I don't remember sleeping this past weekend, although I'm sure I did - at some point.
Friday night was the jamboree game at Julien's school.
We got our first look at the new uniforms, and I think they look great!
As I mentioned, the heat was pretty obnoxious, and Addie was miserable.
I only got the camera out one time and it took effort to even do that.
I think at game time, the temperature had cooled off to a chilly 93 degrees.
Over four hours later, we were heading home.
Saturday held a variety of fun and exciting times.
While preparing to leave the house for the day, we heard a ruckus in the kitchen that ended up being the handy work of D**n't Rudy.
Once all the broken glass was removed from various areas of the kitchen, we headed out to celebrate Chris's birthday with my family.
We met at Chuy's for what appeared to be a low key kind of celebration.
Addie didn't hesitate to beg for a ball of dough to play with, and she was more than happy to wipe the excess flour all over my shirt.
Lunch was commencing as expected until out of seemingly nowhere, a guide dog appeared with her owner.
The large doggy, walked right past our table, minding her business the entire time despite the shriek of terror coming from my child.
My happy Little Monkey went from eating her lunch to climbing onto my lap, then my niece's lap, then her Daddy's lap, all in an effort to get as far away from the doggy as she could.
Addie made such a scene, that one of the other lady's at the table with the doggy came over and talked to me.
I reassured her that we knew the doggy was well trained and absolutely harmless, but that Addie has trouble understanding some things, especially when they are out of place - and unexpected.
The appearance of the doggy, was a lunch ender, and a mood changer.
She was one very nervous girl.
My mom, sister, and niece helped Julien watch Addie for the rest of the day and evening so Chris and I could go out.
We were pretty excited about some alone time and took advantage of the opportunity.
Life was going swell, right up to the point where I fell - and injured my knee.
It was a very precious - and priceless moment.
the last three times that Chris and I have been out alone together, it has resulted in an injury or serious illness - for me.
In May, I fell in the parking lot of a nice, and very busy, restaurant and injured my wrist.
In June, I had the lovely experience of having the full attention of numerous firefighters, paramedics, guards and various medical staff - resulting in a trip to the hospital - via ambulance.
Then, this past Saturday - BAM, a knee injury that hurt way more than my pride.
After my husband bought alcohol (and not the kind I really needed), bandages and antibiotic ointment and got the bleeding stopped and me bandaged up, I didn't really feel like heading on to dinner or much of anywhere else.
We put in a dinner order to go and then sat and relaxed - in the middle of Costco - until time to leave to pick up dinner.
Really - you shouldn't be so jealous.
It's not quite as glamorous as it all sounds.
After heading home, lounging around in my self pity and talking to my family, Chris went into the kitchen to clean up.
After all, we were celebrating his birthday, so it was only fair that he ended up doing all the work for the entire rest of the evening.
As he was loading the dishwasher, he broke a glass.
Our day ended just as it had begun, cleaning up yet one more mess.
In hopes of dulling the pain of the day before, we headed over to my brother's house on Sunday to spend the day swimming.
This allowed Chris the opportunity to enjoy his real birthday day with not a whole lot of work involved.
...and water therapy does wonders for a busted, sore knee.
Swimming all afternoon made Addie incredibly happy...and even more exhausted than she already was.
We arrived home Sunday evening to find Rudy guarding Julien's sandals that had spent the entire weekend hanging out in the kitchen -
because it takes just too much effort to actually move them to a more appropriate place.
Monday is wrapping up and no one has incurred new injuries or broken anything else.
We are off to a great start to the work week!