Weekend Recap – April 8, 2017



As usual, this was a busy weekend. It was also filled with fun activities.

Saturday I had planned on staying home to catch up on projects and cleaning around the house. But my oldest daughter decided to take the older kids to audition for a play being put on by our local art facility. Right before the audition we discovered that the girls would not be able to participate due to obligations with their baton troup. However, Dylan was able to audition and was chosen to play the part of Avery, the brother, in Charlotte’s Web. He is very excited.

During their auditions, I was summoned to my youngest daughter’s work.  She wanted me to bring the 2 year old over to meet the Easter Bunny for the first time. I relunctally agreed and what should have taken no more than an hour actually took about 3.


We stood in a long line waiting our turn to sit in the Easter Bunny’s lap. While Zayden behaved wonderfully, the children in front of us and behind us were not behaving quite as well. After waiting in line for a least 1/2 hour we finally made it to the large, furry creature. Of course, Zayden refused to sit on his lap or beside him. He clung to me and refused to even look at him or thank him for the candy filled eggs. So much for pictures.

Next we ventured outside where a large garden mower was pulling make-shift “barrel” cars for a train ride. We again stood in line for this although not as long.  Since Zayden is too young to ride by himself, I rode with him.  Next year one of the older kids will have to go with us. My legs just don’t raise high enough to get in and out of the those barrels, but it was a nice little ride. So much for pictures though.  (This is not the actual ride, but it looked very close to this.)

We then went into the restaurant where mom works as a waitress/hostess and she bought our meal. I’ll have to say we were both hungry by then.

Zayden went to sleep on the way home and slept for about 3 hours after we got there. This wore him out.



Sunday afternoon, we celebrated the 10th birthday of one of granddaughters. It continued to be warm and we were able to have this outside. I was able to get several pictures of this activity.

It was a weekend full of activity and family fun.

What was your weekend like?

Only to us.


We all have those days when we say it would only happen to me. Well, last week my family experienced one of those mornings that could only happen at my house.

I’m sure all of you who have kids and jobs outside the home know how chaotic mornings can be. Our house is no exception. First, my husband leaves the house. It often becomes a contest between us to see who is going to get the bathroom first. If our youngest grandson awakens during this time, he wants his Papa’s attention and I get first dibs at the restroom.

I have another half hour after he leaves to finish my preparations for departure. I wake up my daughter so she can get the two other grandkids ready for school. This usually takes her around an hour.

On the morning of our story, she sent the oldest out to start the car. He came back in to let her know the keys were locked in the car. First disaster. Luckily she had left the windows cracked and was able to use a coat hanger to unlock the doors. Now she was rushing everyone to get in. Dylan opens the back door and informs his mother he cannot get in because the cat that has adopted us was having kittens in the back seat. Apparently, she had locked the car when she slipped in through the slightly opened window.


The cat had just had the first kitten when I got the text at work. I suggested she call my daughter-in-law to get the kids and take them to school. When she took the kids in to sign them in Dylan tells the secretary that he has a good reason for being late today. “I’m an uncle”, he informed her. At that point his eight year old sister pipes up and says,”And I’m a grandma!”

The poor secretary.