Long, wonderful weekend

I realize how fortunate I am to work only 4 days a week. But it's these LONG weekends that really make me appreciate my work schedule! Our weekend has been full of car purchases, swimming and birthday parties.
On Friday, after several days of searching, David found a car to replace his CRV. The 1997 Honda had given us a good 6 years, but after this spring's hail damage, it finally gave up and things started to fail. David looked at Lexi (is that the plural for Lexuses??) and Acuras at several dealerships before finally deciding to take a chance on a person-to-person deal for an RSX in Roanoke. He and I drove down there Friday and BINGO we had a winner. We spent a couple of hours doing paper work and waiting for a wire fund transfer, but David got an immaculant "new" car to bring home...one that is sporty and fun. Isn't she pretty?

David's new ride

The boys spent the night with Gran & Pap Friday night and had a blast...as usual! David and I were able to sleep in late and took care of getting new tires for my SUV Saturday. The rest of the day was nice and relaxing. One of Peyton's buddies had a birthday party that night at The Splash at Fairview park. I had some really great pics from that party, but just realized as I was writing this post that I deleted them tonight! Trust me when I say that the whole family enjoyed a great time with friends!

Sunday morning, there was only one service at The Park. Alas, David and I had nursery duty and instead of enjoying our annual patriotic service we played with a gob of toddlers. We shared duty with 2 other sweet moms and really had a pretty good time. I heard the service was wonderful and I looked forward to participating next year. After lunch at Wendy's we took the boys for a surprise and watched this...

Night at the Museum-Battle of the Smithsonian

That made the Reed boys VERY happy!! It was a great sequel. Although, I feel like I'm on this Amy Adams-movie kick. In the last couple of weeks I've seen Enchanted, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day and now the second Night at the Museum.

Monday was a work day for David :( , but the boys and I headed to Allen to celebrate Ellie Grace's 5th birthday. As usual, Nicole planned the perfect party. There was tons of swimming, a water ballon toss and tons of Hello Kitty! (including a pinata). Afterwards, Bryan led a team of talented culinary experts and made hamburgers that were the size of my head...and were delicious! Preston was definitely a fan. There was also homemade guacamole, grilled onions, fresh fruit and salads. Y-U-M-M-Y!!

Brotherly love

The Fish


Water balloon toss

More tossing on a smaller scale

Loving the water slide!

Preston with the Birthday girl!

Birthday girl and Hello Kitty!

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