This past weekend started actually on Thursday when Maria and I went to see the film, Ratatouli. This film was about a rat who wanted to be a chef. I should tell my brother
about this film, as he studies rats. He would enjoy it as well.
On Friday, Maria and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary together. It was a special day in that we decided to take a hot air balloon ride. We took off from campus and flew over much of the town and very happily landed only a block or so from the day care where our children were. They were able to proudly tell everyone that their mommy and daddy were in the balloon.
Next we went to lunch at the Italian restaurant that was the scene of our second date. We of course had physical fun, and when we picked up our kids, we took them out to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner. It was a wonderful time.
I purchased for Maria the following items.... a sterling silver neckalce made of five distinct loops each encrusted with small diamonds... to symbolize our 5th anniversary, several books, some chocolates, two new outfits and a few other odds and ends.
She bought me a hand made wooden box, a second smaller box for business cards, a portfolio bag, and a wonderful, 9 face clock designed to show time in multiple time zones.
It was a wonderful day. On the weekend, we took the kids and stayed at Maria's mom and dad's cottage. We, her parents, and Maria's sister, husband, and kid all stayed in the cottage and had an enjoyable time. Maria and I took the kids to the beach and both kids enjoyed it greatly. That evening, we went to Maria's uncle's house and they had a welcome home party and bonfire for their daughter who was visiting from North Carolina.
A very nice several days.