Good morning to you my beautiful followers ! we are over halfway through August and back to school is creeping closer. the kids are looking forward (for the most part!!) to going back and a reunion with their friends .
Our daughter is at an age where she is looking for a new wardrobe for back to school so there was shopping last night! It is nice to get some new items but a line has to be drawn too! As I said before , I would love to see a uniform introduced as I wore when I was in school.
Our boys ( all 3 ) started soccer on Wednesday night for the fall. Our youngest Griffin was playing for the first time and did well if a little distracted. The older two were getting back to it after 2 years away .
They are looking for volunteers and I bit my tongue and offered to help (yikes!!) They have a game this morning (each age level) so I will see if they need me to help.
Our washing machine gave up the ghost on Wednesday and we are using the laundromat for washing and taking the clothes home for drying . We bought a new one but it wont be delivered until Friday coming.
The rest of the weekend is shaping up to be relaxing but we will see!
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Good morning Ladies ! Welcome from an overcast and cloudy Minnesota . The weather has cooled a little and is not as humid which I like . Last weekend on Saturday we pretty much stayed home . Then on Sunday afternoon we went to an Irish friends house for an evening barbecue . Their kid s are older than ours but they still had fun! The rest of the week was taken up with a lot of playdates for the kids with their friends .
Last night our friends Jordan and Angie came over for dinner along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is such a sweet girl (age 10) ! Their older daughter Madison is spending the summer with her Grandparents who live 2 hours away so we missed her. We ended the night with a fire and smores.
Back to school mode is still ongoing , the kids found out their teachers for next year yesterday. They seem very happy with the choices!
Today we are taking it easy , and then tomorrow we are hosting the extended family for an end of summer ( yikes, end of summer!!!) get together.
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Have a a beautiful weekend, what are you doing ? Take care , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies! Wow we are into August , the last month of summer already. It is back to school prep month , luckily we have most of the kids supplies purchased already. All 4 kid s will be in school for the first time , we will have a 7th grader(yikes!) 4th , 1st and a preschooler ( our baby!!) I think we will have to get some new clothes for the year ahead .
It is a challenge keeping kids happy with clothing and them wanting to look and dress like their friends. I would love if schools adopted a school uniform in our area. I know growing up I had a uniform and even though we were not fans of it (it was a gray shirt/blouse maroon tie and V neck sweater and gray skirt/pants ) as kids but there was no competing in fashion and you knew what you were wearing each morning!
We are having a friend over today with his 3 kids, his wife has to work:( our kids are excited to pair up and play. Tomorrow we are going to a new friends house for a get together and for both families to meet up.
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Have a beautiful weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies! Can you believe it is the last weekend of July? We are on the doorstep of August and the last month of summer . I hope you have managed to have some summer fun . The weather is staying warm and mostly humid with sporadic thunderstorms to cool us down.
Last weekend our softball girls finished their season after being beaten in the nationals tournament Saturday evening. They did great all year ! There were lots of tears and hugs as it will be the last time they will be together on the same team. Some move up to 14 u and some stay in 12 u for next year. They all went bowling on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the season !
We have been busy with our 3 boys also , going to waterparks and the zoo this week. The boys start soccer next month , The two older ones played last year also , but its a first for our 4 year old.
We are hosting our friends Eric and Sarah along with their 2 year old Lucy today. The kids will go swimming in our much used pool while the adults can chat and maybe enjoy a beverage!
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Have a beautiful weekend , go have some fun! Best wishes and thank you for your support always, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies!! What are you doing this weekend ? We have a softball tournament going on since Thursday, the last one of the summer season called nationals . The Girls qualified for this great event after earlier wins throughout the year. It started on Thursday morning with a game , they lost , and then won their second Thursday afternoon . Then in the evening there was a parade where all the teams dress up !
Our team are the tigers and the girls picked out these full body tiger costumes from the 3 photos above. The only this is it was 95 degrees with a humidity feel of 105!! They persevered and got through it drinking lots of water. I felt bad for the guy in the tiger head . There were many cute teams , I wish I had taken more photos . We played two games Friday won one and lost one. We have our next at 9:30 this morning , phew!!
It has been a warm few days as said earlier, today is supposed to cool a bit.
The rest of the week was quite normal ! I have to get going soon!
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Good morning Ladies! Welcome to a sunny Minnesota with temps getting into the 90s or 32-34 celsius for next week, phew! I like some sun but that is getting a little hot for this Irish body! We will stay cool . It was a nice long weekend with the 4th of July on Thursday. Saturday and Sunday were spent pretty much at home.
