Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lovin' the long weekend

Since we have two children in school, Darrell and I look forward to no school days. This weekend was a long weekend for us since Evan and Ann-Marie had yesterday and today off. I first considered traveling to Chicago to see my Aunt and Uncle, but then decided that it would be too much on us and we needed to stick close to home. It was still a very busy, and fun, weekend. It started out on Friday night by watching the Yowler children in the first (but hopefully not last) babysitting swap to reclaim date nights. Saturday brought a surprise that my cousin, Josh, was in Pittsburgh for a conference (he lives in Seattle) and we were able to meet him in Pittsburgh for lunch. We took him to Wholey's fish market, which is always fun because the kids get to see strange fish being cleaned, gutted, and sold. This time it was shark....how fun! After spending a couple of hours with Josh, we headed to Irwin for our nephew's 16th birthday party. A strange, but fun, family tradition is the annual pumpkin slinging off of the deck of my sister-in-law's house. Pumpkins and apples are flung from a very large slingshot, which is a lot of fun for kids and adults!

Sunday brought our usual church routine, and Sunday night we were able to drop our kids off at the Yowler's (thanks!!!!) so we could go out for dinner and a movie - "Fireproof" which we highly recommend!

Monday brought our promised trip to the Carnegie Science Museum, which was so much fun for everyone we ended up buying a year's membership to the Carnegie museums. Along with all the fun exhibits, we were able to catch a show about "Meringue madness" and "Stars over Pittsburgh." Pictures are below.

And now onto today.....I declared today "pajama day" in which the kids can stay in their pajamas today and be lazy. Well, not to be outdone, Evan declared it "backwards pajama day" and turned his pajamas backwards and Ann-Marie followed his example. So I expect (hopefully) lots of lazy day activities today. Enjoy your day!


April Emery said...

we bash our pumpkins in my family, too!!!!! how crazy. i never thought anyone else did that kind of thing. i hope your pj day is wonderful!

Linda said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome long weekend!! I agree, Fireproof is a great movie and well worth seeing!