Yeah, it's a whopping one day late...you know what I am dealing with at work this week ;)
And I won't tell anyone how old you are...
Luke and Ruthie in the kitchen. Ruthie just couldn't stay away...
Me, Lizzy and Rebecca
Lizzy, Rebecca and I headed out that day to see if there was any shopping open by chance. Of course, only Wal-Mart and Walgreens were open and that definitely wouldn't do, so we headed to the movies and took in a little James Bond. I love Bond movies, but those two weren't so sure. But I think I can say that they totally loved the movie and now also love them some Daniel Craig! Everyone went home that night, except for Grandpa and Grandma Van Roekel. They were leaving Friday morning.
Lizzy came and picked me up at 4:30 am on Friday for some holiday shopping fun. It was hilarious. Or at least things seem a lot funnier at 4:30 in the morning!! McDonalds and Hardee's weren't even open yet, much to Lizzy's dismay. Kohl's was the scariest shopping site we had seen and got out of there 5 minutes after we walked in. The upside was that NOW McDonalds was open for some food and caffeine!!! We hit the mall and Old Navy. We made off with some excellent deals. We called it quits about 8 o'clock so I could say bye to Chad's parents. We went to get some breakfast and then Chad needed to go to Bass Pro. THAT PLACE WAS CRAZY. There were cars parked up and down the street, the parking lot was full, and people everywhere. We braved the crowds and went in. Chad found what he was looking for, I decided I should get in line as it was wrapping around the store at this point. So I stood in line for about 37 minutes, and we finally made our purchase and was out of there!!
Aidan, Lizzy and I went to Jeff City later that afternoon so he could have some more time with Great Grandpa before he headed back to Texas. Of course, I made Lizzy go to a few more stores before I dropped her off at home that night. I think she is officially shopped out.
Sunday, Chad and I went to lunch since Aidan stayed in Jeff City. His buddy went to Arizona hunting and had killed a mule deer that apparently we needed to see. I don't know much about these things, but it was a 5 x 5 and was super awesome apparently ; ) We went out to see it, and it was a pretty deer. Well it was, until Jimmy took a knife to it and started to clean it. I was pretty done with that at this point. We went home, did some cleaning and I went to get Aidan at dinner.
It was a great weekend and we had lots of fun. Hopefully I will have some of the photos that Grandma and Grandpa Van Roekel took of Aidan to put up here soon. They are sooo fantastic!!!