Friday, November 7, 2008

Ahh, Fridays......

I don't know about you, but Friday's are always a grand day of the week. It is the beginning of the weekend/end of the work week. Even if the weekend is filled with sports, errands, cleaning, laundry, church, or whatever, there is still time for some quiet nap time at home. Regardless, Friday's are a kick back kind of night. At least at our house.

We had a pretty typical Friday. Let me share our day............

I left



a little before four

to pick up the girls at



to go home.

Once home, we said goodbye to Katie who was heading to Georgia Southern University for the weekend with a friend. Her friend's sister attends GSU so they are visiting her. Makes me nervous allowing her to head off on her own but I guess I have to get used to it. Suffice it to say though that my phone will be on all weekend.

I ran to



to get a few groceries.

When I got home, I found the girls engrossed in a movie in the playroom...



But what was this?



Some sort of weird game? The whole entry way was blocked. A doctor's sitting room? A bus station? The dentist? I never found out.

Time passed and I began hearing hunger cries from children. So the oven was turned on in prep for dinner. Being a lazy Friday night, the girls were told to pick a movie to watch during dinner. The rules: no Barbie, no totally princess, and no Dora. After all, the rest of us had to watch too! The selection?



A healthy junk food/Friday night dinner arrived via mom



but no dinner was eaten until grace was said.



Dinner commenced



with Alex trying to hide from the camera and Dave asking why on earth I was taking pictures of dinner???

After treats




and



the two little ones are finally in



while Alex is playing



and writing music.

Dave is



and I am happily updating the blog. Won't the family be surprised tomorrow to find themselves in print?

PS. Katie just called and is safe and sound 3 hours away from us. Now I can sleep tonight!

14 thoughts from friends:

Karen said...

I love your little family story! ... it so cute!

tarita said...

Love the glimpse into your friday. We used to have friday night movies along with chicken nuggets and grapes. Those were fun days. Today, well I can't get a toddler to sit still longer than 30 minutes until someone is up and chasing her around. Maybe one day again.
Enjoy the weekend.

Mary said...

Oh, dinner looks yummy to me! My son would declare that to be an excellent dinner of 'Football Food' (what you eat when watching a football game! LOL)!

Kristin said...

Too funny Mary! We call it football food too. :-)

Doug and Terrye said...

I feel like I spent the day with you! What fun :)

Terrye in FL

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Ummm...I think you're reading too many children's books with picture words. LOLOLOL I'm laughing my (insert photo) off over here. LOL That was fun to read! :)

Dawn said...

That is a great way to spend the day & night! I love the Bee movie!

Margaret Miracle said...

Loved this post and really enjoyed catching up on your week from my home sweet home!! I loved the Halloween pics and the ad for John McCain....I so hoped but couldn't vote since I was out of town! you must be so proud of Dave! Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!

day by day said...

That's a cute post, Kristin! I love the little play waiting room the girls set up. : )

Have a great Sunday!

Denise said...

I love this post! So cute! And it must have taken you forever to get all those pictures! Hey, I just scanned my Starbucks card to put on my latest post, so not criticizing at all!!!

You got me thinking that I should start a movie night. Our only problem is finding a movie that the 21 year old and 18 year old boys will like as well as 11, 5 and 1 year old girls and a 2 year old boy. The Bee Movie would do it one week. After that... forget about it!

Kristin said...

We've watched all the Shrek movies, Cars, The Bee Movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary Poppins, and stuff like that. Sometimes the big kids leave after dinner but usually they stay.

At least we aren't stuck watching Cinderella for the millionth time or Barbie. I can only take so much of that!!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Donna said...

such a cute post! Reminds me of a kids picture book...that was on purpose, right? ;)

Kristin said...

Yep, it was supposed to be that way! I got that brilliant idea sometime Friday evening. Thought it would be fun to do. :-)

It was!