The weekend started on Friday for us with a visit from Dennis and Tina, up from Cape Girardeau. It included our traditional lunch at Red Robin, which we have been doing for years. By the way, I recommend the turkey burger and extra spice on the french fries. Friday night the girls and I had our first Sonic Drive In experience. We ordered all kinds of food and ice cream and ate in the back seat while rocking to music and watching a movie on the DVD player. Needless to say, my back seat needs some cleaning up. Saturday I had the opportunity to experience my first four-year-old birthday party. Emma's friend Luke had a great pirate themed party with all kinds of activities. Hopefully we can make Emma's next birthday party just as fun -- if you remember, her fourth birthday fell on the evening of Jen's funeral but we did our best to make it something special. Saturday night the girls had a sleepover at Nana's while I went out with my brother and friends and had a good time. Sunday was a perfect golf day so Jan and I headed out for an afternoon round. Thanks to our wonderful neighbors the Ziekle's for spending the afternoon with the girls. They had a great time and wouldn't stop talking about it last night. I still have Peighton on a monitor and heard her talking about going swimming even after I put her to bed. I'll spend part of the week on the East Coast, while the girls will be back at home with our nanny Stephanie. She has been with us for several months now and is doing a very, very good job. It takes a special person with a lot of patience to step into the situation we are in. The girls really enjoy her being around. She even does my laundry!
Here is a sneak peek at the vehicle magnets being created for the Jennifer Ireland Foundation. I know we are inundated with magnetic ribbons these days, but why not add another one? There's plenty of square footage on our big ol' gas guzzlers these days! Thanks to Jeff Meyer and the people at Ad Trends for all of their help with the ribbons and much more.