Monday, March 9, 2009

Just an Update on Us

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to be taken out to eat by my playgroup mom friends for my birthday isn't until the 23rd before ya'll all wish me a happy birthday. We decided to go ahead and celebrate while we went out this time because we didn't know if we would be able to go later in the month. It was a lot of fun. It is always nice to get out with the girls, plus we went the Cheesecake Factory, so how can you go wrong there. I was so stuffed with all the good food with a piece of their 30th anniversary cheesecake on top of that! Then we went and saw the movie, "He's Just Not That Into You." It was a good movie...not as good as I thought it would be, but still good. A nice chick flick that I'm sure Brandon is not sorry he missed.

This weekend, I had a friend's baby shower to attend in Temple. So I let Brandon rest that morning and I took the kids out on a walk and to play at the neighborhood park. Then he watched them while I went to the shower. The shower was for my friend, Trisha. We went to college together, but haven't seen each other since. We just started talking a few years ago on myspace and now facebook and became friends. She had her daughter, Landry, a year after I had Lillian and now she is having a boy a little over a year after I had Andrew, so we have that in common to talk about a lot. It was so great to see her and her growing belly! I hope we can get together more and let the kids play when she is up to it after Brady arrives. He is coming on March 31st. The picture above is me and Trisha.

Sunday was what I am calling, "Park Day." You will see why. First of all, Sunday turned out great with the time change. Since the kids are usually up at 7, they slept until about 8:15 on Sunday! We had planned it out to go eat at IHOP that morning, so Brandon got up and got dressed and got their sippy cups ready while I got them dressed and we came straight down and got in the car. We haven't been to IHOP in years, but I have been wanting to go for a while. It was great! The kids were fine and Lillian enjoyed her happy face pancake and Andrew loved his pancakes and eggs. It was also early enough to be ahead of the rush, so we got to sit and enjoy and not wait forever for a table.

On the way home, we decided to stop by Old Settler's Park. Lillian ran all around and we even slid Andrew down a few slides and of course Lillian had to go stand on the floating pier and show her daddy.

Later, after lunch and naps, we decided to go to this cool park in Georgetown. It is called the Creative Playscape in San Gabriel Park. We have only been once after I saw it in the newspaper last fall. Lillian just loved it this time! She didn't want to leave. If you haven't been to this park, I definitely recommend it. It is all wood and there are so many things to climb around on and slide. Below is a picture from online of it.

Then later after dinner, we went on another walk around the neighborhood and to the local park. So we went to 3 different parks in one day! Sadly I didn't bring my camera to any of them...I was too excited to be getting out of the house. I'm even more glad we did this all this weekend because I saw the forecast and it is going to get cold again towards the end of the week, so we'll be stuck inside again. I hope everyone else had a good weekend.


VictoriaNoelle said...

Sounds like a busy few days.

Crim said...

You sound like you had a good day!!