Monday, May 2, 2016

A Weekend Recap

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Despite the very cold temperatures (I’m convinced we are starting March and not May!), we had a very nice weekend.  Friday was Emma’s first dance.  What?  You may be asking yourself.  Isn’t she only 7 – yes, yes she is.  However, the elementary school in our area put on a Father-Daughter dance, and Matt took Emma.  It was the sweetest thing!

She was incredibly excited to get dressed up, have her hair and makeup done, and just have a good time.  She ended up dancing with all the little girls there, and came home very late Friday night.


Because Emma went out for a daddy date, Jack, Lucy and I stayed home and it was Jack’s choice for our time together.

We started off with some ice cream, and then moved onto the video games.  The kid loves his video games, although he doesn’t play them very much at all.  We played Mario Kart – he easily beat me.  We played two player Super Mario Bros. – with the direction to not warp (who plays those other levels?!), and ended with some Super Mario World. 

None of the kids were in bed before 10pm, and I was expecting a nice time of sleeping in on Saturday morning.  But, of course everyone was up at 6am, because no one likes to sleep in at our house (except for Matt, he really enjoys sleeping in!). 

We took a trip to run errands in the morning, and stopped off at Target where the kids were able to spend some money that they had been saving.

Jack has wanted this Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie set for a while, so he bought that, and Emma bought a couple new miniature My Little Ponies.  The rest of the afternoon was spent making movies.  The box says 8+, but Jack really has a vision for making these movies at the age of 5.  He is very good about setting everything up how he wants it, and never needs any help from Matt or me – which is good, because I don’t think I would be helpful even if he asked.

Sunday was a lovely day of church, rest time, and then a long bit of walking for me. 

We live close to a playground, and the football field of our high school which has a track.  The kids play at the playground while I have the opportunity to walk around the track.  It works out well!

And here we are, Monday again, with 40 degree temperatures and rain.  I don’t like this space to be gloomy, so I am going to stop here, otherwise I might go on a bit of a tirade about the weather, how it is May, and how it should not be this cold. 


How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?

21 comments:

  1. My weekend was quiet. I went for a small hike on Saturday with my hubby, sister and BIL up by their new house.

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  2. It's chilly here this morning, and it surprised me. I have cheddar biscuits in the oven and potato soup on the stove. Who eats that in May???

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  3. What adorable photos! And such a cutey idea to have that Father-Daughter dance! Very sweet! Its been super chilly and wet and blah here in Cleveland... hoping for a warm-up soon!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  4. Aw she is beautiful glad she had a good time at the dance. Mario is such a classic I used to play it a lot when I was younger. I had an awards ceremony which was fun and then had a shoot and work .

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  5. What a fun weekend! Its been freezing here as well! Oh boy your son is into Minecraft too?!?! That is ALL my 7 and 9 year old talk about!!!

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  6. I believe you have our weather, ha! We've been at 80 degrees since Saturday, and while nice, it's a bit of a shift when it's gloomy and rain on Friday!
    But it sounds like you all had a great weekend, warm weather or not. :) But why no warping in Mario? Some of the craziest levels are the hard-to-find ones!

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  7. I'm with you - where is spring?? We are all going to be slammed right into summer and not have a glorious spring.

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  8. I had a wonderful weekend. We attended a basketball tournament out of state for my son's team and the whole family attended.

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  9. Awww how sweet, she's just too precious! I can't wait for my own daughter to have her first daddy/daughter dance. If I stayed home with my boys, I'm sure we'll end up playing video games too. :)

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  10. I was hoping to go on a hike with my family over the weekend, but the weather had other plans. Therefore, we mostly watched movies and played games.

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  11. She is so cute, and a father daughter dance is another made memory for her. This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day in Austria, so we are heading to my mother in law's and great grandma's house

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  12. Oh My God, I just got my two boys the same Minecraft Movie set. They love it and spend hours doing silly things with it.

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  13. I didn't know there was a Minecraft movie. I could see my kids wanting to watch that.

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  14. Daddy-daughter dances are the absolute cutest. It sounds like y'all had a great weekend!

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  15. It is finally getting to be nice weather here. It seems like we have been waiting for forever for the sun to shine!

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  16. So sorry that its still chilly. It is hot here! Your daughter looks so cute in her fancy dress!

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  17. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! :) so glad Emma had fun! She looks Daddy dance ready!

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  18. Emma is so cute. We are having chilly weather too and I'm not a fan. What should I expect? Weather has been weird all year.

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  19. so adorable!! We had a good weekend too! March for Dimes walk and some yard work.

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  20. The weather is so unpredictable nowadays. We have the same kind of weather here in Belgium, but we will have bringht sun in the coming days. How lovely is that your daughter has special time with her Dad, beautiful picture of her.

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  21. Sorry your weather isn't quite what you hoped it would be! Here in Phoenix, we've had cooler weather just until yesterday when it finally hit 103 degrees (F)! Now it is starting to feel like summer here :)

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