Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015

 May has been a crazy month for us, so we took advantage of the long weekend to get things done. Like cleaning bedrooms. I can now see the floor of the boy's bedroom, which was an impressive feat. I attempted to have them put their own clothes away, but that just led to more disorganization and confusion. It took a couple of hours, but their room is more put together than it has been in a month! We caught up on laundry, planned activities for summer, scrubbed floors, dusted, did yard work, and ran A LOT of errands. I still didn't get everything done I would have liked, but I feel like my house is somewhat more presentable than it was last week.

Thankfully we didn't spend the entire weekend cleaning and choring away. Hubs and I took advantage of the rainy nights to get caught up on movies, we went on a calming 3 mile hike Saturday evening, Hubs and Max finally got to go see "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (I'm jealous I didn't make it to the movie too but at least I got to stay home and take a nap with the two youngest minis), and we ended the weekend with a fabulous family photo shoot.

This photo was actually Max trying to take a picture of his toys he set up, but I laughed when I saw it. This picture captures my weekend: notice the pile of clean laundry I was in the mist of putting away, me working away on blogs, the bag of chips I didn't realize the minis had dragged out, and addresses on the table for the Birthday Bash invites I was filling out. This is me multi-tasking, trying to get as much done as I possibly can. When I first saw the picture I commented on me biting my lip. Max informed me "mom, you always do that when you're thinking hard." I never realized I did that!

 A quick dance party/"guitar" playing in the living room. It helps cleaning go smoother.

 Saturday evening we took a hike at Brown's Woods. It was our first time hiking there, so we were a bit unfamiliar with the trails and where they led. The woods were very pretty, despite all of the mosquitos around. A big bonus to hiking at Brown's Woods: it was barely a ten minute drive from our house!

 Errand running went as smoothly as possible with three minis in tow. The craziest venture was Costco at 4:35 Sunday afternoon. You could barely walk through the store! I couldn't get out of there fast enough.

 Our caterpillars for the Butterfly Garden came in the mail! We set them up and will spend the next few weeks watching them change during daycare. 

 I finally found a Diet Coke with my name...sort of. I crossed out the Y and replaced it with an N. Good enough.

Monday we spent doing some much needed yard work in preparation for the big Birthday Bash in less than 2 weeks now! Even though I got a lot done, I still don't feel as accomplished as I'd like. We still have a lot to get done before the party. My fingers are crossed that the rain stays away next weekend so we can get everything done.