How was everyone’s weekend? I packed in a whole lot this weekend. To start off we visited a local flower nursery. It had 10 green houses with flowers, shrubs, leafy plants, and vegetables. It was beautiful. I am such a big time floral lover. I know lot’s of woman will say they “don’t need flowers, they are a waste….”. I say “give me all the flowers”. Seriously, it is kind of shocking how much they cheer me up.
Is it a weird dream to have if while here in the green houses that all I wanted to do was win the lottery and buy it all up? Who needs money for bills, mortgage, car payment…. kids. Pff, I need flowers! That is what is important in life, FLOWERS! Kidding, I know I need to pay my car payment, after all how will I transport all of my new blooms? I need a house to plant and display all of the flowers. So really the only negotiable things to rid myself of us kids and bills. Then the flower take over is mine, “muahaha!”
OK, truth is I like my kids. Legally speaking I have to pay bills, I am pretty sure eventually it catches up to you. I also have amazing kids that are flower lovers too. Dale is just as crazy as me. All 5 of us were oohing and ahhing all through the nursery, not being able to make up our minds on what we wanted to get. We did end up getting some beautiful flowers for our various pots and containers. I will give you a tour of our handy work later this week.
We did a lot of outdoor fun this weekend. Playing in the yard, going for walks, and working on a ton of things around the house. Teddy also broke in his new favorite seat. The pouf on the front porch
. He sits on his throne and barks at the danger on our street. The danger being kids on bikes, our neighbor’s in their yard, and people walking by. He is all bark and no bite. He barked at two people and their dog, the dog barked back. No joke, Teddy yelped, peed a little and catapulted into my lap. Our ferocious guard dog, watch out! He will trickle pee at you!
I also took a break with the kids for a mom selfie.
I got lot’s of work done too. I am not a complete slacker who is in a flower coma. I am currently working on two tables, the laundry room
is still being worked on. I have not forgotten about it. Believe me, I walk by it half done all the time. It is functional, so at least there is that. I am finishing up the mud room portion of the laundry room. It will be a grand organization station of homework, coats, backpacks, and shoes. I finished that up this weekend. I am ready to hop on the organization station train, “choo, chooo!” The kids somehow associate this name with a train and are demanding I incorporate a train into the mud room area. Back to the drawing board to add in a train somehow. Yes, I seriously say “put your shoes in the organization station.” It has become a thing in our home. I only now realized how weird that is. Maybe I can turn it into a thing, it can go viral! Although I need to finish said organization station first.
We are also preparing for a vegetable garden, and I had to break out my mad wood cutting skills on this one. Oh yeah. I feel both powerful and terrified anytime I use the mitre saw. I feel like I need to start singing woman empowering songs while doing it. But, also breathe a sigh of relief when it is over and I still have all 10 fingers. The vegetable garden and a huge front yard flower bed overhaul also happened this weekend. Well, those are not quite done yet. We need another weekend to get it done.
|We fit in some fun and long evening walks
My kids were in the thick of the flower’s, dirt, digging, and flower bed improving. I gave them a bath and the water looked like a murky pond where the people from the show “Naked and Afraid” end up biting the bullet and drinking from because they are on day 6 with no water. Anyone watch that show on the Discovery channel? I am currently multitasking by writing this and watching the show. Fun fact, the two people win no money for this. They willingly sign up for 21 days of being naked, and afraid in the wild. I am not sure why they do it if not for monetary compensation.
I just wanted to end this weekend DIY warrior recap with my three littles. I told them to pose, and this is what came natural to them. Nora, in wings, tutu and cape giving a “tada” pose. Caleb with knee socks, skater shoes and throwing a surf “shaka” sign. And lastly Gavin either being a super hero or the famous discus-thrower scuplture. Seriously Google it or look at this
. Gavin inadvertently became art.
This is where I will leave you all, with my kid’s awesome poses and them turning into actual art. No really I have to go because I have two tables to finish up, a kitchen to clean, and some organization station action to happen. What did you do this weekend? What gives you the warm and fuzzies and makes you do the happy dance like I did with the flower nursery?