Playing Catch Up

Monday, March 31, 2008

All right, the Monday madness is about over, so I can fill you in on some of our *exciting* weekend. Well, exciting for me, maybe not for you. We did head north on Friday, and although we didn't get a really early start, we made it to my parents house a little before 9 pm. Everyone but dad was asleep. That's right...Stacy fell asleep with Madison when trying to get her put to bed for the night, Erik came back from Canada with a cold, so he went to bed early, and mom & Melissa fell asleep watching basketball. (Not that I blame them, the big ten teams didn't really wow us that night.) Remember hearing "early to bed, early to rise"? Well, after getting some much needed rest, everyone was up bright and early Saturday morning. Madison got to open her first birthday present of the day after breakfast. Little did we know that this would be the only present she would feel like opening. By the time her party rolled around, there were too many people and she was much more interested in other things that were going on. Saturday morning was spent running errands and taking some decorations to my aunt's restaurant where the birthday party would be later that afternoon. The girls managed to squeeze some small naps in during the afternoon while the guys did some target shooting.

Aunt Melissa was in charge of bath time and look what happens...

The birthday party was a lot of fun. There were so many fun photos from the day, I made a short slide show (below). Madison got some great gifts. Lucky girl! Saturday evening we were all pooped out again. On Sunday morning, we did some relaxing. Mostly prepping ourselves for a big turkey dinner that my mom fixed. Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and head back to Champaign. I almost had a stowaway in my luggage that I found when packing, but her mom would probably miss her, so I had to take her out. What a great weekend--I got to spend it with my family!