Once a month I get Fridays off, and those 3-day weekends are so priceless to me. Not that we do anything REALLY fun as a family, but I think that’s what makes them so special. It’s just time that I use to get caught up with the housework, kids, and of course, I try to work in a nap whenever possible!
Yesterday I took Isaac to school and went to the gym briefly. I then went to Target, and bought all 3 boys some very cute outfits. I took Jonny to gymnastics class, and watched him through the 2-way mirror. It’s so rare that I get to do that, and he has such a good time. We had lunch, and not too long after that, Jonny and I went to get Isaac at the bus stop. We took Ben in his stroller. Ben had a GREAT time looking at all the trees, flowers and cars – we even saw an ambulance come screeching by.
Isaac came home (he has the next week off school. Had I known that in advance, I would have taken some vacation this week, but it seems I’m always the last to know these things), and declared that it was “Avatar Day”. Mark painted their faces: Isaac as Aang and Jonny as Zuko, and they had a fine time playing outside. They had baths, and although the marker claimed to be washable, I can still see their face art today!
Then I took a late, but very welcome nap, and we had leftovers for dinner. I love leftovers.
Last night we watched Avatar on DVD (we are all big Avatar fans!) and ate popcorn for “Family Movie Night”, and the boys went to bed. Mark and I watched another movie and went to bed.
This morning all 3 boys watched Saturday morning cartoons together (that’s what they’re doing on the very first picture on this post). Today we did alot of shopping – Mark bought paint for the dining room, and I bought groceries, and yet more clothes for the boys. I think I tired poor Jonny out – he fell asleep on his feet this afternoon!
Tonight I made a delicious vegetarian recipe from Cooking Light. (I am not sure if the link will work if you don’t subscribe to Cooking Light). We made not-so-light chocolate fondants for dessert after the boys had gone to bed. But that’s for another post.
I love 3 day weekends! Why can’t we work 4 days a week all the time????