Last week was definitely the busiest week we’ve had of summer. I think I’m still recovering from it – as in forcing myself to bed at 9 every day this week. I’m really happy that we’re having an eventful summer, because as mentioned sappily before on this here blog, we only get so many summers with our kids before they leave us.
Monday was the only day I didn’t have plans last week – I say “I” because B still had to take Sheff to soccer practice, and also take and pick him up from his baseball camp last week. I made chicken alfredo for dinner, and we called it a night.
Tuesday we went to Sheff’s game at the Y in Alabaster – it felt like the seventh circle of hell outside, and I have no idea how those kids were running around in it. I think they won, but honestly, there is no one who is keeping record of the scores of the teams, so it really doesn’t matter. He had a good time, and his friend was there, and he has taken a liking to the sport, so there you have it.
Wednesday, we had tickets to the World Games softball bronze medal match. It was Taipei vs. Australia, and even though it was supposed to rain all night, it didn’t. The weather was perfect, and I was really glad that we went. It was our last event for the World Games, so we geeked out and got t-shirts. It was definitely more fun than I thought it would be.
Thursday, I had a girl’s night out with my girl Lindsey. We hadn’t seen each other in forever, and we had signed up for a flower class at Post Office Pies in Mountain Brook. We had some wine, ate an amazing pizza, and went home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers that we had arranged. Side note: that will definitely never be a profession of mine. It was so nice to catch up on each other’s lives and just hang out for a night.
Friday afternoon, Sheff’s best friend invited him out to the Y for cookie cake and swimming since they couldn’t make his birthday party the next day. Before we headed over there, we went to the library to pick up some books and get Sheff’s reward for 500 pages. It was so sweet of them to get him a cake and gifts – Sheff felt like a million bucks. They played in the pool for a couple of hours, then we headed home for pizza and a screening of the “Bob’s Burgers Movie,” which was awesome.
Saturday we got up and got the finishing touches for Sheff’s party. Picked up his cake and made up the goody bags, and then we were good to go! Sheff wanted a bowling party, so a bowling party we had. It was actually a super cheap option, even adding pizza and drinks, and no clean up! He had his two buds from school there with him – they bowled for two hours, ate pizza and cake, opened presents and then it was over. Having a summer birthday is rough, so I think this may be the end of birthday parties – we had a few people RSVP that didn’t bother showing up, and it put a bad taste in my mouth for going forward. We may just take the day off work and do fun things all day for his actual birthday – and have a few kids over for pool time and cake. But that’s another discussion for another day – Sheff had a great time, and that’s all that matters.
And then, on Saturday night, our neighbors were throwing a luau, so we definitely had to attend. Of course, they had done an amazing job decorating their house and all the food, drinks, etc, were on-theme. Sheff had a few friends to run around with, and we had some food and some beverages, chatted with the neighbors, helped clean up and went on home.
Sunday, B’s parents came up for one more birthday celebration for Sheff. He opened his presents, and then we went out for Mexican. After they left, we spent the rest of the day watching Tomorrowland – ate dinner and all went to bed early.
Luckily, we don’t have nearly as busy a week as last week. We’ve only got a soccer game for today planned, and then it’s business as usual for the rest of the week. We were super exhausted, but we definitely did have fun!!
Goodness, you guys really did have a busy week! If we weren’t sick, I would have liked to have gone to one of the world game events just because it was a once in a lifetime thing for our city. It is cool you guys got shirts and stuff! I don’t think I would be any good at flower arranging, but what a fun thing to do! I didn’t know there was a Post Office Pies in Mtn Brook. I am glad Sheff had a few fun birthday celebrations! People suck big time on the RSVP and no show for kid parties. Zoe has one to go to the Sunday before the kids start school so that should be interesting to see the turn out. I always hated my birthday in the summer because no one ever came to my parties. We were out of school back then, now a days it would have been a week or two into the school year and maybe it would have been different. I think creating fun memories as a family would probably be more memorable past this year anyways age-wise.