Birthday Events, Musicals and Extra

Hey mates! One other Monday is upon us and I hope you’re getting into the week feeling rested and rejuvenated. We had a full weekend however it was comparatively relaxed, all issues thought-about. We kicked issues off with an evening in on Friday. We spent a lot of the day on Friday with mates 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 high school 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 major plans for the morning took us over to our mates’ home for a party for his or her son Luke. It was a spy-themed celebration and included lovable do-it-yourself touches and an enormous bounce home the boys beloved.

Luke’s party friends had been largely children who’re the little kids of our grownup mates which made it all of the extra enjoyable for me and Ryan, too!  The party took up most of our morning and early afternoon and earlier than we knew it, we needed to high-tail it residence so I may drop off Ryan and Rhett and head into the town with the large 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 a giant 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 mates, the present had some sudden spookier moments centering largely round a creepy unhealthy man and a few haunting music. Chase and Ryder dealt with them okay however it was positively a good selection to depart Rhett at residence.)

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

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 evening. We tried out a present known as “The Aquarium” primarily based 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 look after the animals which was proper up our animal-loving boys’ alley. Thanks for this excellent advice!


Sunday started with church! My father-in-law joined us for the morning service and after church all of us made our method to a neighborhood 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 figuring out — it was stunning however the drawers weren’t as clean and purposeful as I’d like for each day use — however we nonetheless loved exploring the vintage mall.

The vintage mall is situated 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 instructed, Ryan and I don’t discover eating out with our youngsters very fulfilling however family-friendly locations like Barcelona make a world of distinction.

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

As we had been on the brink of depart, a form 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 residence, mentioned goodbye to Granddad after which put Rhett down for his nap. Whereas Rhett slept, Ryan and the large children went on a motorbike trip and I stayed again to work and bake cookies for the academics at Chase’s college for a instructor lunch going down on Tuesday.

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