Sunday, July 14, 2013

TSS: A Boy Party and BOOKTUBE-A-THON!

Ha! Reading! What? No, no.

This has been a very special weekend. Greyson's dad (Chuck), took his fiance (Michelle) for a birthday weekend out of the house. As a fellow mama, I can totally relate to needing some time away from the kids for fun and sleep, so I had Greyson's half brother (15), Michelle's 8-year-old, and Greyson here at my house last night. We got home mid-afternoon, spent some time blowing bubbles, played with Daisy dog, watched a pirate movie, watched The Avengers, cooked crescent pizza roll-ups for dinner, had our respective baths, played Wii, and they started falling into bed one-by-one. We all had a good night's rest, and now I'm cooking a breakfast casserole while the younger boys watch Spongebob and the teenager sleeps in.

Bubbles are a timeless endeavor.
Not much on the docket today except relaxing. I might try to do a spot of cleaning while the boys entertain themselves later. We'll see how motivated I am. The laundry is done for the week and the dishes are put away, so I think we're on the up and up.

In the meantime, I've proclaimed myself a participant in the upcoming BookTube-a-Thon! That madness starts tomorrow as things are getting back to normal. I've set a couple of goals for myself for the week, so check out the video below.

Happy Sunday!

19 comments:

  1. Love your BookTubing, so I'll be looking forward to a week full! You have some serious goals, lady.
    Whee, I'm so excited for Dewey's again!

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    1. Thank you! I do have some serious goals, but at least most of the books that meet the goals are short. lol And I can't WAIT for Dewey's!

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  2. Is it October yet?? I cannot wait until Dewey's! :D

    Good luck with your goals Andi! Especially in finishing Owen Meany. I'm HOPING to finish that one up today!

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    1. LOL! Thank goodness no, only because we're not in full-blown planning mode yet. It takes time. lol

      Thank you! Owen is great. It's even made me LOL, but I still feel slowwww as molasses when I read it.

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  3. Excited for the BookTube-A-Thon this week! Hopefully, we'll both find ample time to read. And bless you for handling all those boys!

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    1. Yay! I hope we do. They were actually SUPER awesome. It's amazing how busy a tablet or a Wii can keep some boys. lol

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  4. You really want to read Ariel.... Go do it! And pick up I Capture the Castle... I was staring at that beautiful spine during your blog. It is so good!

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    1. I do need to read Ariel. Seriously. And it's on my list to read before the end of the year! Yay!

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  5. I saw the picture on Instagram and wondered who that big boy was! ;) I hope you guys have a great time--I'm sure Greyson is happy for the company. And good luck with the cleaning. I'm not sure how that works with one...let alone three!

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    1. LOL, yep, those were my adopted kiddos for the weekend. We had a wonderful time, and Greyson was highly entertained. Cleaning did not pan out. lol

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  6. BookTube-A-Thon? Fun. I can't wait to follow along with you. I'm really enjoying your videos!

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    1. Thanks, Dana! I don't know how many update videos I'll actually get done, but we'll see!

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  7. You are a great mom and friend!!

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  8. You are going to have so much fun with the BookTube-A-Thon! Looking forward to the vlogs. And, I'm sure all the boys had a great time this weekend!

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    1. I cannot wait! It's starting today, and I just wanna read! Although, that won't happen til lunch time. Boo!

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! You are a kind person to help out another mama with some time off.

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  10. Like the ideas in the Book Tube-A-Thon, but more impressed with that first paragraph. You're my kind of person.

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