Monday, March 26, 2007

Weekend

Paul and I were spoiled this weekend. His parents watched both kids Friday night and Saturday. We dropped a very happy Ian and Laurel off (they love their grandparents so much), and then headed off to P.F. Chang's for dinner. I tried something new and now have a new favorite: Shrimp with Candied Walnuts, YUMMY! At 1225 calories and 80 grams of fat (OUCH!!!), I will have to be extra good this week. Of course we shared entrees, but Paul's choice of Kung Pao Chicken wasn't much better: 1220 calories and 80 grams of fat (OUCH again!!!).

Afterwards, we went home and watched the movie Idiocracy. HILARIOUS! The best part of watching a movie at home with the kiddos gone, was being able to turn the volume up as loud as we wanted.

Saturday morning, we leisurely woke up and went out, yet again, for breakfast. A brisk three mile walk afterwards helped put a small scratch into our calorie intake over the previous 24 hours. We ran a few quick errands and picked up Laurel on our way home. Ian was more than happy to watch his little sister leave so that he could have Grandma and Grandpa all to himself!

Sunday morning, we got some more exercise hiking Pinnacle Peak. I wore Laurel on my back. Carrying an extra 20+ pounds gave me a good workout. Poor Paul and a friend that joined us couldn't say the same. It was a very hilly climb, some parts being quite steep, but I slowed us down too much for either of them to get their hearts pumping. Next time, they both need to carry kids also!

Around 11:00, Grandma and Grandpa brought Ian back. We all had lunch (yes, it's all about food), then Paul's dad and I got busy working in my garden. When Paul and I relandscaped our backyard last fall, we had a 4x30 planter put in. Dad showed me how to filter the rocks out of the soil. There are TONS of rocks in our soil! About three hours in, we filtered out about 3 linear feet of soil. I'm thinking at this rate, maybe we'll complete half of the planter this spring, and try to do the rest in the fall.

Later that evening, the fun mood of our weekend took a 180 degree turn. Laurel came running towards me in the family room. She hit the corner of the table with her eye and immediately plopped solidly down on the floor screaming. I tried to comfort her in my lap as Paul brought me a bag of frozen peas to help with the swelling. That's when I noticed some blood. All I could think was, "Please, not her eye!"

Paul ran to get a cold washcloth. After gently putting pressure on the wound, we put some ice in the washcloth to help bring down the swelling. Once the swelling went down a bit, we could tell it wasn't actually the eyeball that was cut. The tissue in the corner of her eye was scraped.

This morning we're much more calm and relaxed. Yes, Paul and I have several more gray hairs and aged 10+ years, but these charming faces give us energy:


Not too bad, almost looks like eyeliner.



My, that's quite the hairstyle!

12 comments:

Lauren S. said...

Sounds like a GREAT weekend! It is nice to be able to spend some time alone. I am glad the injury wasn't serious!

Mama's Moon said...

I was relaxing right along with ya until Laurel's accident and then my heart started pounding, dreading the next few sentences! Whew! Thank goodness it was just a scrape of 'eyeliner' look-alike!

I'm still dreaming of the weekend when Hubby and I'll be able to enjoy a 24-hour pass! Good for you guys!

PS. Totally diggin' the do, Dude!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Carrying a baby is an EXCELLENT workout! Forget gyms, just buy yourself a good carrier and walk. A lot. :)

Kelly M said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Glad Laurel is doing good! Goodness your kids are adorable!! Those smiles..wow!!

MaryP said...

What a nice weekend! Good food, good company, and hiking in all that glorious sunshine. Wow.

Do let us know if that eye-liner develops into a full-blown shiner, okay? She seems to be taking it in stride, now that the trauma is over! Hope we can say the same of you. :-)

Danielle Meehan said...

Sounds like fun. Wish we had family nearby.
Glad Laurel is recovering. I would have been freaking out. The kids (as usual) are gorgeous!

Rachel said...

I know that was super scary, but, it really doesn't look bad! I love that pic of Ian, too cute!

Pendullum said...

Sounds like a weekendworth the calories! and so glad your wee Miss is okay...
and luuuv the hairstyle!!!

Lady M said...

Glad that Laurel is ok, and the rest of the weekend was so lovely. I know that I couldn't hike carrying Q anymore. That must be quite a workout!

Damselfly said...

Hey, your weekend sounds fabulous! Except for Laurel's incident, though. Your TLC probably saved the day for her. That park looks great, and I'd love to know what kind of backpack you recommend for hiking, as I'm looking at buying one now. I heard PF Chang's was great. But really, wouldn't you rather *not* know the calorie and fat content of your food? ;)

binkytown said...

Love that hair style! Mine usually has it too.

Kellie said...

I was all happy for the great sounding weekend and then get to the part where Laurel got hurt and I wasn't happy anymore!! SO glad she's alright. LOVE the pictures of the kids...they're so adorable...