This past weekend was so nice.
My parents , who have been away for a few weeks, came and took the kids to the movies. My mom and daughter went to see "Mirror, Mirror" and my dad and my son went to see "The Three Stooges". I thought it was cute that they split up and had some one on one time with the kids. After that they all went out to dinner.
Which meant that The Husband and I had....gasp!....free time! I love how anytime we're faced with some free time we panic. Do we run errands? It's so much easier without the kids complaining. Do we do something fun? Dinner? Movie? What the heck did we do before we had kids?
We decided to try and squeeze in a little of both. We went to buy a new umbrella for our patio set. We decided to just go to Ocean State Job Lot, since we only seem to get 2 years out of an umbrella. We've had expensive ones and cheap ones and it doesn't seem to matter. Wind took one, sun damage another.
Then we headed out to a diner we had seen on The Phantom Gourmet and had talked about going to for a long time, but never seemed to get there. When we pulled in, it looked as if there were no cars there, so we wondered if we had made a poor choice. We were seated and almost immediately a bunch of other people arrived and soon the place was full. It seemed we just had wonderful timing.
The food was really good and it was so nice to just sit and talk and splurge on a root beer float and a coffee milkshake. We couldn't believe when the bill came and it cost us just $20.00 including the tip!
We will definitely be going back, but will we bring the kids to our happy place? That remains to be seen.
On Sunday we decided to clean out the garage. Our garage is only one car and very small, we don't park in it. Ever. It's full of the kids' stuff. Bikes, sleds, a giant portable basketball hoop. We also take our shoes off in the garage and even though I have 3, count em, 3 shoe racks, they inevitably end up in a giant shoe pile that I curse daily as I am going in and out of the house.
So, we tried on shoes, cleaned up, swept and donated a lot of stuff that the kids have outgrown.
The Husband went to work today and told me that when people asked him how his weekend was he replied, "It was great, we cleaned out the garage" After a few looks, he then realized he sounded much like Will Ferrell's character in "Old School". Poor guy, welcome to your life.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are handling the heat today!