Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Reese's First Soccer Game!

Reese started soccer last night.  While Wyatt is playing for a (completely disorganized) local soccer club, Reesie plays at the Y (so did Wyatt when he was three!).  And I have to say that it was a great fit for her last fall, and it is this spring, too!
 Before the game!  We knew she was on the "Lizards," but not much else!  We met the coach and got her shirt when we got there!
 She told me before we left that she was going to, "run, kick the ball, and score some goals!"  Ha!  Such a change from her last soccer season!
 She had a great time while she was warming up, and even gave her coach a high five!

 Seriously love this little girl!
She did a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful job last night!  Because the spring season's age cut off is the end of March, she had lots of littler ones on her team who didn't want to go out on the field, and she raised her hand every time the coach asked for someone who wanted to play!  She easily spent three quarters of the game on the field, and she scored 4 goals!  She was so proud of herself, and we were so proud of her.  Even Wyatt ran out to give her hug when she scored her goal.  It is going to be a blast to watch her play soccer every Monday night!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Our Weekend!

Wyatt had a soccer game at 9 yesterday, so our weekend got off to another early start!

This is what Wyatt does when he's on the bench with a boy.  He watches and pays attention.
And cheers when his team scores!
And this is what happens when he's on the bench with Phoebe. Again.
Fortunately the game ran on time (or close to it), so we were able to make it to baseball a little earlier this week!  He "hit the crud out of the ball," according to Brian.  He did get some big hits!
We came home and had lunch, and I may or may not have taken a long nap with the kids!  Once we were all up we headed out to Dick's to get Brian a new baseball glove.  We have searched high and low for Brian's old glove and we can't find it anywhere!  We must have lost it at some point during fall ball and not noticed until recently.  I know it bothers Brian that he doesn't have his perfectly broken in glove anymore (he's had it since before high school), so it was a big step to go get a new one!

Brian's parents came over last night and we went to see 21 Jump Street at Cinema Cafe.  The movie was okay (funny, but not the funniest movie I've ever seen), and I feel like I spent a lot of the movie waiting for a big cameo that I knew was coming.  But, the pizza was awesome, and we got a night out!  We ended the night at Target, where we ran in to pick up the Muppet Movie for the kids, and ended up with a little more than that!  Mostly Easter Basket stuff!

We were all up early this morning, so we watched the Muppet Movie and read the paper.  Hudson was up to no good while we watched the movie....
We ran some more errands - back to Target for actual necessities, and then we went to the mall to get something for Wyatt's birthday party.  But it turned out that Gymboree was having a 30% off fill a bag sale, so we ended up leaving with more than the $9.95 cupcake set we went in for!  We picked up some free comic books while we were in Williams-Sonoma, so those kept the big kids entertained on the ride home!
We picked up a lot of stuff for a pretty good price - including 4 Christmas shirts for next year for $2.75 each!  They also had a new line of baseball clothes for boys so we picked up a few things for them.  Reese got the hat and a couple shirts - she picked out the hat herself!  She needs to have her face covered during the summer, and if picking out her own hat helps, so be it!
Once we got home and Quiet Time was over, we all watched basketball.  And Reese and Hudson did this - Reese called it a newspaper party.  They were piling up the paper and running in to it, or throwing it in the air.  Surprisingly, it was only the two littles that did this - Wyatt was preoccupied with his new hockey cards!
Reese started soccer tomorrow (if the weather holds up), and she is very excited!  Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

SUYL - Big Families

I guess I should start this post by clearing up three things.

1.  I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life: Big Families.

2.  I don't actually have 4 kids yet.  In like, a "currently all out of my belly" sense.  Our fourth baby is still growing (16 weeks!).  But since I do currently take care of that baby, and it impacts our daily life - with the exhaustion and the belly and all, and the fact that we are already in love with him or her- we do have 4 kids!

3.  4 kids?  That's big?  I guess to me it isn't?  I'm the oldest of 4.  My parents are 
each one of 4 (they're both actually the youngest!).  And well, I think I always knew that I wanted 4!  To me, 4 is normal, not big! Ha!

The Talls!
And the Small(s)! (I was actually pregnant when this was taken.)

And yes that's what I'm planning on calling them after this baby comes.  And also, yes, I also stole shamelessly from Nene on the Real Housewives of Atlanta.  But, I totally think it's cute.  And if the two of them ever get up to no good or make a mess, I can totally shout, "You're killing me, Smalls!"  Except, I wouldn't say that to them.  I would just mumble it under my breath.

