Happy Monday, Friends!!! This weekend was a GREAT one!!! SO SO SO much fun packed into three short days. Brace yourselves :) Look how normal and calm Friday started off...
We were dressed and ready for a morning of birthday party errands and such. There were flowers on my nightstand and all was well. Then... the bottom of my day dropped out when Dave walked out of the front door and I was holding G and walking down the hall to grab a diaper out of her room to throw in my bag when I saw that I thought was a toy snake on the ground.
I bent down and turns out it was a REAL LIVE SNAKE!!!!
It was in this moment that I realized exactly how deep and strong my fear of snakes really was. I screamed the loudest, most guttural sound that has ever left my mouth and froze... did I dare take my eyes off of it to find something to catch it in? How do you even catch a snake? What if it was poisonous? What if there were dozens of baby snakes crawling throughout my house at that very instance.
I decided to beeline it to the front door in the hopes that I could catch Dave pulling out of the driveway and much to my relief, found him walking back in the door because he forgot his phone. He had heard my screaming from the driveway and when I explained there was a snake in the hall his reaction was, "oh".
He calmly walked down the hall, saw the snake, and while I was jumping up and down, covered in goosebumps, smacked the snake with his shoe, picked it up and tossed it into a coffee filter. Seriously. Then he got out the dust buster to vacuum up the bits of leaves that came off of his shoe. He was acting like this was totally normal and I was panicking enough for both of us (and the entire neighborhood).
He set the coffee filter holding a snake on our front hall table and assured me it was dead, which I believed until I watched it attempting to crawl out of said coffee filter. This is when I burst into tears, gathered up the kids and got in the van. We weren't sure what kind of snake it was or whether or not we'd need to know - so Dave put it in a ziplock bag and left it on our porch. Again, totally normal. #exceptnot
The kids and I headed out to do our errands while Dave stayed home to look under every bed, in every cabinet and behind every piece of furniture. We talked with several professionals and felt satisfied that it was a "Texas Brown Snake" that slipped in through our sliding door or another opening. They're non-venomous and we do NOT have a snake den in our closet :)
In hindsight, I realize that the level of my freaking out was completely disproportionate to the situation - but apparently my fear of snakes is bigger than I knew. Hopefully the snakes will get the memo to stay outside and I won't have to come face to face with one in my house again anytime soon. UGH!!!!
This is the picture I texted Dave when we pulled into Hobby Lobby (my third errand of the morning) about an hour after said incident... still blotchy faced and disheveled from the craziness at home. hahaha And no... I didn't put any makeup on at all on Friday :) #amen
A celebratory selfie in the bathroom mirror because we survived the morning!!!
We made 5 or 6 stops and I felt like by the end it was a game for my boys to use every restroom we encountered. GG and I kept ourselves entertained while we waited on the boys :)
After a rainy morning of errands we came home to set up for Luke's birthday party.
I'm going to blog party details on Wednesday, but I will tell you that it was two hours of totally awesome craziness. 12 boys, friends. Twelve. Boys.
After the after party (aka mass cleanup, eating cold pizza and sugar detoxing my kids), I looked like this STAT and was passed out about 3 minutes after.
Saturday morning we were up bright and early and were ready to hunt some eggs!
We headed to the country club and G participated in the under three hunt. She had no clue what was going on. She even put her eggs in other kids baskets...
... apparently she has my competitive drive.
Sidenote: I found baskets at Homegoods!!! WOO HOO!!!
While we waited for the 4-7 year old hunt we snapped a few pics of our cute crew :)
boys were READY!!!
And they're off!!!
So glad that a sweet private events coordinator offered to take a family picture for us since Dave worked ALL day on Sunday! Also glad that everyone is kind of looking because she took ONE (as in a single one) photo of us #rookie :) hahaha
We met the Easter bunny and GG lost her MIND!!! Cue the death grip and crocodile tears.
"Hey, everyone! Look at Daddy!"
We spent all of Saturday afternoon outside doing this...
and lots and lots of this :)
Saturday night we called it a night early :)
Sunday morning the boys were up early and were excited to look through their "Easter boxes"
The Snackeez cups were as big of a hit as I thought they'd be :)
Griffin woke up later and we said bye to Dave (Easter is a HUGE day at the club) and got ready for church.
It was POURING rain and icky outside which made outside pics impossible and I was soooooooooo glad that on Saturday, when it was bright and gorgeous outside, I'd had the forethought to put the kids in their Easter clothes and snap some pics :) hahaha
Even though Sunday was gloomy, these two matchy matchy girls were nothing but sunshine!!!
After church and lunch, there was a break in the rain and so the kids and I headed outside to crack open some confetti eggs...
GG, being the smallest, took on most of the confetti :)
hahaha. Being a big brother is hard work :)
Sunday afternoon, the boys played at Gibi and Haha's house while Griffin napped and I lesson planned...
... and they were home in time to hunt for eggs (inside... boo rain!) before dinner with my parents.
It was a busy, busy weekend - but jam packed with fun as a family.
Tomorrow is Show and Tell Tuesday and we're going to be sharing about our Favorite Vacations EVER and I can't wait to get bit by the travel bug through y'alls posts :)
Happy Monday, friends!!!