Saturday, August 20, 2011

best week ever...backwards

Ok. So maybe not the best week ever but it had some so-so stuff. Maybe even a little good.

I'm trying to accentuate the positive here.

Eliminate the negative (or at least not mention it so as to not be complaining too much).

Let's start with Saturday (that's today).

Those adorable kidlets of mine ran around in the afternoon rain. Cate wanted her shirt off so it wouldn't get wet. She's 3 so I obliged.

Dan and Cate sang the cougar fight song in their matching t-shirts (thanks, Grandma). Well, Dan sang it. Cate did her version of oohs and ahhhs and la la la and the final the rah rah rah rah rah at the end. 'Twas very cute indeed.

Friday's happenings worth mentioning:

The Tile in the Closet Floor job was completed. Hooray! Now my pantry doesn't live in the dining room anymore.

Cate helped me shuck corn for dinner. She's the best little shucker I've ever seen.

That's about it for Friday.

Let's move back to Thursday:

A few helpers at peanut butter cookie baking time. (Notice the pantry stuff in the background. Lovely.)

I did some sorting and cleaning and found this gem. It was fully assembled inside the little box. Danny was very excited when I showed him.

And I also found my piccolo. I was very tempted to see if I've still got what it takes but I refrained. Wouldn't want to send the dogs in the neighborhood into a barking frenzy.

We put on swimsuits and played in the sprinkler for a while in the afternoon. Then moved into the front yard to watch the tile guy do his thing.

The floor before he started:

Wednesday brought a whole lot of playing with cousins. They turned these bags into some kind of lava-proof capes. I'm not sure. I just thought they looked ridiculous so I made them pose for a picture.

I brought out the ice cream for lunch. I figured it was a good way to get rid of it so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat the entire thing myself. Frozen swirls of peanut butter are soooo good. Trust me.

A frozen treat on the back porch.

Probably tasted a lot better than that cat food I made him spit out just before taking this picture. I think he still had a few pieces clenched in that little fist.

On Tuesday Cate found a good resting spot for her baby. I guess it's comfortable. Just looks a little creepy to me.

More cousins to play with that day. These ones got corn dogs, bananas and graham crackers shaped like Lightning McQueen for lunch. I sure do know how to treat guests. Fine cuisine.

While the cousins all played nicely together I did a little work building up my Wall O' Crap in the dining room. I'm quite proud of how ginormous I was able to make it.

Monday brought a day of sitting in classes at my old stomping grounds.

After a few classes Aunt Nancy and I met up for some candy and browsing around the bookstore.

I walked around to my different classes that day with tears in my eyes. I loved being on campus again. I forgot how much that place means to me. Some of the best years of my life.

I took this picture so I could remember what a big goober I was 20 years ago as a scared little freshman. See those steps where that random lady is? I used to count the steps I took down those stairs and to my first class. I even wrote down directions for myself so I wouldn't get lost on my first day. Oh, I was crazy then and I'm still crazy now.

And last but not least, Cate's super duper bottom lip after church on Sunday.


Marisa said...

Jack's a good shucker, too. Who knew shucking corn was a great preschooler activity?

I think we need a video of you playing your piccolo. You have it in you to be a vlogger, i just know it.

I'd get teary, too, back on campus. But I'm a sentimental sap like that.

Bronco P3t3 said...

Our (almost) two year old Ali, has the same dress that Cate was wearing on Thursday. Looks like they were good helpers.

Arlene (CO Kid) said...

Hanging baby made my day!