The work week was short, but that just left us with a long weekend to pack with activities. Parties, grandparents, ducks, kites, fish, and more.
It started simply…
But after Christy and I enjoyed a day together without the kids (something we haven’t done in quite some time), it was right back into the fray. Friday afternoon we headed to Max’s school for a belated Valentine’s Day party.
Shortly thereafter, we headed home to start getting dinner ready. Both boys seemed to be in the mood to help out.
Yes, we had waffles for dinner. Belgian waffles. They were delicious, thanks to Max’s masterful work with the hand mixer. Max is becoming quite the chef these days. Most evenings at the dinner table he will tell us that he’s going to talk about a recipe. Typically he lists various ingredients (milk, water, and soup, for example), tells us that he’s going to put them in the mixer, then tells us that we need to put it in the oven. That is generally followed with, “That’s all the ingredients.”
Just after Owen made his way to bed, Nan and Papa arrived to kick off our President’s Day Weekend. We didn’t catch any photos of Max demanding that Nan read him his bedtime stories (“Daddy, I want you to go”) but we did pick right back up in the morning.
After the boys had their nap, we decided it was time to get rid of some of our leftover bread heels, so we headed to the park.
Once we coaxed him back down, it was time to go feed some ducks.
Once we’d run out of bread we decided to walk the circuit around the lake. This was where Max took his magic to the next level. My camera decided this would be the perfect time to run out of batteries, but luckily I caught a shot that I think represents the moment well.
The rest of the Nan and Papa visit was the usual flurry of random activity.
Then Nan and Papa hit the road for the long drive home. Max immediately started to tell us that he missed them already. Luckily we had something to keep him distracted once he woke up from his nap.
Owen finished out the day by showing us some more daredevil work in the kitchen.
You’d think that would be the end of a very long weekend, but that’s not the way we roll. We woke the boys up in the morning and whisked them away for a surprise trip downtown. Max guessed our destination pretty quickly after he spotted a bunch of signs with fish on them.
The boys seemed to have a pretty good time. Max’s favorite thing (according to him) was the penguins. For Owen, I’d have to say the leopard was the highlight. He followed it around its enclosure so excitedly that he wandered into a group of high school kids without even noticing.
All in all, a really good (and busy) weekend. If you want to see the rest of the photos, you can click here. See you next time!