Tuesday, January 20, 2009

G5 Extended Weekend Report

Hope you all had a great weekend!! How about that inauguration too? I wasn't able to catch it because we were in therapy, but I am sure I'll catch the highlights on the news.

So much to share about the weekend with it being such a long one. Friday night, we tried to go to Nickel City, a local arcade, but it was over run with teenagers by the time we made it there. Ethan had pooped out and feel asleep on the way and Kaylee was being, well Kaylee. We said we would try to do it on Saturday instead. Friday night after the kids went down, I went out for a bit to celebrate my friend passing his series 7 test.  I was the DD.  It was fun, ran in to another old friend from HS. 

Saturday was a lazy day, we played video games and hung out, went to exchange our cable box, finally!!  We had been with out cable for nearly a month because I didn't know that they were open on Saturdays and I never made time to do it during the week. We were going to go to Nickel City, but Javi has been so OCD about roller coasters and height requirements that we decided to forego Nickel City and pick out a new game, Thrillville, for the Wii. We did all our research online first to find the perfect "roller coaster" game for Javi. We also got Ethan a new GBA game called Sonic Adventure 3. Javi now has a new incentive system to stop "stimming" (flapping & clapping).  So he (his pic) will have to move up the roller coaster train to be able to play for 20 minutes.  Each car is worth 20min with out stimming.

Sunday we went to the beach for a bit.  It was a gorgeous day out.  We took out neighbor Audrey with us.  Here's some pics.  Of course we were home in time to watch some football ;)

Kids were tuckered out early from our day at the beach and went to bed early.  I was able to pop over to see a movie at my girlfriend Natalie's house.  We watched "Love, Actually".  It was really good.  I had been wanting to see it for a long time.  Mark had been working a lot this weekend, so I was on my own for evening entertainment.

Monday we had our usual therapy session for Kaylee, a play date at the park with Javi's friend, Rory.  Then we headed down to daddy's old stomping ground, Ocean Beach.  It was so beautiful down there!  I got some great pics of the kids with the sepia setting on my camera.  I had never taken pics with the sepia setting, so I thought I would give it a go.

Tuesday, we had our usual Physical Therapy session, to which Kaylee did absolutely fab in!  It is working much better for her to go back to work with Bonnie on her own.  Ethan and I sat in the waiting room (Javi went to dad's).  I checked blogs, he played and then we read a book together.  It was a team effort!  He is doing really well with the site words.  Then we had a play date with my HS friend and 3 of her 4 kids at the park.  Busy vacation weekend!!

Congrats if you made it to the end of this holiday weekend post!!  Hope you all had a great weekend too!!!


~Mama Skates~ said...

i'm so in love with those sepia photos! glad u guys had a fun & busy weekend!

Monica, James, Connor McGuire said...

the incentive system looks awesome..you are such a creative mama!! LOVE the sepia pictures! I'm a huge B&W fan, but occasionally I'll do sepia.