This weekend was a "fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants" weekend. It started off with Jahred and I splitting, dividing and conquering, each taking a kid. I headed east with Oliver to help paint at my parents new home (it's looking so cute we might just have to move in...jk). And Jahred headed west with Axel to Amazin' Farmyard.
While I was wildly successful with the paint roller (however not so much at getting Oliver to sleep), Axel was bit by a deer in the petting portion of the farm. A self-proclaimed Dr. Doolittle, Axel was put in his place by a feisty doe who had a taste for fingers instead of corn. Axel's comment, "His back teeth were sharp!" Just how far did he have his hand in that deers mouth? I may never know.
We rejoined forces on Saturday afternoon to greet Jahred's sister-plus-husband for a sleepover! We were so happy they came and Axel was pleased as punch to entertain.
On Sunday, with sister still on site, we threw an accidental surprise party for my brother (the accidental part meaning he surprised us by driving south to ring in his 26th). One burnt cake and several meals later we were all together, my boys and his "group of parents" as he calls us.
I made an important observation this weekend. I had two parties, with two sides of my family on two beautiful weekend days. Life is about people that "show up," because those are the ones who love the crap out of your kids.
Happy Fall, Happy Birthday, Happy Life.
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