Monday, February 23, 2015

Valentine's Day

I feel like I'm all over the place with this, so pardon my choppy writing!

The week of Valentine's, our kids had a three day school week.

Thursday of that week, Auntie Casyn had a home {home as in Topeka} basketball game, and since the kids were out of school, Chet and I planned to take them.  {They don't usually go on school nights} Chet ended up working in KC that day, so he planned to meet us as Casyn's game, so I was on my own getting the kids and I there.  That kind of scared me.  But thankfully everyone did great!  

We left early enough to make a late lunch stop....

Abilene Burger King....gosh, I love Burger King. 

Thanks to full bellies and new movies, the rest of the trip went pretty smooth.

**Note - Cru does not ride well.  He gets very impatient...."are we there yet" to the extreme minutes after just leaving our starting point.  Hence, the reason I was worried about taking them by myself.

But we made it! 

So, we rewarded ourselves with Target! 

Actually, Target was on the agenda.  Cru and Evee had gift cards burning a hold in their pocket!

**Another note - the Topeka Target SUCKS!  Big time!  I even googled where another Target was located because surely Topeka has two Targets.  They don't.  Saved me some money, that's for sure!

We made it to Casyn's gym early enough to sit in the parking lot and open EVERY toy the kids got.

New "phone", mermaid Barbie, two Power Rangers with motorcycles, and American Girl doll horse.  And they needed it all, of course.

Chet didn't get to the game until the second half, but thankful he made it in time to drive us all home ;)

The next day, Friday, kids were off school again.

Looks can be deceiving....

They sure look cute, but man, they were driving me absolutely BoNKerSSS!

I survived the day only because of the light at the end of the tunnel....a night away in Wichita with our friends!

We all ate together, then parted ways for a bit {women went to the movie, men went to the casino}, then we met back up at the casino.  We made the most of our time at the casino....finally, left the black jack table around 3:30.  Or after.  Does it really matter at that point!

Unfortunately, our night away didn't involve sleeping in.  Chet and I needed to get back to McPherson, so we could take off for Topeka again.

But before driving back, we did have enough time to make a quick Target run since this mama had NOTHING planned for the kids for Valentine's.  Our kids are really into Legos right now, so each of them got a new set.

And then we were off to Topeka!

Poor Doodle was so sleepy.....sleeping at Grandma's does that to her.

Fun half time entertainment!

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day....

or a better Valentine for our kids ♥♥♥ 

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