It started out on Friday evening with me asking which game they wanted to play. We decided on a thimble, a car, a cat and dog. Yup, Monopoly. It was our first time playing non-junior monopoly as a family and it was pretty good. We had a couple moments of disagreement about whether something was legal or not and we had someone (NOT ME – lol) who was very gassy, but we laughed a lot which is always my favourite thing. Jay needed some help with his money math but that was ok. In the end, even though Ace and I kinda partnered up to take Shaunie and Jay down, those darn railroads did me in. My last 3 rolls landed me on railroads and cost me $200 a pop. In the end the Ace/Deenie team lost by about $400.
On Saturday we spent the morning hanging out at home and doing some cleaning and tidying. We also, finally – after FOUR delivery attempts – got our full couch. We’ve been living with half a couch for about a month because they keep coming with 2 of the same side.
At around 4pm, we arrived at 6 flags in Maryland. Ace and I had a good time going on rides and Jay had a good time forcing Shaunie to go on rides. (She’s not a ride lover). We drove go karts and the kids and I did a bungee drop thing. It was the first day of fright fest, and I expected it to be a little scary but it wasn’t at all. If you wanted to be scared you have to pay more to go into the haunted houses. We opted out because they said it’s not recommended for kids under 13. In a couple years, we’ll try again.
We spent Saturday night with everyone’s fave – Aunty Juddles. The adults stayed up till the early hours of the morning talking and laughing and it was nice.
On Sunday we attended my jobs annual Family Picnic. They really did a great job of making it fun for the kids. Rock wall and zorb ball and mechanical shark (instead of bull), petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castles, gladiator battle zone, carnival games with prizes, face painting, ice-cream truck, snow cones, cotton candy … you name it. For the adults, there was an open bar.
We got home at around 5 pm and by 7:30 everyone was ready for bed. Shaunie and I managed to stay up long enough to watch one episode of a show. It was good and we’re looking forward to watching another tonight.
And now, here we are.
Even though they went to bed so early, I still had to wake Ace up this morning. As we were brushing teeth this morning getting ready for work, I said to Shaunie: “Another early night for everyone tonight?” She eagerly agreed. That one night of decent sleep was not enough to adequately recuperate from the weekend. But it was fun and definitely worth it!
How was your weekend?