Yesterday I had a fantastic mommy & Riley day with my biggest kid. He had the day off school, so we sent the little kids off to preschool and spent the day together. After breakfast, we headed out to paint some pottery. We both made Harry Potter themed plates. This kid is super into Harry Potter right now, so I made the plate in the foreground with Riley's intials (RP) with Gryffindor colors, while he painted a plate about the outcome of a Quidditch match.
(Warning - cell phone pics ahead)
After that, we headed out to Buckeye Bounce Club, which is basically a room full of trampolines.
They've also got a "cheese pit" - one of those huge foam filled pits. I jumped in, and let me tell you, getting OUT of that pit as an adult damn near impossible. Seriously, took me several minutes to wade my way out of there.
I adore spending one on one time with Riley. He's a totally different kid when he gets one on one attention - the whining and complaining stops, and is replaced with lovely, adult-like conversation. He's such a cool kid. He loves sports and Phineas and Ferb, but prefers NPR and classical music to pop or rock. He's learning both acoustic and electric guitar, but so that he can play classical tunes. His big goal last week - to read 1,000 minutes, which he reached with no problem. It's clear that a few girls in his grade have crushes on him, but he doesn't let that get in the way of his friendships with them. I just adore the young man he's turning in to. I'm so very proud to know him.
When we picked up the littles from "school" (yes, I call child care "school"), Quinn presented me with this family portrait. I especially like that he included "cousin", and "other cousin". Since he has 4 cousins, it's probably good to not be too specific. :) Also, love the rockin' beard Quinn drew on Daddy.
I took the boys out for some Shamrock Shakes from McDonalds. There can't be anything healthy in fluorescent green food.
We went BACK to the pottery place to let Quinn paint an angry bird.
Later, Bryan and I went out on our Valentine's date to our favorite Asian fusion restaurant. I had some delicious vegetarian sushi. Those are peanut avocado rolls - YUM.
You know it's date night when the hubby busts out the John Legend Pandora Station. :)
Ever have one of those days that is just REALLY good from start to finish? Well, yesterday was it. Perfect from sun up to sun down. I'm a lucky mama.