Wow, what a busy weekend it was!  Our weekend started with an exciting Friday night.  Our daughter plays clarinet and the 7th & 8th grade band students played with the high school band during the football game half time show.  The marching band for our high school is well known and have won many competitions so it was exciting to see the younger group out there with them.  Check out the arrow – there she is!


After the game the band had a “lock in” so they goofed around at school (mostly playing battle ball, eating pizza and cookies) until midnight.  Well, I did pick Sydney up at 10:45pm because she had an early XC meet.  And when I say early… the bus left school at 6:45am!  Heck, that was early for me after that late night.  I did get to run 2 slow miles on the treadmill after drop off just to give my busy day a good start 🙂

It rained all during the meet.  We really weren’t expecting the rain.  But she took it like a pro and did a great job at the meet.  Got a ribbon for 16th place!

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After XC, it was off to Zack’s soccer game.  We were all ready for cold and rainy there too, but it ended up being a little warmer and actually dry!  Go figure.

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After the soccer game, it was time to get ready for the neighborhood block party!  I’m on the party committee so it meant early arrival and setting up everything.  We haven’t had a party in three years, so it was fun to get everyone back together again.  I was afraid it was going to rain and be really windy, but the weather improved and the party was pretty darn good.  We had something for everyone – a DJ, bounce houses, face painting, and TONS of food.

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By the time we cleaned everything up at 9:30pm, I sat on the couch and feel fast asleep watching TV!  I was exhausted.

So Sunday was a day of rest, except I snuck out for a 3 mile run around the neighborhood because the temperature was actually in the 40’s!!  I busted out my capris and hit the road.  It went well.  My official training plan for Columbus Marathon starts on Monday.  Woohoo!

I took the kids to a park that had some fun new playground equipment.  They had their own American Ninja Warrior competition.

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I got in on that action too – it’s a fun structure!

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And finally, we went to the apple orchard to pick a huge bag of apples.  22 pounds of them!!

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With one little rotten one in the bunch!


I’m enjoying some down time tonight for sure.


Q:  Did you have any big plans this weekend?

Q:  Do you take an annual trip to an apple orchard?

We didn’t go last year and the kids reminded me of how much they enjoyed it, so we made it a priority to get there.  

Q: What is your favorite apple variety?


4 thoughts on “Busy weekend wrap up”
  1. Ambrosia! Yes we go to the apple orchard every year and love it. Your weekend sounds fantastic! We’ve started soccer and rugby and cross-country and swimming lessons around here. It’s a struggle to get everyone where they need to go! Phew.
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    1. We used to just have soccer, so the schedule was pretty easy. Cross country this year has been keeping us really busy. So glad my husband is home to transport everyone around because I’m not sure how I would do it otherwise! Sounds like you have a super busy schedule!!

  2. What a fun filled weekend! Good job at the meet, Sydney! Will she do marching band when she is in HS? That playground looks like FUN! There sure are cooler playgrounds now than when I was a kid! Although we had merry go rounds and I read somewhere that they don’t do those on playgrounds anymore because they are so unsafe. C’mon. Everyone needs to get thrown from one of them once or twice in their life!
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    1. ha – our kids did go on a merry go round recently on vacation. Sure enough my daughter fell off, but of course didn’t let go. Ah, yes, you need to let go or you’d get road rash! So it’s kids like her you have to look out for 🙂
      I have heard that all of the high school band students play in the marching band. It is a really awesome marching band! At my school it was optional – I played in concert band.

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