Last week, Adam and I took off work to spend some time with the kiddos (before Tyler goes back to school NEXT WEEK) and to accomplish a few things on the house. The weather wasn't exactly cooperative (rainy, stormy at times and HOT) but we did manage to paint our bedroom (which included the walls, ceiling, and trim) and Tyler's room (just the walls). I feel pretty good about that, as I wanted to tackle two projects and that qualifies, although I would have liked to tackle something bigger that will be more of a challenge on a weekend. We went with a warm tan/sandy color in our room and although I'd planned to do white in Tyler's room, he convinced me to let him pick a color (with guidance) and chose a light blue, which I ended up being happy with. I was very sad to paint over his stamped paw prints, though! It broke my heart a little bit! We did leave one behind, at his request, and I'll just paint it over before we move. Oh, I did have a bit of an issue when we were taping off Tyler's room. I was finishing taping the ceiling and had just one piece left to put up. I was trying to reach, using a three step step ladder. As I was reaching, I thought "I'd better just get down and move over, or I'm going to fall. So I started to get down. And the ladder tipped over and I fell. Oops. I actually cracked my head pretty hard on the door frame as I went down, which was a little scary. Luckily, aside from a bad bump and a headache, I felt okay, not dizzy or anything. I had put my hands out though, and the pinkie on my left hand got sore pretty quickly and swelled a bit. I sat down for a few minutes to make sure I was okay, and then we went ahead and painted. I felt fine, just a little sore and then a lot sore the last few days, pulled muscles and stuff. My head is still tender and muscles in my upper arms and neck are pretty sore. My pinkie is still swollen, stiff, and aching, so I am wearing a little splint on it, which makes typing interesting. My backspace button is getting a workout!
Other than painting, I tried to take the kids to the park, but it was too muddy, so I let them play a few minutes at the indoor playground at chick fil a, but that was pretty awful--crowded and the lack of manners of the kids there made me crazy. Instead, we took the kids to to Monkey Joe's on Friday, which of course they loved. And they are still young enough that they are tired after about an hour, so that works for me! Adam and mom both go auctions, so they spent some time on that.
Friday was our 11 year anniversary (can't believe that) so we planned to go out, but it was really storming and literally POURED for like 5 hours, so we stayed home and went out Saturday night instead. We had dinner at Texas Roadhouse and then drove around for awhile, looking at houses for fun. Then we got some fro yo at Orangeleaf (YUM). After that we hemmed and hawed over what to do and ended up at Goodwill, where Adam found some awesome deals to sell on Ebay. Then we stopped at Walmart to get a curtain rod for Tyler's room and got AJ some socks (I swear, he has dragon claws, he gets holes in all his socks) and got the kids some PJs. We laughed at how dull the evening probably seemed, but we had a really good time anyway.
So there you have it, our staycation! I leave you with pictures!
|AJ got ahold of my phone. He also erased all my pictures. Thank goodness for auto back up!|
|Tyler at Monkey Joes|
|AJ getting ready to slide!|
|Farewell Pawprints! (And our initials, which Adam put there way back when)|
|Painting-Adam, you're doing it wrong|
|Bedroom color-it's actually a bit lighter than this. The other pic I took, you can't even tell it's not white|
|Tyler's room--it's blue, I promise. #bad lighting Also pictured: Coconut the Monkey's whole family and my old friend Whiskers the seal|