Sunday, March 8, 2009

Good weekend!

After a few rough days of sickness, we had such a good weekend. Friday night we were blessed by a vegetarian friend bringing us a very yummy dinner of soy chicken, rice, and salad. The boys and I loved the little drumlets and were more excited than if we'd had our normal Friday night pizza night. And I didn't have to cook or clean up- a great start to the weekend.

Saturday morning Grandma came to visit and spend time with the boys so I could get a break.
The boys were super excited to see her- T learned a new word "Spider" as he played with the spidermen Grandma brought. I went to lunch with a friend which was great and then headed to the spa to enjoy the wonderful present James' mom gave me for Christmas- a gift certificate for a facial, manicure, and pedicure. It was wonderful to sit there and be pampered for a couple hours- what a great gift! And she brought lunch and there was enough for our dinner too- so another night of no cooking! what a blessing! And we had great weather outside so the boys were able to play outside a lot- I think that's where God meant for little boys to be!
Sunday was another gorgeous day and we went to the zoo with friends. K did ask me in the car why we weren't going to church. I told him they still had a few germs left so I didn't want to take them to the indoor nursery and sunday school rooms. so of course then he asked why we could go to the zoo- they're really past the contagious time but I just wanted to be sure.
We tried to ride with our friends but couldn't quite get the 5 carseats into a vehicle. We had a great time at the zoo. Here's a pic of the boys watching the polar bear- you can see T, me, and my big belly in the reflection. The boys loved watching the puffins again- brought back lots of memories from two other zoo trips- when K was 18 months old on Sunday before C was born on Wednesday and last fall the day before James deployed.
here's us right after our yummy lunch stopT hung in there but was really ready for a napcan you tell C was excited about the tram ride? the end of a fun trip to the zoo.

surprisingly (after missed naps yesterday, a late bedtime, and springing forward an hour), K & C stayed awake the whole drive home. we had a quick dinner and then spent some more time outside- them playing and me sitting- today was great but wore me out! I sat outside thanking God for the beautiful day and our wonderful yard. Then early to bed for all. Only 12 days until James is home!!


Steven said...

Glad ya'll had a good time! I love hearing all the things you're able to do... especially since I'm so bad about calling to check up!


Nelson Family of 7 said...

Wow-it sounds like you guys had a great weekend. I am glad you were able to enjoy the weather dispite the sickies! Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday!