Monday, February 25, 2013

Staying Home


This weekend was one of amassing piles of books, eating yummy meals and no big plans. On Friday we headed to the library. Amid light hail and rain, we did some grocery shopping and book collecting. Since we took the car all bets were off on the book pile (usually we walk, and I caution the kiddos to only get what they can carry home). I think Aine had 28 books and Eamon 23; both definitely had large grins. Once home we were surprised when Dave came home early. The rest of the afternoon was spent reading, knitting, napping and dinner.

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.

6 comments:

  1. Quiet weekends at home are some of the best! Fun pictures. Brings back memories of when my kids were younger! Enjoy your week.

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  2. that sounds like a lovely weekend... and you got a nap. very nice. :)

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  3. Library books and knitting and cards sounds just right to me. Sometimes we all need those quiet weekends to balance out everything else.

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  4. it does sound really lovely heather, love that stack of books and happy beautiful children of yours.

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  5. I love the slippers! Piles of books always make my kids happy too.

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  6. i love those times too! and find it sad that i actually have to "schedule" them so nothing else sneaks in!

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