Columbus Day Weekend



I’m still waiting for Joe to agree to do this.

We hit up my cousin’s high school football game Friday night. The girls loved it (Grace was mostly there for the popcorn, but still) and my cousin returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Pretty awesome. Grace asked where the yellow line was on the field (can you tell how we spend our Sundays? Watching all the football games!) and Sophie would randomly yell, “Football! Tigers!”

I really wasn’t sure how well the kids would do, since they had to be contained in a small space for a long time and it was cool outside, but they really did great. We bundled them up and between the popcorn and Sophie’s cheerios, we not only made it through but enjoyed ourselves as well.


The girls like to find different little corners and nooks around the house, and on Saturday they spotted a new one. While I made their lunch, they grabbed some books and hung out under the high chair (which Sophie is really too big for, we just haven’t made the transition yet). I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love it.


The rest of the day was spent on house projects (more on that coming soon!) and… that’s mostly it. It was nice to have a weekend to get some things done, even if it wasn’t exciting.

On Sunday, Joe read at Mass. He hadn’t done it in awhile, and while Grace was old enough to understand what was going on, Sophie was not. It didn’t help that Joe is her preferred parent at Mass, so whenever he handed her off to me so he could go back up front, she loudly objected. After Mass, our church had an omelet breakfast, and there were lots of (mostly older) people who said, “This little girl sure loves her dad!” Luckily everyone was nice about it, and one lady even admitted that while she knew I probably was having a hard time, she loved seeing Sophie cry for her daddy. That sounds really bad now that I type it out, but I know that she meant that she missed the days of having little ones.

Grace didn’t have school today, but since Joe is working, it doesn’t feel like a holiday weekend. It’s cool and gloomy outside, so I scrapped the idea of going to get pumpkins and we just hung out instead. The girls danced after throwing on the requisite tutus over their pajamas, they read, Sophie figured out puzzles, and other than Grace hiding Sophie’s favorite security blanket, there were only minor hiccups. Not bad so far, even if it is Monday.


7 Responses to "Columbus Day Weekend"

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  1. Margaret

    October 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Oh, Francine. I loved reading about all your activities. Please give each of the little munchkins hugs and kisses from Grandma.

    • Francine Weber

      October 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Will do! And I didn’t mention that at Mass, Grace chose to pray for Grandma Weber. 🙂

  2. Joe Weber

    October 14, 2014 at 12:23 am

    “I hereby declare that this property is mine, and it shall henceforth be known as the nation of New Merica!” (I need no convincing.)

  3. Rosie

    October 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    We were trying to explain Columbus Day to the kids and tell them the story of Columbus and eventually just gave up because… How the heck do you explain that in an appropriate way to kids? I was like, “Well, Columbus discovered America… Sort of? Except for the Vikings… And this other explorer… And… Um… Maybe someday we’ll get a book about it from the library!” Love that meme 😛

    • Francine Weber

      October 17, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      Haha! Good for you for even trying! I didn’t bother… I knew there would just be so many questions and the answers would just sail right over her little head. 🙂

  4. Jacob LaBruzzo

    October 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Haha! I love the under-chair fort! Ingenius! Those kids are going to make forts that will make you proud.

    • Francine Weber

      October 18, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      They also love the 12 inches between Grace’s bed and the wall.

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