Happy Monday! I got to sleep in this morning and am so refreshed! Swim team is finally over, so it'll be nice to not have to be anywhere first thing in the morning for the rest of the summer. Last week, we enjoyed some more night walks. One of the parks in our area has a little gazebo that Robert says makes him feel like we live in Stars Hollow and makes Ari demand a waltz or two.
The kids love this playground, especially the seesaw and monkey bars.
We made THIS chocolate copycat Nothing Bundt Cake, and it was okay- we liked the lemon one we made a few weeks ago better.
This kid's hair in the morning is quite something- gives new meaning to the phrase, "I woke up like this!"
I taught the kids how to swing independently last week, and I can't get Ari to leave the playground now!
Robert went to build fencing at our ranch, so my cowgirl decided to tag along. We just bought the kids their own suitcases, so she was super excited to take her bag on its maiden voyage!
Triple and I got some great bonding time in over the weekend! We started Thursday night with tacos and chips by the pool and then met up with friends for some late night swimming at our neighborhood pool.
A lot of ladies will tell you that The Real Housewives are their guilty pleasure, but they're just my pleasure! Trip and I share a love for my true guilty pleasure- Lone Star Law on Animal Planet. I wanted to be a customs agent when I was a kid, so I think that's part of the attraction to this show for me.
On Friday morning, I had to go into the dentist and get a temporary crown made. I had horrible teeth as a kid, and I'm paying the price well into adulthood. They had to stop halfway through the procedure and give me extra numbing shots. I couldn't feel my face for another 12 hours- my smile was so crooked!
Later, we went to go see Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and then picked up some snacks for our swim meet at Trader Joe's.
To fuel up for the meet, I made spinach bacon pasta for our Friday night dinner by the pool. I went to add some pepper and accidentally opened the spoonful section! #Doyouwantsomepastawithyourpepper?
While Robert worked at the ranch, Ari took riding lessons with her Lea-Lea's neighbor. She had so much fun and looks like a natural. Is it any wonder she wants to be a veterinarian?
We had the longest swim meet ever on Saturday - like 9.5 hours long! This was Trip's first year to swim butterfly, and he placed 6th in the entire division and shaved off 3 seconds from his PR!
He and I celebrated with dumplings and lo mein at our favorite Chinese restaurant, and then he had a friend spend the night while mom caught up on the DVR.
We woke up early on Sunday to hit the science museum, and then we finished up our mom/son weekend with some Torchy's Tacos and a slice of Bayou City Mud Pie at The Chocolate Bar!
Robert and the Roo returned home, and we celebrated Robert with a flank steak, root beer floats and a night swim!
I hope you had a great Father's Day weekend! I'm going to hopefully sleep in a bit today, and then I'm off to my annual skin check. I'll be back tomorrow for week 25 of Tuesday Training. See you soon!