Happy Monday! I hope you had a relaxing weekend. We stayed busy, but we enjoyed being able to spend time together as a family.
Saturday morning after tidying up the house I took Curly Girl and Lil' Nut with me grocery shopping while Bookworm and Mickey Mouse went on bus visitation with Mr. C.
On the way to the store I spotted a sign for a yard sale in a very upscale neighborhood that I just couldn't pass up. While I was browsing the tables, a man arrived to pick up some furniture he had purchased earlier in the day. The furniture was under a tarp, so I hadn't seen it yet. When the tarp was removed, my heart skipped a beat. There was a matching sofa and loveseat in brand new condition that would have gone perfectly with the paint colors in our family room! Oh, well! I didn't have the heart to ask the sellers how much they got for the set.
I still found some good deals. Bookworm has been needing some t-shirts now that warmer weather has arrived, and I was able to get her six shirts that looked like new for $1.50 total! My real treasure of the day was an adorable little flower pot fountain. The water makes the most relaxing bubbling sound, and I thought it was just too cute! The spade handle needs to be glued back on to the base, but I still thought $3 was a fair price. I haven't decided if the fountain will have a home on the front porch or the back porch. Today it's on the kitchen counter.
Saturday afternoon our family headed here
to do some fishing and enjoy a cookout with friends. The weather was perfect, but the fish weren't bitin'. Our host finally snagged a fish, much to the delight of the kids. He was kind enough to throw it back into the water with the hook still intact and let Curly Girl reel it back in. She actually thought that she
caught the fish, so she was thrilled.
Our host thought that Lil' Nut would enjoy having a turn, too, but her reaction was a little bit unexpected. When she got the fish reeled in she said, "Hey, that's Mr. John's fish!" She's too smart to be fooled. :-)
As darkness approached, we roasted hot dogs over the campfire and made S'mores. Before we headed home Mr. C decided that Buddy needed a bath in the pond, so he tossed Buddy into the pond (much to the chagrin of a few members of our family). Buddy didn't know what in the world had happened, but he quickly found his way back to the shore. Poor dog!
Our church attendance was pretty good on Sunday despite the rain and some families being gone for spring break. All of my Sunday school kiddos were there, and we had a fun class. A new family that has visited with us several times came forward at the end of the service desiring to become members of our church, so that was a real blessing.
This week I am hoping to get a lot more spring cleaning done. Today I'll be working on the dining room. It's a small room, so it shouldn't take too long to get it spic-n-span. If you are doing some spring cleaning at your house, post a comment so that I can check your progress.
I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Labels: Family Life, Weekend Review