This weekend took us all over the place. I personally wanted to stay in bed until noon and then go eat at a posh restaurant, but God forbid the kids could agree with me without arguing!
What is it with 4 yr olds and their sharp tongues?? The same sweet tongue that says "You are as pretty as a princess mommy" can spew out.."NO I DONT WANT TO...YOU NEVER LET ME DO ANYTHING...I AM GOING TO GO WORK WITH DADDDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY".
Fun times around here ;)
So saturday morning took us yard selling. I had my map, I had my coffee and I was ready to go. First one we stopped by, had a bunch of kids toys. Usually I buy the kids something small just to keep them happy. This one, I picked up a superman and a little toy that is a box. You wind up the box and a clown pops up. Great. Superhero for Ty...pop up box for Ju. Well they fought over that dang pop up toy for the next 45 minutes. I made them share, I threaten to throw it out, I threaten everything and it didn't help. Almost an hour later I was done. We headed home and they continued on fighting about it. They both loved it so much, so now its residing on top of my fridge. Now I know why the people sold it ;)
After we ate a yummy lunch and headed to Playmobil. Playmobil is a toy company based in Germany. Its like lego with little people. Playmobil land is awesome. 50 cents to get it and you can play all day. There is different stations with all their toys. From castles to pirate ships, to farms. Anything you could possibly imagine. Good place.
(Sorry for the crappy pictures. I couldn't get a good picture at all :( )
Oh and don't let their expressions fool you. They had an awesome time and even after 3 hours they didn't want to come home. Why they look miserable on photo I have no clue..lol
Sunday we headed to church. I have a very hard time finding a church I like. We had an amazing one in Ft Bragg. Ever since we left, I haven't been inside a church. I don't like going without dh and I don't believe you need church to have faith.I go when I want to, when I feel like it. Back at Bragg, I went every sunday because I wanted to be there and loved the church. But lately with all the stress going on I figured I need to go to try to kick this funk.
This is a brand new church that I have heard good things about it. It's a presbyterian gorgeous church right by the beach. The service was good, and the kids had a good time. Tyler said he didn't like the Bible study but couldn't tell me why, so he just hung out at the nursery with his sister.
I don't know if I will go back next week or go to a different one. One more thing to add to the list of things I miss. Stability, dh home and a good church.
The rest of the day was just spent chilling. The temps are in the high 90's with over 100' in heat index so we spent at the pool. We have a storm looming that might or might not turn into a hurricane. So we keeping an eye on that.
And ....we are officially in the next month club. I should be jumping for joy right now but I am not. We don't know if we are in the next month club for R&R or for homecoming. Big difference. So that has put a great damper on my mood. I am trying to be positive and have faith but I am struggling. So I spend hours online researching dream homes and decorating ideas.
And cooking. Anytime I am stressed and coming out of a food rut, I will go on a cooking binge. I will cook and bake anything and everything that I can get my hands on. I have fond memories of dh coming home from working walking in the kitchen and eyeing 2 loafs of bread, casseroles, cakes, pies, muffins, and me deep in flour and a whole wreck of a kitchen and just shaking his head and going " Stressed again??"
Sunday i made milkshake for the kids, banana chocolate ice cream (take frozen bananas, scoop of chocolate powder (I use Nesquick because that is what I use) throw it into the food processor and you got a yummy delicious ice cream, pumpkin cheesecake muffins, oatmeal bread, cauliflower mashed potatoes, fruit salad and pasta baked. I also made hummus, sliced and diced avocado, tomatoes and cucumbers for my sandwiches during the week. I was also going to make brownies but I ran out of eggs.
Now I need a trip to the grocery store..lol.
Don't you just love the way I handle stress ;)