Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday busyness--stubborn shark project, super soccer player-ing, 1st bday party, friend fun, more project-ing and exhaustion

 Trying to update pics...not sure this trend will continue...time is not my best friend :)  But here is our busy Saturday....up early to work on violin for the big solo.  Can you just tell how excited she was?! :)
 She perked up a bit as did her posture :)
 Someone else wasn't all that perky either having to get up and do her project and not watch morning cartoons...we'll call her the disagreeable shark expert :)  She is a fun one to work with...quite stubborn and not really open to helpful hints :)  Lovely!  I think next time Pops can be on shark poster duty!
 Someone did awesome at his 2nd game!  I really thought it would be rained out, but the weather turned around...he was goalie at of his fav. things to do!  He warded off many goals. 
 And had fun drop kicking a few!
 The team from afar. I didn't realize til this day that they have a girl on their team. She's pretty good. She reminds me of Liz Lloyd who I grew up with.  Very sporty and not afraid to be on the boys' team!
 Finally he was out of the goal and on the field!  He hustled pretty good!
 His surprising goal.  He actually had first kicked it to a teammate and then it came back at him...
 ...and in it went!  Barely.  Off the top of the post.  I love that middle blue kid's reaction. He seemed more excited than Dylan! :)
 Dylan's celebratory jigs are always funny....a little jump in the air :)
 A little skip :)
 And then off to get one of his best buds who needed to stay with us since his parents were going to be out of town.  And we were off to Indy for the latter half of the day for our nephew/cousin's 1st bday party.  A few of us were grumpy and probably should have stayed home and napped (one did nap in van...catching flies!)
 It was supposed to be cold and drizzly, but the weather cooperated enough for Poppy to put the croquet out.  Nice form, Ash!
 The boys had no clue how to play...they just wanted to hit the ball as hard as they could!
 They had quite a spread...of Subway sandwiches (one of Shelb's favorites so she was excited!)...and these delicious cookies from a place Nina found. The lemon ones were divine!
 Feasting in the sun...what could be better?  They sat in the best spot...I was slightly jealous. :)
 Someone just needed a nap and wanted his mama...and was a lil' sad.
 These two and their water bottle fun....and fountain fun too...they entertained themselves :)            

 Case in point...boys and their tackling. I think D lost! :)
 LOL...finally he woke up and wanted to play :)
 The birthday boy!  And his closest bday buddy :)  He was not sure what to make of Shelb...I think he likes her glasses :)
 LOL!  A penny for his thoughts!
 Can we say OCD?  Or maybe he just really likes organization and color coordination :)
 Opening gifts
 Time for cake.  The attempt to put the hat on was amusing...he was not falling for it! But I give Anne credit for trying!
 Brian tried!
 In the end it looked better on daddy :)
 So sweet :)  He had no clue what to do with a candle, which is good...I think my babies tried to grab it. They liked fire. He just wanted to grab the ice cream cake thus why Anne is holding him back :) 
 Not quite sure what to do with cake :)
 He figured it out! :)
 Nina has the prettiest flowers...she has the greenest thumb I know.  These were the last of her tulips, but so pretty and Shelb sorta matched so I asked her to sit by them :)
 Beauty!  Wish I had this gift. I love to look at them, but my brown thumb won't allow me to grow them :)  The one time I had them (thanks to Nina planting them)-- a storm struck and my tulips were decapitated by hail...they never grew again. I take that as a sign!
 And back home for sleepover/tent fun!  Someone wanted to join in--in the background :)
 He was so sweet...made himself his own bed behind them and tried to stay out of the way :)  Tried, being the operative word :)
 This poor girl...never got her Unicorn Frappuccino.  All of Bloomy was sold out after the first day and we called Martinsville and Mooresville on the way to Plainfield and they too were sold out.  The one guy even answered the phone saying they no longer had them. Sad when it has come to that!  And these are only out for one week, so no hope.  What a marketing ploy!  She made the best of a "sour" situation and made her own at home. I am not sure all that she used, but it involved lots of fruit (pineapple and strawberry and then sour patch kids!) lol!  Gotta give her credit for trying! 
 And it looks very Starbucksy in our Olive Garden cup! lol :)
 On a sour sugar high! :)

And below is how we ended our evening...still working on Mr. Hammerhead!  Oh joy!
Too full of a day if you ask me.  So many good things jammed into a small amount of time, but when you are burned out it just wears you out. 

Will post tomorrow. On burnout for today.

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