This afternoon we went to Shawner's soccer team skill assessment for his first ever soccer team. On the way there, driving behind Brando who had the boys (we took two cars so he could go to work afterwards), with my sunroof open and the wind blowing in my hair I felt like such a GOOD mom, my kid is going to be in SPORTS! Turns out I was the only mom with heels on and a cute outfit - everybody else was in running/workout clothes. D'oh! Oh well, once I coaxed Shawners past the feeling that everybody's looking at him, I felt like a good mom again and was so proud of him for working past it.
Tonight a neighbor of mine, her two boys, my boys and I barbecued hamburgers, hot dogs, and bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos by the pool while the boys played board games. Her and I drank a bottle of Riesling while we got to know each other better. After the food we roasted s'mores over the grill. How FUN! I had never thought to roast marshmallows over the grill before, I've always just missed being able to make s'mores by the bonfires at the beach. Now we have our own way to make them here! Her and I had such a blast laughing at ourselves and how insane we were taking four boys to the grocery store, and then barbecuing at 7:30 at night and keeping them out until 10pm. Her little one was in the pool by the time we were done and she was downing her last glass of wine trying to not stress out over it. Fortunately I was there to assure her if it was my kid I'd be doing the same thing, and we laughed it off. They are moving tomorrow back to Ama.rillo which is eight hours away tomorrow, but I am sooo glad we got the chance to really hang out together instead of the lengthy conversations we've had when we catch each other on the way to our individual apartments. Thank God for myspace so we can stay in touch : ) .
Ahh, I have just enough wine in my system that this post just flowed. Such a nice feeling. xoxo