I guess I should say that for us, 4 kids has kind of always been what we wanted.  We questioned it a bit, after Hudson.  But we decided that adding another was what we wanted.  And then it happened!  And we are beyond excited!

It's crazy to think that in just a few months we'll actually have 4 kids 5 and under.  Even crazier that in a few years we'll be shuffling more than 2 kids to soccer and baseball and school and dance.  And I am absolutely positive that the only way parents with a lot of kids get it all done is by being organized.  And I am absolutely certain that I need to get better organized!

Daily life with just 3 can be hard some days.  And of course, the fourth isn't here, but this little one exhausts me!  It can be overwhelming. The chores, the laundry, the fighting, THE MESS!  All things that can (and do!) drive me insane!  But there's also the smiles, the hugs, the laughter, and the moments where we just see the love that our kids have for each other that makes it totally worth it.  Even if the fighting to love ratio is like 80:20.  Or 95:5.  It is still worth it - 100 times over!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Zoo

On Sunday Brian was kind of enough to take the two big kids to the zoo so that I could get some stuff done around the house.  I honestly don't think he has any idea how much I enjoy the break.  I love my babies, but I'm with them every day from wake up to bed time.  If I have a doctor's appointment or something I can usually get a sitter, but that's not my idea of down time.  And getting a night out with him is great, but I still like a few moments of peace during the day occasionally! It's nice to have a moment to re-energize, and maybe even empty my dishwasher without Hudson trying to climb on it, or Reese trying to help me put away steak knives!

While my master plan failed when Hudson refused to nap (I was going to clean like crazy and maybe take a nap too!), I did get to spend lots of time with my little guy, who is just getting bigger and learning more every day.  Especially words!  Oh my, the words!  But that's an update for a different day!

The kids were initially given a choice between the zoo and going to see "The Lorax."  Because of timing issues, they ended up at the zoo.  Well, the zoo is also free.  And Wyatt had the stomach bug the night before, and giving him popcorn wasn't high on our to do list!

 They had a lot of fun!
I don't know why he isn't smiling here!
Apparently the tigers were napping that day.

When they were walking past the tigers, Brian and Wyatt called Reese over to see one that they had missed earlier.  She told Brian she wasn't coming because the zoo wasn't her choice.  She chose the movies.  Not even kidding with the attitude from that one lately!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Crazy Days are Back!

This weekend was our first weekend back to being a "sports family" - the kind that wakes up early, and one parent goes to check on the condition of the baseball fields while the other gets everyone ready for a 9AM soccer game!

Wyatt had his first soccer game this weekend.  He did a great job!  5 goals and one really great pass! 

This is what happens if you leave Wyatt on a bench with a little girl.  He hams it up and she laughs and chats along.  And no one pays attention to the game!
Brian had to leave halfway through the soccer game because they had a 10AM baseball practice.  I packed up Wyatt's baseball stuff in the car so we could change in the car before practice.  The game ended late (the other coach was a big fan of 5 minute breaks), so I rushed all three kids to the car, loaded them up, and changed Wyatt.  We got to baseball practice 25 minutes late, but Wyatt still made it in time to get some fielding and batting practice!
We spent the afternoon at home.  I had a stomach bug the night before, and while I had recovered, I hadn't slept much - I was exhausted, so I napped with the little kids.  Brian cleaned out the garage with some supervision from Wyatt, and then the kids rode their bikes in the court.  Brian and I went over to hang out with our friends Saturday night, and about an hour and a half after we got there my sister called to tell us that Wyatt had a stomach bug!  He was up with it until midnight (apparently he and Brian watched the basketball tournament together), but he felt fine the next day!

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Trip to the Dentist

Wyatt and Reese both had their first dentist appointments on Wednesday.  I was nervous.  Like, incredibly nervous.  I was so stressed about it, and I kept thinking that once we got through Wednesday things would be fine!

Reese and I picked Wyatt up at school a little early (he was by far the one who was the most scared of this!), and then we went to their appointment.  Fortunately, Brian was able to take some time off of work and he met us there so that one of us could sit with each kid!  I also packed Wolfie and Teddy (Wyatt is Wolfie's "lovey" and Teddy is Reese's), so that they would have something to hold while they got their teeth cleaned.

And all my worry was for nothing.

They had X Rays done at their appointment (and I'm going to be honest, I hate X Rays), and they both did such a good job!
When it was time for their teeth to be cleaned, they each chose their toothpaste flavor.  Reese chose cookie dough.

