Monday, September 15, 2008

Our Last Weekend as a Family of Four!!!

What a weekend!

Friday I took a couple of hours off and headed home early. I spent some time with my mom, and then my son and I headed off to pick up my daughter from school. It was raining a little, so we had fun walking with our umbrellas :)

When my daughter came running out the door, she asked if her friend could come over to play (as she had previously done when I picked her up). I told her that I thought I would be running to the store, so then she asked if she could play over at her friend’s house. So basically my daughter ditched me! My son and I walked back home with an added backpack but without “sissy.” It wasn’t so bad though because my son and I played and read books together.

Hubby came home and we headed out to pick up my daughter and go to dinner! After dinner we headed to Babies R Us for the first time to really get stuff for this baby! The only thing I haven’t gotten yet is a diaper bag, but I looked at them! We got some new BPA-Free bottles (it stinks we have to throw all our old ones away!) and a new diaper genie thing. We were also having some problems with my son's carseat and moved him up to a booster seat. He looks so big now! And as an added benefit, it is so much easier to get him in and out of the car!!!

Saturday we woke up and really cleaned up the house. We were having a party for the USC game that night, so we went nuts cleaning and organizing the house. Hubby swore to me that I wouldn’t have to lift a finger to get ready for this party, and for the most part, he was right…everything I did was just because I wanted to (my scrapbook room desperately needed organizing!). We then ran some errands and came back to finish up before people got there.

The party was a blast! The guys played Wii, the girls hung out around the food and talked, and the kids played PERFECTLY together! We had a total of 8 kids and two babies, and there were absolutely no problems the entire night. It was so nice! It’s just too bad the Buckeyes did so horribly :(

Sunday, after church, my son and I took a nap and then one of John’s friends came over for a while. Around 3:00 the power started flickering on and off, which was really annoying, and then it finally went off around 4:00. We didn’t care too much as we headed over to hubby’s sister’s house for a birthday party for hubby’s uncle. The wind was absolutely crazy and his sister didn’t have power either. Luckily it was not raining, and still light enough that people were outside for a while, or just hanging out inside. We had a great dinner and had a good time hanging out with everyone.

We came home around 7:30 and there was still no power! I hate to say this, but I was really at a loss as to what to do! We took the kids outside for the last few minutes of daylight. For a while, the kids and I just sat on the porch and talked and played together. I had so much fun just listening to them…since there was absolutely nothing else I could do, I was forced to just sit, and I had such a good time! After it had been dark for a while, we came in and read some books by flashlight :)

Around 9:30 the kids went to bed and so did we. Thankfully, our power came back on around 3:00 AM, and I say thankfully because there are tons of people in this city that still don’t have power and may not have it for a week! Unfortunately my office has power, so off to work I went this morning :)

9 comments:

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a nice weekend. Why is it that the power always stays on at work?! : )

radioactive girl said...

We had awful storms over the weekend! I'm glad your power is back on. I can't wait until you have your baby!!!!

radioactive girl said...

We had awful storms over the weekend! I'm glad your power is back on. I can't wait until you have your baby!!!!

daddy dan said...

Go Trojans! =)

I'm glad you had a nice final weekend as a family of four. I can't wait to hear about you being a family of 5!!!

daddy dan said...

Go Trojans! =)

I'm glad you had a nice final weekend as a family of four. I can't wait to hear about you being a family of 5!!!

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend, even if it ended with no power. Sometimes that is a blessing cause what else can you do but bond with the family. Sit, listen, talk and just enjoy and hey that was a great way to end the family of "four" weekend right?

Jillian, Inc. said...

I'm so very, very excited! Only a few more days. I'll be anxiously checking the blog to see what you had, what name you chose, etc. Please let us know how you are doing!

phonemom said...

Sounds like it was a great weekend! How amazing that next weekend you'll be a family of five!! I'm so excited for you!

Rachel said...

We had the wind here on Saturday night and it was CUH-RAZY!!! I'm glad your power came back on quickly though!