Jaded Optimist

Mothering, making, and generally blathering on

Busy Father’s Day Weekend June 19, 2011

Filed under: Family,Kids — bonniep @ 10:22 pm

Let’s see…we had dinner at a friend’s on Friday, a birthday party and two graduation parties Saturday, presents and beer festival Sunday. Yeah, that counts as a busy weekend! Especially for the poor little minimal napping and sleeping kiddos…both of whom fell asleep on the 15 minute shuttle ride back to our car tonight.

The birthday party included face paint. Not sure why M picked this style, but we were loving it all day long (and a bit of today, since apparently it wasn’t actually face paint and didn’t fully wash off…)


The graduation parties were in our neighborhood at least, which meant more general carousing. Four “men” in the neighborhood have remote control cars that were in full effect yesterday. Well, until one was taken out by reckless teenage driving (poor G…that’ll teach you to let the neighbors operate your car!) and one was added as a Father’s Day gift. Anyway, there was much racing and jumping of cars.


The kids were out in force. C can get around on her scooter but prefers a ride (have I mentioned how strong M is??)


(Also, note our use of coats and leggings in June…just hoping for equally mild weather for that half marathon next week!)

Today G slept in, then opened presents from his girls. How did M know he would love a beer holster? Came in very handy at the beer fest later on. (I have cropped out some other people in this picture to make it blog appropriate…)


This week is a pretty big one, with C’s last day of school, M’s last day of music class, new swim classes for both (M’s first class without me in the water. How excited am I to not be donning a swimsuit this week!!), M’s last day of preschool, and…my half marathon. Oh, and finalists for that skirt contest will be posted. Not that I am holding my breath (ok, maybe a little).


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