Monday, February 25, 2013
Saturday showed up overcast with more rain. We spent some time chatting with the grandparents via facetime. The kiddos got to see the tree Grandma and GrandDad are removing and the organizational mess that GrandDad is tackling. Four of us played cards while the fifth bounced around with Legos and other toys. We played Euchre and then Hearts. It was Aine's first time at hearts. She was getting a bit discouraged with her score until she ran hearts on the rest of us. Eamon had no idea, but Dave and I were warmed by her giggles and crafty eyes as she launched her plan. Lunch was followed by more lazing around the apartment. Dave did some work while I knit on my blanket.
Sunday was a gorgeous day after the rain. Temperatures were warm and while Dave took the kiddos to pick up something forgotten at the grocery store, I sat on the balcony listening to a new audiobook while working on the blanket border. We still stayed close to home enjoying each other. The kiddos sorted Legos and made all kinds of creations. The evening brought yummy ribs to our table as well much laughter and craziness. Post dinner we prepared for the week. The kiddos sorted out backpacks and clothing for Monday classes and date day. Daddy read books while mama fell asleep on the couch knitting.
It was definitely a quiet weekend full of family and laughter. Talk was made of plans to "do something," but everyone seemed content to just be. I really like those times, although I struggle initially thinking our time here should be "full." I forget that it already is.