Today I had the car towed from my parents' driveway to the Honda dealership, and Tim and I have both put in calls about the Accord he's looking to purchase. Now it's all a matter of seeing what the service guys have to say, and what the sales guys can do. We were already looking towards replacing the Civic, but weren't looking to do it quite this quickly. It probably heard us talking bad, and decided to fake its death.
The good news is that before everything went to hell in a handbasket, the kids had a wonderful Sunday morning with Mimi and Pa. Not sure if Pa had quite as much fun as Ellie did.
And on Saturday morning, Ellie, Sara and I had a fun girls date. We met up with Lexi and Whitney and their moms and had lunch at Ruby's and then watched the new Cinderella movie. Second row in the theater of a noon showing! Can't be beat! The girls were pretty well behaved, though we were all glad that the entire audience was kids and parents, so it wasn't such a crime when we ended up having to explain things (or tell the girls to be quiet.) At the end of the movie, Lexi was on Kristen's lap, Ellie was on mine (trying to lean over and talk to Lexi) and Whitney had curled up on my other side, in Ellie's seat, and was patting Ellie's arm and saying how much she loved her. In the end, I think they liked the Frozen short better than the Cinderella movie, and they all liked going on the carousel afterwards and then started crying because they were all tired and it was hot out. No good parenting deed goes unpunished!