Saturday, January 24, 2009

The PERFECT Friday night

Last night was the best Friday night I've had in a long time. And not because I went to a fabulous new restaurant, saw a great new movie, or went shopping. No, it was the perfect Friday night because I was home with my family spending time together. Our lives seem so rushed and hectic. Every morning it's a stressful rush to get everyone dressed, fed and out the door on time. Then when we get home, there's dinner to prepare, eat and clean up, spelling homework to oversee, piano lessons to practice, baths, and bedtime (and usually a load of laundry to fold and put away!). Rarely do we have an evening that doesn't feel rushed. I had the opportunity last night to go to a Moms Night Out that was hosted by our MOPS group. I do love to go to these and I'm so glad our group sponsors them. However, this week what I really needed was a relaxing night at home. And, luckily, that's exactly what I got. (I hope the moms in my MOPS group were able to have a good time without me......haha)!


Here's what we did............we had frozen pizza and salad for dinner because by the time we get home from my oldest son's Friday evening piano lesson, it's after 5:30 already. Then, my husband and I played around with our playlists from playlist.com and basically jammed out to great music all night. My youngest son LOVES LOVES LOVES to dance and was very into dancing with us. He assigned my husband and I each special "air instruments" to play. For example, he would say, "Mom, you play drums" and "Dad, you play trombone" and we had to play those "air" instruments for the whole song. He was usually the air guitarist. It was very cute and fun. After quite a long jam session, he decided to find a "real" instrument to play. The photo below shows him playing his little drum. Also interesting to share is that he is shirtless because he spilled bubble solution on his shirt during the "bubble jam." As I said, it was the PERFECT Friday night.





By the way, if you usually just pop in and read my most recent post, you probably don't get to listen to my full playlist. Take time this weekend, if you have it, to click on one of the songs you may not have heard. There's some good stuff there. (NOTE: The playlist is at the very bottom of my blog, so if you scroll all the way down, you'll see all the songs listed. Just click on a title and it will switch over to that song.) And don't hesitate to comment and recommend a song you love. I'm always looking for more good music. Also, if you haven't already done so, checkout Playlist.com for yourself. It's FREE!!!! Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Alycia in Va. said...

sounds like a perfectly relaxing and (no cooking yeah!) night. Heres to many more.

Sadie said...

My boys LOVE my playlist...and have each added a number of requests to it. Each new favorite song they hear must be added! It's kind of nice to have all your favorite songs in one place. Sounds like a nice night!

Amber, That's Me! said...

1. Yes, we had fun without you, but we DID miss you!

2. There you go talking about yoru youngest again ;)

3. Did you know you have 300 subscribers on your other blog?!? Impressive!