Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Weekend is Over!

Thank goodness it's Monday.  These weekends  lately have not been relaxing at all.  This was a good weekend, with the kids here and Valentine's Day, but I'm glad it's over.  I love having them all here, but they do wear me out.
Friday night we had a pizza and wing dinner.  Not very nutritious, but who cares, it was a Friday night.  Then we had our ice cream sundaes with hot fudge, whipped cream and valentine sprinkles.  May as well have all the junk in one sitting.
Saturday, Melissa and I spent the whole day at their old house and we got the main house all clean.  Now this week the carpenter man is supposed to come to make a few minor repairs.  Austin showed up after dropping the boys off at a friend's house to play and he got everything moved out of the guest house and into the garage.  I was so tired by the end of the day I told them they were on their own for Sunday's cleaning of the guest house.
Sunday I stayed home with the boys and made a roast and mashed potatoes dinner.  Austin and Melissa came back home with a pretty little flower arrangement for me for Valentine's Day and to thank me for everything. 

Isn't it sweet?  I really appreciated that.

 We had a very nice dinner with them before they went home.
Those boys are so busy and loud, but we can't help but laugh at them.  They just come up with the funniest things.   Logan spent the day watching Cartoon Network with a movie marathon going all day.  He watches a lot of TV and his mom and dad really limit his television time during the week.  Bob asked him why he was such a TV kid and his reply was, "Because when I was in my Mommie's bellie I watched TV in there".  Now where in the world did that come from?  We laughed so hard.  It makes you wonder what all goes on in those cute little heads of their's.  Then Austin came home with a whoopie cushion for Landen because he's going through a phase right now where he's just obsessed with poop and farts.  It seems like that's all he talks about.  And I guess we all don't do much to discourage it because he's so funny about it.  Austin put the whoopie cushion on Landen's chair as we were sitting for dinner and he got the biggest kick out of it.  So then he thought he was "surprising" the rest of us with it as he put it on each of our chairs.  Of course we acted like he was tricking us all. 
The boys got their bath and pajamas on for the ride home and then they just had fun blowing up the whoopie cushion and sitting on it themselves as I finished cleaning the dining room and kitchen.
Today I took all the Valentine decorations down, which also got rid of all remnants of Christmas that was still hanging around.  The Valentine tree was completely taken down and put away.

I was ready to see it gone.
All the other Valentine decorations are put away.

All gone. 
The only thing left hanging is my Valentine quilt.  I don't have a St Patrick's quilt and my Easter one will go up shortly.  I may just leave this up for another month.  I'll have to think about it.  It'll probably bug me, though, so I'll have to find something else to go up for a while.

Mom and Dad also got back safe and sound from Florida.  Now everything seems all back to normal again.
I'm looking forward to a quiet evening of Olympics and knitting.  Uhhhhh! 


Linda said...

Sounds like one of those week-ends you read about in books, excpt the books never write about the exhaustion grandparents experience. My heart always goes out to grandparents raising grandchildren. Glad you had both a productive and a fun week-end.

Theresa said...

Those Grandchildren can really wear me out too. You have been soooo busy and girl, you really need a nice quiet evening of Olympics and knitting:) Have a restful night dear Nina! Hopefully this week will be uneventful!

DJan said...

You always have such a lot of decorations for each holiday! I look forward to seeing what you do for Easter, Nina. And glad to hear we are both doing the same thing: knitting and watching Olympics!

Annette said...

I love when the kids are here for the weekend but so relieved when they're gone! I was able to finally look through some sewing magazines I had picked up while I watched the Olympics!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love having my kids and grandkids here but I'm always glad when they go home. I guess as we get older we really like our routing. :) blessings, marlene

BeautifulDees said...

Wow what a weekend. I used to think life got slower but then I got grandchildren, it never slow's down. I love my quiet evening's, sometime's I look forward to just going to bed.But then I wake up and do it all over again.Hope you get a rest.
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