Monday, May 3, 2010

Williams Weekends

When I started this blog, I had this lovely little idea that I would blog every Saturday. Then on Mondays I find myself wondering what happened to the weekends. Well, let's see....

Normally on the weekends we do laundry, get groceries, pay bills, and do "weekend chores". Kaela and Graeson each have a list which includes emptying garbages, replacing bathroom towels, emptying the dishwasher, putting away laundry, etc. There are currently four people in this house who HATE laundry and put it off as long as possible. But there is one little still-naive Williams who thinks laundry is fun....

Kaela is learning how to cook so she's usually in charge of the weekend menu. We've had banana pancakes, stir fry, fettuccine alfredo, blueberry muffins....yum!

After our weekend chores, then we do a fun activity. When it was Kaela's turn to choose, we did home pedicures. Daddy didn't really care to participate. :)

One weekend we went to the Children's Learning Fair which has tons of little booths and stations for the kids to do different activities. They experimented with magnets, brushed a gigantic tooth, created glitter water bottles, made handprints....and of course had their faces painted.

Graeson also had a school field trip one Friday to Abby's Pizza to learn how pizza is made. Ten little boys thought the carbon dioxide tank made the funniest noise they'd ever heard and they giggled hysterically! And then those ten little boys all climbed on the video game machines to drive cars and hunt deer...

It seems a popular birthday month as Graeson went to a birthday party, and Kaela went to two in one day. Kaela's second party was also a slumber party. We went to the Cinco de Mayo parade and then to the library while waiting for Kaela to finish the first birthday party.

Oh and then there's Mommy's busy weekends. The one "free" weekend where nothing was actually scheduled, I sorted two kid closets and wondered when some genius mom is going to invent clothes that somehow grow too. The third kid closet is still waiting... One Saturday I attended and was a speaker at our church's women's conference on "facing your giants". Then there's the once a month coffee craft night which is a must-have for kid-free (yes and husband-free) rejuvenation time. Bryan and I also participated in the Basin Youth For Christ annual banquet to witness inspiring stories of how Bryan and other adults touch the lives of vulnerable teenagers.

And on the future weekend agenda we have hospice Monte Carlo night, hosting my sister's baby shower, Mother's Day, our first camping trip of the year, oh and we can't forget the LOST finale!!! (Yes, this is a big event!) And then there's the projects that keep getting postponed like making DVDs from Grandma's birthday slide show, figuring out how to transfer videos from the video camera to the computer (and maybe even the blog!), reloading music onto my Blackberry, "helping" Bryan do yardwork....I need to retire to get all my work done!

So forgive me if the blogging doesn't really happen every Saturday. But I do "think" about blogging every Saturday, isn't that good enough?

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