Weekend Recap. . .Or I Still Need More Weekend in My Weekend
We usually have pretty busy weekends here in the house of Dakotapam, however, this weekend seemed crazier than usual!
Friday was cold and rainy all day long, I was mostly just glad that I never saw any snow. It would have been a great evening to sit around with a bottle of wine and some chili. However, it was Band Night. The Band Night Parade is kind of the unofficial start to summer around here, but on Friday I don’t think the temperature creeped above the 30s! But the parade went on! It was William’s first time marching in a parade playing an instrument. All of the sixth grade band students in the city form one GIANT All Star Band. They played the theme from Star Wars and William was thrilled, but cold. He was not in the mood for me to snap another photo.
Owen and Ethan came to watch the parade with me, and they had a great time. They filled my pockets with lollipops and Tootsie Rolls (and I may have borrowed a few). The Rev. stayed home with the babies as he had been very busy all week working on church renovations.
This is the view from the rear of the future sanctuary. I walked through the building on Friday and was amazed at the progress that has been made and yet a little overwhelmed at how much there still is to get done.
Saturday the Rev. headed back over to the new church to so some work and I was off to the March for Babies. Again, the babies stayed home, because it was cold and raining. Again. Still. I still had fun seeing everyone and got home and spent some time with birthday boy William, who was supposed to be camping with the Boy Scouts (with new camping gear as birthday presents). But it was raining. Again. Still.
Saturday night was the kids’ school’s dinner/auction event. Andrew babysat (yay for big brothers!) and the Rev. and I got dressed up and enjoyed an evening out with friends.
Sunday was a flurry of church and Sunday School followed by a Cub Scout pack closing picnic and campfire. Thankfully we had a beautiful day! The boys had fun with their friends, I soaked up some much needed vitamin D and the girls enjoyed some time roaming in the outdoors! The little boys also crossed over to their next ranks in Cub Scouts. Owen is now a Webelo and Ethan is a Wolf.
We were all worn out! When we got home that afternoon it was actually too late for the babies to nap, but Emily did anyway. Ooops! She was still up bugging her sister at 8:30. So I took her out of her crib so she could “read” without disturbing her sister. She is a girl after my own heart, wherever she goes, she brings a book!
I’d like to say that life is going to slow down for us soon, but I’m afraid that it is not! After school today we pick up Owen’s refurbished BMX bike, Andrew is running in his last track meet of the season as we speak, and Owen has his first BMX practice today, which will also be his first time on his bike! I’ll have to let you all know how it goes! We have two short weeks of school left and I look forward to at least a few lazy summer days!