Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Weekend Wrap-up
It was “Weekend with the Littles” at Chez Nana … we had the 2 littlest of our grands over the weekend while Mama and Daddy took the 2 bigs to district swim competition in Columbia, MO. I picked them up Friday morning, and they went back home Sunday evening.
Friday was play day … we played some Mario Galaxy 2 on the Wii, played dress up with Mardi Gras beads, and played a hybrid game with Legos and Play Dough shape-makers – I love how they can spend hours being entertained by the simplest and most unrelated things. I wasn’t able to spend the first day of National Quilt Month doing anything quilt-related, but you know, with the 2 littles over, I didn’t mind one single bit.
Saturday morning we had a big breakfast … T#4 had “dippy eggs” and bacon while T#3 had oatmeal … funny how multiple dishes were forbidden when DD was at home, but with the grands, no problem! We played some more until it was time to head to McDonald’s for some play time in their Play Place and lunch. After nap time, we played a little more Mario Galaxy 2 … and after dinner we had movie night (Tom and Jerry cartoons). We got in some Face Time with Mama and Daddy before bedtime … and got the good news that T#1 & #2 both were able to advance to Sunday’s competitions..
Sunday meant church followed by more play time … each day, they used the Legos and wooden blocks to create a completely different game. What vivid imaginations they have! I kept my iPhone handy, checking for updates regularly from the competition … and midafternoon we got the news that T#1 qualified for State with his butterfly! I think that’s outstanding since this is his first year on the swim team … especially considering that he got a late start, too (they’ve got little ones as young as 5-6 on the swim team). After naptime we headed to DQ for dinner, where we got the phone call that the swimmers were back in town. We stopped to pick up all their stuff and headed back to drop them off and to congratulate T#1.
The weekend is over … and while I’m going to be glad to get back to my regular routine, I don’t like how quiet the house is now … I sure miss those littles.