On Friday night, Wayne and I took all four kids out to his parents house to take the kids to this Christmas light display at a place called Rocky Ridge. It was lightly raining and we didn't get there until after my kids' bedtime. You can imagine how that went. I bundled the kids up and we trekked through the woods. The lights were not horribly impressive, as I'm used to the incredible display at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, but the kids enjoyed it. I got to push the new stroller over some interesting terrain. I didn't like how the display sent us through park buildings where they were selling stuff. The last building held Santa Claus and a massive line and then dumped us out right next to the playground area. That's where Andy lost it and pitched a fit. There was no reasoning with him that running around a playground at night in the rain was a bad idea. We left shortly thereafter and I was in a snit because the kids were behaving badly.
OH! The best part of the night was meeting Wayne's brother's new girlfriend, Leah. This girl is adorable. He better not screw it up. :) Lean has an 18-month old daughter who looked just like Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch (the cartoon, not the live action crap.)
Saturday was a quiet day at home.
Sunday afternoon Steve came out to our house to pick up the boys and show off his (awesome) new minivan. I'm really happy that he upgraded from his 20-year-old Toyota Corolla. Now I don't have to worry about him getting stuck somewhere with the boys in the car. I know that they'll be comfy, safe and entertained.
Sunday evening we met our friends Jake and Crystal for dinner and a movie in Harrisburg. I haven't laughed that hard in a really long time. We ate at Fridays and then went to Starbucks to wait for the movie to start. Jake had all of us rolling on the floor at the coffee shop; it was just an awesome time. We went to see Sweeney Todd and I was a little worried that the guys weren't going to be into the musical but they both liked it. Jake and I were the only people laughing every time Johnny Depp killed someone in his chair and then ceremoniously dumped them down into the basement bake shop to be ground up. Every victim landed on their head with an unpleasant thump and crunch. I thought it was hysterical.
After the movie, Wayne and I did some last minute Christmas shopping at Toys R Us.