It was a pretty fun weekend. And longer than normal to boot. That probably helps.
Thursday, after a typically mad week, I left work early to go play hostess at Tabby’s classroom Valentine’s party (our grand finale of the year). It’s been great, because her BFF’s mom has been my cohort and we are similarly on the page of THIS IS FOR THE KIDS, SO LET’S NOT KILL OURSELVES TRYING TO IMPRESS OTHER PARENTS.
So we haven’t. Valentines was: 1. Jeopardy-style trivia game. It was a bit challenging for the kids, but by re-wording the questions, it came out OK. 2. A craft where we made fortune cookie valentines (super easy). 3. A game where they tossed a beanbag which landed on a heart-healthy exercise that they then had to perform. 4. Food, brought in by all the other parents.
I felt very lucky that while friends were up til all hours, cutting cheese into heart shapes with cookie cutters, I was in bed by 9 or 10.
After the party, we picked up Ben early (he’s always a fan of that) and went over to the new ‘hood to check out our lot, now complete with a HOLE!
... and play on the playground that will soon be near our house.
Friday was similarly chill. I worked out again (2nd time that week) and went into work for a while.
Then I met up with Matt for lunch and a kiddo-exchange … and took them to see Frozen, The Sing-Along! with their friends. Most everyone had seen Frozen and it was fun to see it again and to listen to the kiddos sing along.
We had dinner with Matt and my dad and sister at a great Chinese restaurant near us (new find!) … where Tabby scored a giant kiddy boat-drink, The Shirley Temple. She was just a bit thrilled.
Saturday was another crazy day. Matt headed out early to put some rock out in the backyard of our old house – it needed a bit of work but we couldn’t get it done before we moved because of the weather. And I went for a run (workout #3 of the week!) on the treadmill and then took the kids to karate. We met back up with Matt later for lunch and a NAP.
Then we got to getting ready for one of my bestie’s 40th birthday bash – planned by myself and another one of her friends. More on that later, I hope. We did some work on that, ran some errands for that and gathered to get ready and then headed off to the party. I had a wine slushie at the venue and like that, Saturday was done! The kids were up ’til 11.
Sunday we met up with our former neighbors (boohoo!) to take them on a tour of the model of our new house. They’re a lovely couple, like extra grandparents for my kiddos, and we had a great time. When that was done, we grabbed lunch and were then invited on an impromptu outing to IKEA, which we were totally game for since we needed to return a bookcase.
It was a kind of crazy three-hour tour and at the end of it, we left the kids with our neighbors/friends/landlords so we could go do the postponed grocery shopping. It was great fun and though the kids were off today, my weekend was over.