It's been another crazy week for us. Last Thursday was the start of our city's annual festival. So I picked up my niece and nephew and took the five kids. They were all incredibly good considering the heat and amount of walking we did. We played hooky from gymnastics and swimming class...sometimes it's just gotta be done!
We parked the car a few blocks away in the high school parking lot. There were shuttle buses running but we chose to walk so I could take a peek at all the craft and art booths that lined the parking lots on the way to the festival. We finally made it to the park 30 minutes later only to discover they don't accept credit cards and I only had $20 in cash on me. Each wrist band was $20. I had 5 children with me. You do the math.
This wasn't good.
So I loaded the kiddos into a shuttle bus back to the car...grabbed my ATM card from my purse...grabbed another shuttle bus back to the park.....an hour after parking we were finally able to start having fun.
So that's why we played hooky...we got a late start and didn't want to be rushed.
Their favorite part of the festival was the reptile show and balloon animal guy. Mamma's favorite part of the festival was the elephant ears...=D
Will I EVER get a picture of this child with his tongue in his mouth?....seriously!
Saturday I played golf. I'm not a golfer. My husband bought me golf clubs 7 years ago in the hopes that I might enjoy it with him. The last time I golfed was almost 6 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant with my daughter. I gave up in frustration after the 4th hole, threw my club, and commited myself to being the golf cart driver for the rest of the game. I couldn't even hit the damn ball.
Every year one of my neighbors hosts and organizes a neighborhood golf outing. And every year I decline the invitation out of fear of making a complete ass of myself. Well, this year I decided to step outside of my box and give it a try. And DUDE! I had a blast and enjoyed playing so much that I've decided to go get me some golf lessons...OH YES I DID!
I actually hit the ball. And it actually went more than 10 feet. And I actually saved our team a few times.....in other words....I actually had better hits than my husband a few times! AND! I sunk a 25 foot putt! OH YES I DID!
After the game we met back at my neighbor's house where she cooked us dinner and distributed the prizes. There was no hope for a best game, furthest drive, or closest to the pin prize.....BUT we won the mystery prize. $65. I swear I always win. When it involves a drawing or a raffle....I always win...and I'm SO not kidding. It's almost a little freaky. I'm like the luckiest person you'll ever meet.
The kids all went swimming and the adults played cards and drank and we were up until midnight. It was a fantastic day. With perfect weather.
Tracy and Devon are our wonderful neighbors and friends and were our golf partners for the day.
I'm always hearing my husband talk about golf etiquett and attire. So before we left I asked him what I should wear....what is proper golf attire for a woman. He said "hun, the course we're playing you could walk out there nude and no-one would say a thing." So I chose comfort over style....it was 85 degress and sunny. Gorgeous day.
Sunday morning we over slept a smidge and got a late start. We were invited to spend the day up in Port Austin (a 2 hour drive) with the whole gymnastics team. The assistant coach has a home on Lake Huron up there with a lovely beach front property. Another 85 degree sunny day. The kids spent the day swimming, tubing, jet skiing, playing volley ball, and building sand castles. Fun was had by all!
And now I must pay the price for the fun weekend. My home has been neglected for 3 days straight. I have a mountain of laundry to attend and my kitchen looks like a tornado struck.
Was it worth it? Yep!