On the 22nd of February, my husband turned. .. .older. :-) Since we just went away for Valentine's Day last week, I had to get a little creative and decided that we would still go away but we would go to my parents house since the room was free, meals were free and, well, babysitting was free.
First of all, I took the boys to the store on Thursday to find a present for their dad. We stopped near the toy/candy/flower section and I told them what they were doing. Nate turned around said, "I want to get him flowers" and Josh said, without hesitating, "I want to get him a treat". Wow! Who knew they already had ideas. Nate walked through the flower section and found a daffodil plant he wanted to get because "It looks like our sunflowers mom!". Josh had me help him pick out a huge bag of Hershey Kisses - he knows his dad loves chocolate!.
Second, on Friday, the boys and I packed and made a few things - a cake and cards :-)
Once Darryl got home, we headed out to my parents house for dinner, cake and gifts.
On Saturday, we started out with breakfast at a place called Mega Coney. The whole family went and it was fun. Once we dropped the boys back at my parents, we took off for the day. Our first stop was bowling but (oops) I should have called. They said they had opening bowling on their website but I did not realize there was a tournament that day. So instead we just headed to a fantastic indoor outlet mall called Great Lakes Crossing. Darryl wanted to pick out some new clothes so it was the perfect place to shop. I forgot out awesome the mall is - we haven't been there in about 10 years. We walked the whole thing (it is like 2 miles) and, of course, got an Auntie Anne Pretzel for a snack half way through :-) Then we went to dinner at Chili's and saw a movie because, well, we could. Once we got back to my parent's town, we actually went back to Mega Coney Island for Milk Shakes (and maybe a Coney Dog and Hanni . . but I can't remember HA). It was a great day
A nice relaxing weekend :-)