….and by that, I mean the kids are coming home today. LOL.
Yes, the time has come for them to return from their little trip to my parents’ house. The boys are not happy about it, I could probably live without them for a couple more days 😉 … Only my parents are probably breathing a sigh of relief now for some peace and quiet coming their way soon. Haha.
They really did want to stay a couple more days, but Asher has his first night back to swim practice tonight (in a lake, since the pools aren’t open, but still) and I just don’t think he should really miss the very first practice back. (Side note: I just realized that Asher was supposed to leave for a week long, overnight swim camp with a friend yesterday. Sad. Obviously it was cancelled. Such a bummer.)
Anyway, the boys have also now informed us that our city is “BORING” compared to the apparently extraordinarily EXCITING suburb that my parents live in (an hour from here). The thing is, a couple blocks away from my parents’ house is a “skate park”, one of those places with all the ramps and obstacles for skateboarders to ride and do tricks on. Well, the boys don’t skateboard, but they love to ride their scooters up and down the ramps. They literally spend hours there whenever we go to my parents’ house.
As you saw in my post the other day, they also have gone fishing, to the park/lake nearby, watched a bunch of movies, and went golfing on a real par 3 golf course yesterday. ALSO, there is a great driving range/ mini golf place just 2 minutes up the street from their house too (something else we don’t have in our city super nearby….), and they just love to go and hit balls at the driving range.
So, the consensus on the phone last night was: OUR CITY IS SO BORING!! Also, their grandparents probably spoil them. 😊
(The boring part is not actually true; we live in a great city….but I guess we are lacking a few of these fun places!! I do wish someone would open a really cool mini golf/ driving range right here in town because I think it would be a major hit).
We stayed up too late last night cherishing our kid-free home one last night I guess, so I’m dragging this morning. Always a great start to the week when you oversleep and feel totally disorganized and unprepared!! Whoops. I’d better get going.
Before I go, I’ll share a couple pics from our fun afternoon yesterday. After a morning around the house, we headed into downtown Madison and rode our bikes around one of the lakes here in Madison, Lake Monona. It’s about a 12 mile loop and has beautiful views of the water, some great Madison neighborhoods and just lots of iconic Madison sights. Afterwards we stopped at a new Mexican restaurant that a soccer friend of Ivan’s just opened downtown. We shared some amazing nachos with fresh guacamole, salsa and jalapenos, plus a couple of drinks. It was a super fun, relaxing afternoon!
Off to start my day. Have a great Monday!
I am grateful for jalapenos because without them my nachos wouldn’t taste the same. I just really love jalapenos, probably slightly irrationally too much. 😊 I am not sure I could live a happy life without them. 😉