Monday, January 19, 2009

Plan B ~ in action! (weekend review)

Well...after cancelling our Disney trip to celebrated Francesca's 4th Birthday (which is tomorrow) and after my mom being admitted into the hospital Thursday and having emergency surgery on Saturday, we were able to do a few fun things with Francesca! My mom is doing well and is recovering perfectly...she is schedule to come home today!

As for what we did for Francesca's birthday, we decided to play it cool this past weekend because of Grandma's surgery and because of how cold it was (we were in the negative digits over the past few days). Since I was at the hospital most of the weekend, Francesca and Annabelle got to spend a lot of time with Daddy. They went to Dunkin Donuts every morning for breakfast and on Friday afternoon they all went to the store to pick up some ingredients to make some birthday cupcakes! Once the girls and Daddy came back from the store, we did some finger painting and marker creations while on Friday night (after the whole family stopped by the see Grandma) we went out for some pizza! Saturday night we did venture out in the cold to take Francesca to one of her favorite restaurants, Cooper's, to have a great 2.5 hour meal! (yes, you read that correctly, we were there for 2 in a half hours for supper and both kiddos we just perfect!) As for the rest of the weekend, we played "Disney's Scene It?" DVD game about a hundred times (it was left by Santa for the whole family to enjoy). She had such a nice weekend and I finally got some stuffed planned for this coming week. I know, it is not Disney...but I am thinking (and Daddy is too) that " the Disney thing"will happen sooner than we all think...

(sorry that the photos are a little out of sinc today)

Finger Painting on Friday!

Marker Creations too!

(just has to post this photo of our Annabelle...isn't she just so beautiful!)

Saturday night supper at Cooper's (wearing their pirate hats!)

And our Friday night pizza at The Library...

(here is Francesca with my nephew Scott Joe!)
Even though we had a very emotional weekend, we still manged to have a little fun.

As for our "almost going to be 4 years old" birthday girl...she is currently watching (as I am typing this) the classic "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" for which she saw the last 10 minutes of it the other night and wanted to see the whole thing. Lucky for us, I already had it on DVD! She is truly a girl after my own heart (and her Daddy's too - we both love watching the classic!)


Marla said...

Sounds like a great birthday to me!! Glad your mom is doing well!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like you are turning your lemons into lemonade!!

Glad to hear that your mom is doing well....I am so glad you didn't try and go...can you imagine what would have happened if you were in Disney??

Honestly Shelly, could the girls be any cuter??? I cannot wait to meet them in person....I will call you tomorrow:)

Enjoy your day!!


Jodee Leader said...

It looks like your Plan B worked out just fine! The girls look adorable in their pirate hats. Glad to hear your Mom's surgery went well too!

Have a great week!

Eric and Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday Francesca! What a trooper she is that is awesome. Looks like you guys had a blast. I am glad to hear your Mom is doing well. Your girls are so beautiful I just love looking at all of the pictures of them. I look so forward to meeting you all one day soon :)

Debbie said...

What a wonderful day! Happy Birthday little one. Great pictures.

lindanuts said...

Glad to hear your Mom is doing well!
Francesca is getting so big! She is becoming quite the little lady.
Annabelle is adorable. In fact, I can honestly say, you have 2 of the most beautiful girls I've ever seen!
Glad you are celebrating a birthday without the worry and fuss of a big todo. It can be so exhausting.....

Sue said...

Sounds like you made the weekend super fun for the birthday girl!!! Glad your mother is doing well and that daddy got some extra special quality time with 2 of his 3 girls this weekend!