For the actual 4th, Older Boy had 2 tournament baseball games and the rest of us just worked/relaxed at home. We BBQ'd but since it was Friday and we are Catholic and abstain from meat on Fridays all year , we BBQ'd shrimp, portabella mushrooms, and polenta. We had watermelon too.
Saturday was the final tournament baseball game. Older Boy had a great season even if they didn't win much. He just loves playing. I know I said ABSOLUTELY NOT to travel baseball next year, but I may have to change that to a maybe. Maybe. We'll see. It's a lot.
Saturday we did burgers on the grill. And afterward, we built a fire (or tried to. It never really got roaring) and roasted marshmallows.
Then Sunday morning we woke up to this:
It's all over his face, neck, chest and stomach. I thought poison ivy because we do have it in the yard, but Urgent Care said no but they didn't know what it was. I took him to the pediatrician today and she said it's some kind of contact reaction but we don't know to what. So he's fine and on prednisone to try and stop the itching and clear it up. Baseball camp started today and he missed it because we needed to get him checked but he can go the rest of the week. Both boys are in camp this week. Middle Man goes in the morning and Older Boy goes in the afternoon. And in between that I get to clean the house and prepare for Middle Man's 10th birthday (actual b-day is Wednesday but the party is Saturday).
And our area moved their fireworks from a park to the high school due to a new housing development and now I can lay in bed and watch the fireworks from the comfort of my own home. SCORE!
So that was one super long MPM and I didn't even post the menu yet. I guess when you get behind on your blogging, you throw in what you can, where you can.
Friday July 4th: Grilled Garlic Shrimp, Grilled polenta (but let me just say that I used the tube polenta), Grilled portabella mushrooms using the same marinade as the grilled shrimp and watermelon.
Saturday: Hamburgers, green beans, watermelon
Sunday: Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze, baked potatoes with sour cream and chives from the garden, sweet corn and watermelon (clearly we had a large watermelon)
Monday: Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, fresh green beans
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken over rice
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Ham and Lentil Soup, homemade bread
Thursday: Clean Up Day
Lots of "slow cooker" meals this week since I have the camp driving to do along with party prep. It just makes it easier.
Have a wonderful, blessed week ahead!!
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