Monday, May 29, 2006

Weekend Fun - Part II...

After the scrapbooks were done, my mother stopped by and joined us for pizza. Joe ordered the king kahuna of pizzas...the 24" party pizza. The kids got a kick out of how big this thing was...



We had a few food-related challenges with my nephew, but the funniest one was when we served up the pizza. We put his slice in front of him, he took one look at it and promptly announced that he couldn't eat it because it was "broken." We asked him what he meant and he just kept saying it was "broken." Joe and I are looking at each other like this is some secret kid lingo that we just don't understand, but his sisters couldn't even help interpret this one. Finally he said it's "cracked" and started pointing at the spots on the slice that weren't covered with cheese. Well, evidently he's used to those kid friendly pizzas with the thick rubbery cheese covering the entire crust with absolutely no sauce showing through and doesn't know what to do with good pizza. Luckily we had a slice in the box that wasn't "cracked" and a crisis was averted.

After dinner we watched two movies that we picked up earlier at Block Buster. It was a challenge to actually find two acceptable G or PG rated movies that the kids haven't already seen (thanks to NetFlicks), but we settled on The Dust Factory (not very good) and Beethoven (the older movie about he family with the St. Bernard dog...pretty cute). Towards the end of the second movie I'm hearing snoring from the living room, so I sneak in and what do I find...


Yup, Joe is sacked out on the chair at 9:30pm. We had to drag him off the chair so we could get the kids set up to sleep in that room...he was exhausted!

On Sunday, we actually got up and out the door to drop the kids off by about 10am. This was only after another food challenge when we learned that Josh is the only kid on the planet who would refuse to eat chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast...you would have thought they were stuffed with broccoli or something! Question for you parents...do you ever actually get to sit down and eat or are all meals eaten while standing up?

When we dropped the kids off, my brother and sister-in-law had a gift for Lauren. Check out this beautiful handmade quilt...


It's so pretty I almost hate to have Lauren use it right away. I'm thinking maybe we'll hang it over the changing table. The quilt stitching is done in heart shapes and the different shades of red and pink are so pretty.

We had a great time with the kids and I think they had a nice time too. We definitely got a reminder though that we'd better REALLY enjoy the rest of this waiting period, because our lives are going to change soon. Not that we don't know this already, but everytime we spend time with the kids it's a reminder to appreciate each other now because our focus is about to change big time!

6 comments:

Colleen said...

Would someone please tell those kids to STOP GROWING?

Sheesh.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous quilt - such a special keepsake for Lauren. Glad you had a fun (if tiring!) weekend!

Lisa~~ said...

The quilt is beautiful!!

Stephe said...

Sounds like you had an awesome weekend with the kids! The quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Lauren will just love it! Glad you had a great weekend!

P.S. I am still waiting to hear how your "Chinese Dinner" went???!!!!!

Joannah said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! I love the scrapbooks the girls made. So cute!

Joyce Livingston--a true romantic at heart! said...

Hi, Donna...I see you are a quilter. You might want to check out my blog: www.joycelivingston.blogspot.com Yesterday, I began posting a quilt block a day, and will be posting them daily for the next several weeks. Also, you might pass this word on to others. Up until I began to be published in inspirational romance fiction, I traveled the country lecturing and teaching on quilting, and I've had numerous articles in quilting and craft magazines. By the way, I love your pic of your quilt. PRETTY!

Joyce Livingston, author
My lastest book, THE WIDOWS' CLUB, a women's fiction novel is on stores now.
www.joycelivingston.com