Monday, June 21, 2010

A busy weekend and a trip to Olbrich

Saturday was my niece Miranda's confirmation party in Kewaskum. Maddie and Macy had their picture taken with all their cousins on the Schaefer side and My and Buppa Schaefer. It was a windy day, and Maddie got stung by a bee, but it was a good time nonetheless.

Yesterday Kenny and Norma came to visit for Father's Day. Matt and I were able to get another coat of paint on the basement bedroom, and the girls had fun playing with their grandparents. We grilled rib eye and t-bone for lunch and ate out on the deck while Maddie napped and Macy chilled in her swing.

Last night was a great night! Macy decided to sleep from about 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. She slept from 8:30 until 4:30 the night before, so things are looking up in the sleep department. That set us up for a great day!

I've been trying to plan a get together with my former co-worker, Ali, for weeks now. The stinkin' weather keeps getting in our way, though, so today we decided to make it work no matter what. We planned to go to the zoo, but of course it was supposed to rain again, so we met at Olbrich Gardens instead. That way we could walk around inside if it was raining and outside if it wasn't. Luckily we were able to get in a nice walk around the grounds and even had a picnic lunch.

Maddie had fun with Ali's boys, Tyler and Alec (almost 5 and almost 3, respectively). All three of them were well behaved. We didn't even have any tantrums!!

Ali informed me that my former boss is giving up the magazine, and it will only be published through the end of the year. What happens after that is up to the WSGA (Wisconsin State Golf Association). She only works there two days a week, so of course she's worried about not having a job and being able to find a new one with the flexibility she has now. I would be, too. I just wish he'd have decided to stop publishing sooner ... then I could have collected unemployment! ;-)

After we left Olbrich, I had to stop at JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few things. Maddie picked out a wind chime and some new stickers. And of course, that's where we had our daily tantrum, which included crawling around like a baby on the dirty store floor. Lovely. I resorted to bribery and bought her a $1 foam monkey face, which she's in love with. I think we'll incorporate it into the construction of a potty sticker chart.

OK, I've been on here long enough. Both girls need to get ready for bed, so I better get on it.

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