Sunday, February 27, 2005

What a day.

A quick overview since it's late. My headache finally went away and I'm about to go to bed.

This morning we "paid off" our car. Aka, we got the loan check from the bank and we now owe the bank gobs and gobs of cash. But it's done and all we have left to do is pay the darn thing off. Give us a couple years.
Following that, we went to Woodbridge to see the old house. You know, we lived in a gorgeous neighborhood and in an amazing house. Driving down the street I really missed not being able to call it Home. *sigh* We went by King Elementary, the grocery store, the ice rink, all the places we spent 2 1/2 years of our family life. *sigh* The house now has a tall wooden fence, but the green shutters, trees and porch swing remain. The boys didn't remember any of it.
Lunch at Famous Dave's followed by a long drive through Woodbridge, Lorton, Fairfax City, Falls Church and back to the apartment. Periodically we rolled down all the windows and opened the sun roof to enjoy the cold wind. It was a really nice drive down wide roads with few other cars. Peaceful, pleasant.
Back at the building, we spent time in the game room. With a boost from some chairs, the boys played air hockey and foozball. The rest of us played some pool, then everyone switched around. Eventually, the twins came down and played as well until all the kids went into a squash court and madly ran around playing with soccer balls. We found the indoor pool which was a warm 83degrees. I know what we're doing one time next week.
After the kids were all red-faced and sweaty, it was dinnertime and Katherine had made a pitch for Macaroni Grill. I know I know... we ate out again?? It was so worth it. I had a Salata Rossa... arugula, low fat feta, red onions, grilled chicken, strawberries and strawberry balsamic dressing. It was amazing. Eat it. Ian opted for the lobster lasagna and the kids had kid meals that beat kid sized meals anywhere else.
Of course, Jonathon has yet another fever and seemed to have difficulty breathing about 10 p.m., and all the other kids were so exhausted by the time we got home. I so wish I could figure out what brings on these fevers in the little man.

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