Sunday, August 26, 2012

1/2 Birthday and Glamping

On Friday morning I headed off to join the youth in our ward for their annual Opening Social. Andrew and Catie hung with a babysitter until Kevin got home from work in the early afternoon (after his inner tube water polo game). 

I was in charge of helping plan and execute dinner and dessert for Friday night. We had enough mint brownies to last for two meals (this is just a sample), so I successfully accomplished my weekend goal. :)

We "camped" in a family's backyard up close by the American River. When we arrived and saw the infinity pool, bocce ball court, splash pad, tennis court, and other luxurious amenities, we were pretty stoked. Definitely not the sort of camping we'd been planning on... but man was it perfect. Glamping is totally my style of camping. I spent the night on the most cozy padded pool lounge chair ever.

Trying to get 30+ kids to go to sleep when there was so much fun to be had was quite a feat... I think I finally hit the sack around 2am. The only thing we did to "rough it" all weekend was all share one half bathroom (30 youth + about 10 adults).

On Saturday the youth floated down the American River on rafts while they had a giant water fight. I helped shuttle people and cars around and then helped set up lunch halfway through the day... and then met the kids at the end of the day to drive them home.

It is amazing how exhausted I was just from driving, chatting with friends, eating, and helping with meal set up... Rough life I live. :)

When I got home to Kevin and the kiddos you could tell Kevin was ready to do something fun out of the house. He thought we should go and celebrate Andrew's half birthday, so we hit up one of Andrew's favorite places to eat... Fuddruckers!

The kids played in the arcade, I sat and relaxed while watching them and forking out tokens, and Kevin stood in a mega long line for our food.

We let Andrew celebrate his 1/2 birthday by choosing his own meal- he picked french fries and a strawberry milkshake. Catie made sure she stole some milkshake while he was playing arcade games.

Once we got home, Kevin put the kiddos to bed while I crashed and fell fast asleep by 8:30pm... which is unheard of for me!

What a fun and exhausting weekend!

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