7.22.2014

the most wonderful, ordinary weekend...

in all my record books, i don't remember a weekend as great as this past one. it wasn't filled with anything unusual, except a lot of getting along, smooth outings, and all-around pleasantries. it was really refreshing!

friday night when i got home from work we realized we had a free meal at cafe rio, which for starters is, like, awesome. we meandered around the line and pretended we were at disney world. jude walked ahead of us and smiled at all the people (methinks he was trying to charm them and skip ahead in line). for the first time in history, everyone ate their food, acted polite, and we talked and laughed nonstop. when i gave my usual, "i want ice cream" on the way home, mike immediately turned into the mcdonalds parking lot. although i hate mcdonalds and only think of this when i see those golden arches, we pulled in the drive-through for a hot fudge sundae & 2 kiddie cones- which, HELLO, why did i not know these existed?? $0.25!??! sold! the kids were on cloud 9, and i only had to share my hot fudge sundae with mike. so, obviously, i was on cloud 9 as well. back at home we played in the yard until bedtime. jude & mike rode the plastic trike (yah, together) up & down the sidewalk, then mike busted out the food storage water and dumped it on the kids over and over and over.
saturday after a nice workout, elle & i went on a girl date (grocery shopping) while jude napped and mike worked on a lesson for church. we all went to costco and took our time, which on a saturday afternoon, i feel like deserves more than just free samples, don't you think? we hit the pool and the kids ate way too many otter pops. we picnic'd with some strange concoction of food on the grass and jude stole all of my ice cream.
sunday started with a decently smooth day at church (no meltdowns, nor exploding poop), and i only burned 1 of the 2 pizzas when my parents came over for dinner. soon thereafter we had a proper thunderstorm- a real, legitimate, ohio-esque storm- we're talking torrential rain, booming thunder, and crazy bolts of lightning (all while the sun shone brightly). elle was terrified, so she kept headphones on (  ^^  ). the kids went outside when all that remained was rainfall and played under the porch, confident that the voles were tucked well below the grass and far from our feet as we ran around outside.

and thus ended the most wonderful, ordinary weekend ever.

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