This past Saturday, all the stars aligned and we actually had a family fun day!!! Darryl didn't have to work on Saturday and we didn't need to go out of town so we decided to do some fun things (and accomplish some things too!) Darryl will be having back surgery sometime in May so we really were hoping for at least on more time to do something Fun with the kids.
As always, I made my list (and checked it twice HA!) so we knew what we wanted to do.
We started out with lunch at Grand Traverse Pie Company. I will admit, this was a selfish move on my part because I've been craving their Turkey Reuben but I really thought the boys would be ok with it because they serve Mac and Cheese (The blue box). Well, the Mac and Cheese didn't "taste" like I make it so they just nibbled on that and ended up eating the pickle and chips that came with the sandwiches Darryl and I got. Oh well, at least I got my piece of pie for dessert ;-)
From there we headed to a place called "Catch Air" that I had heard quite a bit about it. We were hoping that it would entertain for a couple of hours if we were lucky. Well, three and half hours later the boys agreed to leave but only because they were hungry HA!
From there, we went to dinner at Smash Burger. If you have never been, you should go! Their burgers are awesome (I always get an Olive Burger) and I just love their Smash Fries.
After dinner we had a few errands to run including picking the boys up some soccer shoes. Our last stop of the night is always a big a hit!
Then we headed home . .. . to something totally not expected.
1) Our IPads. Even without internet the boys were able to entertain themselves with some games we had on them. It helped keep their anxiety down and calm them down for betime.
2) The shortwave radio Darryl has had for ever. He was able to tune into the Tigers game :-)
3) My Kindle - it is so much easier to read with that in the dark then while trying to hold a book and a flashlight!!!
4) Flashlights that actually worked ;-)
Around 9:15, Nate put away the game and crawled up into my lap. He said he was tired, curled up, and fell asleep about 30 seconds later. As I put him to bed, Josh came in and said he was tired and crawled into bed. I really figured the power would come on during the night but it was still out when everyone started stirring at 6:30 so Darryl called into the power company only to find it that it was not expected to be back on until Monday night. We packed up and headed to my parents for at least the day. What they did not realize was how bad the storm was in their area. As we drove closer to their house, we saw horrible damage with trees uprooted, (huge, huge trees) pole barns blown down and more. Thankfully, they had power even though just a few houses down did not.
We enjoyed a great day at my parents (Darryl and I even got to go out to lunch without kids to our favorite Coney Place!)
Power was restored by about 4:00 Sunday afternoon so we headed by home that evening. You don't realize how much you miss things like running water and lights until you don't have it HA!
So, our family fun day turned into a family fun weekend.