Weekend WrapUp

We planned a great weekend for the kids, and I have to say it went off almost without a hitch!

Saturday we took The Littles to our local Medieval Faire. They had a blast, the weather was nice, and the food was delicious.

Elayna got the Princess Eye

Andrew is not so big on face painting, so he chose to have his arm painted instead.

Elayna petting a "Baby Dragon" (ordinary lizard, lol)

Andrew & Elayna playing with Crystal Sticks

They enjoyed this maze, and I thought the sign was cute!

...and speaking of cute signs, I really loved this one!

this beautiful little bird is a European Kestrel.

After the Medieval Faire, we picked Shelbie up from a church trip and dropped Elayna off at a sleepover party. Then we went to the mall. Shelbie wanted to look for a dress for her 8th Grade Social, which is over two months away, but I said sure, let's just look. We ended up finding a gorgeous dress on a GREAT sale, so we got it! Happy teenager, happy mama.
The day was capped off with a late-night Krispy Kreme run, and really, does it get any better than that??

Sunday started with picking Elayna up from her sleepover party, then we went to church. Afterwards we took the kids for their surprise: lunch at a Japanese Steak House! I mentioned over at Southern Loving, my food blog, that I am trying to introduce more foods from other cultures to the kids, and I'd been wanting to take them to a Japanese Steak House for a while. They LOVED it, and we all had a really great time. I posted more pictures of this adventure at Southern Loving, but here are a couple:

And the last fun activity was on Sunday night. We had a Superbowl Family Fun Night at church. Everyone brought food, there was child care for the kids, and we all just hung out and had a good time. They had a drawing to give away two football jerseys, and John won one of them! We left at halftime to get the kids to bed, but we watched the rest at home and were happy to see the Saints win.

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend too!
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cat said...

That seems like such a fun fayre. I do not know if I will get to it today, but in future - I think I will link up.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Now that's some face painting! I love share your love for Japanese.

Susan said...

Lucky you, no snow! I loved the sign and the idea of petting a baby dragon even thought it is just a lizard. What a nice idea your church had. It's a great opportunity to share comraderie while helpng the parents out with babysiting. Sounds win-win to me!

mommaof4wife2r said...

well you all had a blast, didn't you! i love the painted princess eye!

blueviolet said...

I feel incredibly lame for the weekend of absolutely nothing that I just had. Yours sounds way, way fun!!!!! I really love how that princess eye came out.

shortmama said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

Mama Zen said...

Cool face painting!

Just Breathe said...

Those faire's are always fun. I haven't been to one in years.
Yum at the resturant. Sounds like a fun party at church. Sounds like a perfect weekend.

Kat said...

Wow! That is a super duper good face painter. Both of them are great!
Glad you had such a great weekend! Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

Seizing My Day said...

Looks like a super fun weekend!! I love family time on weekends... esp. when there is fun to be had! =) Love the pic of your kiddos... such sweet smiling faces! Thanks for visiting me again! Have a great week.. I'll be back!
Just Jenn~~ www.seizingmyday.com

Kristin said...

My lil' dude is 19 mos. and he's already had food from lots of cultures. I'm hoping that means I won't raise a picky eater, but one who's willing to try things!

Jenners said...

Well that sounds like a fantastic weekend!!! Anything involving Krispy Kreme sounds fantastic to us.

Momisodes said...

The painting turned out great! Sounds like it was a lovely weekend :)

Bethany said...

The paintings are great! :) I love Japanese Steakhouses, yummy!!

Unknown Mami said...

Princess eye is so much cuter than pink eye.