Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Fishing Weekend

Spending one morning at Raccoon River Park on free fishing weekend has become a tradition for our family and also an early birthday celebration for the minis. In fact, it's one of our favorite weekends of the summer! Other than fishing it was actually quite the busy weekend. Hubs had to work on Saturday, so that left me in charge of shuffling the minis in between playdates, end of the year parties, and attending graduation parties. 

The weekend started with the oldest mini claiming to be out of deoderant. Turns out he didn't know he needed to turn it upwards to get more.

After a day of running around, we brought pizzas to the Museum where we hosted a Pizza Party for our volunteers. My minis enjoyed running around and having all of the toys to themselves. The nice part was that there was plenty of pizza leftover that we got dinner the next evening out of it too!

What's more fitting than ice cream after a dinner of pizza?? Our first visit to Snookies for 2018.

Sunday morning didn't go quite as planned. No one woke up in a particularly good mood, but the oldest had a meltdown because he couldn't find his Captain America hat. Full on crying, yelling, telling us he didn't want to be in our family anymore....one of THOSE meltdowns (or as I call them, the pre-teen tantrum). Things were scary in our house that morning. We were supposed to arrive at Raccoon River Park at 9 a.m. but didn't get there until nearly 10. For the sake of everyone, we waited until everyone was calmed down.

But once we arrive at the lake, everyone was (pretty much) happy and excited about fishing!

Fishing with a Starbucks in hand.

We managed to get a selfie with everyone in it!

We had a picnic at the park (which was interesting given the incredibly windy day we were given) and celebrated the minis birthday with deli sandwiches and their favorite cupcakes.

Yummy Scratch cupcakes!

After our fishing morning, we told the minis we'd take them to their favorite spraygrounds to play, but they chose to break in their new dino sprinkler in the backyard instead! 

Harrison displayed his new cat butt magnets proudly. This was just one of many interesting things he asked for for his birthday!