We had a good weekend at Casa de Carpool. Craig was in California for most of last week so we were glad to have him back and in the middle of life at the house. We went swimming and the boys met a few kids from the neighborhood but I don’t know who they are because apparently it’s possible to play for two hours with complete and total strangers and never find out their names.
And my husband said that there clearly wasn’t a cute girl in the bunch because they would have most DEFINITELY made sure to know her name.
Oh, I am so not ready for the first girlfriend.
We puttered around the house on Saturday and then went to the mall to get some blue jeans because my mother called me last week to tell me we were having family photos made while I was in Oklahoma and I didn’t have a single pair of jeans for the boys
that fit because heaven forbid that the pair I bought them last week be long enough.
Is there a blue jean rental program equivalent to Redbox?
We also had to buy white shirts and that, too, was a special purchase since as a general rule white shirts are spaghetti sauce and chocolate magnets for my crew. We found a good sale at JC Penneys and went ahead and bought a few other items for the back-to-school wardrobe. The boys picked out their first day of school outfits and it was fun to see their personalities in their purchase. Tommy chose a Halo t-shirt even though his mother has never let him play Halo a day in his life; Travis picked out a scratch and sniff chocolate Tootsie Pop t-shirt, (ensuring that all the chocoholic teachers will love him immediately); and JJ selected the most preppy pair of plaid shorts you’ve ever seen with a spot-on perfectly matching red polo shirt.
Watch out, ladies, Mr. GQ is in the middle school-house.
Sunday we went to church and then to lunch at Relish which after one meal is my new favorite lunch spot in town. We had the fried black-eyed peas for an appetizer (they were a revelation) and the 4 boys ate burgers and I had the grilled salmon.
Because I have to drop 40 pounds and fit into blue jeans for pictures at the end of this week.
Have a nice day.