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Makes My Monday: Fairs

Over the past few days we’ve been to two fairs. The first was a Church fair where all of them women’s groups got together to sell home made things and stuff like that. There was a “General Store” where jams and knitted items and such were displayed (where I worked for an hour). There were booths full of flannel blankets and one booth entirely dedicated to pies. There was a crafting booth where kids could go and paint or make a sand necklace. There were booths with hot dogs for lunch. My women’s group put together bags of bulbs to sell (we almost sold out!). They also had a lawn sale with items that members of the church had donated. The Fair was pretty big! I had a good time at my table…and even came away with an apple pie and 3 of those towels with loop-type tops sewn on so they won’t fall off my oven handle anymore. 🙂

The second one was a book fair at the school. So much fun! I remember loving looking through those Scholastic pamphlets at all the books that had the potential to come home with me…and Burke and Maggie have picked that tradition right up. As soon as the pamphlet came through the door, they were pouring through trying to figure out which books would make it into our house. I gave them each a $20 spending limit. Maggie immediately pointed to the book she wanted …which, of course, was $19.99. And Burke spent his time choosing 4 books that equaled $20. (Shows so much about their personality…most expensive vs. largest number of things for his buck…) The fun part of this though was this it was an actual book fair during their library time today. I got to go in and help them choose what they wanted. Actual books! Luckily, Maggie was the first session of the day and she knew exactly what she wanted – I couldn’t sway her in the slightest – so she made a B-line right for her book. I say “luckily” because there were only 2 of those books…and another little girl in her class snapped up the other one. Burke’s session was later in the day (after lunch) after 4 or 5 other classes had already gone through, but he wasn’t as picky as Maggie. I think we made one substitution for him and he was fine with it.

Helping out at two different (but fun in their own way) Fairs Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Quality Time

The past few weeks have been crazy at our house. With the start of school, a whole bunch of things have also started up and it seems as if everything is happening at the same time. For example, the evening schedule at our house last week and this week looked like this:

  • Monday 20th: BOTH home!! (Thank goodness – because that was our anniversary)
  • Tuesday: Mike showing the ropes to his replacement for his old job
  • Wednesday: Nancy at a MMOTA State meeting
  • Thursday: Mike teaching
  • Friday: Nancy at the MMOTA Sale setup
  • Saturday: BOTH HOME!!
  • Sunday: Nancy at a Church Women’s Group meeting
  • Monday 27th: Nancy To Logan’s School PTO meeting*
  • Tuesday: Mike helping replacement
  • Wednesday: Nancy at MMOTA Meet the Officer’s Dinner
  • Thursday: Mike helping replacement
    AND Nancy at Open House for Burke and Maggie’s school

Not a lot of Mike and Nancy time there 😦

* So…I decided that I’m blowing off tonight’s PTO meeting. (Mike doesn’t get home in time for me to get there in a timely fashion, and I’ve already asked him to come home early enough times…) Plus, I’ve been helping out the PTO for that school for 2 years now – I don’t need to go to the meeting to have them know who I am and know that I can help out. I only feel slightly guilty that it’s one of Logan’s things that I’m blowing off…but he’s not directly impacted, so I’m forcing myself to get over it 😉

Blowing off a meeting that won’t make me feel too guilty so I can spend more time with Mike totally Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Preschool Orientation

Logan had his preschool orientation today! I’m going to take it as a good sign that he didn’t want to leave…School starts tomorrow!!

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Air Hockey

At the birthday party yesterday, Burke discovered the joy of an air hockey table. (Not even knowing that both of his parents loved playing while at college…different colleges!)

On the way home, Burke asked if we could buy an air hockey table. My immediate thought was, “ya right, buddy.” …But then I remembered the table-top game I had, so I told him we already had one…IF I could find it.

We trekked down to the basement and there it was! Burke, Maggie, and Logan played too many games to count yesterday.

This morning, the first words out of Burke’s mouth when he woke up: “Who wants to play air hockey with me??” LOL!

Burke’s love of a game both his parents enjoyed way-back-when Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Whack-a-Mole

LOVE this carnival game. (Like the pogo.com version as well…)

Burke’s been having some…frustration…issues. I was in search of a punching bag when I ran across this game. I figure it’ll be a good stand-in until I can find an affordable punching bag 🙂

Whack-a-Mole Makes My Monday!

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Family Play Time

I took today off because it’s Mike’s last Monday with the kids. (His new job starts next week!!) We took the kids back to Chuck E. Cheese and had a great time.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)

Makes My Monday: Jammies Outside

Mike and the kids are playing a rousing game of Freeze Ball (a cross between freeze tag and dodge ball)…in their jammies! (Well, Mike’s not in his…)

A few weeks ago, Mike pointed and said “Hey look! Elvis!” to distract them. They have no idea who Elvis is, and until yesterday, tried the same tactic …except it came out, “Hey look! Goldfish!” tee hee

Freeze Ball, Jammies, and Elvis – all rolled into one – Makes My Monday.

Cheryl over at Twinfatuation hosts this one. Head on over to see what else makes people’s Mondays (there are always some really good ones!)