Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!


Ok, first of all, my apologies for not posting anything the past couple of days...it's just been a whirlwind of activity around here!

On Wednesday, the kids and I hit the zoo with my friend Deetra and her daughter Shea. It was a perfect day...

We left early even though thunderstorms were in the forecast and it was a bit cloudy. We figured we'd just take our chances and get in as much as we could before the rain. Besides, it was nice and cool, so the animals were pretty active!

We had a good day...saw all of North America, Asia, Australia, ate a yummy lunch, and of course, had to have a ride on the carousel! Kendall, Shea and Deetra took off for their ride, and I sat on the sidelines with Noah watching and taking pictures. You may remember one of my previous posts about Noah screaming his head off on the carousel, so we weren't about to do THAT again!

We made it until about 1:00, when the humidity was rising, and rising FAST...so we got the heck out of there and went to Graeters for some relief. Mmmmmmmmm! Noah fell asleep before we got there, so he missed out on that part of the day! After the ice cream, Kendall crashed out too, but Shea made it all the way home...


Then on Friday, I had my Bunco night with the girls...ALWAYS a fun time! Sheri subbed this month, so she finally got to meet the ladies of Lake Choctaw. We had a really good time. In fact, I had a bit of a hangover the next day! Too many mojitos! But they were soooo good! AND, I even tripled my money by scoring the most buncos! Well, yeeee ha!

On Saturday I had to work in the morning, and the kids went to Aunt Jessie's so Barry could get his post holes dug for the deck. Then we hurried home and waited for our friends, the Thobes, to come for our camp-out. They got here with no problems, and the kids went wild! Kendall and Riley ran around screaming and playing, while Noah chased them, laughing and screaming right along with them. It was so cute...he just wanted to be a part of whatever they were doing!

We grilled out pork chops and had sweet corn, creamy cucumbers and onions,broccoli, and hot dogs for the kiddos. Oh, and ice cream for dessert, of course! Beth had brought some of her homemade salsa, and we TORE IT UP. Sooooo goood! Even Noah was into it!

We got the girls into the garden and let them go crazy finding whatever produce was ready...and they found a lot! A bowl full of radishes, a couple of lemon boy tomatoes, and a bowl of green beans. Mmmm Mmmm Good... I'll be making some good stuff this week!


Well, needless to say, the camp-out turned out to be a camp-in. The people across the road were having a HUGE party with a band and karaoke and fireworks at midnight. It was pretty loud. So the girls decided they would need to sleep inside because they were having trouble falling asleep with the music. Ri-ight.

I was already in the house making sure Noah was staying asleep, so Beth came in and we sat and chatted for a while. Then Chad came in and had to go lay down with Riley because she didn't want to go to bed. So now, we were all inside! Chad never made it back downstairs, of course...and Barry finally just went to bed. Beth and I stayed up talking and watching The Office. When we could barely stay awake anymore, I headed to bed...but Beth was bound and determined to sleep outside. She said we spent all the time putting the tent up and somebody should sleep in it! So, she did...loud music, fireworks and all!


On Sunday morning, we had homemade sticky buns compliments of Beth! They were quite delish! Then we just kicked back and let the kids play until the Thobes had to leave. Barry, Scout and Kendall headed to puppy class, and I put Noah to bed. When they got back, Kendall was snoozing in the van, so I took her up to her room and let her sleep. Since both the kids were sleeping, Barry stayed home and watched a movie while I headed over to the neighbor's house for little Isaiah's birthday party. I knew the kids would be disappointed to miss it, but they needed to sleep in a bad way. The party was fun, and I actually got to sit and talk with the adults instead of running after the kids the whole time! What a concept! When I got home, both kids were STILL asleep! Kendall slept until 5! She was crushed that she missed the party, but it helped that Jen had sent home goody bags and food for them. But still...


After we got her calmed down, we had to get her ready for cheer camp. I took she and Noah, and let Noah play at the park while Kendall was doing her thing with the girls. I tried to sit with Deb and Amy to chat while they watched the girls, but Noah was having NO PART of that. He wanted to play on the slides. So, of course, I played with him! When we got home, Barry had finished digging all of his post holes, so he was quite pleased! We got the kiddos bathed and ready for their "before-bed-snack" and a movie...and then off to bed! Ahhhh....finally a moment to sit!


We were back at it early on Monday! We picked Kendall's friend Adam up on the way to swim lessons, then headed to the splash park at Ballantrae for some summertime fun. We met Deetra, Jodi, Kristin, and their kids there, and the kids played so well together. No one was left out, and they shared toys! It was a little cooler than we would have liked, but the kiddos still had fun...whether they were cold or not. We stayed until about half an hour into Noah's naptime, and then I decided we better hit the road before meltdown started to occur.

So Noah fell asleep, and Adam and Kendall played and played and played....and then crashed about 10:00. Barry and I lasted until the last 2o minutes of CSI. We just couldn't hang anymore...

It's Tuesday now, and I am off to work. Tomorrow I will rest!

Well, we'll see...

7 comments:

Rick said...

Where are the photos of Bunco night? What is Bunco? "Apologies for the ignorance"!

Kuckie said...

No pics of bunco...sorry Rick! Maybe next month, if you're nice! Bunco is just a dice game we ladies get together to play. It's a lot of fun, and a good way to get to know people, since you switch partners every round. It's also a good reason to get together and eat and drink! (but not too much! ;0))Heehee! Maybe we'll invite Michelle one night, and she can give you the skinny on bunco!

Rick said...

Is it played in a dark, smoke filled room, in the lower level of an out of the way bar? When you arrive, you knock once, and a burly guy opens a little window on the door and ask the password.

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

I want to go to the zoo. I havent been in forever.

Kuckie said...

Rick - you're a crack-up! That would be too much excitement for all us moms! We just play at a different house every month. Maybe we should consider a dark, smoke filled bar...hmmm....

Logziella said...

Sounds like FUN!!

We used to have friends...now no social life whatsoever...I am SO jealous!

Glad you have been having fun though!

Kuckie said...

I keep tellin' ya, Logzie...you need to move here! We'd have a great time! I'm still keepin' my eyes open for your next house...

 
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