Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Weekend 2013 Shenanigans

Our BBQ Team had a competition this weekend, so I got off early on Thursday (set-up day). So I had a long weekend. The girls were super excited to both be spending the night in the camper!
The girls enjoyed playing in the dirt!
They also played with their new bouncy balls:
Daddy was even able to get them to bounce REALLY high:

Once it was getting dark, it was time to go in & start getting settled for the night.
Jamie wanted a snack & a drink...settling for a drink.

Kayla was worn out & ready for bed.

Jamie wanting to party like a rock star & Kayla wanting to sleep.

Watching a little TV & Tessie Dog decided to join them in the bed.

This of course excited everyone! They love that dog!

And in case you couldn't tell from Kayla's facial expression, it was a little exciting to watch the couch-bed air mattress get set up. I didn't sleep great, but dozed off & on.
They had donuts for breakfast.

Jamie is famous for eating whatever the icing is on her cakes & cupcakes....apparently, it works the same for her with donuts.

Then we found the playground across the street.

Strike a little photo diva.

Who got really brave & wanted to climb up there, but once she was up there she was stuck. Mommy to the rescue!

And then the rain moved in so we had to move our party inside. I am really thankful for the tailgator cube so we could watch TV

Jamie took her school yearbook with her & looked at it several times.
I'm also thankful this camper has a DVD player & the girls enjoyed watching a new movie.

Someone thinks they are a big girl cause now they can drink (pretty successfully) from a water bottle.

After nap time, we went to see if the girls were big enough to ride any rides they had there & to see if it was too muddy or not.

Unfortunately, the rides were not open yet and it was very slippery muddy in the ride area.

And more rain moved in.

But the girls were tired of being stuck inside the camper, so we let them sit on the mat & play in the dirt/mud.

These girls love diggin in the dirt!

When it wasn't pouring down rain, the girls decided to try to catch raindrops on their tounges.

 Check out that curly pony tail!

We then went to the Sugar Farm Catfish in the Barn. It's a pretty yummy place to eat!

And they have homemade ice cream & strawberry shortcake (I combined my two).

And ya can't leave without getting your picture made with the big catfish!
For some reason, I didn't sleep at all on Friday night. I mean, like I never even dozed off....pulled an all-nighter. No matter how hard I tried, I could not go to sleep. It was definitely not an on purpose thing!
Despite no sleep, I got up at regular time (4:45) & started my day as usual. The girls & I got some cleaning/straightening in the house that I hadn't gotten done during the week. During nap time, I tried to sleep, but it just didn't happen. That evening, we got all dolled up & headed to the wedding reception for our friends who got married. We had to miss the wedding cause everyone else wasn't back from the BBQ Competition (Results: 6th in ribs, 2nd in pork, 1st in brisket, & 4th overall).

 While at the wedding, I got to meet one of the bloggers I follow: Terri from Peace Love & Applesauce. It was exciting to me cause she actually knew who I was & was actually interested in talking to me AND the girls.....I have issues, I think no one will remember me or know who I am or even want to talk to me.....self-esteem problems, I'm working on them. They are better, but I'm still a work in progress. ANYWHO! It was exciting to get to meet someone I follow in the blog world.
I didn't get to see my Mom on Mother's Day (big bummer!). But she was here on Tuesday & Wednesday for the Preschool Program & Graduation AND the girls & I will be heading over there for a week this coming weekend. So I think all that time will make up for missing actual Mother's Day.
We got all dolled up & headed to Sunday School & Church (awesome & amazing messages & service as usual!).
I absolutely LOVE these two blessings that call me Momma!!!!!

Daddy & the girls

My Happies:
Basket of flowers

Outside of Kayla's card

Inside of Kayla's card

Outside of Jamie's card

Inside of Jamie's card

The holder for my new flower pot
My absolute FAV Mother's Day gift!!!!! It's one pot with 2 butterflies made from the girls feet!
I love it!!!!

And I even got flowers (in my FAV color) to go into my new Butterfly Flower Pot!
I also got the girls pictures made together with the live bunny & my Zoo Membership.

After church, we went to Olympic for lunch.

My requested dinner

And homemade Creme Brulee for dessert (ekkk....2 desserts in one weekend, this might not turn out well on Wednesday Weigh-in).

We love Redi-Whip around here!!!!
I also got a chance to post some pictures on Facebook that I have already blogged about and got to blog about the Preschool Program & Graduation.
And I took an uninterrupted bubble bath.....all mothers out there will be able to appreciate the significance of this gift.
How was your Mother's Day weekend????
This post was a link up with
Weekend Shenanigans

Have a Sunshiny Day,
~Tasha Sunshine
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  1. YAY.. So glad I got to meet you.. Your family is precious!

  2. Aside from the rain, sounds like a FUN time!
    Those butterfly flower pots are adorable. I'm obsessed with butterflies and hope Marcus makes me something like that for Mother's Day in the future. :)

  3. You have such a beautiful family and it looks like y'all had a fun filled weekend.

    Happy Belated Mother's Day friend!



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