It would have been perfect except that Kev and I both stepped in dog poop, which someone had failed to clean up. It was fresh, and it was right next to the only picnic table in the park. Nice, huh?
The rest of the day was nice too. I actually took a nap on the porch swing, and in the evening, there was Dairy Queen. Yep.
Friday night, we tried a new (to us) Vietnamese restaurant in Sterling (Taste of Vietnam). It was pretty good, but certainly no 38A at Mai's. Daphne ate white rice. She refused to try anything else. She usually likes that kind of food, so I don't know what the deal was. After dinner, we went to see Despicable Me, which is the best movie I've seen in a LONG time, and definitely one of the best kid movies I've ever seen. It was really funny and sweet. It was my first 3D movie experience, and I was very suspicious going in, but I loved it. I can see how these 3D movies could be really tricked up and annoying, but this was very well done...not all over-the-top with special effects just for the sake of special effects. (I did find the glasses to be extremely cheap and ill-fitting...I had to keep pushing mine back up on my nose. They could do better for what they're charging.) Steve Carell is genius. So, go see this movie. I am about 99% sure you'll like it. I'm so glad we chose to see it instead of Toy Story 3, which I have heard is very dark and scary.
So, overall a great weekend. The heat is back, so it's back to hiding out in the house. That's OK...maybe I'll finish my closet.