Hi! How was your weekend? I am amazed at how much Jose and I need to accomplish over the weekend. I’m still pretty much stuck at home during the week so when Saturday arrives it’s, “ready, set, GO!” around here! I am very lucky to be able to stay at home with my kids and recuperate on Mondays from the exhausting but fun weekends.
On Saturday we went to a very good friend’s 3rd birthday pool party. The boys had an amazing time! What a great idea for a summer birthday. My friend Diana looked so relaxed as she hosted and every child had so much fun. No need for entertainers or a mess at home! The weather was also perfect: warm enough to swim but overcast skies. No sunburns here.
I also finally finished book one of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Can we all say, WOWSERS? I can’t even describe or review the book for you all right now. I’m still processing it. Let me just say this without spoiling anything: I loved envisioning Grey’s office, highrise apartment, the cars, the clothes, the swag! Imagining Grey himself was the best for me (sorry honey) and the thought that William Levy might play him in the movie just added um…some uh…excitement to the book. Let’s leave it at that. BUT one more thing, I am starting book two tonight. Sigh.
This weekend I also continued working on my exercise goals. Jackie came here to kick my butt on Thursday and I went for a nice walk on Friday with the three boys. I was so sore from the previous day! On Saturday I repeated some of the sets Jackie taught me and I even played a little soccer with Diego. I am using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone to keep track of calories, exercise, and I love it! It’s my new toy. I go around scanning bar codes of things I don’t even eat because it’s a lot of fun! My iPhone still amazes me. I know, I know…the things that make me happy. Sigh again.
Saturday was also the day I finished reviewing a thousand pictures (seriously) of my parent’s recent trip to Europe. They traveled to England, France, Switzerland and Italy last month. Envious I am, but like a good daughter I narrowed it down to 485 pictures for them. My next project: photo book! It’s so important to organize and file away the most important memories. I can’t wait to hand it to them.
Yesterday, we managed to get the three boys out of the house by 10:30 in the morning and we traveled 30 minutes to Field Station: Dinosaurs! The outdoor attraction was really neat. We walked a little less than a mile, Diego equipped with his map, book and dino knowledge, pointed out more than fifteen robotic and lifelike dinosaurs. He loved it! The heat made the rest of us feel like we were real paleontologists, digging for fossils in the scorching sun. We will definitely go back on a cooler day and stick around for the various activities we know the boys would enjoy.
After the run through at the Field Station, we drove back to town, managed to have brunch at a local restaurant, and even went shopping for summer sales! All three boys cooperated. I was holding my breath until I had a mimosa…then it was all good. At the end of it all, I looked at Jose while he drove and said, “I can’t believe we had such a smooth weekend”. He replied, “they love a little change too.” Triple sigh.
Happy Monday everyone! Work hard to play hard! Would love to hear what your summer weekends are like too! Please comment below!