Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Murray Staycation 2010 – Day 5

This morning was another relaxing morning. Joe went out and got us breakfast from Dunkin Donuts (don’t judge…it’s our staycation). We had a meeting at 12:30 in Old Town with the Eagles in Alexandria. We’ve mentioned the Eagles several times on this blog, and you all know how much we love this organization (specifically the Eagles of MD), so we decided to look into becoming members. We had a great meeting with 2 local members and they answered all of our questions. We now have the paperwork in hand to join, so we just need to fill it out.

After our meeting with the Eagles we took Ella to a special treat. We went to a place called “Paint This” and it’s a paint your own pottery store. We made the mistake of telling Ella that we were going to paint things, so all she talked about all morning was how she wanted to go paint a cup. We got there and she picked out a cup with the ABC’s on it. It’s pink on the outside and green on the inside. She actually did pretty well. Joe and I had to clean up some of the paint drops, but all in all it was evenly colored and looked great…for a 3 year old. She had a blast and probably would have stayed there all day if we had let her.

Tonight we headed up to MD to have dinner with our good friends, Russ and Jenni. Many of you remember Jenni as my maid of honor in our wedding, and as the one who made the CD when Ella was born. Since they live in MD we don’t get to see them (and their precious 2 year old daughter, Millie) nearly as much as we want to. So we figured Murray Staycation 2010 was the perfect opportunity to head up to MD for dinner. It was a great time hanging out. Millie is so sweet and was so great with Ella. She asked Ella to sit on her princess couch with her, and even offered to kiss her boo boos. Ella, of course, fell asleep in the car on the way home. She’s been sleeping great these past few nights. I think we’re just tiring her out so much during the day that she can’t help but sleep well.

It was another great day for the Murray staycation. We highly recommend taking one.


Amber said...

I hope you guys have a wonderful time being together as a family! This is Amber...we met at the Grubbs' house for the POPS party. Have you guys ever eaten at Rustico on Slaters Lane? You'd love it! :)

Linda said...

It sure does sound like you guys are having a blast with your staycation. What a wonderful idea. Why didn't I think of that when my kids were younger.
Give Ella a hug and kiss for me and enjoy the rest of your staycation. Love and peace. Love Leah's Nana