What a week!

It’s been a crazy week!

Last weekend was fun. We had a dinner with friends, basketball, went to a new bar, watched a movie multiple times and prepared for the week.

Dinner was great! There’s a large group of us with kids who have been trying to get together once a month. We call it our “Adults Only No Highchairs Fun Friends Dinner”. All of our kids are under 5 and foursome it’s been the first “date night” with adults. They are great. We all still spend the 3 hrs talking about the kids but it gives us time to do just that. Compare stories and help new parents and let us all see we are dealing with the same stuff. There’s always new friends at each dinner and sometimes old ones can’t come but still a great time. Most are teachers so not only do they work with their own kids daily but also a school full weekly. And I know they greatly appreciate the down time. We then had a wonderful Saturday morning basketball game. Kid is new to basketball but seems to like it. Neither of us ever played in school or really watch at home so it’s a new experience for us too. It’s been fun. I love watching the kids try to learn the rules. Dribbling is a hard concept. They all just want to get it to the hoop. It’s so cute. Later that night my husband got a call from a friend to go out. I thought he was gonna go but then was informed that the MIL was gonna watch the kid for a bit and I was invited. I was pleasantly surprised. They had more beer then any bar around our area. Most stick to the basics and the bartender was super nice and knew a lot about each bottle. It was a great lesson in beer. And by Sunday we were ready for family down time. We watched Hotel Transylvania 1000 times and just vegged. He loves that movie so it was the perfect Valentines gift. What we weren’t expecting was the high temp Monday night and the trip to Med Express Tues morning. Luckily we caught the beginnings of a double ear infection and strep throat early and after a few days of meds the little one was able to make it to school for Valentines festivities. Which brings us to today. It was so cute. PTC had a carnation sale and when the kids got their flowers they were so excited! I love being able to be at the school to help with these activities.

Over the next few days we will be enjoying a 4 day weekend from school, a family fun day, and the mister and I will be preparing for our first out of country trip and first week long stay at grandmas. Wish me luck. I’m not sure if I’m more nervous or excited. I’ve never left my baby, or big boy as he says, with this amount of distance between us.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Another Snow Day

I think this may be the first post that I actually really complain. I’m tired of snow days! Not because my son is at home with me but because its now taking away from fun family time.

We are allotted so many snow days a school year. After we exceed those days, spring break days are used or days are added to end of year. When I was a kid I loved them. But I never really had a “spring break” we just stayed at home and played in neighborhood. And end of year add ons I did really notice cause I was still with my friends. But now having a son I realize what I may have been missing out on.

We don’t have a bid trip planned for spring break. As of now its a short trip to my family’s home in Texas, which to us is a break from cold. But I don’t want to have to pull him out of school to do this. Especially when the days were allotted. Now at this point you may be saying but it snowed. No it started snowing at 11am and didn’t stick and get bad until 4-5pm. If there was an early dismissal today (which we have for bad weather) kids would have been off busses. This is the second time we’ve canceled when a dismissal would have worked. Roads aren’t great at this moment and it is snowing again but my husbands truck which has been parked for 4 hrs now doesn’t even have a dusting. And we are yet again canceled tomorrow. I hate that they are using these days when we could be in school and kids could possibly have scheduled time with their families with out penalty of missing class. Within 45min. I got a 2hr delay call and a closing call. It had not been snowing for an hour at this point.

My son’s school is having a Valentine Box contest. For those of you that don’t do this, it’s a box decorated for class valentines.

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I wrapped it but he thought long and hard about which stickers and where to place them. They were due today. There is a contest and now every kid that worked so hard will have less time to admire each others work. If it had been horrible out I wouldn’t mind but I feel these are just wasted days.

I think if this as a place to share my free time work, my hobby, my joy of crafting and food and fun. I’m sorry for complaining but it’s been irritating me all day. Hope that everyone has had a good weekend. Hope if you followed football you were happy with Sundays results. :(. And that the rest of the week is completely wonderful.

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