Friday (7/21) We woke up to the disappointing news that the weather forecast for the weekend got a lot worse and we had to cancel our camping trip. I was really looking forward to a weekend away to just relax and unwind with our good friends. But with thunderstorms forecast for most of tomorrow, it just doesn't make sense. So we made an alternate plan. I went to teach my Zumba class as planned this morning, then I came home and we had a relaxing day hanging around the house. Adrian and I unpacked what we had gotten together for camping and we played board games and video games with the boys. The weather cleared up enough for us to grill out some burgers, brats & hot dogs for dinner. And we finished up the night with an early bedtime for the boys and a movie night for us. We watched "Wanderlust" that we had recorded from our free HBO trail. It was OK, some funny parts but not as funny as we thought it would be. Nice light movie for a lazy night though!
Saturday (7/22) We woke up ready for family fun day since our camping trip was cancelled. I'll be honest, I woke up to hear thunder and was never so happy to be in a thunderstorm. It has rained and stormed on and off all day so we made the right decision to stay home and stay safe. Our first stop of the day was World of Bounce for some bounce time for the boys. They had a blast running around and bouncing on everything! We were there for about an hour and a half before the kids said they were done so we moved on to stop 2. We headed up to the new Ikea in the Polaris area because Adrian wanted to get some new shelves. It was a little intimidating and overwhelming, especially since there was a long wait for childcare so we had to keep the boys with us while we shopped. We didn't browse as much as we wanted to, but we did find our shelves.
Tuesday (7/25) Boy was I wrong about a good night of sleep! AJ woke up around 4:30am and did not go back to sleep. I dosed a little but he mostly kept me up. It was going to be a long day. We relaxed on the couch waiting for the other two to wake up. When they finally did, we got ready to head to my Silver Sneakers class. After an awesome class, we ran to Giant Eagle for some groceries and then came home for a quick lunch and to change into swim suits. When we finished up, we headed out to Easton for the afternoon. We went to Barnes & Noble to pick up our free books from the summer reading program, Cheryl's to pick up our free cookies from our report cards and then to play in the fountains for a while. It was a very fun afternoon!! After that, we came home and had a pretty calm night, mostly because I was exhausted. We enjoyed meatball subs for dinner and M&M ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Another pretty good summer day for us!
After my class, we had to run to the library to pick up a book for AJ for his summer reading project and also our next round of prizes for the summer reading program. All of us earned a book at this level so the boys picked their books today, I got a coupon so I can come back another day. Then we got home, had leftovers for dinner and had a fairly calm night. I'm really hoping for some sleep tonight, I really need it!
Thursday (7/27) It was another rough night of sleep for us, Daniel couldn't sleep alone again so he and I were in my bed while Adrian was downstairs on the couch. AJ was up for about 30 minutes in the middle of the night with an upset stomach. I'm really hoping this ends soon! We got out and to my Silver Sneakers class and then headed home for a quick lunch before the boys' friends Daniel and Michael came over for a Minecraft play date. The boys took turns playing Minecraft and doing other things around the house. It's always nice to catch up with Katie while our boys play! We had a few rough moments but we powered thru and I think everyone had fun. The rest of the day was rainy and lazy. We watched TV, played games, had an easy pasta dinner and relaxed. I did brave the rain to go out and finish up our grocery shopping because shopping alone in the rain is way better than shopping with the 3 boys!