Our busy weekend started on Friday morning. I worked at the library for five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help for reading time. The girls were with me (as always) to join the program and they entertained themselves by playing in the kids’ room and playing games on the computer. We packed sandwiches and fruits for lunch so that we din’t have to spend money on buying something or going home for lunch break. We made ham and cheese sandwiches and the girls brought the dollar “Lunchables” we bought when we did our grocery shopping. And for drinks? A cold bottled water, of course!
Once we got home from the library that afternoon, we stayed home for two hours until the carnival in town started. They were here over the weekend for Old Settler’s Day. Our neighbor gave each girls tickets for carnival rides.
The food at carnivals are not cheap but since we do this once a year, we have a small budget for it. The girls asked for hot dog nachos, and cotton candy. Those three cost $11! It was the girls’ first time to have cotton candy but they didn’t finish eating it. They didn’t like the taste, they said. There was no way for me to eat the rest because, hello, it’s sugar! So we ended up giving it to the girl we know who passed us because, hey, that bag cost us $5!
The girls tried a few rides. They also jumped on the Tiger bounce. The we did the power slide where Olivia sat on my lap because she wasn’t comfortable to go by herself and Marie did.
On Saturday night, the whole family went back to the carnival again. My husband wants to see it. The girls wanted to try the power slide once again, and the three of us did. My husband didn’t want to try any ride. He said just watching us and other people on rides was enough for him! We shared for one funnel cake. Olivia didn’t like it, though. We ended up spending $10 for more tickets so that the girls can have a couple more rides. Then we walked around the park and waited until they start the fireworks that lasted for 15-20 minutes.
The girls were so tired. I carried Olivia until we got home (we’re only three blocks away) because she was too tired to walk.
On Sunday morning, we missed going to church. We overslept that day. We did chores all morning and my husband and our friends fixed the water hose line outside. In the afternoon, my husband and Marie went to watch the parade in downtown. Olivia didn’t want to go so I decided to stay home with her. An hour later, Marie and my husband got back. Marie brought a bag of popcorn with candies in it. They didn’t bring a bag to put all the candies that thrown at them during the parade. Needless to say, the girls were so happy for those goodies!At 6 p.m, my husband and I had a “date night” for the first time in seven years for not having the girls with us (our friend was watching our girls for a few hours). There was traffic on our way to the restaurant, on Dodge street in Omaha but it wasn’t that bad.
We met our friend at china buffet for our advance 9th wedding anniversary celebration. Sunday is the best day to come to that restaurant because they serve all kinds of food including seafood. It’s the pricier time of the week and day but our friend paid for our meal, as a wedding anniversary treat, she said. She also gave us Applebee’s gift card that we’re planning to use on our anniversary day this week! We didn’t get home until past 9 o’clock and we really felt sorry for our friend for arriving later than the time promised. We told him we’d be home at 8 p.m. but we had to give our friend a ride home because there was an emergency happened. We’re glad that our friend who watched our girls understood.
Our weekend was full and busy and I know the next weekend will be busier because it’s Marie’s birthday and advance July 4th celebration!
Happy Monday, everyone!