Thursday, September 10, 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015

This Labor Day Weekend we headed down to my bonus mom's house to spend the weekend with her & Donna's mom & dad. We arrived friday night to a super yummy Swedish meatball dinner, Marie always spoils us with her homemade meals! The boys played with & loved on Grandma before we finally got them settled enough to attempt bedtime. After a short while of musical beds everyone finally settled in & went to sleep. The easy days of putting all 3 boys in one big bed are gone & they each prefer their own space, which there are plenty of at Grandma's between the crib, toddler bed, bunkbeds, futon & full bed (spaced out between 3 rooms of course.)

Saturday we made an indecisive trip to Ikea. The store is way too overwhelming to make any decisions in, add in 3 kids & we might as well stayed home & shopped online, lol... Only 2 of the boys wanted to play in the playroom when we got to ikea but there was a waiting list. I signed the 2 up that wanted to go & we headed off to attempt to shop while we waited. By the time we were called Kellan decided he would play too but they wouldn't let him because he wasn't on the waiting list. Boo Ikea! We couldn't let 2 go & make him wait so we didn't let any go & we left the store empty handed with 3 crying boys who wanted to play. We made it up to them though with lunch at Chuck E Cheese. Spoiled I know but I was really displeased with the decision by ikea not to let him in with his brothers. I should have put them all on the waiting list, lesson learned, but seriously they couldn't let one extra sibling in?! Oh well, if we ever decide on what we want I think we will order online & just pick it up instead of attempting the store again, it's too big, too busy & has too many distractions!

Sunday we prepared for a feast of grilled goodness from Marie's newly built (still awaiting the granite top) grill. My brother in law did an awesome, awesome job on the grill/fireplace combination!!! I wonder if we could convince him to come build us one???

Donna's parents came over for the cookout & we all had a good visit. The boys showed off some of their new, school learned behavior & dance moves (I had no idea they danced at school!) We were all worn out just by watching them.

Later that afternoon we took the boys to the splash park, they love this one & always have so much fun at it but their fun was short lived as an afternoon thunderstorm rolled in closing the park. Originally they were just going to close for 30 minutes due to thunder, so we headed next door to the playground which is equally as fun but we were chased out by raindrops soon after.



Caden & Kellan

Mommom trying out the maze of a playground

The boys were well worn out after their little bit of playtime & we relaxed at Grandma's the rest of the evening & munched on leftovers from our cookout.

Monday we headed out to Donna's parents for another visit before getting on the road & heading home. It's been nothing but hot & stormy all over Florida this summer & this weekend was no different. We headed home right into a nasty thunderstorm, once we made it through the rain we were backed up in traffic from a bunch of accidents, I think we passed 5 different cars run off the road & saw one run off behind us not to mention the two rear end accidents we passed. The rain brings out the best drivers on the highway, lol... The good news is, there didn't appear to be any serious injuries and we only lost about a half hour of driving time. It was a good weekend with family, I miss my dad of course, with every holiday & also when we go to their house but I know he was there in spirit watching the boys have fun & admiring my grilled goodness, lol... He was the one that took the boys to Chuck E Cheese for the first time & grilling was always his forte'.

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