This weekend I got to take Addie on three little dates! Sure, they were technically all spent running errands, but she loves to go with me, and the boys love staying home with Daddy. On Friday, Chris' day off, Addie and I ran about a million errands that are hard to do with three kids--the cleaners, the post office, etc. It's so much easier just helping one child out and into the car! When we finished, I took her to one of our favorite spots--Starbucks! I very slowly sipped a chai tea latte while she slurped down her chocolate milk, and then she played with the free Starbucks app from last week, "The Monster at the End of This Book" while I wrote in my notebook and tried to get my life together. It was a sweet, sweet time! Everybody else in Starbucks was on business, so it was funny to hear her little giggles at Grover's antics.
This is what I came home to:
We had sheetrockers fix some seams and a hole in our kitchen ceiling that I've been looking at for nearly two years. It made a mess in multiple rooms (the photo of our bedroom is only one of three walls worked on!), but it is sooo nice not to see cracks or holes anymore. And yay! for checking things off the home improvement list . . .
Then on Saturday, I took my little love to a nearby farmer's market to pick up our meat order. We somehow again found ourselves sipping treats from Starbucks--it was on the way--and wandered up and down the row of beautiful vegetables. I wanted to take a picture of the farmer we bought these tomatoes from; he was Texas through and through! He had on a button down, Wranglers, and a cowboy hat, and his accent was heavenly to this Southern girl's ears! But I took one of Addie instead, so I wouldn't creep him out as a stalker :)
Oh my goodness I love that girl! Then yesterday, after church, I started to head out to run errands for Grayson's birthday party this coming weekend. But she spied me, knew I was headed to Target, and hopped in the car! She loves Target. We fought the Halloween crowds at Party City, then finished up at Target, and I came home one tired, but very accomplished, mama.
Saturday morning, after our Farmer's Market trip, I came home to this:
I am so very thankful that my husband loves playing board games, because I love the idea of it, but games like Monopoly and Risk take forever!! Chris is always up for a game with Caiden, and they're both fiercely competetive, so it's always funny to watch one of them triumph! We try very hard to instill good sportsmanship in Caiden, so he always says "Good game" and shakes hands afterward, but I know deep down in his heart he's doing a happy dance when he wins. When he loses, he immediately tries to talk Chris into a second game!
Last night Chris went to the movies with friends, so I worked on getting my week together in my head. We have a wedding this weekend, which Chris is officiating and Grayson is participating in, and that always makes for craziness because we spend our entire weekend at church. To top it off, my sister is flying in (yay!) Grayson is having friends over for a sleepover birthday party, and my brother's baby boy is being dedicated at their church. Lots of coordinating needed!
So this was a happy weekend, full of fun little happies, and this week is shaping up to be full and fun, too!