“Alive and Kicking”…Do you remember that song by Simple Minds? When that comes on the radio I have to stop and scream along with it. I love it! It seemed appropriate to give this post that song for a title since we’ve been MIA most of the week. How was your Labor Day weekend? Did you go to the beach? The mountains? Did you shop ’til you dropped during all the doorbusting Labor Day sales? We didn’t do any of those things. We spent our weekend chilling out and fighting the plague of ants that stormed our kitchen after the crazy-ass rain that hit our area earlier in the week. It seems the waves of intruders have ebbed for now with only a few stragglers wandering across the countertop from time-to-time, but I’m still uneasy about cooking anything in the kitchen. I don’t want to draw them back in! Aside from that, we spent a lot of wonderful time together as a family and it was such a great weekend that I was sad for it to end with Sean’s return to work this morning. Friday night, we hung out at my sister’s house and we all played poker (with no money) and Taboo. Man! That was so much fun!! The kids played with us as well and it was so nice for us to sit around a table together and just laugh our butts off. Saturday was much the same. We went out to eat for dinner on Sunday night and the boys were kind enough to allow me to snap some shots of them during that magical light hour just before sunset:
They’re such good buds.
Monday was spent tying up loose ends before the week began. You know, laundry, housecleaning- the fun stuff! We went out to eat again (the ants were still in the kitchen) and then came home and relaxed watching the dog whisperer. I love him. Cesar Milan is a genius. I think his techniques would work with children, too. He talks about remaining calm, being patient, building trust, and those are all things that are important when dealing with children, too. Yes, it sounds a little crazy to compare the dog whisperer’s methods with child-rearing but, don’t hate! It could work!
Did I tell you that the boys and I are going to Disney World in a couple of weeks? My parents and sister are helping us $$ go and we’re really excited! It will be my niece’s first time there and I can’t wait to see her face when she sees all her favorite characters. I’m going to take lots of pics!!
I hope all is well in your world! I have some blog reading to catch up on so if you see a flurry of comments from me on your blog, please don’t be alarmed! 🙂