We also were back to aerobics and Pilate's today (we ONLY missed one day of working out this week, and the scales ARE my friend!). My body is getting more use to it.
We got a babysitter that evening so that Dan could take the boys to their t-ball game and I could go to another wards enrichment and do a shorter presentation of the five love languages (that I did around Valentines for our ward). I got to wear my heels and silky shirt!I feel like it went well and it was fun to be back in my old ward--we were sharing our wedding experiences and pictures. Dan took the boys to dairy queen after their game as a special treat. The kids at home were in heaven, as it was one of our favorites babysitting (Sarah Westover). My kids beg for babysitters. Does this say much about me?
The tooth fairy came that night (as we were awakened at 5:30am to be told the news of this blessed event) Sterling had his second loose tooth and wiggled it right out of his mouth-blood and all, in bed. Pretty brave considering the way his brother treats loose teeth!
After naps our yard turned into the neighborhood park. It happens often, but most of it is my doing as I really am uncomfortable w/ letting my kids go to others homes without knowing their parents well, and trampolines where we tend to get hurt without me watching carefully.
I had 13 kids in my yard at one point in the afternoon. It is not soo bad--they stay outside and keep my kids outside! HOWEVER-it makes our yard look a little trashed (white trash) after. I guess it makes it look like kids live here, they do? ha ha ha. I just hope no one gets hurt either (sad we have to think of these things now-a-days).
THURSDAY 4/17- Went and worked out in the morning and got the kids all tuckered out (with help from the runny allergy noses that have appeared) AND they all went down for a nap at the same time! So I cleaned the floor, vacuumed the house, cut apple appetizers and got ready for our first girls camp meeting we were having at the house.
GIRLS camp has started and is under way! It is going to be super FUN (22 plus girls that we are working with)--BUT allot of prep before hand (sleepovers, kick-off's, t-shirt making, bow making.....). I am not sure Dan is really ready for this..so we will give him the only info. he NEEDS to know!
The boys had a t-ball game that night. I sent them with daddy, with dinner in tupperwares to eat at the fields. It was a good way for Dan to unwind after work. I stayed home and cleaned and bathed the babes.
Colton brought home a balloon for getting so many points on his AR testing (a computerized reading comprehension test) with all his books he has been reading! Dacie quickly claimed the balloon as her own (so I told Colton we would get a picture of it). I guess that is to make up for the real yellow slip Colton brought home for the first time this week. I guess that is what you get when you go to reading groups with the vice principal and DON'T STOP talking with one of your best friends (that would be MY genes). He can be as bad as a girl sometimes.
Dan had a church basketball game that night, and I had a date with my new book!
SATURDAY 4/19- We did yard work, laundry, I cut Dan's hair and we watched the Phoenix Suns first disappointing play-off game. Then in the early evening we grabbed another babysitter and took Ryland on his monthly date with mom and dad (we take one kid with us on one of our dates each month-rotating the kids). We dropped by Wal-Mart to grab a wedding gift and pick up Ryland's 3-year portraits.Then we went to a wedding reception for a friend of ours in the ward, and let Ryland eat as much punch and cake as he wanted too. We wonder why one child was ever hard for us! Then we went on the church lawn and blew ALL the bubbles we just bought, and watched the sun set cuddled in a blanket. It was a peaceful moment that I will always treasure.
We came home to finish baths and get everything laid out for church the next day-We will NOT be late!
Sunday 4/20- We were LATE for church-aaaah! But, only into the first song--problem being, it is hard to squeeze six people into a row without making a scene. We waited until after sacrament to slide into the open row after the priesthood sat down w/ their families. We attempted naps--with all three boys getting up at one point or another, answering phones, Dacie waking up (as she is down to 1.5 hour nap a day), changing diapers, etc. I gave up on one and let Dan sleep. The boys are running around the room and whipping each other with blankets AFTER just getting in trouble for hitting each other with pillows, hmmmm. It is a beautiful evening and it is nice to watch as the horse back riders walk past our back window along the river, on the road behind us (we definitely live in the country) and the cooler breeze blows the temperatures down a bit. Life is good!