This weekend was jam-packed since we had visitors! Travis’ sister, Shayna, and her family came to stay with us since her husband, Kevin, was going to help Travis install our new windows! They have three kiddos, Tenley, Bentley, and Bennett, who are so much fun!
Here’s a recap of our busy weekend!
On Friday night, I met up with my coworkers for dinner, and we met the new science teacher on our team. She already figured out that you can’t believe anything Adam (our math teacher) says so I’d say she is going to fit in well! 😉
When I got back from dinner and drinks, Shayna’s family was just getting here. It was still unbearably hot so we took the kids to the pool while Travis and Kevin got started on the windows (We clearly got the better end of that deal!).
When we got home from the pool, I helped the kids with bathtime. Bentley kept asking me to check and see if I had any bath toys for them to play with. They had brought toy semis and trucks to play with in the tub, but he had faith that I had something better. (Spoiler alert: I didn’t… so trucks it was!)
They requested that I play “Body Like a Backroad” while they were in the tub! I was shocked that they knew basically all of the words to many of the songs that I played!
Three little goofs in the tub.
Tenley was proud of her shampoo mohawk.
I caught Tenley looking at our wedding picture album in the guest room, and when she found pictures of herself she said, “Aww…look how cute I was.” Apparently she thinks she has matured a lot in the past year and a half. 🙂
Earlier, Tenley had found my closet and said, “Wow…you have a lot of shoes. Does Uncle Travis know you have this many shoes?” Hahaha!
So then later, as the adults were talking, the kids kept coming downstairs for a “shoe fashion show” modeling all of the shoes they found in my closet. Both Tenley and Bentley kept telling me how much they love high heels. 🙂
Even Bennett got in on the fun and rocked some of my boots!
By the end of the night, my closet was a disaster zone. I think they successfully tried on almost every pair. 🙂
We had popcorn as a snack later, and wow; I underestimated the mess that kids can make. There was popcorn all over the couch, in between the cushions, and all on the floor.
Bennett decided he liked the popcorn on the couch even better than what was in the bowl. I guess when you’re the little guy, you do what you have to do!
That night, Tenley “acted” like she was scared in her bedroom and played the guilt trip on me so I would lay in bed with her and Bentley.
She said, “Just lay here for a little bit so I’m not so scared.”
I thought, “That’s adorable.” I can’t refuse her.
Then, they both asked for a drink. I quickly realized their bedtime stalling tactics and we settled it that they would go to bed if I got them a cup of water. Luckily it worked!
The next morning, I had the cutest guests eating breakfast on our barstools. Muffins, banana bread, and scrambled eggs made for some happy campers!
Shayna and I rounded up the kids to go to the zoo and the guys got back to work on the windows. (They replaced every window in our house except for two, which we will probably do next year.)
We played in city park for awhile until the zoo officially opened at 9:30 a.m.
I had never been to the Sunset Zoo, but I had been told not to expect much.
We spent about two and half hours there until we decided that the heat was melting us. There were a few exhibits shut down at the zoo too so we didn’t feel like there was much to see.
Besides the kids being fascinated/confused by the chimps’ strange looking butts, a favorite from our little group was the flamingos. They look so graceful and pretty and their stick-thin legs amaze me! There was even a little baby one in the back, which the kids just loved!
Overall, I’d say the Sunset Zoo is good for “one and done.” I’ve seen it once, and I don’t care about going back anytime soon.
This picture was near the end of our zoo trip. We were down to one water bottle, all were dripping sweat, and the kids were ready to hit the gift shop more than anything. 😉 (The gift shop had AC so I was ready for it too!)
We hit a few antique/second hand stores on our drive back. Shayna and I both love looking in them and she scored a cute nightstand for the boys’ room.
We ate a quick lunch, and finally gave in to the kids’ pleas for the pool again. Honestly, it felt like the only way to beat the heat that day, as temperature soared in the 100s. We scared off a couple other groups at the pool so we basically had it to ourselves for the four or so hours that we were there!
Eventually, the guys finished putting in the windows and framing the outside of them, so they joined us too!
I feel like I more than got my workout in at the pool. The kids were either climbing on me or having me catch them (mainly, Bentley) when they went down the slide or jumped off the diving board.
We eventually decided that we’d had our fill and made a quick dinner of brats, pasta salad, and coleslaw.
Tenley and Bennett were pooped and both fell asleep after dinner. Bentley was going strong and sat with the adults as we all talked outside for awhile. He loves watching truck and farm equipment videos on YouTube and those kept him entertained!
We called it an early night as the sun had got the best of all of us. I crawled in bed thinking it was at least ten o’clock, and laughed when it was only 9:00! I don’t know the last time that I have been in bed that early!
The next morning was the rough patch of the whole weekend.
I was in the kitchen, getting breakfast for the kids and making more toast. Bennett came into the kitchen to see Shayna and I heard a weird sneeze sound.
I looked back from the toaster and he had thrown up and continued to do so right in the middle of the kitchen floor. (He got sick once the night before too, I guess.)
If you remember this post, you know that vomit and I are not friends. I quickly got Shayna some cleaning supplies as she cleaned Bennett up. Travis and I scrambled to find a “puke bowl” for him, making sure it wasn’t one of my nice ones, as I’m not sure I would be able to eat out of it again otherwise. 🙂
We’ve got a long ways to go before we are ready for kids. 😉
Gross, gross, gross.
Bennett had a cold all weekend, and fell asleep before dinner the night before so I’m pretty sure that his stomach just got upset from being empty and having so much drainage in it. After his episode, he ate a piece of toast and kept it down so who knows?
From the window installation and the kids, our house looked like a tornado blew through it so I spent the afternoon cleaning and doing laundry while Travis started to frame in the windows inside.
We had to stop around six to head to our last softball playoff game, scheduled for seven.
We won the first game, which meant that we played right after that to try for first. Unfortunately, we lost that one, but that still means that we got second place in our league! We never dreamed we would do so well!
Here’s (most of) our team, Sit on My Base. They have been so fun to hang out with this summer!
Needless to say, I’m exhausted after this weekend. I got way more sun than I usually do…but I don’t have the tan to prove it. 😦
Today, I’m headed up to my classroom with a coworker to start decorating for the year. It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time again!
Have a wonderful Monday!
Question of the Day: What is your favorite exhibit to see at the zoo?