After an extremely busy weekend, we needed a quiet Monday. I love Mondays, and today is no exception. We ran all weekend long and now the kids are all so happy to be at home, doing what they do. As an added bonus, the weather is FAB-U-LOUS. Love having the windows wide open and smelling the fresh air.
This weekend was the great potato get-together in Big Lake, a.k.a. the Spud Fest. Anna and Kelly were in town for the festivities so Anna and I took the opportunity, which is rare, to go to a late movie on Friday night. How rare of an opportunity? The last time she and I saw a movie was when I was pregnant with Ellie, age 6 1/2. That was really fun. Saturday we loaded the kids up and headed for the parade in town. Saturday afternoon we were at a graduation party for the other Anna, Richard's girlfriend.
Yesterday brought the annual Lakeside Fireplace church picnic. Taking all six kids to do fun stuff is a lot of work, but this is our easiest year. The kids had a ball playing games, doing a giant inflatable obstacle course, having snow cones, and swimming in the pools. A big thanks to all that organized this picnic. It rates at the top of church picnics!
Which brings us to Monday, today. Blissfully peaceful. And the icing on the delicious cake??? Aaron and I are going on a date tonight in anticipation of his 34th bday, which is on the 4th of July. We have only been on one date without any kids since Micah was born, now 15 months old. It should be wonderful!