Our Five Ring Circus: Busy Much?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Busy Much?

I'm beginning to think our weekends are entirely too busy!

On Friday night, the kids had fun dressing up while visiting my parents. I promised Dylan that he could watch a movie in bed. He didn't last very long!


On Saturday, I had a baby sprinkle for a good friend of ours to attend! Lexie was so excited to be my date!


Tracy has two boys, and is expecting her baby girl, Charlotte, next month. We can't wait to finally meet her!


After the sprinkle, we picked up the boys, and went to my best friend's house for the evening. The kids had fun playing with their buddy, Tyler! Unfortunately, Brayden was tired and didn't really want to join in. All the playing wore the kids out. They both fell asleep on the drive home!

Today, after brunch, we visited Grant's family. We all enjoy our Sunday afternoons with his family! When we got home, a certain little boy did not want to clean his room. See? It's a rare sight, but he really does frown at times:


While I was cooking, Grant and Lexie decided to rest on the couch and watch TV. I walked out to the living room to find this:


This little lady ended up going to bed for the night at 6:00 PM! She was completely out!


I think we need another day to recover from this weekend!


Our Menu Plan for the week:

I'm not going to be doing much cooking this week, due to other dinner plans! It's kind of nice to get a break!

Monday: Dinner at a friend's house
Tuesday- Soup and Sandwiches
Wednesday-Dinner out with my sister (possibly switched with Tuesday)
Thursday-Italian Chicken, Parmesan Noodles, and Beans
Friday- Dinner at my parent's house
Saturday- It's my birthday! (Which I honestly forgot about!) Going out to dinner with Grant!
Sunday-Stuffed Peppers, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans

Recipe of the Week:

Italian Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

Boneless Chicken Breasts
Italian Dressing
Pasta of your choice
Parmesan Cheese

1. Place chicken breasts in a bowl of Italian dressing, and place in refrigerator. Marinate for at least 3 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350. Once heated, bake chicken breasts for 25 minutes. Turn chicken, and bake another 10-20 minutes.

3. While the chicken is cooking, prepare your pasta. Once drained, mix in butter and Parmesan cheese.

4. Remove chicken from oven, and lightly sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


  1. I think your weekends and weekends are a little too busy.. three nights out or four in one week ... that is insane. :) I can see why they are sleeping so early and taking naps ha ha!

  2. chicken in italian dressing...so simple but sounds SOOO delicious! Thanks!

    whew, those busy weekends are getting to your family, huh? Tired kids and hubby too :)

  3. Ohmygoodness! Those pictures of the kids crashing are just priceless!

    I think I'm headed that way in a few minutes :)

  4. You guys are always busy...weekends or week days!! WE had a really busy weekend too, and Buddy was out like a light last night.

  5. Lexie to too cute in her polka dot dress!!

    LOVE the name Charlotte!!

  6. I adore sleeping pictures! Such sweet little ones!

  7. Dylan looks so much younger with that little pout - adorable!!!

  8. I feel you, we got a pretty busy weekend too but I was forced to take a break because I haven't feeling well.

  9. The weekends are insane! Gary just asked me on Sunday "what happened to relaxing on the weekends?" I laughed and reminded him it was only possible when we had one kid and everyone else had none!

    @Annie, thank you! We are naming her after my late Father so its extra special for us.

  10. So stinkin' cute how everyone was so pooped out!

    That recipe looks FANTASTIC!

  11. a baby sprinkle? what is that? I have heard of baby showers but never a sprinkle


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