It isn't like we've been horribly exciting in all that un-posted time.
We went to Fright Night, and had a ton of fun with ShadyViolet and clan (her blog is "it and me" on my sidebar). I don't think we took any pictures, but the kids certainly had a blast. So did I. Fran and I were pondering as we got into the car - you know, we could have not gone on any rides at all (Fran only went on the ferris wheel, actually) and still had fun just watching the kids have a blast. Are we parents now or what? I remember being a kid and not understanding how parents could do that, how they could possibly be happy or be having fun without getting on all the rides themselves. So strange to just kind of realize that evening that that's where we were.
We went to the Woodland Park Zoo, and had a ton of fun with ~L~ and littles. We missed Zoomazium (the kid zone) because of the earlier winter closing hours, but the kids loved it anyway. ~L~ is supposed to have pictures over on her blog (Osgiliath is Overrun) but she hasn't gotten around to it yet.
I had a shitload of classwork and lost track of other human beings for a week-ish. And then my dryer did its thing and I had even more work. And then I went to ~L~s house and hung out and did laundry. While all of the kids played. Together. Without fighting. It was like someone did...something...to the universe. Somewhere, something has spun terribly out of balance. Maybe it was all in the cars. Yeah, cars. Fran's is having "I don't reaaaaally wanna start, you'll have to maaaaaake me" kinds of issues, and ~L~s threw a full-on tantrum in her driveway (refused to start). I left Girliness there for the night, and Fran and Boyness had a BOY MOVIE night (TMNT? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Well, Boyness was happy).
Today, we went to the Community Center in Federal Way - tell me again why they didn't have that thing when we lived there? - and the kids had a BLAST in the different pools and playthings and waterslides. We ate food at Saimin Says and left the two big'uns with MIL to stay the night and go do some special stuff at the Symphony tomorrow.
Her royal high-maintenanceness is hangin' on the couch, sitting on her daddy's lap and watching the "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch" movie.
On the way home, we stopped at Blockbuster. She wanted to rent a Barbie movie.
And she wanted to get a hot chocolate at Starbucks and go shopping. At the clothes store.
Where in the hell did this child COME FROM? Are you SURE she's mine?