Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fabulous Friday!

When I was much younger, I used to think that if I didn't "go out" on a Friday night I was "not cool". It doesn't bother me so much anymore, but last night Zeke had to work until 11pm. It's not so much that I wanted to go out and do something (we don't have extra cash for that right now anyway). I just wanted Friday to be special. We've been busy all week getting up early for school, doing homework, going to week night activities for the kids, and going to bed early; I wanted to celebrate or something!

I was sitting out on our deck watching the kids play, wondering what to fix for dinner, and feeling sorry for myself because we didn't have anything "special" planned and this is what I saw:
Kaia making "soup":
Kaia says, "It's water and rocks, Mom!"Beck filling his water table with rocks and water and playing with his little boats:
"Wook at doze boats, Mom!"
What a great night it turned out to be! I worked on some yummy homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. We played outside until we got too hungry. I love the smell of my children when they've been playing outside all day. My wonderful friend, Nicki, called and asked if I could watch her little boy, Brody.
Beck LOVES to play with Brody.
We got into the Halloween stuff and played with the pumpkins:
Zoe designed yet another dress
(she says this one will be for her Prom):
Gabe and I had fun taking pictures of his hair:
I heard a great quote somewhere:
"Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."
We did celebrate and Friday was special.


  1. That's funny that you were having one of those days that you wanted to go out because I was the complete opposite yesterday! I got in sweats after the shower and all I wanted to do was lounge all day. Josh & I rented Letters from Julliet and curled up on the couch and watched it. It was so nice because Josh has been working up in Cedar every night until 10:00.

    I know what you mean though about Friday's and how when we were younger we HAD to go out or it was the end of the world. It looks like you guys ended up having fun! Love you!

  2. Wow that boy has some hair ha ha. Looks like he could be on a shampoo commercial :)

  3. That toy that your youngest is playing with looks amazing. Where did you get it? I want to buy one for Christmas.

    I'm so glad that your date night turned out well. :)

  4. Amber, I found that toy at Smith's marketplace... I'm not sure where you're at, but I found one you can order online at Toys R Us... It's not super sturdy (I don't think it will survive more than a few years) but Beck has LOVED it and it was cheap.


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