Happy Saturday ---
Today is the very first day and definitely the first Saturday that we have had as a family in ages upon ages. With Lent, Holy Week, First HC classes, History competitions, piano festival... I could go on...it's been a long time since we've had family time on a Saturday morning.
This a.m. we got up leisurely. I first woke up at 6:15am feeling as if I had slept in, but after a quick trip to check the kids and to check the news I was back in bed and slept until everyone began waking up at 8:00am. It was glorious. We took the kids out to breakfast at our favorite breakfast place (Tico's) and amazed GDG with the fact that we had barely settled in when our coffee and decaf arrived without speaking a word to anyone. (I guess we have breakfast there, and an occasional lunch, fairly often. Does this make us 'regulars?') After breakfast and a brief stop home we went to the park (the big one in McAllen) and played for a hour+. It was delightful. Once home, MELG laid down to rest (which now I'm beginning to think she's getting Strep...which is going around her school...she's running a fever), GDG worked on his computer a bit and Ken and I proceeded to sweep and straighten the garage a little AND... took all of the recyclables to the Recycling Center. Impressive, wouldn't you say! And to think that some people get two days in a row of this kind of thing each and every single week. What luxury. Later, as MELG continued to rest Ken went to HEB to pick up a few groceries for the weekend including... WINGS. Yes, it's going to be a Hot Wings night!!