Linking up with Meg’s Week In Review today…
Last week was the last full week of school for my son! I am looking forward to this being a shortened school week of final exams with our little trip to Hershey Park and camp approaching on the horizon. No more yelling about homework or making browned bagged lunches until September!
Speaking of camp, I am getting through the rest of the packing list as best as I can. Only a few things left to purchase, several more items to label and then we can pack up the trunks. Luckily he doesn’t leave for a few more weeks so I have some time. He has a couple of weeks of sports camp before leaving for sleepaway camp which I appreciate because playing ball in the summer makes him tired and less likely to throw balls around the house…or at my head.
Would someone please remind me that the zipper that keeps my wallet closed broke the other day? I meant to bring it to Saks on Friday after dropping my son off at a friend for the night but I skipped that idea, came home to take a hot shower and went to bed early. You can’t go wrong when you choose to sleep a bit more, right?
The Bar Mitzvah.
Oh, the Bar Mitzvah. Always popping into conversation randomly and yes, the Bar Mitzvah deserves the bigger font because in my head, it’s in huge letters all of the time. The remaining planning left for this affair is always a topic in my brain like a to do list that just won’t go away.
My wedding was not this complicated! I swear these Bar Mitzvah parties are so much more detailed and difficult which I guess makes sense because I have to entertain something like 120 kids who are mostly 13 years old in addition to the adults.
The time spent on finding the right stamp for the invitations is time I want back from my week. I really have no patience for tedious tasks and teeny details so thankfully my dad has been helping me with the monotonous parts of the planning process. I have put him in charge of stamp placement on the envelopes because he has the patience to make sure they aren’t crooked.
Even with so much on my list right now to do, I chose to instead clean out closets and organize the house on Saturday.
Sometimes, doing the things that don’t really have to be done can make doing the things that do have to be done that much easier to do. Please tell me that makes sense.
I went through my worn out running shoes plus my son’s sneaker collection and put together 10 pairs to donate to Soles4Souls. It felt good to drop them off and get them out of the house!
Next up was my son’s bookcase. He has a really nice Pottery Barn 4-shelf bookcase filled with a wonderfully abundant collection of reading material but a lot of it needed to be weeded through as so many books are now too babyish.
I haven’t cleaned out his bookcase in a few years now so I removed 70 books or so to donate and made a small pile that I just can’t part with yet. Or ever.
I had a midlife crisis moment when I looked at Clifford’s First Day of School because it was my son’s favorite book when he was two years old.
Look what else I uncovered in one of my drawers. My blackberry was so small and light! I sort of miss it.
I treated myself to a Red Mango parfait after running and cleaning on Saturday.
Saturday afternoon was the last Little League game of the season. This was our seventh Spring Little League season in a row. Wow, that went fast.
Remember when I said my son and I planned to celebrate the end of Hebrew School with a Friendly’s Crowd Pleaser Sundae? Well, it finally happened!
Friendly’s Crowd Please Sundae = 12 scoops of ice cream + 6 toppings…You know you want to hang with us.
We went with three ice cream flavors: cookie dough, chocolate chip and hunka chunka peanut butter fudge ice cream.
Toppings: M&M’s, peanut butter cups, hot fudge, peanut butter, cookie dough, and gummy bears (on the side because I hate gummy bears, especially in ice cream).
We haven’t had one of these Crowd Pleaser sundaes in over a year! Friendly’s is one of my favorite places from when I was a kid. Just had to throw that in here.
It rained like CRAZY Saturday night but we saw a rainbow and I was all fascinated. Aren’t rainbows amazing?
Yesterday was gorgeous so we went down to the beach for a bit. I had my first acai bowl of the year from one of the food trucks.
We ate while watching the men play volleyball. My son is on his school’s volleyball team so this was exciting to him. I was just happy to be eating outdoors in the sunshine.
Yesterday was really overshadowed by the attack in Orlando. Listening to the news, watching the news…so awful. I try not to listen or watch much when my son is around but the truth is, he is on top of the news and receives the alerts on his own. I feel bad that he has to grow up this way, always wondering when and where something like this will happen. I didn’t have to think about these things as a kid.
And now there’s no right way to end this post.
My foot is totally back to normal so I think I will head out shortly for my run.crowd pleaser sundae plus week in review #friendlys #icecream #weekinreview #weekend… Click To Tweet
How was your weekend? Did you get to spend time outside?
Favorite place to eat when you were a kid?
Which toppings would you have picked for the Crowd Pleaser sundae?