Monday, December 3, 2012

The terrible, horrible, no good very bad day!

Saturday was supposed to be a wonderful day... We had plans of going to hunt country- to see the Middleburg parade and then eat at the Red Fox Inn and be fancy...  Well, we never made reservations, but decided to head out to the 'burg to see the hunt run through town.  Nona and Papa got Mage and Jack and we got to Middleburg and hour early.  Unfortuneatly, they didn't have enough shuttle buses running- so we decided to follow some others lead and started to walk the mile and a half to town to catch the parade...

Note to self- Walking along Highway 50 with four kids is no fun.  At all...but at least they never complained- ONCE!
 The didnt' even complain when we got to town and the policeman told us we just missed the entire parade- that it headed to other way out of town... and we MISSED everything!  I'm not sure if the kids even comprehended... We walked the streets of Middleburg and the kids had fun dodging the leftover horse crap.  Oh the joys.

 We then decided to go more our speed and Nona and Papa treated us all to IHOP.  Uncle E and Janet met up with us and we had plenty of laughs- like when we looked up and Mage had the entire bottle of Strawberry syrup that sits on the table in his mouth and he was sucking on it... I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to eat at an IHOP again- because I'm sure that's not the first time that's happened!
And let's just say the day didn't get any better... Chris had a swim meet at George Mason- he did great... but on the way home, we were hit/rear ened by a car.  Brendan's bumper is hanging on by a thread and Chris and I had to be checked out at the hospital... Just a little whiplash and headache... We had the baby monitored for an hour and Thank GOD that everything was okay.... But let's just say this is one day we'd like to forget!:)