A hot weekend. A long weekend. An exhausting weekend. A nice weekend. We had a few late nights and long days. I can't believe that the weather cooperated the entire weekend. We had a bit of rain very early on Saturday and early on Monday, but it never messed with any plans.
Saturday we had a family reunion. It was a lunch deal. There was way too much food! Not really complaining about that though. I ate too much of course. The boys did well. Dylan got out of range a few times. We had told him to stay away from the pond that was near by, but as the older kids went to the edge, he attempted to as well. He finally decided to listen and things were fine. Ethan sat in the sandbox and played most of the time. I was so surprised that he was ok with all of that sand because of the way he is with grass. It was so nice that he just sat there. Ethan never just sits anywhere. Ever. So that bit of time was like heaven! Haha! We left and made a quick run to Lowe's and then headed home. We got everyone cleaned and rested. Late that night, just up the road was supposed to be a firework show, so I put the boys to bed at their normal time and then woke them to go watch the fireworks. It wasn't all that great though. Probably not worth waking them! Oh well, now we know. They both went right back to sleep once we got home.
Sunday we had an evening cookout to go to. More good food. Dylan got to play with other kids and played in a kids pool most of the evening. We had Ethan in the pool for few minutes but he got cold and was not happy about it. So that didn't last long. It was barely worth changing him twice. Ethan got to the point where he was getting tired. The whole time we were there, he was non stop. It was actually very annoying. He kept grabbing at everything. People's plates that were sitting around, cups that were sitting around, I mean anything. I was so tired of chasing him around telling him 'no' or 'stop.' The later it got the more tired he became and the more wild he became. I took him in the house hoping to at least get him to rest on me, but with people in and out of the house, he wouldn't relax. Around dark he had a total meltdown. Screaming, crying meltdown. Ryan took him away from everyone and got him to calm down after a while. As I am typing this, it kind of sounds like it was a quick meltdown and ended shortly. It wasn't. At least it didn't feel that way. We wanted to stick around and see the backyard firework show. Our friends put a lot of work and money into their cookout each year. I wanted to stick around and enjoy it. Maybe we should have sent Ethan to stay with someone instead of taking him out there. I don't know.
We didn't get home until after 11pm that night. Dylan passed out in the car almost immediately. Ethan on the other hand was awake the whole ride home. When I got Dylan out of the car I told him to 'go up the stairs and go to the door' while I got Ethan out of the car. Instead, Dylan followed me to Ethan's side of the car. I got Ethan out and told Dylan to go inside. Instead he starts to climb inside the car...again. I stopped him and asked him what he was doing. He told me 'getting in the car, we need to go home.' I told him that we were home and that he needed to turn around and walk up the steps. Only then did it finally sink in. The kid was so tired he didn't know what was happening. He played hard Sunday. Very hard. Both boys were out of it in no time that night. We didn't get out of bed until 9 am Monday morning.
So on Monday we had a lunch thing with my family. When we got up that morning, you could tell Ethan was still tired. He was a bit wild and all over the place. He wasn't listening well and was getting into everything. Again. I hoped he'd nap in the car on the way there, but he didn't. He was good most of the time on Monday. He dumped his first plate of food on the ground. I didn't see it happen, so I don't know exactly what happened. So Ryan went and got him another plate while he sat there and cried. I am so glad we were outside. Dylan was good most of the time too. But he did get in trouble. I left with mom to go look at a house that my cousin just got. I guess that while I was gone, he decided to throw a bunch of sand in another boy's face. Why he did that is beyond me. I don't understand what would go through his head when he did that. Ryan made him sit until we left. When I got back with mom, we got our things and left. Ethan was tired and I wanted him to take a nap. He slept for about 10 minutes on the way home, but as soon as we got home, I put him to bed for a nap. He was out like a light. We all had a long weekend and we are all tired. Dylan went to bed with out a problem. Ethan fought his bedtime a little bit. It took him an hour to finally go to sleep! What is with that kid!