Sunday, July 19, 2015

A kid free weekend, round 3

Last weekend Neal's parents graciously volunteered to keep the girls for the 3rd year in a row over an extended weekend. These weekends are so much fun for all of us. While we miss the girls terribly it is really a lot of fun to hang out in our home alone.

We met half way on Thursday evening and on our way back home we stopped for a kid free Sam's trip. We then tried out Miles James' new restaurant MJ Pizzeria. They serve wood fired pizza and home made pastas. It was SO good. The appetizer alone was worth the trip- wood fired focaccia bread and artichoke dip. 

Friday we planned to try the kayak park in Siloam Spring but once we got out there we realized it was closed because the water is so high. The road to get there was completely impassable due to high water. So instead we tried out Miles James' Siloam restaurant 28 Springs, also really good. We bought some tomatoes and peaches from a roadside stand, checked out an Aldi and then walked through a flea market. We came back home and then went to the neighborhood pool for a bit. That evening we met a couple of good friends for dinner and drinks.

Saturday we did the Aquatic Center to try out the slides that we never do when the girls are with us and to lay out on a chair not having to worry about little humans. We then went to the neighborhood pool again. Later that night we tried out a new Italian restaurant near the house, Roma, with good friends and came back to our house. It is always strange to hang out with friends at the house with no thought of having to pick kids up at a certain time or keeping it down so that the girls don't wake up.

The girls and their grandparents also had a fun weekend. They swam, boated, played with cousins, went to a fun land, got a visit from a sweet dog and went to a dinosaur exhibit. We met them at Neal's grandparents house on Sunday and spend some great time with them.

I am thankful that Neal's parents are willing and look forward to keeping the girls for the weekend each year. I am also thankful that the girls get so excited about going. We were so ready to have them back by Sunday. The house isn't the same without them, it is really their house.

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