Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Weekend Update

Friday night Kelly took Mattey to a birthday party for a friend at her preschool. It was a pretend sleepover so she got to wear her pajamas which are probably her favorite thing to wear. She ate pizza and cake, played games, watched a movie and made a craft. Meanwhile back at the ranch, the rest of us had pizza with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Amanda (who flew in for the weekend), and Bridget. We also had a craft as Megan instructed everyone on making shamrocks out of green paper using a heart shaped cookie cutter for a pattern. She was quite the leader.

Saturday morning I repaired the water softener which had sprung a small leak that I noticed too late last Saturday to work on. I was able to go out and buy a new o-ring and make the repair surprisingly easily except for one small detail. When taking the bypass value off I broke one of these small plastic clips that help hold it on. I checked three different stores before realizing the only place to get this was online from Sears. Luckily I was able to rig the thing together while we wait for the $2.49 part to get here. That is bad enough for this little two inch diameter piece of plastic, but then tack on the $5.99 shipping and I about lost it. Throw it in an envelope with a stamp and send it my way. Good grief!

Later that day we went over to Aunt Jan’s house to celebrate Amanda’s upcoming birthday. We had some good food, which I ate way too much of and enjoyed some time with the family. Mattey was quite the photographer while Amanda was opening her gifts. She takes some really good pictures. The kids really love it at their place, because it’s so roomy with many places to play. We were able to sneak in a couple of games of pool which is always a good thing.

Sunday was pretty laid back. We went to church and hung out around the house for the rest of the day.

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