The first few days we did zero activities, besides soccer. Then Alana's birthday landed on the first Wednesday of the break, so she had a party, which I talked about here. She had a blast, she is a lover of birthdays.
On the Saturday after Alana's birthday we had another party at Peter Piper, which I also blogged about here. I even washed my hair for the occasion, but then not again for a few days.
The whole day of the show Ava cried and whined, like she does, because she didn't want to leave Witten to go to Disney on Ice. She was going to miss him too much. It would've been cute if it wasn't so annoying. Every time I turned around she was standing there crying. We finally talked some sense into her, not a lot, there's only so much you can say to a 4 year old, and she agreed to go. I wasn't about to pay $30 for Witten to go, he would not have sat through it, so she had to get over herself.
Both girls LOVED the show. It was all princesses, so of course they loved it. David hadn't been that excited about going, because he's a man and it was a princess show, but it was fun for him and for me just to see how much fun the girls had. Ava said it was the best day ever, but she says that frequently so I don't know how much she meant it. She did love it though. Every time I looked over at her and Alana's faces they were so happy and excited, totally worth the price of admission.
I was reluctant to go out again that night. I was tired, I'm a homebody, I don't drink. BUT, it ended up being the most fun I'd had in a long time. I laughed so hard I cried, I caught up with old friends who I've known since seventh grade, I ate some fried food, I teased David's cousin about not knowing how to ride a bike. Good times. I want to go again, just to hear a white lady rap Ice Ice Baby one more time in my life.
All in all, fall break was a hit. I didn't want to go back to our routine after that two weeks off. It was cold outside and I had to wash my hair. I would prefer to stay home in my pajamas, catch up on my cookie eating. But real life has resumed, I might as well embrace it.