I can't believe I haven't posted in 12 days! Haven't even visited anyone else's blogs that whole time either! (sorry!)
Gosh, I can't even remember what all I haven't been writing about in that time. lol Let's see. 4th of July weekend, what did we do? I remember on Sunday of that weekend we went to my mom's house for BBQ, slip 'n slide, and fireworks. The boys had a blast on the slip 'n slide, but the fireworks got cut short. Just our luck, a guy that works for the fire department was visiting his girlfriend who happens to live 2 doors down from my mom, and he came over and told us to stop. Even though he could plainly see we had 4 little boys who were so excited to be watching these little fireworks, he still felt the need to come over and tell my mom's boyfriend to stop. Okay, yes, I get the fact that they are illegal where she lives. But everyone shoots them off anyway, EVERY year. And while he's standing there telling *us* to stop, there were fireworks going off from at least 3 other houses that were very obvious. Did he go around and tell everyone else to stop? No! Just us. He said because we were doing them "right in front of him" that he had to say something. Well, if he's going to make one house stop, then he needs to go tell all the others that are shooting off bigger and more fireworks just a few houses down the same thing. The boys (my boys and my nephews) were so disappointed! They look forward to fireworks every year.
So anyway, on the 3rd of July I had to work so we were back at home, and that night Joe and I did lots of our own fireworks for the boys. We live out in the country so we can do whatever the heck we please! LOL They had fun with the snap 'n pops, smoke balls, sparklers, and stuff like that. Then after dark we did the bigger ones. They were actually pretty good!
On the 4th we tried to catch up with things around the house, but also let the boys play in their little pools. I'll try to post some pics soon!
Then this past weekend, we took the boys to a neat children's museum in a city a few hours away. They loved that. Brendan was already asking on the way home if we could go back again. We met up with a few other families there too from our Mom's group, and then went out to Coldstone for ice cream. I can't eat ice cream, but they actually had a non-dairy option that turned out to be very yummy! Even one of my good friends from high school met us at the museum with her boys. I hadn't seen her in so long! I was excited that she came to see us! Again, I'll try to post some pics from that day soon. (I dropped them at Wal-Mart today to be developed).
There's been a lot more going on these last couple weeks, I've been crazy busy, but this is getting too long, and I need to leave. I've also been under the weather with a terrible cough, sore throat, ear ache, etc, but trying to kick that. Tonight we have our date night, so I gotta run so I can get home before the babysitter gets there! Gotta vacuum the floor! lol
I'll try not to be away for 2 weeks again.