Birthday Events, Musicals and Extra

Hey buddies! One other Monday is upon us and I hope you’re coming into the week feeling rested and rejuvenated. We had a full weekend nevertheless it was comparatively relaxed, all issues thought-about. We kicked issues off with an evening in on Friday. We spent many of the day on Friday with buddies and by the night we had been prepared for pajamas, puzzles and semi-early mattress instances.

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Saturday morning was pretty low key. Ever since Chase started elementary college and we’ve needed to rush out the door on weekday mornings to get him to highschool on time, we worth a extra relaxed begin to the day a lot extra. Chase, Ryder and Rhett appear to like free play time for a few hours after they get up on the weekends and so we kicked off our Saturday with play time, board video games and slightly birthday card crafting.

Our predominant plans for the morning took us over to our buddies’ home for a celebration for his or her son Luke. It was a spy-themed social gathering and included lovely selfmade touches and an enormous bounce home the boys cherished.

Luke’s celebration visitors had been largely children who’re the little kids of our grownup buddies which made it all of the extra enjoyable for me and Ryan, too!  The celebration took up most of our morning and early afternoon and earlier than we knew it, we needed to high-tail it dwelling so I may drop off Ryan and Rhett and head into town with the massive children.

Whereas Rhett napped and Ryan dealt with the nap lure, I took Chase and Ryder to the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for his or her authentic musical, Allie Kazan and the Magical Mansion.

The present centered round a magic competitors and the magical illusions had been an enormous a part of the rationale Chase and Ryder loved the present a lot! The magic methods weren’t something too loopy however they had been sufficient to encourage the boys to proceed to placed on magic reveals for me and Ryan for the remainder of the weekend. (Value noting for any native buddies, the present had some surprising spookier moments centering largely round a creepy unhealthy man and a few haunting music. Chase and Ryder dealt with them okay nevertheless it was positively a sensible choice to go away Rhett at dwelling.)

The present was round 60 minutes and we left singing the track in regards to the magical mansion all the way in which out to the parking storage! I checked in with Ryan who informed me Rhett was nonetheless sleeping, so we picked up some pizza for dinner on our manner again dwelling.

We spent the remainder of our night doing “magic” (aka making issues disappear in random methods), consuming pizza and cuddling up on the sofa for film night time. We tried out a present referred to as “The Aquarium” based mostly in your suggestions and it was an enormous hit!! It offers a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to run the Georgia Aquarium and take care of the animals which was proper up our animal-loving boys’ alley. Thanks for this glorious suggestion!


Sunday started with church! My father-in-law joined us for the morning service and after church all of us made our strategy to an area vintage mall as a result of I wished to take a look at a dresser I noticed posted on Fb Market. The dresser didn’t find yourself understanding — it was stunning however the drawers weren’t as clean and practical as I’d like for day by day use — however we nonetheless loved exploring the vintage mall.

The vintage mall is positioned proper subsequent to 2 of our favourite kid-friendly eating places within the space (Alino’s and Barcelona) and when our boys jumped on the concept for burgers for lunch, we popped into Barcelona. Reality be informed, Ryan and I don’t discover eating out with our youngsters very pleasurable however family-friendly locations like Barcelona make a world of distinction.

Ryan identified that 90 p.c of the folks eating at Barcelona had children so clearly phrase has unfold that their large cafeteria-like ambiance and pleasant workers who appear to genuinely like children may be very family-friendly.

As we had been on the brink of depart, a sort girl got here out with little cups of gelato for our crew and cemented in our minds, but once more, how a lot we love this spot!

Finally we made it dwelling, stated goodbye to Granddad after which put Rhett down for his nap. Whereas Rhett slept, Ryan and the massive children went on a motorbike trip and I stayed again to work and bake cookies for the academics at Chase’s college for a trainer lunch happening on Tuesday.

The remainder of our Sunday handed by in a blur of bathtub time, dinner, making selfmade ice cream, studying tales and early mattress instances. Aaand now it’s time to get this Monday rocking! I hope you all have an amazing week forward!