As last weekâ€™s not-so-great weekend (all that sickness!) a fun weekend was a welcomed change. The best part was my blogging buddy Kath and her family came to visit us! We try to get together at least once a year. <3
Kath and I went to the Zac Brown Band concert on Thursday night. I only know one Zac Brown song but still had a good time. They were really good and did an awesome cover of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Check this out â€“ we started with lawn seats, but then a random woman who had to leave the concert early came up to us and gave us her seat tickets! It was amazing! I think Iâ€™m too old for the lawn lifeâ€¦ I like to sit in real chairs. Hah.
On Friday, we woke up and the boys played, played, played.
Oh, I have to mention that I AM SO THANKFUL that our air conditioner was repaired on Friday. We reaaaally lucked out with unusually cool weather all week, so being AC-less wasnâ€™t too bad. But man â€“ you donâ€™t know what youâ€™ve got until itâ€™s gone. The temperatures climbed back to normal summertime levels this weekend, so I was super grateful it was repaired in time for our guests.
Also â€“ serious shout out to home warranty insurance. I used to think it was a racket, but weâ€™ve used ours for several big things now with success. This AC repair wouldâ€™ve cost almost $5000 without it! But with it â€“ only $100 copay + the yearly insurance (around $750). Grateful times a million!
Okay â€“ back to our visitors. On Friday, Kath and Matt went to their college reunion, so Kristien and I babysit Mazen. I knew I needed some planned activities for the boys (otherwise they would surely eat us alive!), so I came up with this.
They had so much fun shooting water guns at homemade â€œtargets.â€ I covered large foam playmat pieces with aluminum foil and then I spread baking soda out â€“ when they hit the baking soda, it fizzled and popped! Too cool. Iâ€™ll admit that part of the reason that I did this was to redirect the potential for shooting each other in the faceâ€¦ That happened too, but only a little bit.
And what was Miss Claire doing this whole time? Eating, crawling, and PULLING UP on furniture. Dear God. 6 months and already pulling into a standing position?! I have my work cut out for meâ€¦
I finally found a puree she likes! We mostly do Baby Lead Weaning but itâ€™s nice to use the jarred purees every now and then too â€“ much less prep work for me. I followed Beech Nut on Facebook after seeing a post about how they give you the exact % breakdown of each ingredient in their purees (so itâ€™s not like â€œpeas and spinachâ€ with 90% apples, 5% peas, and 5% spinach â€“ itâ€™s actually 75% peas and 25% spinach). Also, itâ€™s organic and GMO-free.
And on Saturday afternoon, I did something SUPER FUN, but Iâ€™ll share the details of that later this week. Hereâ€™s a hintâ€¦
Hope you had a fun weekend, too!