Today is my 11th wedding anniversary. It was a full day.
I had an 8:00 a.m. haircut to start the day off. On a Saturday... so early. I ate some Cheerios and I left the house at 7:30, to the sound of my dear husband having a phone conversation in German with a study-mate. Blah blah blah, I haben zee hairen cutten, guten morgen. Haste la vista baby.
I grocery shopped on the way home.
I got home and all five of us (husband and three kids) went canoeing on a lake near our house. That was fun, but quite a workout. Kids are lazy canoe paddlers. They are like, paddle... sit...sit...sit...drag paddle, splash water, sit... look around, maybe think about leaning over and touching the water with their hands, paddle again with paddle turned so that it does nothing...
We had two canoes. My husband was in the stern of one and I was in the stern of the other. It was basically like the two of us canoeing solo in our own canoes. With sand bags. That lean unpredictably. And want snacks. But it was nice and sunny. And we saw birds.
We went home and had lunch outside on the deck.
Then we went to an art festival. And walked around with the kids.
After that we went to a nice (authentic) Italian restaurant. (Again, with the kids.) The big thrill for the kids was a bullet hole mark in the glass window. I said authentic Italian, right? It was great food. The kids were well-behaved. They put their napkins on their laps, and remarked about how many forks and glasses and plates they each had.
For our evening entertainment, we all went to see the movie Cats and Dogs in 3D. Complete with 3D glasses. That 3D stuff is pretty cool. I think the last 3D movie I saw was in the 80's. Technology has come a long way since then.
Last weekend, the kids spent two days at my mom's, so my husband and I celebrated our anniversary and had our date night then. Today, our actual anniversary, was one long "family date." It was probably more expensive than if we had just paid a babysitter. But it was also nice for the kids to be included. They were cute. They kept wishing us a happy anniversary.