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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

OK, I'm supposed to be blogging, but I'm watching 24.... so I may seem distracted - LOL! I'll give it my best shot. hehe :)

Woke up this morning at 5:20am, and Captain America and Jake did too, and we got ready for Seminary. Captain America's standard of ready is more thorough, we'll say, than mine, so we were a few minutes late for seminary. hehe.

We dropped Jake off, and headed to Walmart. Captain America had bought some exercise shorts last Walmart trip, and they didn't fit. So we were on a "Shorts exchanging" mission. ha! And guess what? 24 hour Walmarts don't have 24 hour customer service desks. sigh. So we went to look for different shorts, and figured that we'd return them another day/time.

Captain America finally found some shorts that he liked, and we went to the dressing rooms. Yup, you guessed it. The dressing rooms were closed too! What the crap??? Captain America managed to sweet talk the lady into opening it up for him, though. He's smooth - hehe :)

He got one pair that he liked, and put the others back. We got some cereal and some milk, paid, and headed back to the church. We were only 5 minutes late picking up Jake. Yeah, we were a little off today :)

Here's me at Walmart - I'm hot, huh?

We got home in time to see Tom off to the bus stop, then got Joe and Jim and Eme ready, and at 7:20, we RAN to the bus. We were a little late. But we made it. Captain America and I visited with my friends for a few minutes, and we headed back home.

Jake left for the bus at 7:45am, then it was just Captain America and I. At around 9:30am, he headed to the gym/exercise. I showered and got ready for the day. And the morning passed. Captain America had a doctors appointment at 1:20pm, and then a dentist appointment at 3:00pm. He had about 15 minutes in between the two. So he was home, but gone again :(

I spent some time cleaning, and Captain America did too. Together, we got most of the laundry done, and the dishes and kitchen cleaned. The living room looked pretty good, and I got some of my laundry washed and folded. It was a productive day.

But a stressful one. Yes, it's happy and joyous and great having Captain America home. But it's stressful at the same time. I've been on my own for 7 months. And so has he. We both have our own way of doing things. Different ways of doing things. It just takes a bit to re-learn to work together. We're still working on it :)

Anyway, Tom got home from the bus around 3:15pm, and Joe and Jim and Eme got home around 3:45pm. And I left Tom in charge, and made a quick trip to Big Lots. I needed out of the house. LOL. And Boxer needed a new collar so we could take him on a walk. I don't know what Jake did with the other one...

Here's me on the way :)
I found some cool lip gloss, and an HDMI cord for my broken laptop/tv, and some batteries, and some collars, and a few other things. And paid, and headed home. It was a super short trip, but well worth it. hehe.

Here's my lipglosses :)
I paid and headed home. And got there about 5 minutes after Captain America got home. He was out starting his truck. It still started! hehe :) I tried on some lip gloss, and had to pose!
Amanda had stopped by while I was at Big Lots, and she'd brought me a Sonic happy hour drink! Awe, thanks my dear! Thanks for looking out for me!
We had the kids do chores, and helped the house be a bit cleaner. It still needs some work, but it's getting better. Here's a picture of Jimmy with his new bear from Captain America.

Jim liked this picture, because he had hair! He saw it, and said "I have hair! Send this picture to Ms Amanda!" hehe.
We had an hour before we had to leave for Gattitown, and we all got ready. You need real shoes to play on the race track, so he's me alternative to flip flops. hehe.
After what seemed like FOREVER, we were out of the house and on the road to Gattitown. It's across town on the East Side on Lee Trevino BLVD. Quite a way down, in fact. I eventually found it. I only made a few wrong turns. hehe.

We got there, got checked in, and found Terra. My kids went for food, then Captain America and I went for food. And all sat and ate and watched "Sponge bob". It was funny, because my kids don't watch that show. Because it's dumb. hehe. Well, because I don't like it. Anyway, check out how raptly there are watching this silly show. hehe :)

I had a big salad, and a cup of soup. Then a part of a bread stick and a few bites of salads and a bit or two of dessert. And I was full. That was enough for me :) Joe ate enough for 3 people, I think. Ha! I didn't supervise too closely what people ate. I guess I should have, but we don't do all you can eat very often...

After eating, I gave all the kids their play cards, and turned them loose. We found Jake playing on this shooter game.

Captain America played the race car game a lot. I sucked at it, but he was pretty good. hehe.

Here's me playing on the race car game. Yeah, there's a reason why I'm not a race car driver professionally...

Jim and Captain America and I played some bumper cars, and a few other games. Jim and I played some air hockey, and here we are bowling.
And the roller coaster ride
45 minutes went SUPER fast. When our time cards had expired, we all met up at the race car track for our final game. It was a long wait, but was gonna be fun!

Joe got to go first. There were a few groups in front of us that didn't wanna split their group, so Joe got to go as an extra in someone elses turn. He didn't mind! He got to go earlier than everyone else. hehe. He did a very good job driving the car! I was impressed!
Jake in line

Jim was tall enough to drive his own car! I was kinda worried, since he's only 5, but he did fabulously. I think when they made the height requirement, they weren't thinking that there would be 5 year olds driving their cars. But they didn't ask his age, and I didn't tell it. hehehe. All I know is that he had a TON of fun!
Eme and Tom were next. They wanted the fast cars, but were told that they had to be 14 in order to drive one of those. Sorry, kids!
Tom and Eme on the track
And then it was Captain America and Jake and my turns! Oh yeah, baby! We were SO excited!

Jake was in 1st, Captain America was in 2nd, and I was in 3rd. Which sounds pretty impressive, if there were like 100 people. hehe. But there were just 3 of us. ROFL! But I'm having a great time here, huh? Check out the wind in my hair. ha!

I ended up passing Captain America right at the end. Yeah, I really think his car malfunctioned and slowed down. Cause he was SO far ahead of me the rest of the race. hehe. Oh well, I still "won" him, right? LOL ;)

After we were done with the races and our cards, the kids gatered up all of their tickets, cashed them in, and got some dumb prizes. But they loved them. hehe. Then we headed back to post.

But first, we swung by Circle K to get a drink. And the first one we came to had $0.49 any sized drink, but they were out of soda. What????

So we drove to a different Circle K and got our drinks. 7 drinks for under $4.00 Not too bad! Jake and Tom and I got the drinks, then passed them out to everyone else in the truck. And we headed home.

Jim and Joe were practically asleep when we got home. We just kinda led them to their beds. And I started blogging, and Captain America worked on his research paper for a bit. It's ow midnight, and I'm sleepy. I'm having a hard time keeping my eyes awake. I hope that this blog is making sense. 24 got over about 10 minutes ago, and now I'm REALLY falling asleep.

Night, you guys! Have a GREAT Saturday for me!

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Great one, Sharon!!! Loving' the summertime layouts!


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 27, 2011. Thanks again.

Shelly said...

What a fun family night! Hey, tell Jim that he's handsome with or without hair. :)

I'm praying for all of you as you settle back in together as a family. All of my military friends say they go through an adjustment period like you're talking about. That must be hard.

Thanks for the great word art. I'll be back to buy some of the wonderful new word art packs some time this week. I have to run for now. Hugs!!!

Sarah said...

So lovely to see you all together as a family. It's been a long time in the waiting. Looks like you've been having heaps of fun.

Love Jim with your hair. He's a cheeky chap :D

You are all so amazing xx

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [28 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria