We have made it through the first week of school. So far the year is off to a good start, I think my 9 year old is going to love 4th grade. To celebrate the end of a great week, my son is having a friend sleep over tonight. I guess I better get prepared! A fun dinner and maybe ice cream sundaes need to happen. Or maybe that is just what girls do? Or maybe I am just old, and that is what I remember from being a kid? Either way, guess I better figure it out quickly!
Going on vacation is always so much fun, but getting back is so much work! All the laundry, the work, the cleaning, and everything else. Plus, I am actually heading out on another trip this weekend. My 9 year old and I are headed back to the Mid-West to see family for a week. So much for a lazing and relaxing summer! A little worried about how much I should get done ahead of time for my husband. I hate to see what he is going to do for a full week of meals on his own! But just because people are busy, doesn’t mean there isn’t time for desserts! Especially no bake desserts, that come together in under 20 minutes.
Over the last month my 9 year old has become obsessed with soccer. He is currently playing baseball on a team, but spends almost all of his free time playing soccer in the back yard. He even saved up his allowance money, and used it to buy a USA soccer shirt. He changes into his white USA shirt and white shorts and plays games for hours on end in the back yard. Often I am called out there to be another country and play as well. Now that the World Cup is over, he is starting to go through withdrawal. He admits he isn’t very good at soccer and doesn’t really want to play on a team. So I think it is going to be a long 4 years until the next World Cup!
I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We were busy spending time with friends, going to a Colorado Rockies game, getting in a good hike, going on a bike ride, and getting to watch fireworks. It was so much fun, but kind of exhausting at the same time! I kind of need a nap just thinking of all that we accomplished in the last 3 days. Or at least a good solid week of relaxation! Or maybe just movie night, where I can doze off a little :) Make sure you get to the bottom for a great giveaway that involves free movies!
Summer is in full swing and it is time for some treats that will cool you down instead of warming up your house. As much as I want to bake brownies or cookies, I just can’t bring myself to do it right now. So instead, I am playing with some ice cream. Sound good to you? Yeah, I figured there would not be any objections.
Who is ready for Father’s Day? Just over a week a way, and the amazing Dad’s of the world get to be celebrated. My own Dad will be on vacation somewhere thousands of miles away, so I won’t even get to call him to wish him a Happy Father’s Day. My husband on the other hand, I am trying to come up with a fun plan for. It is a little early in the season for hiking in the mountains, but we may venture up there, or see if we can find a bike trail that isn’t flooded.
Today is the last day of school! As of 12:15pm today, I officially have a 4th grader. To celebrate the last day of school, my 9 year old and I are going out to lunch and spending the afternoon together. I love that he still wants to do things with me, and thinks I am fun to be with. I am sure I have little time of that left. My little guy also has his first baseball game of the season tonight. Hopefully the weather cools down, because upper 80′s is not comfortable weather for watching or playing.
I am traveling again this week. Two trips in two weeks is kind of crazy for me, I never travel for work. My son didn’t have school today either, so luckily my mom flew in to spend the day with him. I have no idea what they are going to do, but I am sure they are going to have a great day, just the two of them. Too bad I didn’t get to see my mom for more than a couple hours this trip.
I hope that everyone had a good weekend. We had a gorgeous Saturday, followed by a cold and windy Sunday. We thought about going up to the mountains, but with the weather decided to stay home. It was good to be able to get some stuff around the house done that has been over looked, because we had guests the last two weekends. The birthday boy suggested we watch a movie and have popcorn on Sunday afternoon. The movie he picked…..Michael Jackson’s This is It. The kid is a huge Michael Jackson fan. Plus with hockey playoffs being on pretty much 24/7 (at least it seems that way to me), our weekend was full.
Are you ready for Easter? It is only a couple days a way! I hope you are doing better than I am with a plan. I did manage to pick up a few things for an Easter basket today, but that is about it. At least my 8 year old will be pleased! Our neighborhood has a small Easter Egg hunt on Sunday. My 8 year old is already working on his game plan, so he can get the most eggs. Which in turn means the most candy, since they are filled plastic eggs. Speaking of eggs. Do you decorate eggs at your house? We always have in the past, not sure my son is super into it this year, so we will have to see.