What’s not to love about Friday?

An exciting new adventure awaits us this weekend… we are taking the kids to see their first movie in the theater. We fully expect that Phoebe might not last through the entire movie, so we’re choosing a $2.50 movie in case one of us needs to leave with her should she get too bored.  Best case, no one else is at the theater and it doesn’t matter if she’s a bit rowdy. The choices are Minions and Inside Out, so we’ll see what the kids decide.  I have a feeling they’ll say Minions just because they already know them from Despicable Me, but my vote is for Inside Out.


Then on Sunday we have some annual leaf pile fun.  Hopefully this rain clears out with enough time to dry everything out.  I’m not a fan of fall rain, mostly because it’s too cold and tends to strip the trees of their colors.  I’m not ready for the drabness of winter just yet, though I know it’s just around the corner. I’ve already got everyone prepped with winter coats, hats, mittens and boots and extras of a few of those.  How is it that kids clothes are so expensive, yet often don’t even last an entire season?  Not because the kids have outgrown them but simply because they’ve somehow worn out?  Enzo ripped through two pairs of pants already that couldn’t have been worn more than last winter and his summer tennis shoes are barely holding together.  I was holding off getting him new ones since it’s just about boot weather and after one wear those are already scuffed, so I don’t see them lasting all winter.


Anyhoo, enough winter talk!  It seems like this past week was entirely unproductive, so I feel like I should maybe cross a few things off the To Do list this weekend.  We finally watched Jurassic World and both agreed we now need to get the Lego game even though we’re so behind on all of the other Lego games.  Parenting!  Really, though, I could name a few dozen things we’re behind on and less sunshine in the morning and evening is not helping my motivation!  I would curl up into a ball in cry if I lived somewhere that only got a few hours of sunlight during the winter.  Granted, I’d probably get so much done during the lighter months…


Okay, enough rambling.  Instead… in case you haven’t seen them yet!