And Wyatt chose cherry.

While we waited for the dentist they were able to play in the office.  Wyatt played a video game while Reese went through every prize box they had! They were both also well behaved through the flossing and flouride experience.  I think they were both worried about meeting the doctor, but they both did great.  Reese especially liked that he let her look at her X Rays!

After the dentist checked out their teeth, he told us that Wyatt has a minimal overbite and really good spacing in his baby teeth - so fingers crossed that he won't need braces!  Ha!  Reese also has a minimal overbite, but her baby teeth are really close together, so we'll have to see what happens when her permanent teeth come in. I think Brian and I were both surprised because we both needed braces when we were younger (we actually discussed horror stories about tightening and rubber bands and pokey wires and brackets last night)!  Maybe I'll get lucky and none of the kids will them (or maybe just half!), and I'll be able to get them again!  My bottom wisdom teeth grew in sideways, and even though my top teeth are perfect, my bottom teeth are crooked now - my parents try to blame the fact that I didn't wear my retainer, but I swear it wasn't my fault!

When we left the dentist they were so good that they each got a small toy and a Sonic slush.  Brian didn't know that I got them the slush and he got them Slurpee's that night, so they were a little wired, but at least we brushed well!  Neither of the kids had any cavities, so the hygienist told us to keep doing what we've been doing.  When we left Wyatt asked when we had to go back and I told him not until after the baby is born.  He said, "Yes! That's going to be a really long time, I'm going to be in kindergarten then!"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Linking up with Michelle again to share some fun pins from this week!

I love, love, love this!  We have a Pottery Barn front door organization system, but I think that as the kids multiply and get bigger, this would be awesome in our hallway that leads to the garage!

I think this would be amazing in our house.  My parents had the Desiderata up in our house growing up, and I can't tell you how many times I looked at that (I apparently unknowingly memorized it), or how many times even now where a line or two will pop in my head at the right time!  I think this would be great with the little ones running around!

I think these paint colors are amazing!

   I am in love with these stripes - but I don't know that I could pull it off!  I'm thinking about trying though!

Gorgeous!  I have no idea what I'm doing in the garden, but I'm hoping to learn!

Since I'm pregnant and all, I'm avoiding all the cute outfits that are getting posted (although I have added a few fun things to my maternity wardrobe!), and I'm focusing on easy hair!  This is adorable.  I love braids!

Source: target.com via Brittney on Pinterest

This dress is one of my summer finds!  I don't really "do" shorts, but I love to wear casual dresses in the summer.  Last year I had a dress similar to this in about 4 colors, because the v-neck made it super easy to feed Hudson.  I just got two yesterday, and I'm officially ready for summer!

Speaking of summer....

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Day in My Life (Yesterday)!

So, ever since I did this post last year, I've been meaning to do it again.  It's fun(ish) to track my day*.  Life around the house is slightly less chaotic than it was a year ago with a newborn, a potty training girl and a barely potty trained boy.  But you know, it's still life with 3 kids under 5**.

*Actually, it's kind of not.  It can be a little time consuming.  And last year's post was a lot funnier.
**I bet life with 4 under 5 is going to way more exciting.  And crazy. Because I will be completely outnumbered and Hudson will be potty training.

6:30 - Wyatt slept all night in his own bed!  But he's awake now.  Brian gets him set up with Cheerios and milk and we get another half hour to sleep!  (I was waking up at 6 everyday last week.  I'm going to start doing it again.  Just not the day after I've switched my clocks!)

7:00 - Wake up and shower.  Wyatt reviews his reader with Brian (he seriously rocked his first story!).

7:15 - Reese is calling.  I go get her and make her milk and start breakfast.  She is starving because she had a stomach bug this weekend. (Uck!)  But really, the child is always starving. I go get dressed!

7:30 - The kids are still eating and I'm ready(ish) for the day.  Time to get Reese dressed, which is always a fun challenge.  We manage to painlessly pick out an outfit and get dressed.  She goes to finish her waffle.

7:40 - Hudson is up.  Brian goes to get him while I get Wyatt ready for school.  His clothes were chosen last night, so we just need to brush teeth and hair and get dressed.  He's really pretty easy!

7:45 - Hudson is eating, Wyatt is cleaning up his baseball guys.  Reese is playing with her bouncy ball.  The big kids find the time to fight over a bouncy ball while I put on my make up!  I remind everyone that they have jobs to do and well, they just keep fighting.

