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Weekend Recap

Not much exciting happened this weekend which means no pictures either but I still figured I'd recap. :-) It'll be a boring post since there are no pictures, so just bare with me. :-D

Saturday morning started out as a lazy day.

John had to work that morning but when he got home we went school supply shopping.

Now check out this list for Kindergarten:

  • 1 white 1 inch ring view binder
  • blunt end Fiscars scissors
  • 2 pkgs regular 8 count Crayola brand crayons
  • 2 fat pencils and 1 pkg regular pencils
  • 6 glue sticks
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 pkg Play-Doh brand play-doh (no Rose-Art)
  • 1 backpack (no wheels preferred)
  • 1 container hand sanitizer
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 1 pkg baby wipes
  • 1 can Lysol spray
  • Large pencil pouch
  • 2 Composition books (no spiral)
  • $30 material fees
Notice all the name-brands listed? We HAD to get them, we couldn't get generic brands. Have no clue why, they have their reasons, but they aren't known to me.

Also notice the $30 material fee? Seriously? Isn't that what we bought? Materials!

(And before you get your knickers in a twist, I realize that a lot of Teachers spend their own money buying supplies and materials for their classrooms and that the $30 is more than likely allotted for that but I just find it funny that we buy materials and then they tack on $30 material fees. Maybe I'm the only one that sees the humor in that. Oh well. LOL)

We were able to get all but one of the supplies needed (the fat pencils) at Wal*mart. We took advantage of Tax Free Weekend (like millions of other people) and spent a total of $34 on everything she needed, including a pair of $10 tennis shoes. Not too shabby. :-D

And while we're talking about Kindergarten, I must add........




Ok, I'm done now.

The above is true tho. I'm not ready for my baby to start Kindergarten but SHE is. This Friday is an abbreviated day which we're taking advantage of to take her supplies and let her see her new classroom and see her teacher again (her teacher came to the house at the beginning of Summer). Her first full day of school is next Monday and after that, she's gone for good. :-(



Excuse me.

Continuing on.....

Sunday was a little more exciting.

We had Church that morning with a wonderful service.

Sunday's topic was "Application is Everything". Just going to Church on Sundays (or Saturdays or whenever you go) is only half of it. The guest speaker likened it to his vegetable garden; he spent all Spring studying and learning about gardening. He read all the books. Surfed all the websites and spoke to many people. He gained all this knowledge, but you know what? He never used it. He never planted that garden.

Learning about Christ is a lot like that garden. You can go to Church every week. You can read the Bible every day. You can attend many Bible Study Classes but if you don't apply that knowledge to every day life, you're not getting very far.

Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and is not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he is.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
James 1 : 21 - 25

So hearing the Word is only half of it, we have to be doers too.

After Church,  we (Nanny and Papaw, Aunt Leslie, Kathleen and the kids) all went to a Hibachi Grill up town for lunch. Now, I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never been to one before and of course this particular restaurant. I'll admit that this restaurant actually gave me the hibbie jibbies. Just the look of it was a little frightening but I learned that you can't judge a book by it's cover. It. Was. Fantastic!

The floor show was entertaining in itself. We all set around the grill and watched the guy as he flipped and flopped the cooking utensils all around. He rolled the spatula thingy (wasn't really a spatula but it looked like one LOL) around his finger and made "music" beating the grill. He then lit the grill on fire and all the kids jumped back. LOL

After the grill was nice and hot, he plopped the rice down to cook it. Every so often, he'd get little balls of rice and try to flip it in our mouths. First one he tried to get was my nephew, but Law refused and then surprisingly, shy little girl.....spoke up and said she wanted to try. She didn't catch it and in fact, no one did but we all had fun trying.

After a bit, he fashioned the rice to look like Mickey Mouse, complete with eggs for eyes (haha) and then he made a hole in the rice for his mouth. Then he added his "special sauce" which caused Mickey to breath fire! Not sure the kids approved of that but they were still mesmerized LOL

That was the end of the "show" but the kids still enjoyed watching their food being cooked.

McKayla kept saying that it was awesome and she can't wait to go back. The price isn't all that bad either. It was around $60 for 5 of us and there's enough left overs for 2 more meals.

I'm pretty sure we'll be going back. :-D

After lunch, we came home and changed in our bathing suits to head to the beach (the lake on the mountain). Kathleen and the girls (Ly and Lilly) joined us for a day of fun.

We spent the rest of the day up there, sunning, swimming and playing in the sand. Followed by dinner at KFC.

What started out as a boring, slow weekend, ended with fun with family and memories to last a lifetime. :-)

What did YOU do this weekend?


  1. Six glue sticks?? I noticed the name brand thing... weird!!!! I'm glad you got it all for such a great deal though and the ten dollar shoes is just perfect! I didn't know they had the parents bring the sanitizing supplies... that's actually really awesome since you know the stuff is getting cleaned. :D

    I'm really curious to read how kindergarten goes. I hope she likes it. If I had a kid I couldn't even imagine letting him or her go for the first time. It must be so hard!

    I love the hibachi grills I've been to! They are so much fun. :D

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. I spent all weekend installing cabinets in my kitchen! Exciting, but exhausting lol.

  2. Yup. 6. Crazy! LOL The name brand boggles the mind but again, I'm sure they have their reasons.

    It's a TAD easier with her going into kindergarten, since she was in Pre-K last year but it's still hard. She's growing up and I. Don't. Like. It. LOL

    You'll need to share pictures of your new kitchen cabinets when you're done! Remodeling or building is exhausting but soooo rewarding when done. :-D


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