Monday, March 5, 2012

Busy Weekend

We had a particularly social weekend. On Friday Lily had a play date with her classmate Grace and she stayed for dinner, which was nice. I got pizza from Sam’s Club. I was a little embarrassed to find that Grace’s family attends St. Michael’s Catholic Church when I had bought pepperoni pizza, but Grace assured me that it was not a problem. 

Saturday I had my semi-regular early morning meeting with men from my church. We had plans to have dinner with the Amatos. Jerry is the other newly-ordained elder at our church. That required some preparation, mostly for Amanda. We also had to get things ready for Sunday. Saturday evening was a really nice time with them and the Stansberrys. The kids had a great time together, as usual.

Sunday we had another family from church over for lunch. We’re trying to practice hospitality more often, so this was part of that. Our goal with this church is for it to be a family and sharing meals is something that families do. Our kids had a great time together as well, so that was nice.

But when it was all over Amanda and I agreed that it was a lot of extroversion for us. Meanwhile, Lily had a great time. Noah had a good time too, but he doesn’t feed off the social interaction like Lily does.

The icing on the cake for me was when both of them begged me to play chess at the end of the day. Lily then wanted to play with my set rather than hers. The reason is that my set has two queens for each color (in case you promote a pawn) and that would be better for the games she plays with the pieces.