Jennifer Lyon

Monday, March 20th, 2023
Weekend Roundup

Turbo’s birthday party was awesome! At one point I counted 15 kids, but it was a fluid number so who knows. But man, those kids all had fun! They had a bounce house because my high drive, executive son is still a kid at heart. He may have been the first one it in, and probably the last one out LOL. But otherwise, they kept it simple and the kids loved it. Despite all the chaos that comes with any party, Turbo’s parents had a great time too, which I love. Our daughter-in-law had everything organized, but there’s always the last minute things you can’t control. She rolled with it like a champ, made the adjustments and didn’t let it faze her. I love that too!

Kids this age are awesome and so sweet. They’d hug, the hold each others hands to run and play, and were all just in an overall good mood. Seeing Turbo interact with his friends in such a normal, healthy and kind fashion was such a joy. Most of the parents were there too, and really pitching in to watch all the kids which was also really nice and helpful.

When we got there, I showed Turbo the small cake I made him and he exclaimed, “Grandma you made me a Monster Truck Cake!” I knew he’d get it, LOL! I was so happy. My very smart daughter-in-law had a variety of cupcakes for all the kids, so the cake was just for Turbo to blow out his candle, and she was including me by having me make it. I really appreciate her thoughtfulness. For me the cake was just fun to do. I put his name on it, so I’ll just show you a side pic of one of the simple, monster trucks I made. Oh before I show the picture, this is a very small 4 inch round cake and maybe two inches high. This monster truck was tiny and hand cut and shaped, so I did the best I could. Also his mom had a special topper to go on the top of the cake.

Sunday was quiet exactly as I wanted. While we’re just doing normal stuff, we get so busy, I’m learning to plan low key type days now and again. Maggie and I took a couple walks too which is nice.

How was your weekend?

4 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. Silver James
    March 20th, 2023 at 12:08 pm · Link

    That cake is adorable! And I’m pretty sure Turbo loved it lots and lots. Bouncy house! And good parents! Yay! You have such a great family. And yeah, low key is good.

    My weekend was just that! LOL VERY low key. I watched OSU Cowgirl softball (they won all their games!) And LG and I watched WBC games. USA is i the finals! Tonight, we find out if they play Japan or Mexico. Spring sports are my favorite! (As if you couldn’t tell…LOLOL)

    The Kids got home late last night. Their flight out of Heathrow was delayed two hours so they didn’t hit Dallas until 6:30 last night, then a long bus-ride back to the school. They arrived about 11:15 p.m. LG met them and ferried them to their house. They didn’t want their car sitting at the school all week during break. I think they had a wonderful time. Being smrt, they took today off–mostly.

    Not much excitement in my world. I go back to the eye doc this afternoon. We’ll see what he has to say.

    On that note, have a great week!

  2. Viki S.
    March 20th, 2023 at 2:49 pm · Link

    That cake is SO sweet. What a wonderful idea to make it small just for Turbo and his candles 🥰. Perfect Grandma thing to do.

    OMH! That is quite a few kids for Turbo’s party. I’m happy to hear that many of the parents stayed and helped out. Hubs had a rule when our boys were growing up – they were allowed to invite one kid/years old they were turning. So five kids for turning five. It worked out when they were little.

    I agree with you on how cute they are at this age. They haven’t really learned how to be mean and just enjoy the fun of being friends.

    I see you have more rain coming and the winds too. I continue to keep you all in my prayers. I hope there are breaks in the nasty weather so you and Maggie can enjoy walks. And no mud accidents either. When you mention how sad Maggie is when her collar is being cleaned, I picture her and feel so bad for her. It really has great meaning to her ❤.

    We made it to NY to see my mom Saturday. It’s awful seeing how she is just skin and bones. She held up while we were there but it was draining her big time. My brother and SIL showed up too and that really made mom happy.

    While driving home the snow came along and it was whiteouts a great deal of the time. But the tractor in the truck bed held the road. Middle and DIL made it back safely too.

    I hope that you are having a great day!

  3. Jenn
    March 20th, 2023 at 3:04 pm · Link

    Silver, thanks on all!

    I was pretty suspicious that you might like spring sports :-) And I think you like them even better when your teams win and move onto the next level.

    Very glad the kids all got home safe despite the two hour delay. I expected they would be safe, but there’s something very satisfying once you know they are home. And I totally agree with them about not leaving their car at the school if it can be avoided. That said, it was very nice of LG to pick them up! And also wise to take the next day off after travel. I’m sure you’ll hear all about it this week!

    I really hope your eye appoint goes (or went) well!!

  4. Jenn
    March 20th, 2023 at 3:15 pm · Link

    Viki, it was a lot of kids but they were all behaving. Oldest son and his wife LOVE kids and really enjoyed it. It’s especially good for my son right now — it’s the exact mental and physical break he needs during tax season. So while to me it would be a bit stressful, to him it’s a way to destress a bit. Crazy, right?

    The kids are just so earnest, it was too cute. They were including everyone in their games and fun. I wish adults could play nice like that.

    Thanks on the concern about the weather. Some areas just can’t handle anymore and we’re crossing our fingers there’s not a disaster. It’s been a really odd year. Maggie got two mini walks in today. There’s a bunch of landscaping going on that’s getting in our way, but I understand they are trying to beat the rain.

    It’s so good that you got to see your mom, but I’m sorry it was so hard to see her condition. It had to be painful. From what you said, it sounds like she really was happy to see you all. I know it had to exhaust her physically, but probably helped her mentally.

    Yikes, that can’t have been a fun drive home! So glad you made it with no mishaps. I’m sure your all experienced in those conditions but it sound harrowing to me.

    My day is good, and I hope yours is too!

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