Monday, May 13, 2019

Update; Mother's Day 2019

Hope everyone had a good weekend!  I especially hope that you moms and grandmothers had a good Mother's Day!  

On Friday I took the day off.  It was a mix of getting some errands done combined with taking a little time off to relax.  In the afternoon, Amy and I went to see Avengers: Endgame.  We both enjoyed it.

On Saturday morning, we went out to breakfast at La Posada.  Then Amy took Kiddo and went to a foster mom support group that she's been attending.  She seemed to enjoy it.  

Raylan and I ran some errands while they were out.  We went to a florist, and Raylan picked out some flowers for his mom for Mother's Day.  He was very proud of his selection, and he did a good job.

It was unseasonably cool and rainy on Saturday, so we spent a lot of time playing games in the house.  Raylan likes games quite a bit now.  He has some cooperative games for kids and a PJ Masks concentration game that he's really good at (I legitimately have a really hard time beating him).

When it got done raining on Saturday, I took Raylan and Kiddo outside to burn off some energy.

Kiddo, did you know that some parents
pay lots of money to take their kids to
water parks?!

On Saturday evening we got a babysitter.  One of Raylan's teachers, Ms. Bianka, was performing over at the Whisenhunt Stage at the Zach Theatre with her show choir, the River City Pops.  We went to see her perform, and she was great!  We had a lot of fun, and it was nice to get out of the house and go enjoy ourselves.  Bianka has a really great voice.  Also, we went out for ice cream afterwards...

When you ask Amy to make a face that shows how
much fun she's having on a date with her
awesome husband, this is what you get.
She was joking!  I'm pretty sure she was joking...

Sunday, of course, was Mother's Day.  When I had asked Amy what she wanted for Mother's Day, her foremost request was to have some time to herself.  So on Sunday morning I got up and took Raylan and Kiddo to Kerbey Lane for breakfast while Amy went to get a massage.

Slightly distorted panorama shot of Kiddo and Raylan at breakfast.

After breakfast we went over to Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jamie's house for a while so Amy could continue to relax a bit longer (never mind the fact that she ultimately ended up deciding to use this
time to do chores).  We played a bit with toys and then went to the park in their neighborhood.  The kids had a lot of fun.  

Aunt Jamie sloooowly walks to the park with
 Kiddo and Scout

Uncle Ryan helps the kids explore the best part
of every neighborhood park- the storm drain tunnel
and water retention pond!

On the drive home from their house, Raylan was complaining that we didn't stay longer and asking when we could go back.  So apparently Ryan and Jamie's house was a hit.

We got back to the house to find that Amy had been moving a whole pile of unwanted items (including at least one piece of heavy furniture) out to the curb for bulk trash collection day on Monday.  Not exactly what I had pictured her doing with her time off, but the woman does love to organize!

The kids got lunch and took naps while I rode my bike to the gym (the sun had come out and the weather was great on Sunday).

When the kids got up, we walked to Central Market and bought a couple of cupcakes to celebrate Mother's Day.

When we got home, the kids played in the yard for a while.  Ryan had bought them a sort of sprinkler toy that looks like flowers that are shooting out water.  Raylan stripped off his clothes and ran around in it.  Kiddo basically orbited the whole scene, muttering "too cold" every time she got sprayed by water.

Mother's Day partay!
Eventually we cleaned the kids up and had dinner.  The kids wished Amy a happy Mother's Day.  Repeatedly.

Pin her to the floor and make sure she knows how
much we appreciate her! 

It was a pretty good weekend.

Hope everyone has a good week!

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