Saturday, March 01, 2008

SUCH a Fun Weekend!!

And it's only halfway over! This morning we went to the 17th Annual Seton Mock Surgery where they have actual doctors and nurses showing people all the procedures they do and one gets to play with all the tools they use - the fifty thousand dollars worth of tools they use! It was AHmazing, as it was when we went two years ago. The kids were SO excited to go again!! Part of the fun and motivation for getting past the "scariness" of all the tools, and blood, and sharp things (and groups of people for Shawners) is being able to pull candy out of stomachs and throats, from dummies of course. The doctors and nurses are wonderful in explaining each procedure, why and how they do it.

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

7 Comments:

Chele said...

grilling marshmellows is the best....man how i love it. When i am really and i mean really desperate...i light a candle and grill one over that

L said...

Gosh, it sounds like such a fun weekend. I hope I get the chance to grill out this summer. We don't have grills at my apt, but let's be honest, I don't know how to do it by myself anyway.

Stace said...

Oh the small town of A-town. You know I try to make it work. :/ So why aren't we friends on myspace? :D

Camels & Chocolate said...

But didn't you feel like an even better mom for looking nice and being someone your son could be proud of ("see that hot mommy in heels and a cute outfit over there? Yes, she's mine!")?

my life is brilliant said...

camels & chocolate totally took the words out of my mouth!

I LOVE Riesling. Delicious!

Camels & Chocolate said...

Hey there!

Send me your e-mail address when you get a chance (to kristinluna@gmail.com), because I always want to reply to your posts but then I realize I can't cause I get the stupid blogger no-reply message! =)

Anyway, will you be in Cali this Saturday or a week from Saturday? I'm hoping a week from Saturday, because I get back in town that day (I'm going to be in Brazil from March 5-15). But if it's the following week you're going to be here, then yes, I would love to meet up!

meagan@meplusthree.us said...

Glad you had a good weekend! :D

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