Last weekend Amelia's school had a pizza Bingo fundraiser. It was so much fun! My mom, sisters and Chris went with Mark, Amelia and I. We ate pizza and played 10 games of Bingo. Even though Mark was the only winner, it was a great time.
On Monday Grace, my mom and I went into Portland to pick out paper for Grace's wedding invitations. We decided to wander around 23rd and stopped in at Papa Haydn's for happy hour and dessert. Delicious!
The benefit to Amelia being in school all day, five days a week is that Mark and I get to take advantage of his weekdays off by having date days. We don't really do many date nights because we are busy people and always seem to be tired or just want to spend the evening at home with Amelia. Since Mark works every third weekend, he gets two weekdays off and we've been going on day dates. This Tuesday we started out our date day by volunteering in Amelia's classroom. We worked with groups of kids on their alphabet sounds, handwriting, sight words and even played letter bingo with them. It was so much fun. After that we headed to Starbuck's for a drink before going to the movies. We saw "This is where I leave you" and both enjoyed it. We went to a nearby Italian restaurant to have a light lunch (since we were both a little too popcorned out) and then stopped by the pet shop (I'm not sure why we went there). We picked up Amelia after and headed home for a nice evening.
Wednesday was pretty much the best day!!! Well, maybe not the best day, but I did
Amelia and I have the most beautiful drive to school each morning. I hate that the fall weather hasn't arrived yet, but I'm happy to see the leaves changing and foggy mornings. Fall in Oregon is gorgeous!
My mom and sister are always buying Amelia the most special cat things. Some of them I just shake my head at. This little cat pin just had to go on her coat though... rhinestones and all. She loves it.
Since my weekend technically starts now (I'm on Amelia's schedule), we are heading out for a fun day at the pumpkin patch. We are fortunate to have so many great ones nearby, but this time of year always makes me wish I lived in a Hocus Pocus type of a town.