A Week With the Boys

I’m starting a new work schedule/rotation so this past week I work Sunday and Monday overnight. I’ll work tomorrow night and then I’m off until next weekend! That leaves long stretches of days off with my boys.

On Wednesday, we made a big deal of going to the library and then bringing lunch for mom. We made an appointment at the library to pick out books. I want to get Carver reading as much as possible. Mom started me out with the Junie B Jones books and my brother and I enjoyed reading the magic treehouse books. So we got some of each. Carver is started on hooked on phonics too. We read and read and read. Gannon is just finally getting into books and now he is REALLY into books – all the time he is bringing books to read and signing “please!”

Then we went to the bar next door to order lunch. Carver always gets so spoiled there. Dan (the owner) opened up the pool table so the boys could play pool while we waited for our food, we got M&Ms.

Gannon walked around greeting EVERYONE! He is so friendly and loves to wave and say hi to everyone.

We spent the afternoon at my mom’s and I helped her with a few tech things, I love video editing and was able to help her get a few videos on YouTube. She finished a new quilt and as usual, the boys were all over it – literally.

Wednesday Gannon had his appointments – well child check and then the orthotics appointment . I’ll link that in the latest posts at the end of this post.

Today, Taylor Swifts new album dropped. I am in desperate need of some “me time” and “alone time” so I got up early ready to dive into it and tackle the laundry… along with the rest of the family ?‍♀️?‍♀️ So no alone time for me. So I was a bit on the grumpier impatient side today – at least until nap time and then we were all ready to tackle the afternoon. We headed to the pool after Craig got home which was fun.

We put the boys to bed early and now we are watching the Last Czar on Netflix – like a real life remake of Anastasia (my FAVORITE kids movie) and narrated by historians. It’s fantastic. Ever since we deeply and madly fell in love with Hamilton on Disney + history seems much more interesting. Our favorite movie category on Netflix has always been movies/shows based on real life.

Tomorrow, I’ll send the boys for a cousin day at Grandma Joey’s and then I’m getting some ME TIME in – I’ll load up my bike and head to Decorah, shoot the bike trail, blare Taylor Swift and then get groceries all by myself! I so look forward to it and as Hamilton would say “I am not going to miss my SHOT! (To get some me time). Also, did I mention I got a new bike? She’s a beaut and I’ve only got to take her around town so far.

Man, I’m just rambling at this point. Maybe I’ll have more eloquent words tomorrow. Smell ya later guys.



  1. Kim
    July 25, 2020 / 3:29 am

    Enjoy your day and the bike is snazzy.

  2. Elle
    July 25, 2020 / 12:44 pm

    Cheers to a wonderful day! 🙂

  3. laurie
    July 25, 2020 / 11:29 pm

    My son LOVED Dr Suess. I think I could still recite half of them from memory. When he would “read” them to me, I thought he had memorized them too. Then we checked out a book he’d never seen and read to me without missing a word!

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