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!

1 comments:

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.