Lisenby Week In Review

Oh my what a week it was…and as the saying goes all good things must come to an end and boo for that!  As this morning was the first day in six days that getting up with the kiddos occurred. My mother in law arrived last Sunday evening and immediately Monday morning jumped in getting up with S at 630a.m. Which I wasn’t expecting so we were all up to have some breakfast. K woke and by 10:30 a.m. the house was dead silent as Papa and Grandma took the kids to go visit/meet our nephews wife and their new baby as well as run a few other errands. I had no idea what to do with myself. Being they were in town to help me recover from a recent surgery I cozied in a slept for a few hours.  Waking up to a still quiet house I watched a little tv…my own show of which I knew no other channel than Disney Junior and our local public access channel; Lol! I made dinner and that was the last day this occurred during their visit as my mother in law says “I can’t cook, but am happy to pay!” So carry out it was for majority of the week!

Tuesday was beautiful and I hadn’t really been outside so we went for a walk stopping at the park!  Grandma zipped between giving under dogs on the swings to the slides to uneven bars. Having not seen these two at a park recently she didn’t know what monkeys they were!  S and K most appreciated Grandmas slide participation!

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My girlfriend Amelia was in town on business so my MIL and FIL took care of the kids allowing me to join her for a little dinner and wine.  This was wonderful as we rarely get to see each other and as a mom it’s important to get out every now and then for a few good laughs with those other than the ones you are with day in and day out.

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Wednesday Grandma and S time I thought was appropriate so K and I played trucks while they went for pedicure.  Oh yeah and…drum roll! Tuesday night K went poop on the potty with Grandma! I know and she was worried the week would be a bore! So they also went to get him big boy underwear!  Wednesday morning he went twice with me! So exciting!  I am totally not pushing the issue this time around so we are still in diapers and when he asks for the potty we run to it!

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Thursday and Friday it was off to the races to find treasures at the many garage sales in ours and surrounding towns as I mentioned last week S is a garage sale’ing diva so we had a blast!   In the downtime Thursday and Friday we used our greatest find which was this crazy sprays everywhere sprinkler! Grandma had a blast cooling off with the kiddos.  Papa had the opportunity to teach or try to teach K some card games!  He tried very hard to stack like Papa but it turned in to more of a fifty-two pick up of sorts!  Fun none the less!

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You may wonder where Joe was during this week…we just about have our waterfall/Koi pond complete.  He was working feverishly on this as we have to get sod in this week.  Due to the last load of stones not ready for pick up Friday it will be completed early this week!  But here are a few pictures including the 2500lb stone he set last Tuesday!  I can’t wait to enjoy this feature of our backyard!

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Saturday night Joe’s brother and wife arrived, his brother departed today but my sister-in-law is visiting until the 4th!  So we are now starting the next bit of fun and craziness!  But my brother-in-law wasn’t let depart this morning without a good hour full of a kitchen dance party with S and K!  I’m pretty sure he couldn’t wait to catch that plane out! Lol!  My sister-in-law was doing Mermaid creations one sip after her morning Mountain Dew! Oh how I love family and the madness these two beautiful children bring to our lives!

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Happy Monday to all and Thank You doesn’t even touch on how much we appreciate our parents help these past two weeks!  The memories created will surely last a lifetime!

Lisenby Week In Review

Happy Sunday Everyone! It’s a beautiful morning and I don’t know about you but it finally seems our yard is in total bloom! We have been in our home for a bit over three years and I will say all of the work the previous owners did looks the best this year. Maybe the harsh winter helped our landscaping…odd but we will take it! This week was one of simply enjoying the weather with a bit of baking of course!
We enjoyed a picnic with one of our play date friends. Which started at one of our local beaches with sand play and toes in the water. I knew going into this what it would end with…yep S fell right in and not long after K was soaked and full of wet sand; yuck! But we collected shells and decided we will start a summer necklace and collect a shell each visit to add to it!

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S has been in love with horses since I’m pretty sure she could talk. Any chance she gets she talks about them and I have been researching someone to do lessons or at least introduction of horses to her. This week we went to a local petting zoo/stable and she was able to ride as was K. The manager then took S around the property talking about each horse, etc. Total heaven for S! K was more concerned with who was going to pick up the poop! Lol! I’m hoping the manager will take me up on my request to give S lessons. In the meantime we have two other contacts that have invited her to ride their pony and palomino so we will soon know if this is truly something to pursue! I would love this as I grew up loving horses and rode for a bit. I think K will continue in his love for trucks, tractors, and trains!

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Other exciting news is we received our permits for our addition this week so one last stop by the building inspectors office and we will start our home addition. I did hope to have our waterfall, pond and fire pit further along to show pictures but due to business for Joe this will be underway tomorrow so check back in just a few days! For now I’m still staring at a ginormous mound of dirt:(

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Our neighbors sons graduation party is today so I made him his favorite cheesecake I make which is a strawberry champagne no bake! Yes no bake and champagne how could it not be amazing oh yeah and strawberries! We had extra strawberries so we had to make something else! S and K helped me create a new cupcake. We made strawberry lemonade cupcakes which Joe said tasted like sugar cookies and a strawberry cream cheese frosting. Which I didn’t love the cupcake so I piped frosting in the middle which definitely fixed the what I felt were dull cupcakes to a nice summer treat!

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Well we hope everyone enjoys this beautiful day! Tomorrow being Memorial Day please remember our countries heroes past and present.