it sure is hard to keep up with my blogging during the summer time. if i'm not getting ready for a big party, i'm getting ready for vacation or trying to keep the kids busy.
we had our big 4th party on friday. don't you hate it when people say they are coming and you are prepared for those people to come and they don't show up!! the deal for our party is you bring your own hotdogs/hamburgers, a drink to share and a side and we provide paper products, all the buns, ice, and cups. and water and juice boxes for the kids. so i buy all of these buns. and then the people don't show and i'm stuck with 24 hamburger buns!! big c and monkey will be having hamburger bun sandwiches all week. i was not in the best mood to have a party. not sure why. but it wasn't the best one we have ever had. everyone had fun, just not me. i liked the people that were there and enjoyed them i was just not in the party mood i guess. we ended up having about 40 people. which is about half of what we normally have.
before the party and then during the party
and monkey finally got his big boy bed!! he is 5 and has been sleeping in a toddler bed because we couldn't afford a mattress. i put the whole thing together by myself. and it does look good i should say! he needs a comforter but that can wait. his room is really tiny so we had to change the position of it so he could have more floor space. he keeps falling out of it at night but he loves it!!
big c had a great time at the beach. he is sooo brown!! and he is getting so tall!! man i love that kid. we really missed him while he was gone. it was so hard to keep monkey busy. we went to discovery place, the park, he went swimming with his grandma and then later in the week she took him to see kung fu panda. (again!) it's been nice having big c home so they can play with each other.
sunday we are headed out on a mini-vacation. that's about all i can get my hubby to go on. it's hard being self-employed. he freaks out that we are going to get behind if he misses 2 days of work. i laid the guilt on thick. told him that his kids were growing up and he needed to spend more time with them. so we are going to ashville to go to the biltmore house. i should have some great pictures of that!! and his mom is going with us. (which is great because i love her!) she is going to keep the kids at night so hubby and i can go to dinner and have some alone time.
oh and we have decided that we are going to homeschool monkey for kindergarten. i really wanted to send him to the school where big c went but we just can't afford it. and hubby doesn't want to send him to public school. so he is going to stay home with me! should be fun. he loves to learn and kindergarten is all about playing and having new experiences. we will be going on LOTS of field trips!
happy summer and stay cool!!