Poker, Fun Run, Auto Show, & a Beautiful Sunday

Sunday, January 29, 2012
We had a full & fun weekend! Friday night Michael hosted a poker tournament at the house & we had a big turnout. He didn't make it to the final round this time, but it was still a lot of fun and good visiting with friends and meeting a couple new ones. We were up till 5 hours sleep and then were up at 7am to head out for Emma's first fun run! She did a great job, too - she never stopped. She ran the entire time and I was so proud of her!
She had a couple of friends running with her and she and Carlton stayed pretty close to one another throughout the race. I was able to get a video of both of them crossing the finish line. When she hit the last stretch Michael went to run along side her and cheer her on for the last little bit. When she saw me at the finish line she was excited and ran toward me instead of crossing the finish line first, so I had to get her back on track. LOL! (Excuse me screaming on the video!!)

I have to say, cheesy as it may sound I was tearing up watching my BIG girl go through this event. I was just overly proud of her! She was pretty proud, too I think!

After the run we came back and made a big b'fast for everyone and then my parents came over around lunch time and we headed out for a quick bite of lunch then hit up the auto show at Reliant. It was pretty cool and I found a few cars that I wouldn't mind taking for a test run!

You tell me - which should I choose!! Yellow, blue, or white - what's my color??

Ha ha - yeah right!! I wish!! These are lot more within our budget!!
Still fun to look at, though! Seriously, though I am looking to get a new car this year I think, but I just don't know what I want. I love, love, love my car (I drive a Charger) and it has plenty of room for the four of us, but I know as the kids get bigger and we start taking friends places and carrying around more stuff - it's just going to get too crowded. And I can still get a good price for my car right now - and maybe for about another year - so I figured if I'll be driving the next one for a while, might as well get rid of mine when I can still get something for it. We had a great time looking around at all the new car lines and even had some arts & craft and play time for the kids!
We made it back to our side of town in time for dinner so we stopped in at a local favorite Italian restaurant that my parents hadn't been to before & had an awesome dinner!
Stopped for dinner on the way home!
This morning we were up and at 'em again early for church - went out as a family for brunch after - then the boys went plant shopping and the girls headed out for manicures! Everything things days for Emma has to be in a pattern - so it was no surprise she picked pink and blue glitter polish and had it alternate pink on one finger and blue on the next! LOL - love her!!

The boys were home when we got back and were outside planting their finds already - so we spent the rest of the day outside in the front and back playing - sidewalk chalk, swinging, baseball, playing in the dirt, riding bikes, chasing Sable - you name it. It was just too beautiful a day to stay inside! Here is a quick iPhoneography update of our time playing! (And if you look closely, you can see Emma connecting to the ball - it's white and almost totally hidden by her bat!)
It's been a great weekend. Hard to believe it's January, though - I think I even got a little tan outside today - crazy!! The weekends are getting busy again and not too many weekends from now I've got a special boy's birthday party to put on! I cannot believe in less than one month my baby is going to be TWO!! They are both just growing up way too fast. I'd give anything to freeze them right where they are - I'd even live with changing diapers forever! Ha!

Kids are in bed dreaming already - now it's time for me to get myself ready for work again tomorrow. Thankful for two short work weeks coming up for me - though it really just means I've got to cram more work into the time I'm there. :) Glad I love my job!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!! G'night!