Monday, February 26, 2007
Thank goodness it's Monday!
Well, what a weekend!!! I know it won't be a surprise to anyone that I really like to be "out and about". It doesn't matter the activity, if people are involved, I want to be there. (Except maybe fishing - what fun is being with people is you can't talk because you're too afraid we'll scare the fish away! Seriously!!)
We started out on Friday evening with the basketball clinic I told you all about. Michael was so excited to get to learn from the big boys and their coaches. You can imagine his disappointment when it turned out to be the University's Women's basketball team and their coaches instead of the men. I didn't even have the heart to defend the fairer sex and their playing abilities because he IS a 6 year old boy - of course he would prefer to see the guys. He rallied his spirits well though and ended up having a great time and learning a lot. By the time he got home, Charity had been asleep for an hour and I would have been ready to join her if I wasn't happily watching Las Vegas! Josh Duhamal is SO nice to look at! I'm getting old - ready for bed at 9:00 on a Friday night. Anyway, turns out the sleep would have been nice. I was wide awake before 7:00 on Saturday morning. We had breakfast together and then Eric took off to study while the kids and I ran errands. Haircut for MJ and then home for lunch before we headed to basketball. Eric coached a good game and Michael played well. He had a really great assist to his best buddy Jubal so that was fun to see! As soon as the game was over we loaded into the car and headed south to good ol' D'ville for the rest of the weekend. We were about an hour from our destination when the ice hit. We were lucky but witnessed one accident that ended up turning into 5 or 6 accidents all in the 5 minutes we were pulled over helping the driver of the first car. Michael (who may watch too much racing) thought it was cool when a car slammed into the guard rail 50 feet away from us. Luckily everyone was okay and we could all go on our way - albeit at a much slower pace than we were going before. We made it just in time for my grandmother's birthday party and spent a couple of hours hanging out with the family. (I love you guys! Not everyone is lucky enough to have family they like as much as love!!) It was wonderful to spend that time laughing and catching up. Michael and Charity love playing with their cousins so they were in hog heaven as well. Sunday we took a lazy morning. As much as I would have enjoyed going to church, we decided to spend the morning with Mom and Roger and just being bumps on a log. Brian was home for the weekend too so we got to see him. We finally left to come back home around 2:00 our time. It is a long drive for the kids so we rewarded their good behavior by stopping at the Bass Pro Shop before coming home. They loved seeing the fish and climbing in and out of boats and all over the 4-wheelers. I think Eric wanted to check out the fishing equipment but that will have to wait until he doesn't have two young ones in tow who take great joy in trying to touch everything. We got home just in time to unpack, unwind and get the kids ready for bed. I then crashed on the recliner and watched my required allotment of "crime drama" for the night. (I KNOW the Oscars were on but they seriously bore me to tears!) Like I said - I love being out and about but maybe a little down time wouldn't be so bad every now and then! The only thing on the schedule for this weekend is basketball. Maybe I'll actually relax. : )