Saturday morning, Eric served me breakfast in bed, a tradition we adopted from some dear friends of ours. He made yummy caramel rolls, served with juice, coffee and fruit. Nathan thought it was the coolest thing to eat on Mommy and Daddy's bed! After we were done eating, I opened a few gifts, and then the boys whisked away the dirty dishes. Gotta love that. I stayed in my pj's until 10:00, which felt so delicious. I read some of this, and chatted on the phone with my parents. I then requested we go to the campus rec center as a family so I could walk on the track and the boys could play, and we had a nice little outing over there. We were only gone an hour, but when we came home, I'd received three voicemails and a gorgeous bouquet of daisies. (Thanks, E+M--don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?! I love 'em, and I also love that movie I just quoted--know which one I'm talking about?!)
Eric made a lovely lunch of soup and sandwiches and then we just hung out for the afternoon. Monica sent me some craft supplies, and I couldn't help myself--I was immediately inspired to work on a little project for the baby's room. Wish I could show you, but it has her name on it, and everyone will just have to be patient a little longer. =)
We got Nathan and the babysitter all set, and then you know the plan from there. Our dinner was delicious--I've really been craving fruits and veggies this pregnancy (Praise the Lord--with Nathan, my biggest craving was French fries!), so an all-you-can-eat stir-fry buffet was just the ticket.
Due to snow and my extra-long deliberations at a couple craft store stops, Barnes and Noble unfortunately got wiped off the agenda. That ensured that I wouldn't feel rushed at the "big destination" of the night. (Just to clarify, we live in RURAL Iowa, which means a trip to a city is a special treat--thus, the emphasis on our final stop.) Some of you may be wondering what I bought with my $30 spending money. The truth is--I didn't get anything. Having just received so many nice gifts at Christmas and already that day, I just couldn't justify purchasing something else for myself. I'm going to keep thinking about how to use the money, which was a lovely gesture on Eric's part.
Wish we had more photos to share, but we forgot the camera in the car at the restaurant. I brought it into Target thinking we could have the lovely returns person take our picture, which was a funny idea, but not meant to be--the batteries had frozen from sitting out in the frigid temps (where do we live?!)
It was a fun day--thanks again for your part in ensuring it was memorable!