Sunday, July 6

Very busy week

My mom arrived on Wednesday night. We stopped for dinner at On the Border and went to Michael's before heading home.

Thursday went to PF Changs for dinner and then on to Symphony in the Park where the Charlotte Symphony played all-American music and there was a fireworks show after. Erin HATED it! Every time one of those loud ones burst, she would whimper and crawl all over me. I eventually got her to sit fairly still with my hands TIGHT over her ears. I ended up in a chair behind a tree so I couldn't see the fireworks very well. :( Leah, on the other hand, declared "It's not scary!" after the first few bursts. She laid on the blanket with Ian and discussed each one.

On Friday, we were supposed to go to Carowinds (bring a friend for $19.99!) but Mike came down with a 24 hr stomach bug, so he was in bed most of the day. Mom and I took the kids to Chick-fil-a for lunch instead. I made Shepherd's Pie and berry trifle for the Larsens and Maddexes.

By dinner Mike felt well enough to go out with us. We ended up going to the farm with the Larsens and Maddexes. Their church owns 110 acres in the middle of nowhere that the members can use to farm. Tiffany's family has tomatoes, watermelons, and zucchini among other things planted. We set up on a tiny stage and Bryan and Brandon lit off some pretty cool fireworks over the field. We built a fire and made s'mores. Again Erin was agitated with the loud noises, but when it got late, Mike set up her pack-n-play in the back of the van (IT FITS!) and she went to bed with her music playing at high volume to drown out the fireworks. We got home at midnight. My poor girls had been up late for two nights and needed more sleep!

Saturday my mom had the stomach bug. :( She was in bed most of the day so we stayed around home. Mike and I took the girls to Sam's Club for diapers and formula (last can, I hope) and they ate all kinds of samples. Key Lime cake is yummy! The girls went to bed at 7:30 and we watched Premonition after that.

So that was our weekend in a nutshell. Everyone seems to be well so far today so I don't know what the plan is yet.

1 comment:

Brittany said...

I love that Leah discussed each one with Ian. Oh to be a fly on that blanket!

Poor Er-bear! I'm sure she'll get used to it!