All four of the kids spent the weekend with their grandparents. They went over on Friday afternoon. Peyton and I went to dinner at Robbie and Jennifer Baker's house. On Saturday, we were at the dragon boat races all day. When we went back to recover the kids on Saturday afternoon, Grandmother and Granddaddy asked for one more night. We gave in and settled for picking them up the next morning at 1000. When we called, they were still busy making candy. So finally, at about 1:30, they were ready to come home. They were really having a great time and didn't want to leave. Mary did say that the first night, they went right to bed. She put them down and went to check on Destiny and when she came back, they were out. The second night was not as nice. They had a little coke before bed. Now, it's an honest mistake when you aren't used to having 3 years old each night, but Grandmother said, "I will never give them coke before bed again. I learned my lesson. They were up for a long time trying to get over the caffiene."
Grandmother took Michael to the mall to pick out a new hoodie and a couple of shirts for his birthday. The girls went to Clair's with Granddaddy. Needless to say, they pulled a lot of things down. Sabrina was covered with a hat, two purses, necklaces, and a boa. Mary and Rabun really wished they had brought a camera with them. They did, however, buy a few of the items. So I took these pictures on Sunday when we picked them up. We tend to keep our kids with us on the weekends. We spend so little time with them during the week that weekends are usually theirs. We have taken two breaks from all of the kids for grownup time over the past couple of months. It's been great spending alone time together. It is a little sad though. My children are growing up. They didn't see us for two whole nights and wanted to stay longer. Starting to have those...."they don't need me anymore," moments and they are only 3, 8 and 15.