Anyway, let me back up. Chet and Sydney went camping Memorial Day weekend with other dads and children from our street. There were five dads and eleven children:
Super dads. One dad had all four of his kids with him (his youngest is about 9 months younger than Lorelei). Chet and I debated for months before this trip whether or not we should send Lorelei camping too, and in the end we didn't. It was the right decision. Chet and Sydney had an amazing time, and Lorelei helped me take care of Bubby.
Here are a few more pictures from the weekend (all random and out of order, because...yeah, time):
|Just before leaving the neighborhood|
|They camped at a naval air station, so there was a museum and some (fake) simulators|
(Lorelei was with us too, but these are pretty much the only two pictures I took the entire weekend.)
I didn't do my usual Mary Kay Monday blog post, because it didn't seem right to do so on Memorial Day.
Like I said, Didi and Papa Dave arrived in town on Tuesday, so we had tons of fun with them until they left on Friday. The problem with having people in town who are huge helps is that by the time they leave you have forgotten how to wash dishes and care for your own children (because they've been doing the majority of that for you).
On Thursday my friend Emily (from Gulfport!) and her family were also visiting this area, and Sydney and I met them at the zoo.
|Maggie Jo and Sydney Jo reunited|
I said this weekend was normal-ish, in that we didn't have company in town, but it was our annual neighborhood block party, so there was more fun than usual to be had:
And, finally, Chet and I attended an orchestra concert tonight at our church (the kids were there too, but went to child care). It was such a beautiful concert. Dan Goeller flew in from Sioux Falls, South Dakota to direct the combined orchestra (it was our own church's orchestra, and three others from churches in our area). I had no idea who Dan Goeller was before this evening, but it was amazing, and I highly recommend listening to some of the music on his site.
I hope you had a GREAT weekend!