Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Weekend Goodness

Aside from accepting a contract on our house, the weekend was good in many other ways.  The girls had gymnastics on Saturday morning and then we had lunch with my mom since my dad, Jason, Bryce and Uncle Jesse were all at the Terps football game down in College Park.  I bought two replacement hermit crabs for Piper and Bryce too and resituated the cage, so here's hoping that they won't die as fast as the other ones did.  Caroline ended up spending the afternoon and night with my parents which I think was much needed.  As the oldest, she rarely gets alone time with us or her grandparents so I was glad she had such a good time although she was a bit difficult upon return on Sunday morning.

After letting the kids have some friends over in the morning, we took the kids over to the model house in our new community for some football game day food that our sales agent always has.  It was great because a lot of the homeowners who are already moved in drop by and we got to meet a lot of our new neighbors.  The kids had a ball playing in the backyard and jumping all around.  They didn't want to leave which makes me very happy to know they are excited about moving in.  We still didn't get to meet the little girl next door to the model who apparently might be Caroline's new BFF.  (We hear they're about the same age, both blond, and both Terp fans - her brother plays for the Maryland football team!  We also saw a Barbie dollhouse box outside.)  Here's hoping we'll get to meet her soon as one of the neighbors we did get to meet said she's a really nice kid.  It seems the new neighborhood is going to have a lot of kids moved in by the time our house is done.  Right now it's a lot of couples with no kids or very young kids but talking to our sales agent and other neighbors, it seems more school aged kids are on the horizon.  YAY!

After we left the model, we went home and got packed up for our big surprise.  Since the kids were off on Monday and the end of Daylight Savings, the drive-in had a special "matinee" for families.  Frankenweenie was playing at 5:30 and Wreck-It Ralph was right after so we decided to take the kids.  They were thrilled! They love the drive-in but this was extra special.  It was cold though so brought lots of  blankets and coats/hats/mittens.  The first movie we kept the windows closed and had to keep wiping the wind sheild down because we fogged them up.  So for the second movie we cracked the windows....BRR! But at least we could see easily and I thought this was the better movie of the two anyway.  I couldn't believe how many people were there.  We even saw Caroline's teacher from last year with her two kids.  We loaded up on hot chocolate, popcorn and a few odd pieces of Halloween candy and snuggled up together.  It was really fun and we were home by 9:30.  A late night for Jason and I who had to work the next day, but it was worth it.

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