Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Highlights and Lowlights

Friday Highlights ---

A great day for the boys at Good Shepherd

Fun at the fish fry with friends

Friday Lowlights ---

A "festival of puking" - Ray this time - between 8:45pm and 10:30pm. Remember when I posted about our lucky streak--- five plus years of children with no vomitting? Some powerful being in the universe heard of my boasting and struck me with an evil curse! Ray was fine all day, complained of a stomach ache at bedtime, then proceeded to vomit in his bed, in our bed, and in his bed again.... each time soaking every layer of bedding. I had to call Jon home from late night tax preps to help with the madness. Adam slept through it all. Ray then stayed up until 11:00 watching Project Runway with us and enthusiastically offering his opinions on the fashions.

Saturday Highlights ---

Celebrating Jon's birthday. I won't say how old he is, but next year is a BIG ONE... for both of us! We enjoyed a great spaghetti dinner and Wii party at my mom's.

Thankfully, Ray was fine! Must have been something he ate?!?!?

Sunshine! A strange, warm, glowing thing in the sky!

Saturday Lowlights ---

SEVEN loads of laundry... mostly all the bed linens from Friday night's extravaganza of craziness! (Looking on the bright side - as my mom reminded me - thank God I have a washing machine.)

Muddy Children... Seeing the strange warm light in the sky, the boys wanted to go to the playground, ride bikes, do ANYTHING outside. The problems: melting snow and mud! I did let them out in the back yard, but paid for it big time.... ANOTHER load of laundry.

Sunday Highlights ---

More sunshine!

Adam was AWESOME in Mass today! He has just recently graduated from the nursery to "big boy church." He was full of wonder today. After Communion, he pointed to the crucifix above the altar and asked me, "Mommy, is that really God up there?" On the way out of Mass I was telling him how proud I was of him and he told me, "I deserve a great big chocolate!" Precious.

ALSO, today Jon and I got to go out for a fabulous afternoon meal at *Brio.* Besides spending time with Jon and enjoying great food, the three best things about this were:
1. We spent no money! (Thanks Mike, Reenie, and Colleen for the gift card!)
2. We got free dessert because our food took a long time to come out. (We weren't in a hurry anyway!)
3. We saw Sylvester Stallone outside the restaurant. Yes, that's right --- a great big entourage of vehicles and bodyguards and Sylvester Stallone. We were told that Arnold was near by as well, but we didn't see him.

THANKFULLY, no lowlights today!

Tomorrow my mom and I are taking the boys and their cousin Carter to Cincinnati. We will be visiting *Entertrainment Junction* (, *IKEA* (Yeah!), and *Great Wolf* Lodge and Water Park! It should be a fun little adventure. We'll be back on Tuesday night and hopefully I'll post some great pictures and details of our trip.

This week I also hope to post some more ideas for observing Lent, praying the Stations of the Cross with Children, and plans for Easter.

I hope you had a great weekend!
May this week be blessed and productive for all of us.

1 comment:

  1. Katie, Katie, Katie...don't you know that puked-on sheets go in the garbage??? Yep, just toss them in and shut the lid...FAST! And then go shopping! And now you know! :) Glad everyone is healthy again. Have fun in Cincinnatti! We still haven't made it to IKEA. One day...