Our uneventful weekend became pretty eventful with me and Elliot in charge. We are going to be busy or gone nearly every weekend of the summer (I have asked Dustin to request like 100 days off), so this was going to be the relaxing weekend leading into the chaos. But Elliot and I can't help ourselves when it comes to planning the perfect weekend.
First, major shift in toddler status for young Elliot. After 2 years with the big boy bed, we officially flipped it (literally) into a bunk-style bed. All of a sudden, I thought, "look at all the space he has" which translates unfortuantely for Dustin to "we need to hit up some more garage sales!" He has done well every night so far and hasn't fallen out yet.
Saturday, we ventured to Lake Calhoun, and we enjoyed lots of sunshine and no gang activity. No pictures here because we had a hard time keeping the kids in the same place. And, Dustin and I prefer to avoid pictures of us in swimsuits most days. Unfortunately, like most holiday weekends, Dustin had to work, so we cut the beach break short and headed back home. Vanessa came over Saturday night and tried to make me drink two bottles of wine, but I refused. It was nice to spend some quality time with her and know that she is happy. I had a dream about confronting her ex that was non-eventful even though in my dream I really let him have it ... Since Dustin and I are on this homemade salsa kick lately, I have this idea of thinly slicing 3 or 4 jalepenos and then rubbing my fingers (with gloves on) in them and sticking them in his eyes. Personally, I think this is genius, but who knows. He certainly deserves it. And, according to Elliot, "he should be in the 'whosegow', which is Spanish for 'jail'." "Whosegow" is a word that my mom made up, and I am not sure where the Spanish part came in, but I think it is kind of clever.
Sunday, we actually went to church and then mostly hung inside during the rainout. Lots of popcorn, lots of movies ... it was my choice this week (we take turns between the 3 of us) and I chose The Muppets Take Manhattan. Excellent movie, I forgot how much I loved it as a kid. How can you not love the rats using butter as ice skates on a frying pan?
Today however, was gorgeous and I wish Dustin could have been with us. We started out with the intention of getting Elliot's hair cut (big babtism weekend comin' up), but they were closed, so instead, we went to Target and got a slip n' slide (among other things, necessary and unnecessary). I never had one of these growing up, and now I think I know why ... this thing would have driven my dad crazy with his perfectly perfect, OCD-ish manicured lawn.
However, this was my favorite moment of the day ...