Thursday, September 10, 2009

A fun weekend and a nice surprise

Unfortunately Labor Day brought with it cold temps and lots of rain - not a great way to end the wonderful summer that we've had. Kyle was off to the coast for a friend's bachelor party, so I was on my own with the kids. I hate to complain, as I know I've got it so good, but I was really bummed about spending the holiday weekend sans hubby. It was the first time that I'd had both kids over night on my own, as well, so I figured it would be kind of rough. Boy was I wrong, we had the BEST time. I treated Saturday as a special day, to differentiate it from every other day we spend together, and we did lots of fun things: took a trip to the mall where we spent too many quarters on cheap little rides and arcade games, but Carter loved it! Had lunch out - with some chips and a cookie, did a little shopping and found some good sales and then played with the neighbors after nap time. I tried to refrain from saying no as much and I honestly think my positive attitude helped, because the kids were fantastic! Then to my surprise, Kyle came home that night. He was supposed to stay through Sunday but the guy he was carpooling with wanted to get home to his family, so I lucked out too! It was wonderful. With Kyle home we were able to spend some quality family time together on Sunday and Monday. With trips to the park, playtime outside and general catch up it ended up being a fabulous weekend. Here are a few pics of the kids these last few days, too.

My sweet Kennedy - she's getting so big and doing so much. I can't believe how quickly she's growing. 14 months old!

She's a walking fool - no more crawling for this gal.

Having fun with brother on the teeter-totter. She's a hoot, always wants to be where Carter is

Swinging like a monkey

We went down to the creek, which flows along the walking trails in our neighborhood, with our neighbors on Monday. As much as I hate to be dirty (and therefore don't love my kids to get dirty either!), I bit my tongue and watched as Carter splashed and dug in the dirt and muddy water. Him dumping the water out of his boots was the cherry on top!

Buddies - Johnny, Carter and Brock - on our way home from the creek.

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