Thursday, July 28, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Weekly Wrap 7/22 - 7/28)

Friday (7/22) started with some excitement on our way to my Zumba class.  We pulled into the parking lot & the sky opened up.  It was pouring rain as we tried to run from the car into the Y.  We had one umbrella which kept us sort of dry, but Zak & AJ got tired of walking so slow so they just ran thru the rain.  Thankfully the storm had ended by the time we were leaving an hour later.

We were supposed to go to COSI this afternoon but the boys' behavior was pretty rough in the morning and it continued when we got home from the gym.  I made an executive decision that I was not dealing with them in public and that we were staying home and relaxing.  I think all of the late nights from VBS caught up with them today.  We did have our last night of VBS tonight which included a family dinner.  It was a gorgeous night to be outside eating, playing on their playground and just chilling out.

Saturday (7/23) we spent most of the day split up.  I headed to Zumba and then to run a few errands.  Then I met up with some of my Zumba friends to practice some choreo.  It was so fun to see everyone & we spent as much time talking and laughing as dancing.  It was perfect!  Adrian took the boys and headed to AJ's Brain Balance appointment and then to Highbanks Park to play some Pokemon Go.  After a quick stop home for lunch, they headed downtown to COSI to see their current special exhibit about video games.  Everyone had a great time.  We got back together for dinner where Adrian & I enjoyed take out ribs from our favorite place at the Jazz & Rib Fest, Butch's.  And  then Daniel & I made brownies for dessert.  It was a pretty perfect day.

Sunday (7/24) was much like every Sunday this summer, church, relaxing and a little fun.  Adrian took the boys to the Y to swim for about an hour this afternoon.  He was really impressed with how well they are all swimming (it's been a few months since he's seen them).  Other than that we just chilled around the house, worked on our to do list and started to get ready for vacation.  And we gave everyone haircuts so they look sharp for vacation!
Monday (7/25) started with some more school shopping.  We got everyone a new book bag, lunch box and umbrella.  Then each kid had a play date with a friend.  AJ & Daniel went to play with friends who are also brothers and are the same age.  I dropped them off there and went with Zak to our friends' house.  We had a fun time, the boys played up stairs and us moms chatted downstairs.  Very good day with friends!!
Bookbags for the year - all 3 boys got the same one.  That should make our mornings run smooth!!
Tuesday (7/26) was another day at the pool.  The boys are in their last week of (twice weekly) swimming lessons.  We go for their lessons then stay to swim.  We only stayed about an hour after the lessons today, we were all a little tired.  And I'm a little preoccupied with getting ready for vacation.  We also had planned to hit one of our metro parks tonight but a rain storm changed those plans.

Wednesday (7/27) we didn't really have anything going on other than the fact that I had to teach 3 classes throughout the day.  We threw around a couple of ideas and ended up doing nothing.  We hung at home in between gyms and it was pretty nice.  I got a bunch of stuff done to get ready to leave on Saturday.  We also went thru all of our library items and returned like 25 books that we didn't want to read again.  We're going back tomorrow to restock.

Thursday (7/28) was our last day of swim lessons for this session.  The boys improved SO much this session, it has been amazing to watch.  I really think having them swim twice each week really helped develop their skills.  Too bad we can't keep that up during the school year.  We will switch to Sunday afternoons for our swim lessons and probably some family swim time.  Other than swim lessons, we ran a few errands, took AJ to the chiropractor and went to the library to get all the books Daniel needs to finish his summer reading project.
This week was the calm before the storm, so to speak.  We had a little fun but mostly started getting ready for our vacation next week.  I will do my best to update the blog while we're away but not sure that will happen.  If not, look for the recap when we get back.

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