The kids and I had a rough morning Friday and it was partly on me. They were grumpy. I was grumpy. Not a good combination and, honestly, not how a Friday morning usually goes for us. We're usually FRI-YAY but that morning we were more like "This feels like Monday times five." Anyway, Kyan told me he didn't feel good but I sent him to school anyway. Three hours later . . . the phone call to pick him up. Hello, Mom of the Year. He was feeling better by the time the other two got out of school and, in part to make up for our rough morning, I decided to take them to the park.
Ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh, UGH.
Let's just say . . . we were there for maybe twenty minutes before I made them get back in the car and come home. It's been awhile since I've been THAT ready to hand them off to their dad. Sigh.
This pic perfectly sums up that trip to the park! She's not even playing . . . she's kicking him out of anger.
After they were handed off to dad, boyfriend and his son called. They were set to bachelor it up for the night (his daughter was at a sleepover) but were wondering if I wanted to go to dinner with them. I came over and we all walked over to La Hacienda (I feel like I should interject here: we went to El Porton for Taco Thursday the night before, La Hacienda Friday night, and then had taco soup on Saturday. Just say no to gringo food?!?) It was really nice spending time with just him and his son. It's the first time that's ever happened. Because of personality differences, his daughter tends to command a lot more attention while his boy is more laid back. They're a lot like my boys -- his daughter is more like J and his son is more like Kykes. Anyway, we goofed around with our favorite waitress, Gladys, all decided to try something new, and even said no to margaritas in favor of light beer. It was a good night!
It was COLD Saturday morning. Like, 50's and windy. The boys had a football game and they did GREAT. J ran for a touchdown and Kyan's skinny butt played center.
After football, we picked up boyfriend's kids and headed to Incredible Pizza.
I hate places like that. HAAAAAAATE. But . . . their dad's company had a "family day" there and he couldn't take them. So he gave me the passes and I told J it was for his birthday (next Saturday) since boyfriend's kids will be with their mom next weekend and not able to celebrate then. It worked. He was stoked.
Actually, all the kids were stoked. I still really hate places like that but it's worth it seeing how much fun they had.
Also, I was in the buffet line getting pizza when someone who looked really familiar walked by. Turns out, a girl I went to high school with plans the events for Incredible Pizza and lives only a few miles away from me! Small world!
After Incredible Pizza, we headed to boyfriend's house to play and watch football. I'm not sure what's going on here but I AM sure that Kyan deserved it . . .
I fixed a big pot of chicken taco soup (perfection on the chilly day) and we the Razorbacks played Tennessee. I missed the first few minutes of the game because the Baylor game ran over and Arkansas wasn't playing on an alternate channel. When it finally came on, Tennessee was already ahead by a TD and I figured it would be a loooooong game.
I figured wrong! It ended up being a great game. RAZORBACKS WON! First SEC win this season and first SEC road win under Bielema. WOO PIG SOIEE!
Oh, and check out how this guy watched the game! He was totally snoring.
Saturdays are for my football. Sundays are for boyfriend's football. The Bears played at noon and the boys decided to do push-ups every time they scored.
We thought about hitting up the corn maze after the game but, in the end, just decided to watch more football and throw some stuffed peppers on the grill. Boyfriend's garden produced a TON of poblano peppers so we've been eating them in everything lately. They were delicious but also SPICY HOT. I love spicy but these were almost too much . . . even with deseeding them!