Ryan tried to surprise me. His downfall was mentioning to the kids that he had a secret that "we can't tell mom." Maddie is incapable of keeping any kind of secrets. She is a fount of information sometimes, much to the dismay of her sisters. ("Mom, Emma has [contraband] in her room." "Mom, Emma let us stay up late watching tv while you were on your date.") Earlier this week, Maddie came up to my room while I was trying to convince myself I needed to get up, and told me that dad was going to take me on a trip for our anniversary and the girls were going to stay at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
Ryan doesn't often try to surprise me. He struggles with not telling me things. I thought it was sweet, and didn't mention Maddie's blunder.
So Saturday morning, Ryan told me to get ready and pack for an overnight trip. To Leavenworth! So I got ready, got the kids packed, got me packed and we were off. We dropped off the girls at their grandparents, found them some food for lunch, told them to be good and helpful (and hopefully Grandma and Grandpa will be back from Moses Lake soon....), and Ryan and I were off.
We arrived in Leavenworth, parked at our hotel but didn't check in, and wandered around the shops. (This trip was clearly planned with me in mind. Ryan does not choose to window shop at knick knack stores ever.) We had snack at a Danish pastry shop.
I lost my ball in one of the ponds, and Ryan was a gentleman and fished it out for me. It was a pretty course.
We checked out the evening entertainment at the town gazebo. The Funky Chicken played on the accordion is memorable.
This is my dinner, complete with sauerkraut. I've never had sauerkraut before. It wasn't bad. I am clearly past caring what I will smell like post-dinner. I guess Ryan and I have moved into the "old married couple" territory.
You can tell the kids were well-rested and thrilled to be coming home- here's Maddie throwing a fit.
Annie lost her tooth while we were gone. She brought it home so the tooth fairy could pay her a visit.