Friday, September 24, 2010

I Love Fridays

Fridays are my favorite day of the week right now.  One reason for that is Zeke doesn't have school on Fridays so our morning is a little slower.  We don't have to be out the door by 7:50 am.  We can eat a little slower and get dressed a little later.  Another reason is because the three of us, Zeke, Olivia and I, get to go to the gym together.  Zeke and Olivia go to the Kids Zone and do a tumbling class while I workout.  Then we go swimming.    They love to swim.  We usually have to pool to ourselves and they have a good time playing on the slide, playing basketball, jumping off the edges and swimming with the kick boards.  After swimming and showers we head out to lunch together.  Also another special treat.  It's something we don't do very often as a family, but I set aside money each paycheck to do it with Zeke and Olivia.  A lot of times we go to Sam's Club and eat lunch there.  They love Sam's Club and I do too because the three of us can eat for about $5.  Today we went to McDonalds, the other favorite.  After we eat lunch we bum around town for awhile.  There are usually a few errands to do but since we don't have a strict schedule we take time to look at all the stuff they want to look at too.  That makes the errands a little more fun for them.  We usually don't get home until 3 or 3:30.  That gives us time to unload and have a snack before the other kids come home from school.  The rest of the day is spent playing.  Friday evenings we try to do something as a family.  A lot of times it is a movie and popcorn.  Sometimes we play the Wii.  Tonight we went and got ice cream and then went to Falls Park to see the waterfall.  Often on Friday nights, if they clean the basement, they get to have a slumber party down there.  Tonight is one of those nights.  They are watching Tom and Jerry with their sleeping bags and stuffed animals.  I love the simple pleasures :)  Anyways, I love Fridays and the extra time I get to spend with Zeke and Olivia.  I also love the family time in the evenings.  It helps wind down the crazy week and helps us reconnect before the next crazy week.

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