Three Whole Days of Fun!


January has been busy.  It seems like the minute our family returned to school and work from the long Christmas break, we have been operating at full speed (and then some).  It even feels like the days have been blending into one another.

The transition from Christmas break to a full five days of school didn't resonate well for Lewie either. Tears would begin to form in his eyes as he had to say goodbye to us at school, and his hugs became tighter and longer.  "Just one more hug, Mommy!" he'd announce before I left his kindergarten classroom to go to work...

So when this past Saturday finally arrived, we decided to kick away the usual routine of laundry, errands, and housework.  Instead, I'm happy to report that friends and family-time came first.

Saturday - On Saturday my husband had a chance to play his new bass guitar with friends from college; meanwhile, my mom, Lewie, and I went to the movies to see Paddington.  Boy, we sure did enjoy watching Paddington and his innocent blunders as he stows away and tries to navigate the world of London.  Lewie loved the movie, but he admitted that there were some parts that made him "nervous," such as when Paddington starts a flood in the bathroom and ends up riding down a wave of water in the family bathtub.  (Sometimes I forget he's only six--it only makes sense that he would find some parts a little overwhelming.)

Courtesy of the Movie Website
After the movie, we treated ourselves to milkshakes at a nearby diner and talked about the movie.  Paddington was Little Lewie's favorite character, the father was my mom's favorite character (he's a risk analyst, which is just like my mom's work in insurance), and the mother was my favorite character.  I really enjoyed hearing my son's opinions of the movie; it reminded me that he's now a little boy that has the ability to think and reason for himself.

Sunday - On Sunday, we went to church and had the joy of visiting family friends for some homemade pizza!  Our friends spoiled us not only with yummy pizza but with a delicious chocolate cream pie for dessert too.  While the four of us (Sue, John, my husband and I)  blabbed in the kitchen about life and recent happenings, Little Lewie and his good friend Ryan enjoyed playing LEGO Minecraft in the next room.  Every now and again, they would bring their adventures into the kitchen only to head right back to the living room.  It was interesting to learn that both boys had recently developed a fascination with Minecraft, which seems to be the trendy, pop-culture choice for young boys these days.

Ryan and Lewie

Monday - On Monday (Martin Luther King Day), we ended our three day vacation with a trip to Roller Magic.  We discovered that Lewie outgrew his little, adjustable roller skates, so we had to buy him rentals, which had must faster wheels than his other skates.  Our little guy had a hard time just standing in them, never mind "rolling" in them.  Still, he practiced with Daddy and me on the carpet and had a chance to go out onto the rink a handful of times.  I left feeling hopeful about his progress and wondering if I might be able to fit in weekly trips to Roller Magic so that Lewie can get the practice he needs...  It would be fun to have a weekly, family Roller Magic date night!

Of course we had to stop for dinner after Roller Magic!  We definitely worked up an appetite.

Now, of course, it's back to school and work, but we were happy to enjoy these three days!  We're looking forward to February break, which is on the horizon...  I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. I love your family Annette :) Every time I look at pictures of the three of your sweet smiles I I have to smile too. What a perfect way to spend a three day weekend!!!


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