Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend Update

Ah, I missed you all! 

What?  You didn't notice my absence for the last 4 days?  Oh well, I was gone.  So there, now you can miss me!

We had a great weekend.  It was nothing super spectacular in terms of any big event or occasion, but it was just a great weekend filled with family time, fun kid things, a date and church.  My favorite type of weekend.

Saturday morning Isaac had his first spring swimming lesson class.  For the next 6 Saturdays, my little man gets to be a fish for 30 minutes (along with his daddy).  This is his second time in the parent-child class because you have to be 3 years old to advance to beginners.  I am actually very happy he is getting a 2nd time around with this class because it is a great refresher course for him and I think he will do better in beginners this summer after having taken this class. 

Last summer when Piper and I sat on the sidelines to watch and the only thing I had to be concerned about then was keeping her cool (indoor pool is great in the winter - a tad bit hot in the summer).  This spring, the girl wanted to go jump in the pool!  It was a long 30 minutes of crowd control!  This summer I think she will have a blast in swimming lessons, but until then it will be a lesson in self-control every Saturday morning!

I also had a friend over for a kikaPaprika party/showing.  It is a clothing line I heard about from my friend in Wisconsin.  Ladies, it is some of the cutest clothes I have ever seen!  When I first heard, all knit, I had visions of sweatsuits.  Yupthanksbutnothanks.  But, when Beth (consultant) arrived-oh my goodness, it is some of the cutest stuff and all really really comfortable.  The stuff leans towards the spendier side, but not our of line with stuff you would find at Macy's, Bloomingdale's, The Limited, etc.  Check it out!

Mark & I also had a date night on Saturday night.  It was wonderful.  I am learning (FINALLY) that we don't need to have these huge, long, gaze into your eyes discussions every time we go out.  I used to get so stressed trying to force conversation that I would miss the joy of just being with my best friend.  I would truly rather sit and be silent with Mark than have a conversation with anyone else.  So, this date was so nice for me in that I did not spend time thinking about what we should/could talk about, but instead I just enjoyed Mark.  I am also proud of the fact that we had supper, went to a movie and had dessert afterwards all for $10!  Free dinner (thank you Big Brother, Big Sister), free movie tickets (thank you Mom & Dad), and dessert (yes, dessert was $10!!!).

Sunday we went to church, went grocery shopping, took naps (yes all of us - love it!) and to my nephew's hockey game.

Weekends like this just remind me again of how much I love my family and the life we lead.  I love being together doing 'typical' family stuff.  I love the fact that in the midst of all these fun things we still can be (unfortunately) cranky, naughty, tired, annoyed, etc. but we are learning to move past those things to just enjoying each other. 

What was a highlight of your weekend? 

Also, if you have not had a chance to comment on misconceptions, please do so. 


Ostriches Look Funny said...

my son is in swimming lessons. He kills me. He cries and cajoles the whole time. It. Is. Embarrassing.

Christy said...

Ha! Joann, that is why originally I wanted Mark to be in the pool with Isaac-I figured it would be a disaster. . . and of course I was wrong. But then again if I was in the pool with him, I can almost guarentee disaster - I bring out the best in my boy!