This was such a wonderful weekend!
Saturday was not super warm, but it was nice enough. About a week or so ago, several local gals on my Twitter account and I had made plans to have a girls' night in at my house for Saturday night.
Sarah from The Putnam Scoop was here, as well as another local - B - who doesn't have a blog, but she sure does have a great sense of humor.
I had picked up some cheese cubes, veggies & dip and cocktail wienies along with a couple of bottles of wine (definitely better quality than what I buy for myself). Sarah came by with a bottle of Merlot and B brought a bottle of Spanish Red wine, a cheeseball and crackers.
We ate, and drank and chatted - we had the best time. I just really enjoyed spending time with these 2 very interesting and sweet ladies. I don't get to do that very often! All in all, a really great evening!
The next morning, the Evil Twin and I woke up around 8 am Sunday morning, the kids both piled in bed with us and we laughed about silly things.
After we got out of bed, the Evil Twin got my Sunday paper for me - as he always does - such a keeper! I started going through the Sunday circulars. I always like to browse.
Then I saw it: the new DSi was released on Sunday. (For those not in the know of such things, this is the next generation of handheld game from Nintendo - up from the DS Lite).
I just knew we had to have one. I jumped in the shower, ordered the kids to get dressed quickly, and called Toys R Us, who assured me that they had plenty and there were no lines.
We got there about 20 minutes after my phone call and the electronics department was all but deserted! Yippee. Buddy ran to find a game he wanted and I snagged the Crosswords game for myself.
You see, all this was a ploy to get my hands on Buddy's "old" DS Lite and have it to play games on myself. Plus, the kid had a crappy birthday. His birthday is January 21, less than a month after Christmas and he really couldn't think of anything he wanted, so we bought him clothes. Just what every 11 year old boy wants, right?
And before you accuse me of spoiling my children: Let me tell you - My children are only allowed to ask for 3 things from us for Christmas and then 3 things from Santa. That's it. They get other random gifts from extended family.
But, they do not get a ton of things. And, they're grateful for each little gift they do receive.
So, I looked at this as an opportunity to score a DS Lite for myself and also to make up to Buddy for his lame-o birthday.
Besides, Sissy had been promised one new toy for doing such a great job using the potty and she had her heart set on a doll called "PJ Sparkles". We had looked all over for her, but the best I could find out was that she was only available at Toys R Us.
While Daddy mowed the lawn, the kids and I went on a toy spree. (well, not really spree, just picked up the few items we had in mind).
Buddy playing his new bright blue DSi in the beautiful sunshine yesterday!
I was able to get a half hour nap in my hammock and we had Taco Bell for dinner.
Friends and wine. Toys and sunshine. Naps in a hammock and a dinner that's sure to haunt me. It just doesn't get any better than that!