Our weekend started a little early, on Wednesday to be exact, when Judy came to pick up the kids and keep them overnight. Hoorah! I felt a little guilty with how excited I was to have an evening with just my Hubby and no kids, but still, Hoorah! Hubby and I drove 45 minutes, all the way to the west side of Wichita, to eat at Pei Wei. Mmm yummy. We loved Pei Wei in Tulsa and we have missed it since moving back to Wichita. Well they finally opened one, so hopefully it will do well enough that they'll also open one on the east side of town. Then Hubby and I went to Borders and drank coffee, read magazines, and made silly jokes. The evening was a nice refresher in how much we love to be together when it's just the two of us. Then Judy told us she was going to keep the kids Thursday night, too. Hoorah! So Thursday night Hubby and I got dinner and watched "Gone Baby Gone." Not a spectacular movie, but interesting enough. Again, it was just nice to be the two of us.
Friday morning I woke up at 4.30 in the morning, which is a time I have not seen since Little Missy was a newborn, and I drove to Oklahoma City to pick up my mom. Then we drove back to Augusta and gabbed the whole time, and when we got home Judy dropped off the kiddoes. Hoorah! It was so good to give my babies some hugs and squeezes. Judy headed home, and the rest of us promptly headed to Schlotzky's for lunch, then back home so that the kids could sleep. After the kids took a nap (and me, too, truthfully), we went to Johnny Carrino's for dinner with Hubby, G, Little Missy, my mom, my dad, my sister H and my brother-in-law T. Little Missy cried and whined the entire time we were there, but I thought after she got some good rest she'd calm down.
On Saturday Hubby had to work (drag) and after work the four of us headed to Sesame Street Live. Friends, I am not going to tell you how much I paid for an hour and a half show that only toddlers can enjoy because it is truly embarrassing, but I guess sometimes you have to cough up (and I do mean "cough" because the price makes you choke) the money so that the kids can have some memories. Little Missy was underwhelmed so Hubby and I took turns walking around with her, but G had a great time. We went with our new and fantastic friends the Yourdans, who have two precious little boys, the older one not much younger than G, so G really enjoys having them around. At Sesame Street Live it's nice to have other adults who can chuckle at the silliness of the experience with you. Last night we met up with my family and tried to eat out once again, but yet again Little Missy was a little monster and Hubby and I had to leave early because she caused such a scene. I am not exaggerating when I say I am still traumatized from the experience and I don't know when we'll make it to another restaurant. But the evening ended on a high-note with with Rock Band, the greatest game ever created. H and T are near-experts on the Rock Band guitars and Hubby is the best drummer out of all of us, but we all took turns playing the guitar, singing, and playing the drums. Everyone needs friends who own Rock Band.
Today Hubby had to work yet again so I took the kids to church by myself. It's always difficult getting all of us out the door without Hubby to help, but when we get there it's so great to have made the effort. I'm so happy we've found such a great group of people who aren't perfect but who are all striving for God and His goodness.
Now we're home, Hubby and Little Missy are taking naps, G is watching "Monsters, Inc." and tonight we make our first trip to The Alley for some bowling. Once I figure out how to post pictures I'll definitely do so. This will be G's second time bowling and Little Missy's first. Should be fun!
I hope all is well with you, my friends and family who read this!