Of course, this meant that last week was just one giant tackle!
I finally got the house clean (though I did hire someone who is in between jobs to come in for a couple of hours to help me along on that).
Then, we spent part of the weekend planting flowers, mowing the lawn, and installing swings on our swingset.
The rest of the weekend was spent getting the food ready for our party, although my Mom did a ton of the work where that was concerned!
Our First Communion party menu:
- Baked Ham Sandwiches
- Spiral Sandwiches
- BBQ Pork (and Buns)
- Chicken Nuggets (I went through an entire huge bag from Sam’s of dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets!)
- Sesame Noodles
- Deviled Eggs
- Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- Potato Salad
- Crab Dip
- Macaroni Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Fresh Veggies
- Fresh Fruit
- Spinach Artichoke Cheese Spread and Crackers
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
- Shoe Cake (this is a chocolate chip bread)
- Phyllo Shells Filled with a Cream Cheese/Dream Whip/Powdered Sugar Mix
- 1/2 Sheet Cake
- Cheese Cake Bites
We loved having so many family members, friends, and members of our church family at our home! But, we were extra thankful for beautiful weather that meant that all of the kids spent the entire time outside! (Whew!)
This was quite a tackle this week. I think next week my tackle is going to have to be something like picking a Lego up off the floor or brushing my hair in the morning.
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