We actually got a night to enjoy with just the 4 of us! We went to Prairie Meadows to watch the horse races. We love doing this, it is SO kid friendly, they love the horses, there is room for them to run around and we can enjoy the weather!
Piper was old enough this year that she really enjoyed it! She loved seeing the horses (but got scared when people yelled and cheered on their horse during the actual race!). She walked around like she wanted to be friends with everyone. People love this child! She would get on a bench and go sit RIGHT next to the other person on the bench, even if she had two feet of room to herself. If there were kids standing near the fence watching, she would stand RIGHT next to them.....most kids don't enjoy this and find it a little weird and move away. There were two kids doing somersaults and cartwheels in the grassy area, she just followed them around. They kept moving away from her and she just kept following them! Hopefully the 'stranger danger' idea will come into her head and thought process eventually!
They were up late, so they didn't get up Saturday morning until after 8:30 (I love kids that will sleep in!) We did some playing, cleaning (Presley's room like looks like a teenagers room with clothes and crap everywhere!) Piper took an nap and Presley enjoyed some time in the sprinkler with her friend Layla. Steve did some cooking, I did some cleaning and then we headed over to our friend Brent and Shannons house to hang out for a couple hours!
Such a small world b/c I used to work with Brent at Dillards when I was in college and then both Steve and I worked with him at Von Maur! Presley and their boy Aiden got along SO good! Again, it is just nice to see her open up and PLAY with other kids! They wrestled and talked and just had a good time. Overall the night was a success. Piper was a little whiny, which is not normal for her but the food was good and it was nice to be able to catch up with them!
I try so hard to NOT be in bed by 10 on the weekends, but my goodness, it just sounds so good right now!