The weekend was full. Fun, but absolutely full.
On Friday, the urchins and I went back to my parents' house. Skeeter had gotten a 16 pound ham (!!) from one of the contractors. My cousin owns a bar-b-que shop (here in the south, most of us seem to have a relative or close friend who has just such a place), and I had taken it to him on Wednesday to cook. My dad and I feasted on the ham Friday afternoon, and it was fab-u-lous.
The children and I didn't get home until about 7 pm, when we had our usual pizza and movie night. We were rather tired from the day though, so we didn't play a game in addition to the movie.
On Saturday morning, the whole family went to the bookstore. I wasn't working, but Curious George was going to be there. Curious George is one of Sass' favorites, so we couldn't miss it. She loved it. Spyder is always glad to be in a bookstore, and Skeeter is all about coffee, so it was good all around.
We stayed quite a bit later than expected, mostly because the manager and I were discussing strategies for the new boys club based on The Dangerous Book for Boys. Spyder has the book and absolutely loves it, so he's leading the first meeting -- on magic tricks and spy codes. (Astonishingly perfect for him!)
Spyder had a Cub Scout activity that afternoon -- bowling. Since we were late leaving the bookstore, we rushed off to get lunch, then to the bowling alley. Skeeter was planning on staying anyway, but Sass and I decided to stay and bowl at the last minute. I'm glad we did. We were pretty horrible (my score was a 54!), but it was loads of fun. Possibly even worth the broken fingernail.
Saturday night was a stay-at-home night. Skeeter and I reorganized part of the bedroom while watching Black Books. (I really must buy the first two seasons. Brilliant!) Sass and Spyder played Scooby Doo on the GameCube.
Today we decided at the last moment to go see Jim Cosgrove (aka Mr. Stinky Feet) play a benefit concert for Blue Streak, a local scholarship program. It was so much fun! Spyder wasn't all that thrilled about going ("Mooooom! I don't wanna! It's for babies!"), so I told him that he was required to go, but I would not require him to have fun.
As expected, he had just as much fun as the rest of us. I let the children buy a CD afterward, and he and Sass chose it together. (They've both been singing the "Stinky Feet" song all night.)
The concert ended just in time for us to get home, change clothes for Awana, and head out to the church. We decided for dinner out after church, so we didn't make it home until almost 9:30. Finally (wonderfully!) everyone is cleaned, dressed in freshly laundered pajamas and asleep!
I hope I get to sleep in tomorrow morning. I know I'm not setting the alarm!