Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Banalities.

This weekend was more eventful then most. We watched movies, took many bike rides, ate sushi, talked on the phone with blog friends for four hours (yes...I talked to Aly on the phone for FOUR HOURS Saturday night. This either indicates that we're best friends for life, or that we were both absolutely bored out of our minds.) and had an all together wonderful and excellent time.

The fun was dampened near the end because we had a lot of shopping to do, including not getting Rosey a trampoline for her birthday. Which I'm sure makes me a huge asshole...but Jeremiah and I decided that the two younger kids were just too young and that all in all it was too dangerous at this time.

We instead got her a DVD player for her bedroom (pink, so cute) DVDs (Goonies and Speed Racer), three summer outfits, a pair of ridiculously cute loafers, a dice game (she plays it on facebook...ha)and a cats cradle kit. I hope she's not too upset about the trampoline.

Regardless, our weekend kicked off Thursday night when we attempted to watch Where the Wild Things Are as a family. Why didn't anyone tell me that this movie SUCKS? It's really neat looking, and I'm sure there's some merit to it....but I ended up watching ten or fifteen minutes before I started getting antsy. Elijah wasn't impressed in the least and spun a web of discontent over Maxine. Within a few minutes they were jumping all over Jeremiah and the two children left watching the movie. They were not amused. So, in essence, Myself, Elijah and Maxine were banned from the gameroom.
Before we were exiled into the vast wilderness I shot these photos:

Elijah's got something crazy going on in his throat! What the heck.

The girls went to their dad's on Friday night and Jeremiah, Elijah and I went on a bike ride. There's a 20 mile bike trail in our area, and we jump on it a few miles in and ride for 3.5 down and 3.5 back. We ride through farmland and there are cows, chickens, geese and at almost sunset, an incredible amount of bugs. In your mouth and eyes. Horrendous. We took these photos that night:

How can one look reflective and serious in a Hermione T-Shirt?

THEN I took the best photo ever in the history of all photos:

Stay tuned for Part 2 of our weekend recap with a breakdown of mine and Aly's marathon conversation and The Sushi/Lollipop Debacle Photo Movie.


otherworldlyone said...

I'd say we have a good bit in common. I enjoyed it immensely. But I'll be telling my followers that the lack of vlogging was all your fault.

I woke up Sunday morning with a killer headache and only 1/4 of a bottle of wine left.

AND you wouldn't believe the shit that was going on IN the house while I was obliviously, and drunkenly, chatting on the porch. Effing teenagers.

mylittlebecky said...

your little family is just so cute... and ps? where the wild things are? saw it in the theater and i wanted to stab my eyes out of my head. it was so not what i remembered. sadface.

Salt said...

Your weekend sounds like mine. Minus the epic buggy bike ride and beautiful photos. Love that Hermione shirt!

Angela Christensen said...

I do love the window into your life, where no "effing teenagers" (thanks, Aly) dwell (yet). Looking forward to the next photos!
Angie at Eat Here

Sam said...

Beautiful photos, and I love your Pensive Hermione Pose.

And "web of discontent." Hee.

Ms. Moon said...

Be warned- I would never buy my children a trampoline because they were too dangerous and now my daughter is bound and determined to get her son one as soon as the poor child can walk.
I swear.

Petit fleur said...

Yea, I heard that movie was not really the "kid movie" it was touted to be.

The bike adventure sounds fun though.