September 16, 2011

Five on Friday

 Thanks to my friend Susan, I have a title for today's post.  ;)

1. We spend the summer in my parent's pool.  Everyone has a blast, but I think my mom enjoys it the most.  Last night a cold front moved through our area, so our pool time might be over for 2011.  We got one last swim in last night and my kids kept saying "we'll probably swim tomorrow."  Yesterday the high was close to 90.  Today the high is 64.  Yep, I think the pool days are gone for now.  This morning when I woke up, my kids had on down vests and wool hats.  Can we say a little excited for fall??

2. Whole coconuts were on sale last week so I made an impulse buy in the name of education and purchased one.  The kids had never seen a coconut up close.  They thought it grew in a blue bag in the freezer section.  So we punched a hole in it and everyone tasted the milk.  No one liked it (including moi) but we all tried it.  Then we cracked it open for a taste.  It was yummy, but after tasting it we kinda didn't know what to do with it.  Several Facebook friends suggested coconut cake, but really, that was way too much work. ;)
So I did what I do best.  I made a fun little centerpiece and called it a day.

3. One of our all time favorite summertime traditions is visiting the lake with friends.  This year it looked like it might not happen but we were able to squeeze a short weekend trip in before the weather turned cold.  There's just something about large bodies of water filled with little tan bodies of energy that makes me SO happy.  

4. Yesterday we did something we haven't done in a long time.  We ran errands in the morning and did school in the afternoon.  It started out as a quest to find jeans for my girls.  I need to stop right here and say it ranks right up there with a mammogram and cleaning the shower floor.  I love to shop and I love my girls; but shopping with a specific goal and trying to do it in one day is not fun.  While we were out and about I made a phone call to find out what the attire would be for a birthday party one of my girls is attending tonight.  While the idea of a bunch of 11 year olds dressing up and going out for a nice dinner sounds fun (fun enough we might copy that idea) it made me realize that my girls have NO church/semi-dressy clothes for the fall.  My poor son had to endure 4 hours of dressing room torture.  Finally he said, "Mom, I'm really tired of girl stuff."  Me too, baby, me too.

5.  During our torture session shopping spree, we discovered that Target has all of their school supply stuff 75% off.  We racked up on notebook paper (.18 a pack!) and other fun stuff.  
We took a stroll down the seasonal aisle and I discovered that somewhere between pirates and mummies, someone wants to dress as ME for halloween:

 How's that for a little narcissism?  Ha!  My kids thought it was great; my husband made googly eyes at me, and I suddenly had the urge to find a good German pretzel.

Guten Tag!!!


the bennetts said...

oh Lord, this has to be one of my favorite posts of yours. i can't even figure out why, exactly.

let me try.

1. Levi and I went on a mad rush yesterday morning to find jeans for Mecaden, so I feel like we were on the same page with that one

2. the ranking jeans shopping with mammograms and cleaning the shower floor... i almost wet my pants. not sure about the mammograms yet, but i utterly despise cleaning our glass shower and floor. it takes everything in me to do it.

3. i adore that you posted that costume of "you"... and that your husband got googly eyes. i think you should get it... for him ;)

Mom said...

1. You are right! But I think you need to "fade out" the one in the middle...
2. Even I don't like the milk out of a coconut, but my grandma thought it was the best.
3. Looks like lots of fun!
4.Jeans, swim suits, & bras are the worst to shop for!!
5. The costume is so "you"!!! Oh, yeah, love those German pretzels!

Anonymous said...

Love to read of your adventures!!

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Anonymous said...

Haha! Love it! I want to be 'Gretchen' for the fall festival! :) Erin

Laura Robinson said...

I agree with Em. This post is hilarious.
I am with ya on the jeans shopping...luckily my girls clothes still come in standard sizes for their age...but me on the other hand. ha. Going into a dressing room with 2 toddlers and trying on maternity jeans probably ranks up there with a mammogram...however I've never had I'll maybe say an OB baby check appt :) I've had plenty of those.

And I agree with Emily on the last point too...get the "Gretchen" outfit for the hubby ;)

Elizabeth said...

The "my husband made googly eyes at me" comment is the funniest thing I've read all week! I needed the laugh. That costume is totally worth the $30!

Kellie said...

HAHHAHHAHAHA!!! That is what I did the entire time. The costume nearly did me in.