Case of the Mondays... on Tuesday

Happy Post Labor Day!

It was a whirlwind of a weekend and one I was happy to finally spend with my McNuggets. It was our first three-day weekend together in about three years. Talk about FUN!

Saturday was great. I had the house to myself, the windows open to welcome a rare 72 degrees, and it rained! Yay drops! I spent most of the morning at home doing close to nothing; making it through two seasons of The Gilmore Girls on DVD is definitely close to nothing, but once I finally got motivated to something, I did a lot and then picked up the Motley Crue.

Sunday was a busy day for us. The kids helped me bake Toblerone brownies {above, recipe to follow}, which we later took to my dad's birthday party. After presents and brownies, I took E
and R to Skateland to meet with their friends from school.

After 20 years of avoiding the place, I was reminded why I disliked Skateland as a child. Sadly, it was exactly how I remembered it from 2nd grade. The smell, the over priced carnival food, the broken video games, the dirty skate floor, and the obnoxiously loud hip hop music from 1988. However, it didn't bother me, I was too busy being proud of R. Not once did he give up, get frustrated, or quit. In fact, he really seemed to really like skating, even after he fell down a few times. E did really well too, she caught on after a few falls and no one came home with a bruised caboose. Yay! We will definitely be going back to practice, after all, I sprung for the $5 souvenir cup. After our skating adventure, my two and a half year old nephew spent the night with us and I got the ultimate single mom experience ~ four children at the supermarket. Let's just say, I'm glad I'm spayed.

On Monday morning A helped me bake a makeshift desert, R helped me make another boat load of salsa, and Papa did his best with E and her bike in the school parking lot. I heard she almost rode her bike without the "little wheels." I bet she gets it next time. That afternoon, we, plus J, had a fabulous time with the J2 family at their home in Gilbert. Good food, good swimming {which really zonked the kids out later}, and triple good company. It was a perfect day.

Now if only Labor Day was post observed as well, I'd be caught up on the laundry and housekeeping...

Cheers to a short and sweet work week!

Oh, and if you were paying attention to that last one, yes, J met the Midget Rodeo and yes, he still wants to see me. Yip!

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