Sunday, March 15, 2015

Leprechauns and Monsters

We've had a great weekend so far...very busy and full of fun events.  Ava and G spent the night at Grandma Deb and Grandpa Whitey's house on Friday night, so Scott and I took advantage of a kid-free night and went on a date!  We finally saw Kingsman (loved it, but caused me to have violent dreams that night) and then stopped at a local bar on the way home.

The bar had some drunk people at it (surprise!) who were super loud (surprise again!!) so we only stayed for about an hour or so.  We were also tired from the work week (surprise x 3!) but it was nice to kick back and relax before heading home and going to bed.  I don't recall the last time I was actually in bed (and not on the couch) by 11pm on a Friday night.  But, we both woke up rested yesterday morning, and ready to face the day.

Scott worked all day yesterday, and I had plans to meet up with some friends to partake in the Everybody's Irish 5K around Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.  Either the 5Ks are getting shorter, or the distance just isn't a big deal anymore, because the trek around the lake seemed to fly by.  Granted, it was a gorgeous day, so it was a blessing to be able to spend it outside, with friends, catching up on things.  We've already got a few more 5Ks lined up that we're planning on doing in 2015!

Jess - Dee - Amy E - Amy S

After the race, I headed to McD to get a Shamrock was SO good.  Gotta get one while it's here!  And then I might have bought a Happy Meal for lunch. ;)  I then went and picked up Ava and G, and had a chance to visit with Deb and Whitey for a bit, and enjoy the sun a bit more, while sitting out on their deck.

G was super tired, and kept trying to take a nap while on the deck, so once he got home, he went down for a nap.  Kinda.  His newest thing it to pull out all of the books on the shelf closest to him, and make a library in his crib.  Last night I got smart, and didn't put the books back on the shelf, but on the floor instead.  No sooner than I put him in his crib, his little hand was trying to reach around and find the books, but alas, there were none there!  I gave him a monkey and an alien to hold instead, and those seemed to suffice.  Books don't make good cuddle buddies!

Someone found the inside of his nose.  Yay.

Ava had a really cool Monster High themed birthday party to go to yesterday, so I dropped her off, while G was finishing up the longest nap ever (Scott had to stop working for 20 minutes to come home, while I was gone.)  As soon as we walked through the door, a few of Ava's classmates gave her huge hugs (and I heard her say to herself, "Why do they do that?"  I get it, as I felt the same way about hugs when I was younger, too.)  Ava got to pick out a decorated pink tee, a cute button, and then we signed her into Ghoul School, and away she went to partay! 

I came home and worked on Scott's business, chances are good that Ava had more fun than I did, but that's ok.  I was productive!  When I picked her up, instead of a houseful of little girls, there were a bunch of little monsters!  Spectra (from MH) paid them all a visit and made them look absolutely ghoulish!  They had their faces painted, and their claws done.  And Ava won the dance contest (yay) but then forgot her prize at their house (boo.)  I'm just super thrilled that they all had such a good time, and am now starting to think about what we could do for Ava's 7th birthday in June.  I'm leaning towards renting the clubhouse and pool in our neighborhood, but man, I don't want to be responsible for kids in the water!

Today should be a great day around the house...Scott's grocery shopping right now, and I've got a Mary Kay party at the neighbor's house later this afternoon.  It doesn't look particularly sunny right now, so I'm glad we were able to get in some good outdoor time yesterday!

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