8:00 - Get Hudson dressed, brush Reese's teeth, make sure everyone has gone potty, and get shoes on.  We don't do velcro (and every day I question this), so it's always a fun adventure to get shoes on!

8:15 - Every one says bye to Daddy and we load up in the car.  It takes about 5 minutes to get all three kids buckled in, and even though it's going to be a really nice day, it's still chilly!  I manage to get a sweatshirt on Wyatt before I buckle him in!

8:22 - We're on the road!

8:30 - Brian calls and reminds me that I never asked Wyatt's teacher whether I should just buy his reader ($10.50) or pay the book fee ($30).  Since we'll have 4 kids going there, maybe just buying it isn't a bad idea.  Since I never emailed her, I have to go in to the school with all three kids!  Usually we just do car pool and I drop him off with a teacher at the front of the school.  Going in = more work for me.

8:33 - We get to school.  I unload all three kids and we manage "parking lot rules"  across the lot.  When we walk in, Wyatt tries to hide behind me, but Reese is saying hi to everyone we pass!  She gets a lot of "Reesie cups" and "Reesie-poo's!"  I seriously love this school.  I talk to Wyatt's teacher about the reader, and Reese plays while we talk.  I guess they go through the books so quickly it's better to just pay the fee.  Sounds good to me!

8:45 - Walk out and Reese shouts, "See you tomorrow!" to Ms. Megan.  We head back home.

8:52 - Back home.  "Mommy, is it snack time?"  She could eat all day!

9:00 - Reese settles in with some coloring sheets she picked up on the way out of school and Hudson is ready to finish breakfast (he only eats a little in the mornings, and then finishes when we get home)!  I check a couple of blogs and check on some work stuff (I do a little social media and data work from home).

9:20 - Straighten up the kitchen, start the dryer, and start the washer.  Clean up Hudson.  Reese asks for Max & Ruby.

9:30 - I realize that I never put the sheets in the washer.  Do that and pick up around the foyer while Hudson does his best to throw every toy on the floor in the playroom.

9:50 - I get distracted by reading this blog after Glennon posts about it on Facebook.  It is seriously heartbreaking.  I close the computer (again) and get to work on Reese's worksheets for the day.

10:00 - Reese and I work on writing letters.  We do pretty basic sheets, similar to what she does at school.  She knows all her letters and sounds, but before she can get a phonics book she needs to be able to write capital letters.  We start on the letters and sounds and then we work on writing them.  First she traces and then she tries on her own!  Hudson plays quietly while we work, occasionally coming up and copying the sounds we're making, or repeating the words ("baseball" and "basketball" were his favorites!).

10:20 - I start a cup of coffee while Reese starts on D through F!  I also get out an apple for her for snack time!  She's been begging me for food for an hour!

10:30 - While the kids snack I call Brian and pick up the kitchen.  I also send a few texts about work and pull the sheets out of the dryer (Reese's from the night of her stomach bug.  I ended up cleaning the washer yesterday after I washed them and then never folded them!)

10:45 - Hudson hears a train and runs to the back door shouting "tain!  tain!," we go outside to watch it, and Reese decides to stay out for a bit.  Hudson and I come back in and play ball and talk about animal sounds.  He masters the dog and the lion and "Tic toc croc."

11:00 - Reese comes back in and colors while clean up the counter.  Hudson is preoccupied building towers out of his toy storage bins.  He stacks them and tries to stand on them to reach things.  Like the counter.  Or to climb on the couch!

11:15 - I start lunch.  So much easier to have it ready when we get home from school pick up then to rush around trying to do it when we get home!

11:27 - Reese, Hudson and I load up in the van and leave to get Wyatt!

11:45 - Wyatt's teacher comes out and loads him in the van.  She tells me he did great with his reading.  And that he's a character.  This I know.

11:56 - We check Wyatt's back pack to see what he did today - He made it through the first "chapter" of his reader!  We get to move on to the next!

12:00 - Everyone sits at the table while Reese acts as the "waiter" for lunch.  She helps me hand out the plates, and then everyone settles in.  The kids watch Peppa Pig while I make their drinks and fold my sheets!

12:19 - I'm taking sheets off of Wyatt's bed and I hear Reese call Wyatt a "Gina-head."  Awesome.  I remind the kids that we don't use potty language or call each other names.

