Seems like everyday this week there was something exciting going on.
Monday Louise is here visiting with Kokomis for the week. They stopped by at about 8:30 as we were on the way out the door to the grocery store. The boys ended up spending the day with them and I got to go to the grocery store by myself! What a dream!
Tuesday zoo day. We left around 9 and spent the better part of the day there. We went with Kokomis and Louise and the kids were so well behaved despite the heat. Well, unless you count eating all the popcorn that was supposed to be for the animals, lol!! There was a new sea lion show and it was fantastic, I think Kokomis liked it even better than the kids did!
Wedndesday Jacques had his birthday party with his friends today. I had originally invited all 14 boys from his class, hoping that with vacations and such we'd get 5-6 kids, there were 2!! Well, there was also one little sister and Anthony so it actually was 5. I was nervous that Jacques would be dissappointed but he had so much fun and these two boys are the sweetest as are their moms. We are all going to Arthur's house on Wednesday so that should be fun as well. I had some games planned but the boys were happier playing with Jacques' toys. Anthony wasn't too keen on sharing which isn't like him... I did have prizes for everyone, and its a good thing because they are still at an age where they don't understand why they can't all get gifts. So after Jacques opened his gifts, the others got prizes to open too. I sent them home with great goodie bags too. I guess there are advantages to having only 2 guests! Jackie came to help out and I'm so glad she did. I think, even not pregnant I may get a babysitter next time! It really let me chat with the moms and have an extra pair of hands and eyes... She's leaving Friday (the 15th) for America, gonna miss her, the boys didn't really understand but were still happy to give her lots of extra hugs and kisses.
Thursday a holiday here, la fête nationale. It was a lazy day as I needed a bit of down time after all the activities this week, plus its so freakin' hot here! I got some scrapbooking done (my sweet godson) but I can't post it as I submitted it. And the boys got some Daddy time! Plus, there were fireworks last night and tonight!
Friday 5 years!! They say the first 5 years of marriage are the hardest, so here we are with 2 2/3 kids lots of memories and a 'future bright beyond compare'. The standard gift for 5 years is wood and we always get something for ourselves rather than each other... so we are going antique shopping... maybe when it cools off. One place has a huge bookcase that we'd like to have a look at.
Saturday Happy Harry day!! I got my book at about 9am, we went outside and I got to read a chapter before it got too sunny in the front yard. Once we lost the shade we came in and the boys spent an hour in the bath. No FIGHTS, that's a miracle in itself, let alone for a whole hour. Its so hot that they enjoyed the coolness of the water. I read another chapter and cleaned a bit. I'm limiting myselft to two chapters a day, for now anyway, I'll kick it up a bit once the plot gets going. I want to savour this book since it's so close to the end of the series. Helen is in Stockholm this weekend and I'm dying for her to get back and start reading her copy so we can chat about it. We are going to read it at the same pace so we can discuss... I also did a Harry layout, its 99% finished, I'll post it when I get it done and scanned.
Well, that was our week... I'm still a film gal all the way so the photos are not yet available... I'll post 'em ASAP. For now, here's one from the Cherry festival a couple of weeks ago.
There are more added to the new photo album June/July 05... the festival, and some of our soon to be birthday boy... ENJOY!