Friday, August 23, 2013

This Week… {Insta Friday}

Here’s what we were up to this past week (and the week before that) – I’m MomsGonnaSnap on Instagram if you want to follow along!

I missed last Friday, so I doubled-up two weeks worth of pics for this week.  The last two weeks have been pretty busy!

One morning I woke up to this – a seriously happy kid, SWIMMING in Lego's!  We scored a major deal – two big tubs worth of Legos for cheap from a guy at hubby’s work. They get a lot of use!

2013-08-09 Legos
I have been working way through a set of super ugly furniture I scored on Craigslist.  If you follow me on IG, you know that I started working on these beauties (there are 2) a couple weeks ago.  Then I ran out of paint. Oops. I ordered more, and it was delivered this week. Hopefully these will be done by the end of the weekend!

2013-08-09 porject
Hubby took Anthony to Cub Scout camp and they tried all kinds of fun new things – archery, shooting a BB gun, and more.  They had a FULL day and Anthony loved EVERY minute. They received camp shirts too – the back says, “Don’t Judge a Hero by the Size of his Cape”. Love it!

2013-08-10 Cub Scouts
We live in Minnesota and it’s sweet corn season. I LOVE some delicious fresh sweet corn! We pick some up several times a week from the local farmer stands. I always cook up the whole bag (we buy a dozen, which is typically about 16 ears – always extra!) and then freeze the rest. It is SO good to have during the rest of the year!

2013-08-10 corn
It’s official, that crazy snaggle tooth fell out. Finally!  Anthony’s smile is SO CUTE now – I love it! Oh, and I’ll stop the regular tooth updates now. For real though, wiggly teeth have really been a big deal at our house.

We had some friends over for the weekend and all 3 boys climbed on the tire swing.  They were having a blast! I was crossing my fingers that the branch would hold up! Combined, they weighed so much that the swing was bottoming out on the ground! Fun times!

Chocolate lasagna. This stuff is seriously amazing. I found the recipe on Pinterest. You can thank me later.  My only complaint is the pile of dishes left behind after making it. But, it’s totally worth it!

We went downtown last week and the boys “shared” a piece of pizza. Technically I think hubby is stealing a bite, but Anthony didn’t mind!

2013-08-15 thursdays on first
Anthony created some artwork – the one with the big orange splatter with the yellow center is his.  He was super proud of it.

Last Friday I spent the day at an antique flea market.  I couldn’t resist grabbing a few comic books from 1979 and 1980. I planned to cut them up (GASP, I know) and use them to create a poster collage for Anthony’s room, but now I’m just not sure if I can do that.  We’ll see. I found some other fun things there too!

2013-08-16 Comics
We met some of hubby’s family in Iowa for a weekend of camping. The ladies enjoyed wine and words (aka Scrabble) – it’s good for the soul. Games like this force me to SLOW DOWN, which is a good thing. Long walks, campfires, kayaking, boating – good stuff!

There were so many of us that the grill didn’t provide enough room to cook dinner all at the same time.  We quickly started a fire and put the big boys to work cooking.  Of course the women sat around and told them how to cook. Ha!  Dinner cooked over an open flame is pretty amazing.

This is Dixie. She was camping with us.  She’s a great dog. Dixie decided the camp chairs were much more comfy than the ground. She’s a smart dog!

2013-08-18 Dixie
On the way home from camping, this guy crashed out.  He was TIRED! About those teeth – can you see any? Nope.  He’s all gums…  Ha. Cracks me up. Okay, now I’m done talking about teeth…

This week I joined the 2nd graders on two field trips. One of them involved this guy. Let’s just say I predicted that the naturalist would walk around and show all the kids, so I got up and moved to the back of the room. I snuck up to take this photo and stepped right back. Oh, and there was a child between me and the spider. I’m safe like that.

2013-08-20 Tarantula
What did you do this week?

Linking to: Life Rearranged, Lauren Elizabeth


  1. Looks like you had an exciting week. Great pics.

  2. I saw that chocolate lasagna on pinterest, good to know it's actually yummy! (How could it not be, right?)

  3. I've had that chocolate lasagna pinned for a while but haven't made it yet. Glad to hear another good review.