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The time the boys were away seemed to fly.  Instead of going out because we were kidless, Wayne and I spent the week at home, being lazy and goofing off online.  Down time well spent, if you ask me. 

The re-accreditation process at school was really stressful, everyone was in a panic, trying to get (and keep) everything in order.  The whole thing is a dog and pony show.  I was in knots worrying about whether or not one of my classes would be observed and it turned out the committee did very little observation and instead spent most of their time here at the school holed up in the conference room pouring over paperwork.

On Friday, Wayne and I finally got out to see Watchmen.  We'd be anticipating it for months and then never got out to see it because of sitter issues and having other commitments.  We had to drive out to the south side of Lancaster to one of two theaters in the greater area that was still showing it.  TOTALLY worth it.  Probably one of the best adaptations from a comic book/graphic novel that I have ever seen.  It stuck pretty closely to the original text.  Well, except for the ending.  I think the movie ending was better.  Of course, I am now most of the way through a re-read of the book.  We went to a local strip-mall pizzaria after the movie and shared a pie.  It felt very high school date-ish and we had a good time.  

Saturday went to pick up Lexi and Nathan in the morning and then later, Steve dropped the boys off.  We ate dinner and the kids all played outside for a little while before coming in to dye eggs for the holiday.  The egg dyeing was not the disaster I thought it would be.  :)   All, tired out, the kids went to bed easily and early.  I made their baskets up and set them in the living room.

Sunday we drove out to Jersey for Easter with my family.  Easter was a big deal to my maternal grandfather and we follow his traditions for it still- very Eastern European- so I like spending Easter with my mom and the rest of my family.  The year it meant driving out to Jersey early in the morning-- we left around 8:30--and got there around 11:30.  We stayed until 4:30 when we had to leave to bring Lexi and Nathan to their mother.  We met her around 8 and then drove an hour back to our house.  It was a ridiculous amount of driving but still worth it.  The kids received like 5 baskets of candy.  They were all jacked up on sugar.  

OH!  Yesterday was also Lexi's birthday, so we gave her the American Girl doll she picked out.  She loves it.  I just hope she takes care of it.


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Apr. 13th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
You really deserved that downtime. :)
Apr. 13th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Glad the school acred thing is over. I'm sure that was stressful.

I want to see Watchmen so bad, but we just don't seem to get the opportunity. Oh well, there's always video I guess. lol
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