My two oldest guys went on their first "guy trip" Saturday. There was an air show near us, so they eagerly prepared for it all week. Jeffery, age 5, told his daddy that he couldn't wait to go on a "date" with him. Daddy told him that guys don't go on dates, so they called it an "adventure".
They traveled all the way there and paid for parking only to discover that it was mostly rained out. They changed their plans and returned on Monday for a full day of "adventure".
Due to the change of the guys' plans, our Labor Day cookout was postponed until about 7 P.M. We grilled hamburgers and bratwurst and our favorite baked potatoes. My mom brought buffalo wings, a veggie plate and a fruit plate. We made 2 kinds of homemade ice cream for dessert. Ah! What's a holiday without good food? Speaking of good food, you must try out a new recipe recommended by my sister just in time for fall: Gooey S'mores Bars
My youngest baby (for another month) turned 2 this week. I was almost tempted to believe in the terrible twos because for 2 days after his birthday, we had more discipline issues with him than I've had in the last 2 months. I'm not one to make excuses, but he did have a bad cold and as his cold went away so did the attitude (for the most part!). He's growing up so fast!
I was a few minutes late to pick up my daughter from piano lesson due to a few minor "emergencies". She told her teacher I was there, thinking she saw my car, and when I pulled up she was standing on the street corner, looking rather forlorn. I felt horrible for being late and also horrified that she was standing outside by herself with no adult knowing she was there. One of those guilt-producing lessons for Mom!
We picked up Jeffery's glasses this week. The optician told him he looked handsome in them and asked him how old he was. He told her he was 5, then she made his day by telling him he looked at least 7 in his glasses!
This was a good week to put my recent post to the test. All 5 of us came down with colds. Ironically, the two that were able to take the vitamin C, had it the worst. The baby that has never been on antibiotics had it the longest. I had the lightest case although I was exposed to more of the germs with nose-wiping, administering medicine and could not take Vitamin C because of pregnancy which is supposed to make one more susceptible to illness anyway. Hmmmm....I don't think I'll ever completely understand sickness and how one gets it.
I'm at 34 weeks of pregnancy, so the biggest threat of premature birth is over. However, my midwife wants me to make sure the baby stays put for 2-3 more weeks. That is fine with me as I still have some last-minute purchases to make and the bassinet to bring up from the basement and clean. Since I generally deliver early (never made it to a due date yet), I guess I know what next week's work should be!