Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weekend in Review August 15-16, 2014

Nothing super exciting this weekend.  Pretty low key for us-- which is definitely what I prefer. 

Madison left on Thursday to go be with her friend Brianna.  On Friday morning they headed out to New Hampshire for a beauty pageant that Brianna was participating in.  As always, Madison leads a much more exciting life than the rest of us in the family.

The only real highlight this weekend for the kids was going to Brooklynn's 8th birthday party.  It was so fun.  They had a bounce house for the kids along with YUMMY barbecue food and lots of candy.  Unfortunately Madison missed out, but Myles and Mayci were having so much fun that they didn't even want to leave.  I had a good time.  I hadn't seen Brooklynn's grandmother Joan in a really long time, so it was nice to see her, Brooklynn's uncle Jay, and Brooklynn's aunt Mocha.  Such a loving family.  Brooklynn's grandfather and other family members on her dad's side were there as well, I just didn't have much time to catch up with them.

Brooke's mother came as well, so it was REALLY nice to be able to sit and chat with her as well.  She is always so full of words of wisdom and I really enjoyed having some time to spend with her.

Brooklynn seemed to have had a blast.  Her cousins, little brother, best friend Gia and her brother Charlie, and of course Charlize were all there to celebrate Brooklynn. There was a face painter there that both Myle sand Mayci took advantage of.  Mayci didn't want her face painted so she optd for her arm...but that also ended in tears because it hurt when the stencil needed to be taken off... But she still managed to walk away with a glitter filled hand :) I decided that it might be a good time for me to leave when Brooklynn and some of her friends/cousins were getting ready to spend some time in the pool! I escaped just in time, since my little ones were just starting to melt down because they didn't have their bathing suits/trunks with them.  I managed to make a calm getaway with them, no real tantrums.

Hmmmm...I wonder what exactly Myles is looking at

Brooke and Charlize

Joan, Birthday girl Brooklynn, and Lisa--  The two Grandma's with their granddaughter-- all BEAUTIFUL ladies!!

Myles getting his face painted

Family pic minus Jermaine...   Charlize, Brooke, and Brooklynn

Face panter(I failed to ask her name), Brooklynn getting "painted" while Gia and CeCe watch... And there is also a little photobomb by Grandpa in the back :)


My #selfie with the birthday girl!!   Well, I guess it's not really a selfie then

Since Damian was away all day working, rehearsing , and then attending and playing for Tony Gonzalez's wedding/reception, I took the little ones to see my mom, dad, Amanda, and Jaida.  That has been one of our new weekend activities lately.  Plus that's the only time that we can really catch Amanda and Jaida at the house.  Damian sent me a picture of Tony and his now wife Carmen.  Oh my-- so beautiful... and they both look so happy!  CONGRATULATIONS to the Gonzalez's!!!

Myles wanted to go to church, so he went with Mama and Gloria to the 5pm Saturday service and then back to Mama's house to eat dinner and play with Pop-Up.  He can never get enough of them :)

On Sunday-- we did NOTHING!!!  I mean, I did run to the grocery store, but other than that.. Damian, myself, Myles, and Mayci were on the house. Damian and I cleaned and the kids just played, stayed in their pajamas, and relaxed. IT WAS GREAT!!  Damian left around 5p or so to head out to New York with Hell Razah, his girlfriend, and Joe.  They were going to a birthday party for another rapper, Killah Priest.  Don't mind the names... if I knew the names their parents had given them, I would have written those instead hahaha!  He was gone unil about 5 am on Monday-- I felt so bad :(
Madison got home about 815p and was exhausted.  She sat down with me and she talked about the pageant experience and how much fun she had and how different it was from how she thought it would be.  Brianna did so well.. she won for the photogenic category and out of everything got 1st Runner up!!  GO BRIANNA!!  She headed to bed about 30 minutes after getting home :) 

Here are a few pics that Damaris sent to me while Madison was with her, Brianna, and Nick in New Hampshire:

Even though this is supposed to just be a post about the weekend, I will go this week as well, .. hehehe... look at me-- living on the edge, even though it's mainly because I have a funny story that I want to tell......

Monday morning Myles had his pre screening for Kindergarten at his elementary school.  He look very nervous when they asked him to introduce himself and to smile for a picture.  The nurse took him away immediately to begin working him through the different "stations" and he already seemed happier as he was walking away.  They did a little parent interview with Damian and I and then we were reunited with Myles after.  When I got back home from work, I asked him again to tell me how his short time at the school was and what kinds of stuff they asked him. He was telling me how they were asking him colors, letters, practicing syllables, and things like that.  And then he says,:

Myles: I hope the teacher didn't get mad, I wasn't trying to tell her she was wrong

Me: Well what happened, what did you say, were you being polite?

Myles: Of course, of course (if you know Myles, you can probably imagine how he was saying this) I was polite mommy.  We were talking about the different colors and what each color was and then we got to white --- AWKWARD SILENCE

Me: Okay?  SO you got to white, did you not know what the color white looked like?

Myles: Mommy, I know my colors, but I did tell her that white isn't REALLY a color like how black isn't REALLY a color, you know, because that 's what I learned.  Do you think she is mad?

Me: (trying really hard to not laugh) nope buddy, I don't think she is mad.  As long as you were being polite and still told her the name "white" when she asked you the color, I think you did fine.  Good Job buddy!

Myles: Whew-- I was REALLY worried.

Only Myles.... oh lord-- is this what we have to look forward to?!?!

Oh... and since I am already writing, I figured I would include these few pics here as well.  As many of you have probably seen... there is this Ice Bucket Challenge going on in regards to ALS aka Lou Gehrig's disease. A lot of controversy going on about this... why are American wasting so  much water when other countries struggle for clean water to drink, what does pouring ice water all over yourself have to do with anything, why would you choose to pour the ice water over yourself rather than to donate to the cause... and the list goes on.  Anyway--- Morlock School of Dance was nominated to do the challenge, so they posted on facebook that any of the dance school members could participate.  Madison said she was interested.  I explained to her what ALS was and also told her that if she was going to participate that she needed to donate as well.  She had 5 dollars and said she would donate.  And then Liz's husband, Scott, said that if anyone wanted to donate an additional $5 that they could also pour a bucket of ice water on him...and of course Madison said yes...she scrounged for another 5 and off we went. MSD also donated $100 to ALS! There is a video of Madison doing the challenge as well as her pouring the water on Scott posted on Facebook page, feel free to check it out.

Afterwards Liz, Scott, Christine, Matt, and Evaleigh were nice enough to invite Madison to stay with them and go to Sweet Frog while I went for a run with Jen.  Thank you so much for including Madison and making her feel special.  (I don't even think they read my blog hehe)

I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!!

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