This weekend was so much fun!
Friday Rachel and I met my mom at Kohl's to do some shopping. I tried on lots of clothes and my mom bought me a few outfits for Mother's Day. I was so happy to have some new spring clothes! I even ventured out and got some pink capris, and some turquoise capris. I had been wanting to try some for awhile but didn't know how they'd look on me. It was fun modeling clothes for Mom and Rachel and them helping me decide on what to get. After shopping we went to lunch at Applebee's. Rachel has always talked really "fancy" for a 3-year old (I have no idea why!) and she said "Excuse me, when will my mac and cheese arrive??" LOL! She is so funny. Lunch was great and it was so much fun spending time with my mom. She had been on a 10-day trip out West with my dad and just gotten back recently, so we hadn't seen her in awhile.
Friday evening when Arnold got home from work we all went out. We went to Target to do a little shopping first. They had their pajama pants on sale so I got myself some early gifts ;) I also got a few pairs of sandals. I had a coupon for one and they were on clearance already and I got a pair for 8 cents!! No kidding! That is probably my best deal to date, I was excited! Then we went over to Sweet Frog to meet some friends for icecream. They were PACKED and we didn't even find a table big enough for all of us. Thank goodness for others being kind enough to let us steal some of their chairs they weren't using! That night after we put the kids to bed, Arnold and I watched "The Secret Life of Bees." It was really good! Arnold said later that he had been afraid he wouldn't like it, but it was actually pretty good.
Saturday morning Arnold let me sleep in and that was soo nice! Later on that morning we went to a local town hall, where the band that he is in was playing for a fundraiser for a church. Since it was outside and during the day I got to take the kids this time. They got to run around in the grass and play while we watched the band. They were also selling food so we had hotdogs, chips and drinks while we were there. A lady had handmade a beautiful quilt and they were selling raffle tickets to try to raise money while earning a shot to win it. I put my name in for 3 chances but didn't win :( Bummer, I thought I really had a chance since there wasn't a ton of people there!! Anyway, it was a good time, even though I really suffered from allergies later that evening.
Saturday evening Arnold's parents took the kids for us for awhile so we could go out to dinner. We had a coupon to Outback Steakhouse, so we decided to go there. Even at 4:30 there was a 30 minute wait to get in! That is crazy! Why do people wait so long for food?! Anyway, we had a nice little romantic dinner and it was fun. A couple going to prom sat at the table next to us and made me feel really old watching them!! Haha! After dinner we went to a few stores to browse around. I got a few more things for Rachel's birthday party. And I hit up Bath and Body Works which made Arnold sigh.. he hates going in there! But he was a trooper for me ;) When we were leaving the mall there was a huge storm cloud rolling in and it was thundering. I love that kind of weather but it always makes Arnold nervous! So we grabbed a pina colada freeze at Taco Bell and then headed back to pick up the kids.
Sunday morning I had to go to early service at church to work in the baby class. I wore one of the outfits my mom had gotten me on Friday. The kids and Arnold gave me their gifts. A necklace of a dachshund. I had seen it online awhile back and said how much I loved it, and Arnold had remembered and gotten it! Isn't that sweet?! I was totally surprised! He also wrote a message in his card that almost made me cry!! So he accomplished his mission-- for a good Mother's Day! :) After church we went to lunch at Mom and Dad's house. Dad had cooked for us and it was really yummy! My brother was also in town for the weekend and that was another great surprise! After staying over there awhile we went by to see Arnold's parents and give his mom her present from us. And that afternoon when we got home I took a REALLY long nap while Arnold entertained the kids. It was an awesome day!!
Rachel excited and waiting on her mac and cheese at Applebee's.
Rachel and my mom at lunch on Friday after shopping.
Rachel on the steps of the office where we went to pick up my highschool transcript. I finally have all my papers I needed to get into nursing school! yay! :)
I found this at GOODWILL. New with tags, for $3. It is smocked and beautiful. score!
Brooke showing me the things she made for me at school.
The frame her teacher helped her make for us.
Caleb made me a card and it said "My mom is pretty." :)
Rachel and her BFF Kenzie having some icecream on Friday night.
Brooke, Caleb, and Kaitlyn hanging out at a table together.
The kids playing in the grass at Daddy's show on Saturday.
The kids and I taking a pic in front of the Veterans memorial.
Out to dinner at Outback on Saturday night. Date night!!
The kids and I on Mother's Day!
My brother Alex and I, with our sweet Mama. And me wearing my new outfit!
Yummy lunch we had on Sunday. And we had cheesecake for dessert!
The kids eating lunch outside on Sunday.
Rachel with her Grandma Marcella. They look alike, I think.