ah, we've had a pretty good labor day. the weather has more than cooperated and has been so pleasant, mid 80s and a breeze. a local grocery store had crab legs on sale so we had a spur of the moment seafood dinner friday night. the hubs cooked them (first time ever) and we all feasted. it was yummy. even the boy, who has always looked down on us for eating crab legs--it's just cruel he'd say--relished in their tastiness.
saturday the girl had soccer practice and her first scrimmage game. i can't begin to tell you how proud i am of her. she's never played a team sport, never done anything really extracurricular in sports and i was worried. my hope was that soccer would bring her out of her shell, expose her to some other girls rather than the some ones she's been going to school w/ since kindergarten, and help her lose the muffin top she worries about. since the first practice she has put her all into it--she's aggressive and what she lacks in skill she makes up for in heart. there are girls on the team who've played for years, but the girl is undaunted.
saturday evening we went to my brother's for a cookout. we hadn't seen them in awhile, seems like a month or more.we had a great visit, the kids played outside until well after dark and it was good to catch up/chat w/ them. we also played cornhole--a game you've probably heard of and even played. it reminds me of the lawn darts game my grandma used to take camping. pretty fun.
yesterday we went to an annual flea market about an hour away. once we got there we realized we'd been a long time ago--like before the boy was born. it is HUGE. tents and vendors for miles. we walked around for about 4 hours and didn't even get through half of it. it is a 3 day event. one of my dear friends had a booth set up, selling her dad's antique cash registers. we visited w/ her and some of her family briefly. this friend has the most incredible relationship w/ her parents and i just love being around that. her mom (who's in her late 70s or early 80s) is the nicest person. she'd met my kids about 7 yrs ago and still asks about them, was happy to see them yesterday and just so very kind. my friend is lucky to have such a mom (and she knows it).
not sure what we'll get into today.