12:20 - A debate ensues about what is actually "potty language" and what is "body parts."  Wyatt insists after I tell him to sit on his bottom that I have just used potty language.  I tell him it's not and that he is very close to losing his quiet time with his trains and hockey guys.

12:30 - Hudson goes down for his nap.  I don't know what is up with him right now.  I have literally never had a problem getting him down for a nap, but he's been crying for about 5 minutes over the last week.  Then he falls asleep!  Crazy!

12:35 - Reese wants to have a discussion about what's she's wearing to school tomorrow.  I'm so not ready for this.

12:40 - I actually start the wash to clean Wyatt's sheets!

12:45 - Reese starts picking out her three books for quiet time and then hides from me.  She takes naps some days and on the other days she doesn't, but she is required to read quietly for a little bit.  She enjoys the time she spends looking at books, and it's a good way for us all to get a little break during the day!

12:50 - Reese is settled in, so Wyatt and I sit on the couch and do the next chapter of his reader.  There were only 2 new words today, and he rocked it!  He doesn't have school again until Wednesday, so we'll review the story again tonight, and tomorrow as well.  I really love that his books have questions at the end for me to review with him!

1:00 - Wyatt is all set up in the "boys room" with his hockey guys, trains and cowboys.  He hangs out up there while the younger kids nap and I eat lunch/clean/blog/check pinterest/check things off my to do list!

2:30 - I've eaten lunch, done a quick sweep of the living room and kitchen, switched the blankets to the dryer, started the sheets, and am making Leprechaun Lunch as a snack for the kids (and potentially a St. Patty's Day goody bag treat for Wyatt's class).  I finally sit down at the computer to order invitations to Wyatt's birthday party off Etsy.

3:00 - The whole house is up!  The bigs go out to the backyard to play while Hudson and I cuddle.  He isn't in the happiest of moods after nap time!

3:30 - My mom calls and offers to take Wyatt off my hands for the night.  Sold!  Get your bags packed kid, you're going to Didi's.

4:00 - We head to my parents' house to drop off the big guy.  I'll pick him up on our way for hair cuts for the boys tomorrow.

5:00 - Reese, Hudson and I walk through the door.  "Mommy, is it time for dinner yet?"

5:30 - Dinner is ready!  Simple tonight, ham and cheese grilled cheeses, carrots, and grapes.  Brian has a Little League Board Meeting, and I'm not hungry yet (nausea gets the best of me at night).  Reese gives me a running commentary on her meal - "Mommy, I only like grilled cheeses on Sunday."

5:35 - Brian stops at home on his way to the meeting to pick up all the stuff he needs to turn in.  Reese and Hudson kiss him goodnight.

6:00 - Reese goes back outside to play while I play with Hudson for a bit.  She is chasing butterflies and looking for birds.  She also really misses her big bother brother right now.

6:15 - Bathtime for Mr. H.  He is really into playing with the water right now.  He says, "bath," and attempts "washcloth."

6:30 - Book and bed for Hudson.  It's early (I usually try to get him down at 7), but I have lots of work to do tonight!

6:45 - I settle Reese down with her toys and milk on the deck.  It is a gorgeous night, and she wants to stay outside.  The window is open, so while I sit at the computer and comb through never ending Excel rows, I'm able to hear her play Princesses.

7:30 - I call Reese in and she goes to wash up and get her jammies on.  We read a little bit of Ariel and she gets tucked in by 8. 

8:00 - Midnight - I get really, really involved in what I'm doing for work.  Brian comes home and we watch the sixth season of Rescue Me.  We started this show in 2009 when we lived at our old house, but it's been an off and on again thing.  Mainly the fault of our DVR deleting episodes and us having to wait for the DVD's.  But the end is in sight!

Midnight - I proof the invitation for Wyatt's birthday party and head to bed.  Because I'm exhausted!

So exhausted that I completely forget to post this blog!

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Just dumped my phone, and I'm finally getting around to sharing a little about our life over the past week!

