Monday, September 22, 2014

A Nice Little Weekend

"Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."

If you've seen the movie "Old School," you get that. If not, you need to see it. We did have a nice little weekend, full of lots of fun. Our association garage sales were this weekend, so on Friday morning H and B hopped in the wagon, and off we went. Of course since I didn't shower, we ran into a couple people we know while we were out. One Instagram aquantiance and a friend from the kids' tumbling class at the Y. It works like science. If you throw on clothes and head out the door, you will run into people you know.

The plan was just to let the kids each pick out a small toy, but we found some really awesome deals. Harry picked out a bag of toy tools and Brooke grabbed a cute little Elmo phone. I thought we were done there, but then we found a train table for $5, a carpet play mat for $2, and some great books for $.25 each. We bought 12. When we drove back out to pick up the train table, we happened to drive past a bounce house. $35 later, and it came home with us.

That night we went to work, and then came home for a pizza and bounce house play date with the kids' BFF, Sophie. They all had a blast, and we learned that three kids is too much to have in the bounce house at once.

Saturday morning Harrison got his third hair cut. He did better than last time, no tears, and just wanted to hold my hand, and his toy drill, the whole time. Afterward we stopped a few places to look for things for the kids' Halloween costumes. One of the places we stopped was Wal-mart where we came across Poo Dough in the toy section. Seriously, why?!

After naps, the kids' and I headed to the Bluffton Street Fair. We were trying to beat the rain and did, just barely. They got to ride big kid rides by themselves for the first time. They did awesome and loved it. I got to ride the bus ride with them. They were watching the kids in front of us raise their arms, and after a time or two around, they started raising their arms too. It was so cute to watch. I can't wait to take them to Cedar Point! Maybe next year?

After riding 4 rides, we order three corn dogs and fries. While we were waiting on our food, the rain started, so we took our food back to the van. Nothing like eating fair food on the floor of the van while it pours rain outside. While the night didn't quite pan out like I hoped, we still had a fun time and are already looking forward to next year.

Sunday. Perfect fall weather, football on TV, and no plans at all. I stayed in sweatpants all day and the kids never put on pants. It was glorious. We had bacon and biscuit for breakfast. Lots of books were read. H and B jumped in the bounce house. We played a lot of trains. A few meltdowns were had. B fought her nap. We snuggled on the couch and watched football. No one had to leave the house at all. It was a great Sunday.

H and B had popsicles in the bathtub after dinner, and then decided they were ready for an early bath. They went to bed early, which they definitely needed, and then Rob and I watched the Steelers beat the Panthers. Perfect ending to a great weekend!

I had to be to work at 7am this morning. Ouch! A little coffee and 20 barking dogs is a quick way to wake up. Happy Monday!

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