Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer BBQ

On Saturday we hosted our friends and family for a BBQ. In the morning we had some of Monkey's friends from school over for a play date and in the late afternoon we had the rest of the gang over. I did this so I only had to do a major cleaning of the house and yard once (which included moving the dryer that died in the winter from by the back door to the garage by myself).
I had a schedule set up, so that I would clean a little bit everyday. however I didn't end up getting it all done because Wednesday at swimming lessons Monkey for hurt and needed to go to urgent care to get 5 stitches. She was in the deep end jumping in the pool and instead of jumping into the water, she made it to the wall.
Luckily when we got to urgent care it wasn't bus so we got seen right away. The longest part of the visit was waiting for the freezing gel to work. The Dr gave her 5 stitches, 5 dissolvable stitches. 5 dissolvable stitches that they never bothered to tell us that they couldn't get wet (I mean even a little).
5 dissolvable stitches on a 6 year old, who got hurt at swimming lessons, in the summer in the middle of a heat wave. Can you guess what happened? We ended up back at urgent care the next night when her sister splashed her and the dissolved. And apparently it's my fault, yup I'm a bad mother.
So between the 2 visits to urgent care and also taking care of my dad (who had tumours removed from his bladder) I lost 2 days of cleaning. My basement playroom didn't get cleaned (and it really, really needs it, maybe a job for the long weekend).
In the morning we have 4 girls from school, they spent the majority of the 3 hours in the pool splashing. Then  girl went home and the rest stayed and waited for their parents to join us, along with the rest of our friends and family. 
We had gotten a good deal on a rib eye roast, so Rock cut it down into steaks. He marinated 1/2 and the other 1/2 he prepared simply with salt and pepper. We also made chicken kabobs, bacon potato salad, fried onions and fried mushrooms.
it was nice to relax with friends and family. The kids loved splashing in the pool, jumping on the trampoline, swinging on the swings, going down the slides or playing in the sandbox.
Muffin had a bit of sun stroke from being out all day. She went down for a nap around dinner time and woke up an hour later feeling much better. She was having so much fun she didn't want to stop until she finally felt sick.
Muffin after she woke up from her nap.
It was a perfect way to spend a beautiful (if not hot and humid) summer day.

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