 Thursday, March 1 - SUCH a weird day!  That night we had a train go by our house at 1:20 in the morning (it has never come that early - ever - usually 5am at the earliest), and when we woke up we had no power.  Apparently a truck ran into a power pole across the street from our neighborhood.  The kids made do with The Fresh Beats on Netflix on Brian's phone and a "no power" breakfast of Cheerios and bananas.  We still haven't told them we're going to see The Fresh Beat Band next month.  We'll probably surprise them like we did with The Imagination Movers concert!
 Friday, March 2 - Hudson was dragging one of my Thirty-One Large Utility Totes around the house and then he climbed in!  Big enough to fit a toddler!
 Saturday, March 3 - My fashionista's chosen outfit for the day.  I love that she's using Hudson's links as bracelets now.
 Sunday, March 4 - My little acrobat!
 Monday, March 5 - Reese's outfit for the day - purple explosion!  Even her Converse are purple!
 Tuesday, March 6 - They took a break from cleaning the playroom fighting to hug it out!
Wednesday, March 7 - Love my little guy!

We had a pretty busy week, and we're about to get a lot busier!  Wyatt and Brian have started baseball season (Daddy is the coach!), soccer for Wyatt also started on Wednesday (he missed practice because of baseball), and we need to sign Reese up for soccer at the Y, too.  Not to mention that March is when things start to pick up at work for Brian (he'll go from a typical 9 hour work day to an 11 hour day before we know it), and then the waterpark opens for the summer!  It's about to get crazy around here!

Friday, March 9, 2012

My Little Reader!

So, I really can't say enough about how much we love the kids' school.  It's amazing.  In fact, it's so good that we were having a really hard time with the idea that a kindergarten program is available there, but we hadn't signed Wyatt up for it for next year yet. So we decided to.  Extra money?  Absolutely.  But is his educational foundation worth every penny?  Absolutely!  It probably also helps that it's a morning program (Wyatt would be in afternoon K at our very good public school), and Wyatt is a morning person.  And also with the new baby coming, it will save me a lot of hassle doing drop off and pick up for both big kids at the same time!

Anyway, Wyatt has been hard at work in his Phonics Book since he got the first week of school. It reinforced his letters and also helped him work on his handwriting.  The next step after completing the Phonics Book is getting his very own reader!!!

His teacher told me on Wedneday that he was close, but that there was going to be a handwriting "test" before he got the reader - I've been practicing with him, but he still doesn't always pay complete attention, so I was a little worried.  Well, when I picked him up today he was very excited to tell me he got it!

Now that he has the reader we'll work on it every night and he'll also work on it at school.  Once he gets through this book, he'll get a second one and start a new Phonics Book.  He is over the moon about this.  He's also a little excited because his teacher made an "announcement" to the whole class that he got it, and he is also the first boy in his class to get it.  I've never seen him so anxious to tell Brian something about school!

Anyway, this post is a complete brag, and I hate to do it (ha!), but it's a pretty big moment when your first kid gets ready to start reading!  I can't believe he's going to be 5 in 3 weeks!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Birthday Weekend!

My birthday was yesterday, so Brian and I got out TWICE this weekend!  On Saturday night Brian's parents watched the kids so we could go to dinner.  I picked Outback (seriously, I love it) for dinner.  Brian truly believes that Outback's 23 ounce Miller Light tastes better than just about anything, so of course he got one.  And I wasn't about to pass up the opportunity to take a photo of Brian enjoying a beer in front of me on my birthday. (Honestly, though, I am totally not a pregnant girl who gets mad at her husband for drinking in front of her.  I don't understand that.)  I would have loved a margarita, but I know I can have one next year :)

In fact, the true outrage occurred when Brian got this ahi tuna appetizer (it's basically raw).  I LOVE this, but there was no way I was eating it pregnant.  So I decided to just be content with my plate full of cheese fries!
After dinner we went to The Skinny Dip to get some yogurt.  Brian tries to be healthy, but even he couldn't resist the M&M's!
I made no such attempt at a healthy yogurt experience.  I got sugar cookie yogurt with Reese's Pieces and chocolate with chocolate sprinkles.  I didn't like the chocolate much, but the sugar cookie?  Oh my goodness, it was yummy!
On Sunday night my mom and sister came over to watch the kids and we went to see Safe House at Cinema Cafe.  I love their pizza (usually), and it helps that Brian does a lot of trade with them.  So we've been to see about 7 movies in the past few months and we've gotten the tickets and the pizza for free!

I thought the movie was really good, it was entertaining and interesting.  I wasn't at all bored!  We've actually seen some pretty good movies lately - Contraband, Mission Impossible 4, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  But, we like the movies!  We used to go to a lot of movies, but it doesn't happen as often anymore.

I had a really great weekend, (and a really great birthday yesterday), and I'm thankful that both sets of grandparents were willing to watch our little ones so that we could go out! The kids took extra special care of me yesterday, so they made sure my birthday was great, too!