as a stay-at-home mom, you might think I can make my own three day weekends whenever I want, and you may be right. but even for this mom, there's something freeing about knowing you and your family have an extra day "off."
over the three day weekend:
we celebrated uncle tom's birthday.
we made our favorite breakfast (thanks for the recipe uncle john)- chocolate chip pancakes.
mark and uncle tom played, worked, and played some more with their computers.
and then there were our wii competitions! bowling, baseball, golf-the sport doesn't matter when you're among competitive relatives! mark was crowned bowler of the weekend.
mark surprised me on thursday with the new wii fit! spencer, connor, and I all registered our stats and played a few games. I found spencer's toes irresistible!
we shared lots of moments.
aunt karen welcomed a walk with connor for some one on one time. down to the quick mart they went, for a "sweet treat" while the big guys picked up pizza after the Narnia movie.
my sweet boy even picked out a sweet treat for me!
after seeing hand sewn baby blankets, I thought I would try sewing again. now I remember why I don't enjoy sewing. thanks for trying with me aunt karen.and then yesterday I finished up a few projects that have been patiently waiting for me. 1. I finished my Christmas 2006 (Disney trip) scrap.2. I picked out photos for a special scrap I'm preparing for spencer's 11th birthday gift.
3. I did my version of gardening in the backyard- mowing, mulching, and weeding.
4. I completed a few loads of laundry.
5. I walked for 45 minutes!
6. And most exciting-I finished my first baby hat from the Itty Bitty Hats book!
I was so proud of myself last night. The top actually looks pretty good! How fun to try something new and get it right! special thanks to all the blogs I visit and those special knitters in my life who don't yet share their projects online (mom, lisa, beth, kathy) for all the inspiration and encouragement!