We had a long Sat.-Sun.-Mon. weekend here in the U.S., thanks to Labor Day. We also had two of Ivan’s cousins (a brother and sister) come to stay with us for this week from Mexico City. (They’d been with an aunt in California for the past several weeks).
ALSO, Ethan had a soccer tournament in Illinois (just over the border though, so only a 1 hour drive or so).
Not surprisingly, I didn’t have a ton of down time/ solo time to blog, or get my life in order to start this workweek…but it was a fun weekend, at least!
Friday night: Out for Mexican food (with the cousins). Got nachos, of course.
Saturday: Ethan’s soccer tournament (all of us went). He had two games (1 W, 1 L). Chipotle for lunch in between….. yum. Didn’t get home until after 6 pm. Hung out at home, went in the hot tub! (finally cooler temps outside so the hot tub is getting more use again now.)
Sunday: More soccer tournament. I went alone with Ethan this time (just one game). Ivan had his own soccer game at 10 am. Afternoon- went to a carne asada (Mexican “grill out”- but flank steak tacos and salsa instead of burgers) in the soccer park to celebrate Ivan’s team’s last game.
Evening- hung out at home. Took girl cousin on a walk with me. Played Sorry with Asher. 🙂 Sat on deck, talked, etc.
Monday: We took them to a place called The House on the Rock, which is a local attraction about an hour from our house. It’s this weird and very hard to describe place….basically, a guy decided to build this big “house” on top of a huge rock (it’s not just a house, though. It’s like a big complex of buildings, really).
It became this crazy, eclectic place that he filled with strange treasures from all over the world, odd collections, self-playing instruments, the world’s largest carousel and much more. It’s honestly hard to explain, but it’s really unique! Hadn’t been there since the boys were super little, so I was glad to take them back.
The House on the Rock is located in a very pretty area….it was a gorgeous drive out there. All farm fields, etc.
Ended with Olive Garden for dinner, because people were requesting Italian food and we aim to please.
I am grateful that we had Monday off of work to take his cousins to do something fun! Also, his brother goes home finally tomorrow after being here for most of the summer. So this was a nice send off for him too.