Friday the kids and I had a quiet day. We pulled out the water colors. We did laundry. We watched TV. We chilled. I handled some of the little things that I’ve been too busy for the past few weeks, including ordering Ben a nap-mat from Etsy that he will be using for the next two years at preschool.
Our friends needed us to watch their boys Friday night so they came over after dinner and stayed with us all night. Everyone did pretty well except for a smallish incident Saturday morning when Tabby’s decorative “special things” shelf got pulled down (now that she has bunkbeds, it is way too easily accessible) and her piggybank was broken.
We ended up taking them to see Madagascar 3. The kids had waaay too much popcorn and lemonade, but a really good time. They behaved really well. To my surprise, Matt and I enjoyed the movie too – the penguins were hilarious and so was the cross-dressing lemur.
After we dropped the boys off, we headed to my mom’s house where we played in the backyard and had dinner. The kids stayed with her Saturday night so Matt and I could accomplish a few things. We purged the kids rooms of excess junk (I contend there is still more that should go!) and rearranged Tabby’s room. Her shelf still needs to be fixed, but the room is flowing much better now and looks really cute. We also did some rearranging in Ben’s room and made some decisions about where his two decorative shelves will go. I think it’s finally starting to look truly put together.
Sunday we slept in and then we went to the kids’ consignment shop to pick up a check for the kids’ old dresser and see if they want to sell Tabby’s toddler bed (they did) and picked up some new jeans for Tabby. Then we met Mom and the kids for lunch and kiddo exchange and went home (via Target) to have naps and a quiet finish to our weekend.