On Saturday, we loaded the kids up on doughnuts and iced lattes. I think is a good representation of almost every time our family goes out in public. S is super silly and laughs through every meal. I am pretty surprised she is sitting down in the picture since most we usually have to remind her to sit down 100 times a meal. (She shared her iced caramel latte with me because it was apparently not the 90% sugar/10% coffee mix she wanted.) E loves to be in pictures, but she takes her eating pretty seriously and doesn't talk during meals too much. G wants to read a book and pretend she doesn't know us. Oops, I got caught taking her picture.
After breakfast, we took the girls out to every kids dream day of outings- a huge antique market and a car lot. : ) This was Hub's first trip to Scott's Antique Market in Atlanta and I think he is now a believer. It probably helped his art lover heart that he came home with a Salvador Dali print. The girls were less thrilled with walking around giant buildings full of furniture, art, and antiques. An occasional slice of pizza or ice cream cone made them slightly more agreeable.
On the way home, we stopped at Car Max and left with a new (to us) car! We'd been looking at replacing our minivan for a while. First of all, I never wanted a minivan in the first place. I never felt cool driving it (shocking, I know) and it got terrible gas mileage. Plus, it was starting a downhill slide of repair issues that I really didn't want to invest in. We ended up surprising ourselves by getting an SUV without a third row. The back seat has plenty of space for all three girls and lots of cargo space in the back. I'm really happy with it and Car Max was a great experience.
By the time we got home, it was closing in on 11:00 pm, and as G said, "We've had about 13 hours of family time together, and I am pretty much over it." Amen, sister. Of course, because God has a sense of humor, we are now on our third day of snow entrapment. It has been a lot of time together. A lot. I think we will all be relieved when school opens again. Some of us are getting even weirder. : )