This weekend was filled with three birthday parties and a baby shower. We were not able to make it to all of them, but had fun at the ones we did. Saturday afternoon, Melia and Eva were invited to a party for the little boy across the street who turned 3. It was at a place called "Pump's Playhouse". Basically two rooms filled with inflatables, to run, jump, and climb in. I was a little apprehensive about going, seeing that Chris was gone for the day at the MSU vs. UofM game, but I braved it on my own and it was worth it. Melia loved it. Although she did almost completely ruin another little girls (probably about 5 years old) day, when they were playing chase, Melia caught her, and yanked on one of her braids :( . Time-outs at birthday parties are never fun. I overheard the little girl an hour later, telling someone what happened, and she was still frowning. I was completely embarrassed. Why do kids do things like that? She sat in time-out, gave the little girl a hug and apologized. I apologized to the mom also, who says it is okay, but I am sure is thinking, "why can't you control your kid?" Anyway...Eva did great observing and playing a little in the first room, but when it came to the second room she had had enough watching...she wanted to be a part of the fun...aka mom climbing up a little rope ladder, holding Eva and sliding down an inflatable slide. More of a workout that I expected. She was not satisfied after one or two turns. She wanted to go over and over again. After about the 5th or 6th time, the whistle blew and it was time for cake and ice cream. Melia also got to drive, with a little help, a small go-cart around an inflatable track. What fun!!!
Sunday we celebrated my brother in laws 26th birthday. His girlfriend planned a picture scavenger hunt as part of the celebration. We ran around town with a digital camera capturing pictures of everything from a mid-air shot of someone jumping off a swing to french braiding a strangers hair, which we did while in a laundry mat folding a strangers clothes (also on the list). We had one hour to complete as many of the 26 items that we could. Rebekah and I, along with three others were on a team, and guess what...WE WON. We beat our husbands team, which made it even a little more exciting. (sorry boys)
We also were able to share the news with family and friends that we are expecting again. There will be a third Baby Rayner coming in June. Melia is sure it's a boy. This was Melia's initial response...I said to her in the car on the way to work Friday Morning, "Mommy has a baby in her tummy." She responded with, "No mommy, Eva Kay isn't in your tummy anymore, she is in her car seat." I had to laugh and then explain that this was a new baby, which she then insisted was a boy baby.
We ended the weekend with a trip to Playhouse Disney at the Palace. We were joined by friends, and Melia had a great time playing and watching.