Monday, November 12, 2007
This is the first day I can remember in a very long time that we had absolutely no commitments. No soccer, no church, no birthday parties... a full day to spend as a family. Fitz picked up an old ping pong table the other day, and the kids all spent the morning clearing out part of the basement so they could set it up. For their hard work cleaning, they were promised a trip to the dollar store. I don't remember the last time all 9 of us went shopping together either. At 15, shopping with the family just isn't a cool thing to do, but for today, Kaleigh decided to humor us. After spending 17.5 hours picking out their 'prizes' at the dollar store, and then stopping at K-Mart to pick up ping pong paddles, the kids played all afternoon long without a single argument. Fitz made everyones favorite dinner of chocolate chip banana pancakes and bacon, and we all settled onto the couches in pajamas to watch Indian Jones and eat popcorn. Life doesn't get much better than this.