Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up - The End of February/Beginning of March

The weekend started off with a blessedly quiet Friday night.  We ate a fish stick and tater tot dinner and went to bed!

The first part of Saturday morning was relaxing before we headed off to soccer.  Small dogs got to lounge by a fire!

Evan's usual seat in the car has been filled with my stuff, so he sits in the very back.  I laughed when I looked back on the way to soccer to see him spread across the full back seat.

Hudson's soccer team had a mini play date in Lemoore.

Hudson plays defense just like his brother.

I was chuckling through much of the game because he picked shorts to wear that are a bit too short!  We all knew he was wearing green underwear!

When did he get so big?

And so sure of himself?

I laughed when Coach Luis told Hudson that he needed his strong leg to make the corner kick!

The rain fell off and on making the skies very pretty.

We had a late lunch at KFC.

Since we were so close to Hanford, we were planning to eat lunch at Superior Dairy and enjoy ice cream after.  However, when we pulled up, it looked super crowded. I suggested eating somewhere else and going back later for ice cream.

That plan didn't work out either because when we drove back by for ice cream after lunch, there was an entire baseball team spilling out the door waiting for ice cream!

So we drove to Kingsburg to visit the ice cream shop owned by my friend Julie, Babycakes.  It was a bummer that she wasn't working, but the ice cream was good!

Strawberry sundae for mom.

Small man was tired.  They played the two games short a man, so no one got a break.  They ran up and down that field.  He definitely got his exercise for the day!

Julie's little shop in the background is so cute!


Big kid got a taste of what his brother goes through having to sit through soccer games.

Kingsburg was settled by Swedish people and the whole downtown looks like a Swedish village, complete with these funny horse things on the street.  It's a really cute town.

We slept in on Sunday morning, but once we were up and had breakfast, we got busy with the our planned garage/shed/backyard spring cleaning.

We have been planning to do this for a while for a couple of reasons: it needed it, Hudson's 1st Communion party will be held here in April and we want the yard to look nice, and the community cleanup day where the city hauls off all your junk is in nine days.

It seems like we always somehow miss the cleanup days, but we were smart and planned our time this year!  Nothing like a party to get us to clean!

We have a backyard shed that stores all the Christmas decorations, a few bikes and a few tools.  The garage had a bunch of rickety shelving that was storing tons of junk.  Eric's plan was to remove the sturdy, nice shelves from the shed and put them in the garage.  He wanted to get rid of the rickety shelves.

The first thing we did was pull everything off the rickety shelves and place it in the garage or start a huge trash pile for the city pick up.

How in the world we stored so much stuff on those shelves is beyond me!  And that's not all of it because stuff we knew that was automatically trash got tossed to the curb.

 Evan worked his little butt off with us today.

This is only the beginning of the pile.  I swear we aren't hoarders!  We have always been able to park both cars in the garage, but those shelves magically held so much stuff.  You could put something on the shelf and just forget about it.

We pulled the nice shelves out of the shed and put them in the garage.  We whittled down all the crap and only put back what we use and need.

I put all the Christmas stuff back in the shed, and there is actually more space without the shelves.  I can easily get to all the boxes without having to move tons of stuff.  Yay!

 I love a good after shot!

 Eric is still going to go through his tool area and clean it up a bit more.  We were pretty tired by this point.

 Only three sturdy shelves instead of five creaky ones.  Only stuff put back that is used.  We even have a bit of empty shelf space.  It's okay not to fill all of it!

 Oh how I love it clean!

 Eric moved the bikes from the back wall to the side wall to maximize space.  We might also be getting a refrigerator so we needed to clear a bit of space from the back wall in preparation for that.

 Oh the pile is embarrassing!  And this was after a few people had already come by to pick through the stuff.

One cool thing is that Eric sold the five rickety shelves and a few other things on Craig's List.  It's always nice to make a few bucks!

Now we are tired!  I do like having a productive weekend.

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