Today was nuts. As soon as the kids got home from school, we went to the pharmacy, bank, McD's for a snack, dropped John off at work, then to the post office, Target, Publix, and home. Only to turn right back around and meet a friend at a supermarket in town so that she could buy tickets for our Valentine's Dinner from Shelbie (they are being sold by the Youth Group). We didn't get home until after 8. I threw frozen pizzas in the oven and called it dinner! Whew! (we won't even discuss the cleaning & feeding pets I've done this evening too.)
We have a really fun weekend planned. Andrew doesn't know it yet, but tomorrow he and Tim (my oldest son who is 17) are going to the movies. They've been wanting to go together for a long time and I had the idea to give them movie money for Valentine's Day. So they're going to see Gnomeo & Juliet. John and I are taking the girls to the Devil's Millhopper, a state park. Some of our state parks may be closing in the future (which is a darned shame) and that is one of them. We haven't been in forever, and we want to take the kids while we still have a chance. We're going to pack a picnic lunch; it's going to be cool but sunny.
Tomorrow night we are going to make Rice Krispy treats for the little kids to take to school for their Valentine's Day parties, watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and the kids are going to finish addressing their Valentine's cards for their classmates.
On Sunday after church, we're going to a bowling alley to celebrate my best friend's son's 18th birthday. He is only a month older than my oldest son, and they have been friends their whole lives. Our daughters are best friends. We are SO looking forward to this! Although I'm still in denial that they are turning 18.
This picture is from when they were about three. (Cody has always been much bigger than Tim!) I first posted it here on my blog when they were fourteen; now they're almost 18! How does this happen?! I need to get a picture of them together on Sunday, for comparison.
After the party, we'll head back to church for our Valentine's Dinner. They provide babysitting & dinner for the kids, and the youth will be serving us. Muah ha ha. My parents are coming (oh boy!) and Tim & his girlfriend may be coming too (hopefully).
Hopefully I'll have lots of pics to share tomorrow. Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!