lots of fun this weekend. beautiful weather, time w/ friends & family, and some cool events - perfect.
friday night, matthew took alex & ben to star wars night at rosenblatt. darth vader threw out the first pitch, of course. but really - star wars + baseball + fireworks after the game + staying up late? can't go wrong there. they didn't get home till almost 11:30, the game went reeeeeeeeeeeeally long.
we thought they might sleep late the next morning - but we were wrong. we had breakfast and walked up to the dundee day celebration and got there just before the parade started - and found lots of their friends to hang with.
it wasn't a big parade - there was a high school band, a bus, a lot of groups walking and throwing candy, some cool old cars and a handful of mascots - perfect for a neighborhood party.
there were more storm troopers!
ben helped sam get candy.
we watched mr stinky feet & the hiccups & did a little dancing.
then we had lunch, hit some bounce houses and had ice cream before walking home. a very good day, despite the fact that sunscreen would have been a BRILLIANT idea. we're all a smidge burnt now.
sunday was all about errands, cleaning and playing outside. sam dug in his sandbox and the bigs played basketball. matthew's dad came over in the afternoon and played with the boys. there were pancakes for dinner.
today we're back to the grind - sam and i dropped alex and ben off at school and went to target. yes, he's still in his jammies - something had to give for us to get out of the house on time, and getting him dressed was the lowest priority. and that's my winter hat. he insisted.