Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
DAY 4: A trip to the city is not complete without some shopping. Left the girls behind at Nana's house. Cooked dinner for the parents and family (you can only eat out so much)
DAY 5: Campus Tour, bumpy shuttle ride, head home. Goodbye Utes.
In case you didn't know, Kate is passionate about soccer.
In between all those adventures we watched plenty of Disney channel in the hotel, enjoyed our free breakfast buffet, had some jumping on the elevator, yelling, squished sandwiches, mosquito bites, diaper explosions, restaurant tantrums, etc. It was great. Could I just sleep for a couple of days before getting back into the routine?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
If you zoom in 100x you will see tiny flowers on their nails. The nail techs did this as a bonus to keep the girls occupied while my hair was curled and curled and curled.... How did Cannon pass the time during all those curls? Like any man would.
All this for 16 bucks and the day half over...2 more days to go!
Talk about getting all dressed up with nowhere to go.
We ended up at Winger's--where we only take kids along on very special occasions. Leave it to a 3-yr old to remind me why. If fancy hair and dressing up couldn't keep Adrie from climbing on the table and throwing popcorn what would? We were still cute enough to get a free asphalt pie--or maybe it was because I had a coupon for it--either way that is a lot of ice creamy gluttonous goo.
Notwithstanding all the highs of the day we did have some lows. Everyone (not me, not yet) had their share of tears from injuries, feelings hurt, etc. All just part of being a girl.
We ended the day none too soon with a bedtime story, " Princess and the Pea." Our princesses are having their own little campout in my room. After I finish writing this I will watch my movie "In the time of the Butterflies" with Salma Hayek. If we get any sleep we'll be able to come up with more girly activities for tomorrow...that's it! SLEEP! PJ Party all day! Pancakes!
Friday, June 6, 2008
- 1. We kicked off the week of fun with a neighborhood "Barbie party." Luckily I had a day's warning for this unlike last week's "everyone bring your outside toys and play in our driveway" party. I was too busy doing crowd control to take pictures so you'll just have to imagine our whole living room covered with Barbies and little girls and make-shift Barbie houses. Boxes for rooms, rags folded up into beds, cupboard door for a slide and a blue pom-pom made for a nice sparkly pool. After playing they did some coloring and we had "Barbie cookies" which were regular cookies with some food coloring that made them pinkish and topped with a star marshmallow. They taste super delicious when you pull them hot out of the oven and call them Barbie cookies.
2. Cannon and I arrived at the Dr. office for a checkup and were told the Dr. had just left to deliver a baby and to come back in 20 min....Ha 20 min! We went grocery shopping, came home and unpacked them, and returned to the clinic just in time to be seen by the dr.
We found out that Cannon barely made it onto the charts: He is a whopping 16 1/2 lbs. and in the 97th. percentile for weight. He cried for 2 seconds during each of his 2 shots in the leg and fell right back asleep. Gotta love those chunky thighs. We did the shopping and appt. plus bloodwork at the hospital and prescriptions filled at the pharmacy. Where else could you get all that done in under 2 hours!
3. Dr. called to let me know I have borderline low thyroid. That helps explain my irritability and why I woke up boiling hot when BD was freezing cold. I'll start taking something to regulate it and hope that it turns me from a lion to a lamb. Apologies to anyone I have roared at in the last while.
4. Attended a local information session for our online school. We got to be the family to share our experiences over the last year. Good news for me-- one of my neighbor friends who also has a 2nd grader wants to enroll. Now we can trade off lessons/kids and have some fun doing school together!yeah! support group! After, we went out for free lunch in the park. Yes--in case you haven't heard me brag about this before--the school district provides free school lunch to ages 0-18 every weekday during the summer at 4 different local parks.--something about living in a rural area...?
5. Went as a family to a Bluegrass concert in the park last night. The girls lasted about 30 min. before they couldn't resist the call of the nearby swings and slide.
This is not a photo of the actual concert but I thought it summed it up pretty well. That's going to be me in a few years.
6. Lastly, and no pictures for this, Adrie has pink-eye. This means we will not be going to free lunch today, no playdates, and no date for me and Dad. We'll just have to rent a DVD after the girls go to bed. Keeping Adrie from touching Cannon has been a challenge to say the least. That stuff is awfully contagious and icky. Here's to a good weekend with no plans!