Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What a Weekend!!!

I know that it is Thursday, but it has taken me two days to get this post finished in between laundry, naps, MOPS, and all the other normal everyday happenings here.

Okay so I will admit that I am getting older, but I have to say that even though I was in bed by about 11pm every night this weekend, it was one of the best weekends I have had in a long time. We had so many laughs and stories to share and time to just hang out. So here is how it went down.


Maddie had school- I thought that I would be taking her since on Monday and Wednesday she wanted me to take her, but grandma was already taking her, but nope she wanted grandpa to take her to school. So while she was at school I got the bathroom cleaned and then Lilly and I went and ran 2 errands before picking Maddie up. Emma of course, didn't want to leave the house, but more on that later. Grandpa went to play golf in the afternoon, Emma and Lilly napped and Maddie and I waited for Jill and Jay to get here from Minnesota. They got here around 1:30. Maddie played shy for about 5 minutes and then was wrestling with Jay. After the other girls got up from nap we all headed out to ML to get Chad from practice. Since we all know Chad's time management, we ended up running around at school for about an hour. We headed over to Champps for some dinner and then home to put the girls to bed and play some euchre. This was all in the course of lots of laughs because Jay fell of the curb, no one could remember what trump was and Jill kept forgetting about the left bowers. We then decided to call it a night knowing that the next couple of days would be long.

Chad was off to his game by about 9am and we all kept wondering if it was going to get canceled, because there was some rain, but it ended up not being enough to cancel. Anne and Fritz got dropped off around noon since they spend Friday night with some other friends. We waited for the Chapmans and then it was off to the mall to eat before the game. It seems that the food court is one of Maddie's favorite places to eat. We headed out to Chad's game, not knowing which field they were at, but we took a shot in the dark and headed to Madison Park and they were there. It was a good game, the kids played on the playground, we actually saw most of the game, Lilly got passed around, and it even turned out to be a pretty nice day. They ended up losing by one, but it was a pretty good game. Jay, Jill, Anne, Fritz, Lilly and I headed out to Germantown to drop some stuff off for Sunday and we hung out for just a little while before needing to get back to the house. We played cards, watched the Brewers, and laughed for the rest of the evening. The Chapmans headed down to my aunt and uncles for the evening and mom and dad went with for a little while. Once gain I might have been sleeping by about 11pm, but I still had a great time.


The big day!! We all were up and ready to go and got to church in a timely fashion. Lilly did great, I don't think she made a peep the whole service. Anne was relieved when uncle Kurt held her for the majority of the service. The other girls were a little loud, but we survived- even being in the front row. After the service we headed up to Germantown for lunch and a day of playing outside. All the kids enjoyed the swing set, the sandbox, and of course grandpa J's pond with the fish in it. Most everyone was on their way around 3pm and we spent the rest of the afternoon just sitting around talking and laughing. If you haven't guessed there is a theme to this weekend, talking and laughing. We got home and the girls weren't quite ready for bed, so we let them stay up for a little while. While Maddie was enjoying her peanut butter sandwich, Anne was enjoying telling her stories. Maddie was laughing and it was just so funny to listen to the two of them. I'm pretty sure Maddie thinks Anne is the coolest, even if she is a Mets fan. Anne and I headed to Kopp's for an after dinner snack, of course everyone else put in an order as well.

We were heading to the Brewers game- it was a 1:05 game. We were planning on tailgating, but decided to just cook the food here and then take it down to the stadium. We didn't have to hassle with a grill and all those things. The girls headed to the grocery store in the morning, but then had to stop at Kohls only because I was making fun of Chad for wearing a CC shirt, since he doesn't play for us anymore. So we all picked up a new Brewers shirt for the boys. Lilly also got some new Brewers gear too. We got the cars loaded up and headed out. We were only in the parking lot for about an hour, but the boys played bean bags, while we just sat and people watched. That is always fun at the stadium. Into the game we went. I knew that I wouldn't see too much of it since we had all three girls. Emma fell asleep in the 2nd inning, Lilly spent most of the game with Jill, and Maddie settled after about the 4th inning. It was a really quick game (2hrs 27min) and it even went into extra innings. The Brewers did end up winning, too bad they lost the next two. We went back out to the parking lot to wait for the traffic and then it was off to the airport to drop Anne and Fritz off. They got home with no problems. Jay and Jill headed back to Minnesota from the game too. We spent the rest of Monday just catching our breath.

The last couple of days we have been cleaning and playing catch up on the laundry. It is nice to think that the week is already almost over. Chad has his last day of classes today, student help day tomorrow, and then finals next Mon, Tues, and Wed. He has his regional baseball game tomorrow. Good thing it is suppose to be sunny and 70. If they win they play Tuesday. He is also heading down to Texas on Saturday afternoon. He is giving the graduation speech down at Concordia. It is a short trip, but I am sure that he will have a good time. I'm sure we will manage while he is gone. We are going to the Brewers game on Sunday with my parents and the girls. Maddie has school Monday and a field trip Tuesday and that is the last day. Then it is her birthday Friday. I think we are just planning on having some cake and giving her her presents on Saturday. Nothing too big, but a little celebration for her. I guess I should get going on that, since it is just about a week away. Any ideas, throw them my way.

Enjoy all the pictures from the weekend.

Anne and uncle Kurt- we will have to photoshop Michael in

The whole Janetzke Clan- all 16 of us

The mini-Janetzke clan (role reversal- Emma in her jeans and Maddie still in her church dress)

The General in his grandpa get-up

The cake picture

Maddie and Ben playing on the swing set

How many kids can fit on the swing set??

Maddie got a sliver and so she was soaking her finger- we finally got the last of it out today (Thursday)

Fritz, Anne, me, Chad, Jill and Jay

Fritz and Lilly
Anne and Lilly tailgating

Fritz and Emma just hanging out

In all our Brewer gear- Maddie doing her pout pout face

Maddie enjoying her cotton candy at the game

How Emma spent the first three innings

Anne, Lilly and I after the game

How Maddie ended up on the way home from the airport