We have had a fire log left over from my family reunion in Flagg --forever sitting in our garage and I got a s'more making kit at pokeeno-the kids have been dying to use it since then--so firepit FHE tonight!
Add some marshmallows and her baby doll to the night, and life did not get much better than that for her!
OK-so during my BYU days I spent many a night up in the canyon or mountains having campfires...and to no avail the game"Chubby Bunny" (where you stuff BIG marshmallows in your mouth and have to clearly say chubby bunny--without losing one)was always a hit. Dan was opposed to the whole affair-stating it would be too messy. I simply went ahead and taught my children how to play it. My gag reflex is NOT what it use to be--and I sadly had to gag out the last chubby bunny at 8 marshmallows. Dan's competitive side appeared and he did not want to be outdone--so of course, he beat me at 10. Small mouth and all!! Now our kids can;t stop talking about it!
Tuesday 9/16, Wednesday 9/17, and Thursday 9/18-Went by without a mark on the calendar-besides my work schedule. I am sure the kids got creative with their play, we lost a lunch box or two, and our nights were not at home--but for once, it might not be noteworthy.
I do however have to mention that Colton is really getting into earning money by other means besides chores. He went through a weed pulling phase-where he would get a penny a weed. Our garden loved him--he came away with $5. Colton would go straight outside and pick weeds for hours. But at night he was a sore, grumpy lad--I am not sure the trade off was worth its weight in gold!
We have also decided that we can have nothing nice in our home with children. My favorite rocking chair is ripped to shreds, our couch just got a huge tear that is un-hideable. Granted we got these for real cheap or for free--but I do like to look presentable--the kids wear and tear on furniture may solidify that Dan will NEVER let us purchase new.
They also shoved a car down the drain in our shower. We have tried and tried to get it out with no luck-however it has NOT plugged the drain-- with luck. I just noticed that my elliptical machine is missing the hook up for its resistance and programming electrical system. Somehow those little buggars found the down low hook up and have dismantled it. That is going to be a couple of hundred dollar repair--unless we can figure it out on our own. AAAAHH! I give up having anything nice with our children.
Oh yeah- and Thursday nights softball game went much better than last weeks- I was slammin' first base. However--I am frustrated with my hitting!!
Friday September 19- FUN and crazy Friday. I ended up taking phones Thursday evening and all day Friday-since my friend (the Taylors) son returned from his mission! I also watched a friends son during the day and another friends 2 sons later that afternoon-while they went on school field trips. My visiting teachers (Cami Raban, and Tori Scott) came to visit and I forgot--my house and hair were a MESS! So glad they are my friends.
Saturday September 20- Get up and GET BUSY!! Saturday morning chores were underway as we were preparing the house for our new roommates-The Wiggly Higleys (my sister and BIL)-who are staying with us (2 weeks) until they can find a casa and a job in the verde valley/Flagg (so if you hear of anything LET ME KNOW!).
I heard from two friends that day that I have not heard from in quite sometime (Josh Gigueire-a friend I dated at BYU,and Chelsea Jolly-who did their PT internship here). It was happy reunions. We missed the big group date we do w/ our friends once a month, that afternoon--so we made it up to the kids by getting blimpie sandwiches and playing at the park that afternoon.
That evening Dan and I went on a date and tried Thai food for the first time. It has come highly recommended--and we were not let down! We were greatly disappointed to have spent our money on the movie Momma Mia after (in fact our stake president was sitting right by us and walked out). Once again it was an expensive date night after the babysitter. All in the name of love!
Dan said my smile was weird in the before/after pictures (it was a joke smile, grit your teeth effect) and that my glasses were funky--so I decided to BUG him all night and take random pictures. Don't you just love to tease and torment your favorite buddy?!! ha ha ha. I am so mean!
Sunday September 21-Colton talked in primary on prayer today. He got so nervous he started to read as fast as he could, slurring some words together. But-- I was proud of him for doing it even when he was scared.
That night I had SYC (stake youth committee)and a youth fireside where we had a choir from NAU come sing. I was gone from 5:30-9:30pm--thank goodness my sister had arrived in time for dinner to keep Dan company. The kids LOVE their uncle and aunt!!!
That pretty much wraps up our week of FuN! Can't wait to hear about all of yours!!!!