The monday-Friday was pretty much routine , the kids did a lot of swimming and had their summer activities . Yesterday was a great day for Liam when he finally mastered riding his bike ! He was practicing for so long and then got it! So excited for him .
We have softball this weekend , it is the state tournament . We will see how our girls will do!!
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Good morning Ladies ! We have turned the calendar to July and the summer is starting to roll on , as long as it is not too fast , right? Last weekend was taken up with softball ( surprise !) and a visit from my in-laws. Softball was Saturday, our team played 3 games and had to win one to make it to state which they did! It was nice not having it on Sunday ! Most of the Girls on the team came over to our pool in the evening Saturday for swimming and Pizza . It was a great way to cool down after a hot day. They all get along so well.
On Sunday after Church there was a meal and celebration for the Lady who directed pastoral life in our parish for a number of years.(We also went to a local restaurant on Friday for those closer to her) She retired at the end of June. Dottie is truly a woman who knows the meaning of serving God and I can learn from her. She will continue to volunteer in the Church.
The in-laws met us at the celebration at 11.30 am and after we hung out at our house. My mother-in-law celebrated her birthday on the Friday (June 28th) and so in the evening we went to a restaurant close to our house so the kids could also give her a great birthday gift!
On Tuesday our Daughter turned 12 !!!! I am not sure how it is possible but that’s the answer the calculator came up with when we did the math! We had a little celebration at home and she requested ice cream cake from Dairy Queen .
On Independence day July 4th we celebrated with our neighbor and his Daughter , and also his friend who recently moved here from New York with his boy and Girl . We went to a parade in the morning 15 miles away , a tradition we have begun for a number of years. Then we came back and had lunch, swimming to cool down . The guys bought a bunch of fireworks from a stand in our town . They are the kind that don’t leave the ground but were still pretty cool for the kids! Others in the neighborhood crossed state lines to buy the airborne kind , you are not supposed to use those in our state but it is not enforced really.
This weekend is just a time to hangout and enjoy !
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Good morning ladies ! The weekend is going to be really hot here , in the 90’s with humidity . We have had changeable weather all week with sun , clouds and a thunderstorm ! last weekend was another softball one , we didn’t have to travel far which was nice. The team had mixed results , some wins some losses. There is another tournament this weekend in our town! Our oldest son has been doing archery class which he is liking.
Our pool is getting good use this summer also. It will be great for cooling down this weekend.
I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday and got some great cards and gifts of clothing and food! My sister sent a Paddy box filled with crisps (potato chips) and candy from Ireland ! It was a nice surprise but I think the kids have sampled more than I have!!
After completing the last paragraph above I went to volunteer concessions at the softball field. i did the 9-11 am slot.
Last evening we hired a babysitter… I mean our daughter did it for the first time !! She is that age now. We went to a retirement party at a nice restaurant for a lady who worked as pastoral care director at our Church. it was a nice evening giving her a send off and getting to mingle with parishoners in a different environment.
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It also comes in navy! Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies! June is rolling along , gathering speed quickly! The weather is perfect here recently ,in my opinion , mostly sunny and in the seventies F or low to mid twenties in C . Our pool is getting a good workout this summer , a great investment. Kids are drawn like a magnet to water!
This past weekend we had a softball tournament that our daughters team won at their grade level. It is a good boost to win , but important to know that you wont win all the time. Our older son is doing archery one day a week and they are also signed up for spa, which is a bunch of activites for kids in summer . Our neighbor girl Maddi is coming over 3 days a week every second week (her parents are seperated:( ) so her Dad can work. She is a good companion and temporary sister to our daughter! They are 6 months apart in age.
Growing up Gaelic football was a big thing where I come from in Ireland and my county are playing in the provincial final for the first time since 2001 Tomorrow ! There is great interest back home and flags are flying as I get updated .
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Have a lovely weekend each and everyone! Take care Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies , how is the weekend treating you so far? Our town is having its annual festival this weekend. The kids went downtown and took part in some fun activities and games. There also was a bouncy castle! This morning the boys took part in a fishing competition but did not have any luck! This afternoon the parade takes place. There will be lots of candy tossed out by the marchers! Also this weekend Our Daughter takes part in a softball tournament. We are doing husband and wife divide and conquer to keep everyone active. Our pool is a big hit to start of the summer vacation from school.
Our youngest Griffin celebrated his 4th birthday on Wednesday! I can’t believe our family are growing so fast!
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