Friday is a free night around here. Hopefully the rain clouds that have set up camp over us will relocate and we will be able to spend a summer evening outside. I am planning a simple meal of baked cod with rice and a vegetable for a light dinner...then perhaps a trip to Dairy Queen to start the weekend off right!
Saturday brings a slight change in our normal routine. Steve is taking the kids and a few friends to Pittsburgh to see...Taylor Swift in concert! They are beyond excited and I am again grateful for my awesome hubby who volunteers to take a van load of kids to see a concert. How did I get so lucky? ; ) Flynn and I are planning on taking my mom down for a visit with my dad. Depending on how he feels, I am hoping to get him out for a quick dinner. I sure hope he is up to it.
Sunday we will be attending morning Mass since we will miss it on Saturday evening. I am anxious to see how well we do getting all six of us ready for a morning Mass when usually it takes a certain teenage daughter all afternoon to go Saturday evening! Sunday afternoon I am planning on taking apart our dining room and packing up all my china for storage in the basement. The desks we ordered are being delivered (and assembled, thank Heavens!) on Thursday, so I want to be sure we are all ready. We are planning on putting everything down in the basement, but since we had a "minor" water incident a few weeks ago during a monsoon that dumped nearly four inches of water in less than an hour directly above our house, we have had to do some necessary cleanup. I am hoping the carpets will be cleaned and dried in time to put everything down there. If not, I will formulate plan B. It is amazing how much more relaxed I am about certain things now that I am older. I guess age brings a sense of perspective to things!
After all that, I have penciled in a pizza night to end our busy weekend. Well, that is what is on tap here. I hope your weekend is sunny and dry, whatever your plans may be!
We had a few days of beautiful hot weather a week or so ago...and that found us outside early in the morning doing this...
and later in the day...enjoying this!
A big shout out to my bloggy friend Patty for sharing the awesome idea of a water table! Can you believe I have been a mother for sixteen years and have never had one? Patty shared how much her little one enjoyed hers, so I immediately asked Steve to pick one up at Walmart. Best. Summer. Purchase. Ever. Thanks Patty!
Our little sparkler all ready for Mass last Saturday.
Caught this beauty on our way home from our anniversary dinner...
I did get my cherry lime sparkler last week. Good thing we live forty five minutes from the nearest Taco Bell...This could become a problem.
iPhone shot of my baby...who is looking a little older each day. Sigh...
Happy Weekend, dear friends!