On Friday, we started to watch the movie Don, which is where I will place the beginning of our weekend. I highly recommend this movie. It was as entertaining as any other two movies. Actually, it was about as long as two movies--when we hit the intermission, we paused to "walk the dog" (I was hoping to find Christopher loitering around Old Town so that I could pester him, but I didn't see him) and got back so late that we didn't finish it that night.
Saturday we ran errands and then went to the Annapolis Book Fair. This was a very kid-oriented book fair. They rent booths to sellers and I had been thinking about doing it, but I decided to attend first and I'm glad I did. I don't think the section got a lot of traffic, but I did see people making sales. The fair was excellent for Victoria--she made some sock puppets and a bookmark and ate a violently yellow cupcake. We parked next to a playground, so we played there for a while, too, and then drove home to rest a little before heading up to Pennsylvania where my friend was hosting a Pampered Chef party. It's a good thing we did, because I was home to thwart Christopher's plans to hold a poker game at the house while we were gone. The PC party was not as awful as you might think. I don't visit Gail often enough, I don't know why. I always have fun with her. We got home just before midnight and the two girls went right to sleep. They didn't get up until 10am. Wish I could say the same of the dog.
We were talking about going to see the cherry blossoms and Chris walked in the house--he had slept over at a friend's house. He agreed to go with us and we drove down. It was a gorgeous day and in between jollying the three kids out of their stupid tantrums I had a fun time. We walked over to the Jefferson Memorial (big statues scare Victoria, including Mr. Jefferson) and listened to some drummers. Then we walked back to the carousel and Christopher bought tickets for himself and Victoria, who refused to go on. They wouldn't refund his money, so that made him fractious as well. Hearing Chris whine about money reminded Jennifer that he owed her $11 so she started harping on that topic. I hate it when they all crab at the same time, so it was time to go home.
Jennifer started the laundry she had brought last week and we finished Don. The second half was even better than the first, simply amazing. There was a section that we replayed at least a dozen times, laughing so hard that it was hard to breathe. Then I suggested we all go out to dinner before we dropped Jennifer back at the dorm. That meant another stupid fight over where to go. Finally we ended up at Applebee's, which seems worse to me each time I go; however, one of Chris's friends from middle school was working there and it was nice to see him.