Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Weekend of Fun

We had an extremely unexpected super fun family weekend. LD decided to take Friday off of work and already had Monday off, which gave us FOUR days as a family, which is extremely unusual, especially with having no set plans. The weather decided to cooperate with LD's long weekend and we got some 70 degree weather for four days in February! YAY!!

Friday we spent some time some time walking to the park to play and then LD and Clare had a big daddy/daughter date planned to go to ImaginOn library to see "If You Take A Mouse To School." During dinner Friday night LD asked Clare if she would like to dress up for their big date and her response was "Oh, just like trick or treat and I can be a butterfly." It was so cute and she was very bummed she was not going to be wearing her butterfly costume. She loved the play and they didn't get home til 9:15, so it was a big night for her.

Saturday we decided last minute to meet some great friends and their little daughter at the NC Zoo. It was a big day for us from the 2 hour drive to the zoo, to working around Elle's feeding schedule and pushing around the big double stroller. We didn't really have a plan and just figured we would leave if the girls started melting down. They both did so great. It was by far one of the most fun days we have had as a family. I was so proud of both of them! We were at the zoo from 1030am til 430pm, so Clare totally missed her nap and was hanging with us like a trooper. As soon as we hit the car she slept from 430 til we pulled into our driveway, and then went to bed an hour later.

Sunday and Monday were much more low key, full of my spring cleaning list (thanks to LD for pitching in to get it done), playing with friends at the park, eating out, going to church and just playing as a family. I'm so thankful for weekends like this when we get to celebrate the family we were blessed with!

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