our weekend

We were blessed with quite the nice long weekend and I'd like to vote for a three day weekend each and every weekend ruling! The prettiest of pleases. With a side of thanks.

Friday was sort of yucky weather wise and after the week we had (oh a week of weeks I'll tell you) we barely made it off the couch. The kids wanted to do a movie night and who are we to deny them that? They chose some Selena Gomez thing that only Letty ended up watching. Surprise surprise! As always in this house movie night involves popcorn. I even had myself a handful! If one can't cheat on the weekend when can one?
Saturday we met my parents for breakfast at a diner before heading in to the Fire and Ice Festival. More on that later naturally. 
After that Letty headed off to a birthday party at our local laser tag place. I took the boys to McDonald's as a consolation prize... They always feel so forlorn whenever Letty gets to go off and do some big kid thing. Then we cuddled on the couch back at home while I waited anxiously for pick up time. 
I saw on Twitter that our local greenhouse had a 25% off indoor plant sale so yeah dragged my brood over there and brought home these new beauties...
The weather cancelled our plans and forced another at home night upon us. The chance of 3-6 inches of snow will do that to one. The kids wanted to make a pizza like Merida's bulls eye and so that is just what they did. Matt made his buffalo chicken pizza too which my word it's been awhile.
It was a toss between game night or movie night but mom and dad changed the vote to movie night.  We use our dictatorship power wisely. They watched most of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, a childhood favorite of mine. And of course. Popcorn.
We decided to stay home from church on Sunday after David emphatically said he didn't want to do kid's choir anymore.... and maybe we should have made him since we did sign him up? But instead we chose to stay home... letting the kids play out back for awhile in the snow and then building quite elaborate Hot Wheels tracks...
We had lunch at Nonna and Poppop's then and I took no photos! The kids were all so amped and there as lots of Audrey cuddling to be had by yours truly. We ate until we were stuffed and then came home for naps! For some of this household that is. Bet you can guess who they are?
After naps and tubs Matt made dinner, turkey chili for the adults and a conglomeration of items for the younger three in the household. The kids had been talking all weekend about having a game night... which is something we have never had heretofore. The boys picked Jenga and of course it fell over right away as one can expect when a three year old is involved and then game night was over. Such a great success. We finished last night's movie and of course! More popcorn!
Monday morning while I ran the kids did this... A rare pause in an otherwise crazy weekend... Yes my children like to lay directly in front of a space heater. It's a thing they have inherited quite honestly from their father. You ever want to make Matt's night? Take him to the space heater aisle at Target. Honestly.  Weirdo.
On Monday's I typically go to visit my Grammy, this day being no exception. Matt had taken off work since the kids would also be off so he too came along. Unfortunately Grammy was still in bed, the dirty stay out, so we just turned heel and headed on our way.... To The Works. We hadn't been here since the days when Matt still listened to country music and my last name was of the more Italian variety... More on this later of course.
Monday night my entire family minus two came on over for dinner. We got to test out the new chairs! They were a big hit! We tried something new and let the bigger five kids sit in the kitchen for their dinner and I think that was also a big hit! Oh the fun we will have!
How was your long weekend? If it was in fact, long....