Dave and I had Becky & Jeff's kiddos for a few days last weekend and we had lots of fun. Here are some random thoughts from the weekend:
We picked them up from the Pinewood Derby where Nana and Ponka had cheered them on. Tiernan's car won "Best Theme" and Josh's car won "Most Patriotic." Nice job boys!
I had bought tickets to the Denver Pops Orchestra months before and I tried to find tickets for the kids so they could join us but much to their dismay I was unsuccessful. Instead we (as Dad puts it) sublet our babysitting job to a great babysitter and the kids claim they had way more fun that way. Dave and I enjoyed the concert so it was a win-win. The concert was in a beautiful old church downtown - here's a little glimpse:
One day we made George Washington's favorite hoe cakes (recipe from Mount Vernon). Josh said (& Tiernan agreed) he didn't want to hurt George Washington's feelings (because he really likes George Washington) but these really aren't very good. We all agreed. Sorry Mr. Washington but we prefer our modern pancakes! We decided if he were here today he would agree.
Mia came knocking on our door on Sunday night to tell me she threw up all over the bed. :( Poor girl, it's no fun to be sick but it's even worse in someone else's house. Then she got to stay here on Monday and be bored out of her mind all day while the boys were at school. Darn the luck!
This is how T left his sleeping bag in the mornings:
And this is how Josh left his:
Classic Josh and Tiernan! :)
We found out that I am missing quite a few important things since I haven't moved everything over to our house (since we'll be moving out shortly there's no point in moving everything over just yet). A few examples:
None of the kids brought a comb and I only have a round brush here. Josh said that kind hurts. I told him to be careful.
I only had one set of sheets for the guest bed where Mia threw up so she got to sleep on the couch while I washed sheets. She said, "I nevah slept on a couch before!" Ah yes, well you never know what new and exciting thing you get to try at Carrie's house...
Drinks for school lunch? Um....... Oh wait a minute! I have a box of Capri Sun in my car. See? It's good to be prepared. In your car.
Kid books to read at bedtime. I have lots of them!! Just not here.
Next time we have them for a weekend we should be in a new house with all our stuff so we'll be better prepared and that will be good for everyone. Either way we had fun with them and were so glad they could come stay with us! :D