What a Wild Weekend

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Weekends in our house are usually pretty low key, especially this time of year.  As it starts to warm up, which it appears it isn’t going to do for another few weeks, we begin to pick up again.  We’ll start taking trips to the zoo, bike rides, afternoons at the park, etc.  For now though, we’re still low key.  This weekend, however, was a bit different.

Tommy came home Friday night very excited.  First of all, he had earned his respectful citizen badge at school.  Given the way the year started off, this is a major accomplishment and we are very proud of him.  In addition, he was chosen as star of the week for this week.  They have a jungle/safari theme in their class this year, so they actually call it “Top Banana”.  Being Top Banana is a really cool thing, especially since it starts with a weekend with the class monkey, Bongo.  Bongo is a webkin that has taken some great adventures in the homes of Tommy’s classmates.  As part of being Top Banana, Tommy had to write a story about what he and Bongo did this weekend, complete with pictures.  (SO glad he mentioned this first thing when he came home on Friday!!)  He was really into this, so it was a lot fun for all of us.

Bongo playing Legos with Tommy

Saturday was not a normal Saturday for us.  Grandma and Grandpa came to visit, which happens about once a month.  Also, we started probably the biggest of our planned home improvement projects.  Aaron and his boss spent most of Saturday building the wall that converts our loft into a bedroom.  In the meantime, the kids and I took Grandma and Grandpa to the children’s museum to stay out of the way.  The museum was a blast.  We’ve been there before, but it’s been about a year and a half since our last visit.  Both kids had a much different perspective on it this time.  None the less, 3 hours there was FAR more exhausting for mommy than it was for Tommy and Anna.  As for the wall, it has been framed and the drywall is up.  Aaron still has to do what I’m told is drywall mud.  After that, there will be door frames and trim and then on to painting.  Still much more to be done before the project is complete, but this was a major sized first step.  I will post progress pictures later.

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