I.love.lazy.Saturdays. I love when you just wake up and do things around the house. We did a few other things today, but I just loved not HAVING to do anything. We made a trek out to Oak Park for the infamous Farmer’s Market and ended up with big tub of green beans, 2 green peppers, a bunch of carrots, 1 batch of peaches, and 1 homemade donut (for daddy and I to share). It was definitely worth the trip and one I’m prepared to do again before the season ends. We also snagged a great deal on this Eddie Bauer high-chair that I wanted and goes really well in our living room! (CRAIGSLIST!)
On the way back to our house (and breakfast), we saw two Estate sales. One was a bust, but the other one was filled to the BRIM with stuff. There, we ended up getting a cool, multi-colored globe for Charlie that he loves spinning, flashcards of the composers, a Melissa and Doug wooden calendar, a graduation card (i know!), a few books, and this rocking chair:
Each grandchild, my mom purchases a small rocking chair to put in her house for them. We jumped the one and got this one for Charlie – he LOVED it!!
We watched Kaeli, David, and Jonathan (“the kids”) for David and Marisa as they celebrated their anniversary. We walked to the pond behind our house, scoped out the ducks, realized we couldn’t possibly WALK to the park or DRIVE there because we didn’t have Jonathan’s seat, walked up to 7-11 for slurpees and various straws, back to the house for cookies, ice cream sandwiches, popcorn, and the movie, “Big.” Jonathan spent time in Charlie’s room listening to death metal (no lie!), they fought over Charlie’s Fisher Price piano, Kaeli mistook the Cool Whip container for ACTUAL Cool Whip in my fridge (held watermelon), and Jonathan asked why we had to pay for our slurpees/straws at 7-11. All in all – a fun afternoon, but a crazy one!!
In the evening, per Marisa’s suggestion, I headed out towards Children’s Place in Woodridge (AMAZING sales). In an hour, I drove to Woodridge, bought almost all of Charlie’s summer wardrobe for next year, grabbed dinner at Chipotle, filled up the car with gas and headed home.
We then met up with my mom for a trip to Ridgefest (a bust) and fireworks. She got to see her Elvis and almost lost her life savings at one of those dumb games (luckily, I intervened and we walked away with only a few dollars out of our pockets and a twisty rose to show for it). She did buy Charlie this AWESOME light up necklace/guitar thing, that he proceeded to whip around and break – luckily, Daddy fixed it. Four Words: Fried Snickers Bar = Amazing!
The day was a whirlwind, but fun and productive! (And I wonder how the weekends FLY BY!)