Our Five Ring Circus: Unplugged

Sunday, March 28, 2010


My laptop has been pooping out over the past few weeks. We thought it was the battery, so we ordered a new one. We put it in, and it still wouldn't charge properly. As of Friday morning, it wasn't charging at all. It took 48 hours for my battery to charge, so now I'm racing against a rapidly draining battery to get everything done online! We ordered a new power cord, so hopefully it gets here tomorrow and solves the problem! I had an unplugged weekend. I feel so far behind on everything!

On Friday, Dylan took in his last batch of pennies to school, for "Pennies for Puppies." For the past two weeks, his school has been collecting pennies to donate to the humane society. Dylan had already taken in two containers of pennies...and then came the big one of Friday! The container literally weighed more than Dylan, and when I dropped Dylan off, his teacher looked at me, and said, "You're kidding me?!?!?"


All of those pennies were courtesy of Grant's animal-loving friends at work! He had a jar on his desk, and his co-workers quickly filled it up!

Lexie and I got some shopping done while D was in school. We picked him up, and then went to my parent's house for dinner. My horse got moved on Friday, and they didn't even let me know until he was already at his new barn. I was a bit annoyed by that one! Dylan and Lexie fell asleep on the way home, after a slow detour through town to seal the deal, so I actually got to sit back and talk to some friends who were over for a visit. I went to bed early so I could get a bit of reading in, and got a great night's sleep!

I babysat my nephew, Brady, on Saturday afternoon. He and Dylan had a great time playing together. I think I need to watch him more often! The kids stayed occupied for hours!


After he left, Dylan got to go to his first drop-off birthday party! It was a sleepover-themed Batman party!


We dropped Dylan off, then Grant and I spent some time with our baby. We took her to dinner, then did some shopping. As usual, Lexie was an absolute angel at dinner, and all the ladies in the restaurant fell in love with her. She is almost always dressed up, and the old ladies, especially, love it!

We had a great time spending some time with our girl, and Dylan had a wonderful time at the birthday party. They decorated Batman capes, had pizza and cupcakes, broke open a pinata, watched a Batman cartoon, and played. The favors were the best: the mom picked up layered, long-sleeve Batman tees from Old Navy when they went on clearance, for 97 cents!

Once again, I went to bed early (isn't it amazing what being unplugged from the internet does?), and got some more reading in. We had a very lazy afternoon today. I lounged around, reading my book for several hours while Lexie napped. It was so nice and relaxing!

Tonight, Grant's parents treated us to dinner at Applebees. The kids were so good, which made it really enjoyable for us. We taught them at a very young age that they had to behave in restaurants! We had a yummy dinner, and had a great time talking to his parents. Dylan doesn't like desserts, but he devoured more than half of my chocolate lava cake!

We were just about ready to leave, when I heard all the servers clapping and heading to our table. The server announced to the entire restaurant that "Stefanie was turning 30," and then everyone began to sing to me.

Poor Lexie had a birthday flashback, and began sliding under the table like she did at her birthday party!

The food was so good, that I almost have to forgive my inlaws for that one! Almost.

We had a great weekend. I'm really looking forward to the upcoming week. Easter is my second favorite holiday, and we have a lot going on...it helps that the weather is going to be gorgeous! This may be the first Easter in several years that we won't have to wear winter coats!


  1. That was so sweet of Grants co-workers! I really hope that cord works for you. Love the pics. See you Sunday :)

  2. I love the whole birthday flashback thing for Lexie, LOL! And glad you enjoyed your celebration! hee hee

    I was totally waiting for you to say that you got a call at 8pm and Dylan didn't last the sleepover - very impressed!

    Love the pictures,and your little girl is the reason I really, really need one of my own, LOL :)

  3. sounds like a great weekend! happy monday!

  4. When is your actual birthday?? LOL at Lexie slipping under the table.

    I am mostly unplugged on the weekends and I have to say that it's really nice!!

  5. So sweet of Dylan!!

    The ladies fall in love with Lexie becasue she looks like a baby model. Actally, I think I'm in love with her!

    Happy birthday to you!

  6. Wow...look at all those pennies! That's AWESOME!!!! Way to go Dylan! So...glad you had a nice relaxing weekend!

  7. WOW that is a lot of pennies!! I am glad he had fun at the sleepover and you got to spend some time with your girl :)

    Hope you had a great Birthday!

  8. It is nice that you got to spend some time just with Lexie. I know we enjoy spending one on one time with both our sweet babies. Hope the cord works out. Have a good week!

  9. lol that made me laugh about lexie slinking under the table and the public annoucement of turning 30. I think dylan and brady look alike

  10. Ok please tell me if that fixes your computer problem. I literally have the exact same problem and ordered a battery. It didn't fix it though. Mine won't even charge at all. I freaked out and dumped everything on an external but I would really like my laptop back!

  11. My laptop stays charged for about 30 minutes. Keep us posted on your progress!

    Busy weekend sounds like! FUn!:)

  12. I need to unplug here soon! In fact, i just may while in Vegas! I hope the power cord works, and? As usual, great pics!

  13. Sounds like y'all had a blast this weekend! I hope the cord work for you. I feel lost without the internet!

  14. I love the Pennies for Puppies idea!! Such a great idea for kids to be able to help out.

    Lexie sliding under the table is too cute! I would have done the same. :)


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