Oh, what an incredibly busy (and yet, relaxing) week it has been. Last Friday, the Chen grandpeeps came down for a long visit. We spent Friday night catching up with them and teaching Grandpa Chen how to play games on the Wii.
Saturday morning was swimming, and Saturday afternoon we went with Dave to his martial arts studio so that his parents could watch video of some famous, now-deceased, Kung Fu masters. After Kung Fu time, we treated the grandparents to our new favorite dessert from Joey's Italian Ice. We're big Gelati fans!
Sunday began casually, with some reading about snails and contemplating where we were going to plant the flowers and trees Grandpa brought down from his house. The kids helped with the planting while I did some internal cleanup and knocked the top off of Laundry Mountain. Sunday evening was our normal bowling night, minus JediBoy who was off at camp. The grandpeeps were very amused by the bowlers.
The week was filled with a great deal of playing out in the yard, watering the plants (and Grandpa) with the hose, taking walks to the grocery and the park, and reading lots of game F.A.Q.'s and walkthroughs online.
On Wednesday, Daddy surprised the kids with the newly-released Mario Party 8 for Wii. We've had a total blast playing the party games. Tonight we had Kelly and Davy over for a grill-up and dessert along with lots of Mario Party. The kids love having K and D over to play with them...we can't thank them enough for their generous gift of the Wii to our family.
Tomorrow MAY be kite day with the homeschoolers, or it may be a rainy indoor playdate with one or two friends. It's a toss-up to me which I'd prefer at this point. I'm a bit fried from all the fun this week, but we could really use some time out in the park with friends.
Ok, I'm going to take this opportunity to post and then get to bed. Emily fell asleep at 7:30pm on Wednesday night and woke up FOR GOOD at 2:30am. And, of course, I'd just gotten Anna down for the night at 12:30am, so I got a grand total of 2 hours of sleep. Thank goodness Grandma let me come up for a 2 hour nap today!
Goodnight and good weekend to all...