Saturday my sister called and offered to baby-sit. She could hardly get the words out before I shouted, "Yes!" So she came over and Farm Guy and I headed off on our date. (Ooh, I can cross something off my summer to do list!) We went to a steak house in a town about 25 miles away. Food was awesome. Margaritas were even better. We even got to watch drunk Honda execs talk really loudly in Japanese. Tee hee.
Going on a date is such a rarity for us, we don't even know what to do with ourselves. Don't believe me? After dinner (we were done at 7:30) we stopped at Cracker Barrel to get my dad a gift card for Father's Day. We tried to take a nice country drive but nearly all roads were closed due to flood and/or tornado damage. So, once we got back to our town, we stopped to buy corn on the cob for Sunday. Then we rented Juno (which we didn't watch.) Then we went to CVS to pick up my all important pills while he read a diesel magazine. We were home at 9:00 p.m. Can you stand the excitement?
My sister was spending the night as we were celebrating Father's Day here. So I made her stay up to play Scrabble with me. We used all but 3 letters! (Oh, and I won my 3 points. Anyone who knows me knows that is pretty important. To win.)
Sunday morning, Farm Guy had to haul cattle so my sister and I took the kids out to breakfast. It was going great until I knocked my to-go coffee cup over and some of it hit Little Miss and burned her little belly. Not bad, but bad enough for some major screaming. Once we got in the car, it was nothing a piece of gum couldn't fix.
Then Grandma and Grandpa came to help Farm Guy set up the SWING SET they bought for us. (I'm spoiled. My kids are spoiled. Any questions?) The construction commenced (I am working towards that Genius reading level) at approximately 1:30 and ended at 7ish. The kids were so good waiting patiently until the slide was connected. They could.not.take.it.anymore. During the construction, my mom prepared an amazing supper of steaks, baked potatoes and sweet potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, and grilled sour dough bread. I think that made up for the hours my dad, husband, and sister spent putting the swing set together. There was only one injury. A metal endpiece of a board came down and struck my sister on the foot. It broke a blood vessel and was immediately swollen. She was a trooper though and kept helping the men. Thank goodness. She read the directions and basically told them what to do. You know how men can be with instructions. It turned out quite nicely, don't you think?
The kids got a little playtime on the swing set before going to bed later than their normal bedtime. I just KNEW they were going to sleep hard and long all night. Maybe even sleep in a little. Yeah. Right. Little Miss fussed around from 12:00-1:30 last night. I think she was over-stimulated and too tired. They played hard all day. At 6:30, I hear the Boy get out of bed and a minute later Little Miss is calling my name to get up. Sigh.
Now it's 8:15 and Little Miss is feeling the effects of a late bedtime and early morning.
And this is what is waiting for me in the kitchen.
I think I need at least one more cup of coffee before I can tackle that mess.
So, how was your weekend?