Wow, it’s Tuesday and I’ve yet to recover from the weekend. As a typical Working Mom Against Guilt, being away so much during the week leads me to frightfully overbook the weekend to compensate…it’s a vicious cycle that leads to loads of fun but near-exhaustion by Sunday. Thank goodness I’m back to work – I needed the break! The highlights and some shout outs to the great folks who made the weekend so much fun for our clan:
Hit the Sprayground in Centerville and it was terrific. It is so well-maintained and clean and not over-crowded. Worth the drive from Cincy for sure and we’ll be back for sure!
On to Erin’s cookout to celebrate her upcoming book. Yep, that’s right, I’m hanging with a soon-to-be published author! Added bonus? More quality time with Jenny and added Becky and Andrea to the mix! So much fun. And P made a pretty serious love-connection with the R’ster…they grow up so fast.
Family time at the Northside Fourth of July Parade. Joined the fun with @veganjacob, @ms5chw4r7z, @5chw4r7z, @kate_the_great, @geekjames. Met up with some delicious biscuits at Take the Cake beforehand…dreaming up their yummy pimento cheese spread and roasted vegetables! yes! on a biscuit! right now!
Headed to Aunt Deb’s for dinner and what we’d hope would be the Blue Ash Fireworks, but no dice – too rainy. But! Doug made a strawberry pie, so there was that bit of deliciousness!
Finally, at the family gathering rounding up the weekend, we got to video-Skype with the kids in Gulf Shores. It was quite a treat for Grandma and Grandpa – what an amazing thing Skype is (pls get that Blackberry Application up and running, kthx)! And later, P got to hold a sparkler while I monitored my blood-pressure. But it was all good. And there was another strawberry pie! Bonus! Bonus!
All and all, quite a weekend. Though I doubt it, I wish P could hold onto some of these great memories – oh wait, that’s what this blog is for! Hope you all had just as much fun celebrating this weekend! God Bless America!