I had some % off coupons for some of my favorite stores and it was "tax free week" in Maryland so Jen & I took Sami & Lily shopping & to Panara for lunch. We saved hundreds! After she got home she realized that John Robert had outgrown a lot of his clothes and felt bad that she didn't notice so Tom took her shopping for him the next day. He is almost 2 1/2 and wears a size 4 pant, 5 shirt and 9 shoes. To compare that, we took Ella school shopping last week and she is 6 and mostly wears a 6 in clothes (some 5's ) and a 10 in shoes. We also made another trip to the "Bouncy House".
The week end was full too with a family trip to the BBQ bash right here in town. It was great except Tom was getting stressed about the crowds. I just plopped down on the ground in front of the entertainment with the kids and had some dinner (the kids decided on pizza instead of BBQ LOL). When we decided to leave we went back to the parking garage but we couldn't remember what floor we parked on so we waited while Thomas ran up and down the floors to find it. While we waited Ella told me about the latest "cake challenge" on Food Network.
Tom had promised Ella we would sleep outside in the back yard this summer and with school starting soon we had to follow through. Off to Target we went to get a tent, sleeping bag & lantern. She said it was the best day in her life. We all three slept outside until 6:45am but Ella and Tom had to have naps the next day.
Wyatt and Michele were in town so they were coming over on Sunday. I thought it would be great to go to the beach so we packed a cooler and went to church. When we came out it was raining. Back up plan, wait we didn't have one so everyone just came over our house. I have to say now that we live in a town house, 3 levels 2,000 square feet. Well suited for a couple our age. We have a finished basement with a playroom and bar for company but as hard as I always try everyone converges on the main level where the kitchen/dining/living room & little tv are. It is loud and crazy but we always have a good time. It always seems so quiet when they leave.
Wyatt visiting our tent.
Last but not least, it's always great to get a visit with Wyatt. We took him to get another hair cut and it was such a traumatic experience that PaPa had to get him a toy, he enjoys dinosaurs now too.