Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday morning I got up really early and went out to the 7-mile yardsale with two of my good friends. They have it twice a year in our area and many families participate. Some years it is good, some years it is not-so-good. I wasn't having much luck finding stuff but I was having a great time with the girls! And that is what matters ;) I eventually found a yardsale where a woman was selling clothes for 50 cents each, and she had a ton of nice Gymboree clothes and some nightgowns for girls. So I scooped up $12 worth of clothes! It was a great deal.. the whole yardsale day was worth it just for that. Eventually I found another sale where the clothes were higher priced but I found an entire Gymbo outfit for Brooke with APPLES and it will be perfect for the first day of school. Looks new. Is it crazy that she isn't out of school yet THIS year and I already have her outfit for the first day next year? Oh well, I like to plan ahead! ;) After we got tired at the sales I took the girls to a local restaurant near my house called Granny's Kitchen. We had breakfast there and it was sooo good. Their pancakes are huge! I think I got the girls hooked, and we will have to go back soon ;)

Saturday afternoon one of Brooke's friends from school called. She asked if Brooke could come over and play. She actually lives right down the road from us and I never knew it! How cool is that? I talked to her grandparents on the phone and they told me how to get there. I dropped Brooke off, and immediately she ran off with her friend, Zoey, and I was told they played for hours. Brooke and Zoey have been "Bff's all year, so I am glad they finally got an afternoon to play together outside of school. I am sure they will want to get together several times this Summer, too.

Saturday evening I went over to my friend Joanne's house for a girls' night in. We like to do these every so often. Either watch movies or tv shows, or whatever. We never could decide what to do this time, so we just watched silly youtube videos on her tv. Have you seen "If Facebook was created in the 90's?" It is hilarious.. you should check it out. And makes me realize how old I am, and how far we have come with technology! Then we found a countdown of the top 100 songs of the 90's, and went through and sang along. Yeah, it was pretty funny with our singing voices, but it was a blast. I laughed so hard, like I usually do when I hang out with my friends. The 90's were awesome by the way! ;)

Sunday morning we tried to get some cleaning done around the house. Then that afternoon I took Brooke to a birthday party (Zoey's actually!) and Arnold and his dad took Caleb to the movies to see Iron Man 3. He is obsessed with Super heros, and couldn't stop talking about it ever since he got out of bed. He was asking every 5 minutes if it was time to go yet! Anyway, the birthday party was at the Science Center. Brooke and her friends go to go to the butterfly exhibit and watch them and actually catch some on their hands, too. Then made some crafts and ate some cake of course. While that was going on, I took Rachel over to Sweet Frog to get some icecream! That has become a regular hang out for us. 

Sunday evening after everyone was done with all their activities, we went over to mom and dads to eat dinner. We were going to go swimming but never got around to it. Dad made ribs for everyone but I don't eat meat on a bone, so Mom made me shrimp instead ;) The kids ate outside on the deck with their Grandma and had a great time. Mom and I talked birthday gifts.. she wanted to know what to get the kids this year. All my kids PLUS me have Summer birthdays, so it is a busy shopping time for her ;) She also showed me what she had bought me for my birthday (coming up in 1 month!) but wouldn't let me have it yet. Boo! that is no fair! ;) Anyway, we had a great time and the kids didn't want to go home.

Monday the kids were out of school, but Arnold had to work. So we just hung around the house most of the day. The kids played outside off and on all day. I tried to get some work done around the house. I have been working forever to get the girls' closet cleaned out. I don't know how they have so much stuff!! 

Hope everyone had a great weekend and Holiday! :)

Erika and I out to breakfast on Saturday after yard saling.

Jess sitting across the table from us.

Daddy helping Rachel ride her bike up the road. She did a great job!

Brooke at the Science Center for Zoey's birthday party.

Rachel eating her rasperry yogurt at Sweet Frog.

The girls playing dress up with Grandma's stuff. They raided her closet!

The kdis in their red, white, and blue on Memorial Day.

Riding their bikes up the street. One of their fave things to do!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for scoring good deals at the yardsale! I never have any luck at those but my parents always seem to find great things when they go. I was excited though recently to find a hanna andersson playdress set for $6 at the consignment store haha--it's the little things in life that thrill me ;-)