Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Yardsellin', Relayin', & Putt Putt Golfin''

Last weekend was our local Relay for Life event, my bonus-mom came up for the weekend to participate with my sister, her family & all of us.

The same day our neighborhood was having a community yardsale & I had a TON of stuff that neded to go, a TON! I still had the boys' infant carseats, lots of clothes, dishes & small appliances, toys, & did I mention clothes?! Haha. Even though I have sold a lot of the boys' clothes on a triplet resale page, I still had 6 moving boxes full of clothes!

So we started our Saturday with a yardsale. My bonus-mom helped me set up for the yardsale while Donna entertained the boys & cooked breakfast. It started out pretty foggy & a bit slow but picked up & we sold at least 2/3 of the stuff :)

When the boys woke up from their nap, we headed out to the Relay. I was not completely informed of all that having a Relay for Life team entailed, so we basically showed up, turned in the donations my bonus-mom had collected & walked a lap while checking out the set up. We were apparently suppose to set up a booth, decorate it, sell something to raise money of course & hang out all day, 8am - 10pm. I didn't find out about the booth thing until 2 days before & there was no way we could hang out ALL day with the kids. Now that we know though, we will be better prepared for next year. We'll attend the meetings leading up to the event (we joined after the meetings had all been had this year) & have what we need, ready to set up a booth.

Anyways, in our short little months time, we raised $235 for The American Cancer Society in my dads memory. I had hoped for more but again, we will be better prepared next year & start fundraising earlier :)

While we waited for my sister & her family to arrive at the Relay, Grandma, Donna, the boys & I played a round of Putt Putt Golf. Garren has been asking everytime he sees a mini golf course to play. It started last year on Jekyll Island, the playground there sits right next to a mini golf course. The boys all started out really into it but by hole 3 or 4, Caden was playing soccer with his golf ball, trying to kick it into the whole & Kellan was playing a combination of baseball/basketball trying to throw his ball into the holes, lol... Garren lasted a bit longer but then started chasing everyones balls, as did Donna, smh... It was fun, I believe Grandma won the round & we all celebrated with ice cream afterwards :)

Donna & Kellan

I love Garren's form, lol

No need to wait for the brothers to get out of the way ;)

After my sister & her family arrived we did another lap (relay) with them & then it was dinner time, so we headed up the street to a restaurant I had heard about that was right on the beach & had a playground. Who could ask for better place to dine with 5 kids in tow?! It was a phenomenal evening, watching the kids play, hanging with family, listening to live music, enjoying drinks & eating dinner with our toes in the sand!

2 comments:

  1. lol... adorable little golfers!

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  2. Cutest little golfers!!!! Over $200 is not bad! Well done. The ALL DAY events are simply impossible with little kids, they just are. Thanks for reminding me that yardsellin' season is among us. We have so much stuff to get rid of....so we can make room for next year's crap we need to get rid of :)

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