the boys ready for bed Dave had a big clean up job ahead of him - which he kindly completed.

And now we make sure that our old screen door, which doesn't latch easily, is always latched. Always.

We ended up with a 5 year old in our bed for a portion of the night. He was the first to walk into the porch and see the rascals in there and had a wee bit o trauma to overcome...

It my not be glamorous, but hey - it is eventful, no?


Kristin said...

a) I love how Kai posed in that one picture:)

b) I love fair pictures

c) I love the fair pictures that YOU took

d) I think I want to go next year:)

Anne Elizabeth said...

Aside from the raccoons your weekend sounded like so much fun. I LOVE your fair pictures:) My dad's church had raccoons that got in a few weeks ago. It was a big mess too.

Stacey said...

Looks like an awesome time! Have never seen hot air balloons like that and have never seen a pink john deere but would love to on both accounts! Can't say that I'd like to see raccoons in my porch, though!! Go Dave Go!

Trisha said...

I miss the hot air balloons! I know Owen would love them. Kai looks just like you! He's adorable :)

Barbie said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend with all of the beautiful people in your life. I am not sure you could get me on an elephant! Have a great week.

Amber said...

Thank you soo much for sharing your great weekend. Your pictures are all fun and those are some cute kids but the planes in the sunset and the ballons at night are best!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Those are some great memorable events! Funny how the beauty and awe of the beautiful and colorful balloons sort of faded with the horror of the raccoon situation! Hope that's all quickly cleared up! Eeekkk!!!

Jenn said...


I don't know if you realize it or not, but we live in the same state and I live about 1 hour away from where you saw the Hot Air Balloons, etc.

We watched that last year and it was so much fun.

We've been having trouble with raccoons, too. Ours have been in our corn, though not on our porch. EEK!

Beautiful pictures, by the way! Loved them all!