Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 17th - Happy St Patrick's Day!

My day turned in a "green" whirl!  Lisa called and asked if she could bring Brooks by so he could nap while she took Ashby to ballet.  David is out of town camping with the guys, and ballet is right in the middle of nap time.  Thus started the whirlwind!

They came over, got Brooks to sleep, and then took off for ballet and tap classes.  Brooks had been awake only a few minutes when Lisa called.  We had talked about hitting the Kohls with all our coupons, and they were finished with ballet and going right by the store.  She suggested we just meet up there, which was a great idea.

We had a fun shopping trip - we purchased over $300 in merchandise, but only spent $100.  We got swimsuits for the kids, some summer clothes for Brooks, some tops for me, and a water sprinkler toy for the kids.  They love going to Kohls and playing in the toy section, so everyone had a great time.

When we got home, it was so warm, that we put on their new swimsuits and set up the sprinkler and they played in the backyard for a while.  Such laughter!  The sprinkler will stay at grandma's house, as well as the new swimsuits, so they can play outside when they are here.

Then we got everyone cleaned up and dressed and we all headed out to Del Rio, the Mexican restaurant near us that we really like.  A young man from our ward dances with a group of Irish dancers.  He has placed well in competition, but we had never seen him dance.  So, this was our chance.  Yes, we went to the Mexican Restaurant on St. Patrick's Day to watch Irish dancers.  It was really a lot of fun and we enjoyed the dancers and a lot of our friends who showed up, as well.  Ashby was very interested and by halfway through, she was standing by the table, trying to dance like they were.  I think I need to find a copy of Riverdance just for her!

From there, Lisa headed home.  We got home and Bill had to get ready to go chaperone a youth dance.  I was so tired that I straightened things up, closed down the computer, watched an episode of Law & Order while drinking a soda, and then went to bed early to read for a while.

It really was a whirlwind day!

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