Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The weekend in review...

We actually had a really fun, family-filled weekend. These seem to be few and far between for us lately, so it was a nice surprise!
We are in the process of getting a new vehicle. Zac has cut me off from the Mini. I distinctly remember our family Christmas letter from back in 2005. It read something like this: "I finally feel complete in my role as a mom. We purchased a minivan this year and I love it!"

The Mini is gone. You served us well and will be greatly missed, however, the new ride does have a DVD player and this is going to save my sanity on all of our trips to Peoria!!!
Oh, sorry. I do have a point to this story. The vehicle is located in Springfield, so we went down there to sign some papers. Then a stop at the Lincoln Library and Museum. We had never been before.

Zac and the kids with Lincoln and his fam (pretty life-like, huh?)

Jack - aka Honest Abe

Mary Todd Lincoln - couldn't you tell?

The kids loved it! I felt like such a great parent, giving the kids a great history lesson. Jack has always been fascinated with Abe and George Washington, so this was great for him. Olivia - not so much. She and Daddy spent a lot of time together wandering the exhibits. Still definitely worth the trip.

Then to cousin Emmy's 6th birthday party.

Pumpkin themed. Very festive with a menu of pumpkin soup, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie, and a pumpkin shaped cake! The kids had a blast playing with their cousins and Awesome Uncle Bri!

Finally, home by 10:00 - all kids stayed asleep. Definite bonus.

Sunday - to church, yard work, cleaning of the house, boys to Frisbee Golf...fairly relaxing day.

Now, it seems like the rest of October is crazy busy. We wouldn't have it any other way!


Big Daddy's Fam said...

Julie- glad you guys had a nice weekend. Sometimes I take those laidback days for granted. Been thinking about you too, looks like you're all doing great.