This last weekend was WAY busier than I like things to be, but everything went fairly well and most of it was really fun, so I'm happy and exhausted now. Friday morning Adam and I went hiking, which was delightful! I was a little stressed as to how I hike without my children. Do I need snacks if it's just me? How long will this take if we don't stop to eat and catch our breath every twenty minutes? Do I need to stop and catch my breath every twenty minutes??? My kids give me such an excuse for stuff like that! But it was great: we did the 5.5 mile loop around Ragged Mountain and it only took a couple hours (it turns out I do not need snacks or a break)! And the weather was perfect, just starting to get hot as we were finishing up.
Then in the evening we all attended football games, with Kendra going to the Fluvanna game with a friend while the rest of us met up with Craig's parents at the Monticello game. This required a fair amount of planning and driving Kendra around, but we managed. As soon as we got to the Monticello game, Bentley ran off with his friends and we barely saw him, which felt delightfully age appropriate and made me very happy (even if we had to go back and pick him up, too, since the little kids couldn't get through the whole game and had to go home and go to bed). Also, when we went to football games in the past, Craig was always working, so we barely saw him. It was really nice to actually get to sit with him and enjoy his company for a change! (And have his help putting super tired kids to bed afterwards!)
Saturday was our ward Day of Service, so Craig took Bentley and Kendra do to yard work for a friend who is very overwhelmed right now.
|Gotta love Bentley's muppet face!|
|Fresh mulch makes EVERYTHING look better!|
I'd been planning on helping assemble refugee kits, but it turned out Ryder and Colton had their first baseball game at the same time, so that's where I wound up, despite my good intentions... But they won their game and were very happy, so that was nice. Camille divided her time between climbing a tree and playing with a new friend, so everyone had a good time.
Then Craig had to go help out with a funeral and I ran around like a crazy person getting my house tidied up and trying to get the kids to actually help (it had been clean the day before, I honestly don't know how my kids destroy everything so quickly?). Craig's parents arrived at 4 and we left straight away and drove to Wintergreen, a local ski resort, and met up with Sarah and Tracy (and Nate and Joe) to see Sarah's first professional play (as opposed to community theater) that she music directed, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
|It's kind of fun (and only slightly terrifying) to ride the ski lift to the stage!|
|A couple years ago they did The Sound of Music, which is about the most perfect play to perform in the mountains ever!|
|I'd folded a whole bunch of these a year and a half ago so it was nice that they were finally put to use!|