I’m guessing this is what it’s like for people who only have weekends off, we seem to have been running non-stop on weekends all month. This past weekend was no difference. I took the boys to gymnastics Saturday morning. On the way to the gym I told the boys that if they behaved we would go to the cupcake store after for a treat.
Not only did they remember the promised cupcake, but they told their class about it. When the boys class ended not only did they come out and talk about getting a cupcake another kid in the class told her mom she was going to get a cupcake. So as a group we all walked to the specialty bakery on the other side of the shopping complex. The boys were great about holding hands and walking. I’m so glad we stressed that for so long.
As we entered the shop the boys were super excited and shouting out which cupcake they wanted. I let them each choose one. Andrew went with the cookies and cream, Parker the strawberry shortcake and Nicholas the fairyfetti. Once the cupcakes were distributed you could have heard a pin drop. It was complete silence for about 10 minutes.
They were happy boys!
On the walk back to the van the boys didn’t want to all hold hands with each other. Andrew held my hand, Nicholas held the other mom’s hand and Parker held the classmates hand. The conversation between Parker and the other little girl was hilarious. We overheard “I ate my cupcake all gone, you eat your cupcake?” He pointed out different types of cars and the toys in the window displays we walked by.
The boys and I headed home, where I dropped them off to go to a batman themed baby shower. Lots of fun, followed by a visit to Lakeshore Learning Store. This is a very dangerous store, but I don’t feel guilty spending money there. I bought the boys some dry erase books to practice writing letters, some plain dry erase boards to doodle on and a chore chart. There are so many cool toys and games I could have spent a lot more time (and money) but I wanted to get home.
That night we tried to replace our broken ipad, but once we made it to the Apples store we were told we’d need an appointment and they were booked for the rest of the night (lesson learned). After the visit to the mall the boys were so tired we were just able to get some dinner in them before bedtime.
Sunday was another busy day, we over slept and were late getting out of the house to go see my dad. He’s moving out of state next week and I wanted to see him before he left and take the boys. Cody took some great pictures, but he hasn’t processed them yet. We had a nice visit and then it was time to visit the Apple store again. We replaced the Ipad (ouch) and played in the fountain. Well the boys got splashed a little and giggled the whole time. We entertained a fair number of other people watching them run around having a blast. Visiting the mall also gave us a chance to pick up new swim wear for the boys. I can’t wait to take them to the local splash pad.