It was a longer weekend, since Noah had Thursday and Friday off for conferences. I didn't realize how stressed I am about school mornings until I have several in a row where I don't have to worry about it. Then , the prospect of Monday seems even more daunting.
5. Thursday Morning With Mom
Thursday morning Noah and I got some time alone while Aaron went to school. We didn't do anything special but had fun playing Go Fish and then Noah found some fleece left over from some blankets I had made a while ago. He was so excited that it was so soft that he was carrying it everywhere calling it his blankie. So while he sat in the kitchen doing those fuse bead crafts (he loves them) I made one of those fleece tie blankets for him out of the material. Four days later, he is still carrying it everywhere with him.
4. Friday Night Out
After an afternoon of raking (see post tomorrow), we needed to get out of the house . So after a dinner of homemade mac n cheese (Steve and I loved it, the boys didn't), we headed out to the local mall to run off some steam. I called Deb to see if she wanted to join us with the girls. She said that the girls weren't interested, but that she would meet me there.
They definitely had steam to burn. So after they got out some of the energy at the play area, we went to the toy store and I found the one thing I was planning to get Aaron for Christmas for only $20 and I hadn't found one for less than $40 or $50 anywhere else. So after awhile, Steve took the boys home and Deb and I got some quality window shopping (other than the present for Aaron) together. It is amazing how therapeutic a few hours out without the kids can be.
3. Saturday afternoon split.
I had several student recitals I needed to attend so I was unable to attend my nephew Jamie's birthday party. But, I was able to convince Steve to take the boys anyway. That part wasn't hard. The challenging part was convincing him to take the camera so I had something to post about. He actually did a pretty good job.
Jamie turned four eight days after Aaron did and he is a big Thomas fan (as was Noah a few years ago) so he had a Thomas party, complete with "Pin the Number on the Engine".
They even brought me home a piece of cake and it was very yummy.
2. Saturday Night Movie Night
I tried SOOOOO hard to win a copy of Pirates Who Don't Do Anything during the blog carnival a couple of weeks ago. We went to it in the theater with my sister and several of her preschool kids over the summer. It still remains the only movie that Aaron has ever sat through, so I rented it to see if they still liked it enough to buy it for him for Christmas.
I don't know if you have seen it yet, but it is a very good move and the music video at the end got my boys dancing CRAZY. We are instilling the "three presents" rule this year for Christmas (same as Jesus) but I might need to figure out a way to put this in Aaron's stocking.
1. Sunday Church
Not so much at church, as on the way to church. My bells were performing so Steve dropped me off early to set up and decided to take the boys for a drive to stall before bringing them in to wreak havoc on the church. About ten minutes later, I hear the church phone ring. I didn't think much of it until a deacon comes into the sanctuary where we were just starting our rehearsal and says, "Kristi, Steve's on the phone." I immediately panicked worrying about a wreck on the side of the road.
He had run over a water pipe and blew the back tire. Of course, the spare was back at home in the garage. So was he was on the side of the road waiting for the tow truck, a church member saw them and stopped by and scooped up the boys to bring them to church while Steve stayed with the van.
Then, of course, the Sears bill hasn't been paid yet so Sears wasn't going to fix the tire until Steve brought that card up to date and Steve had to walk to a nearby ATM a to get the required cash. Apparently, it took Steve several hours and trips back and forth from the mall to the tire place before they would even start the repairs. Four hours later, we could finally get on with our life.
Why are Sunday mornings always an adventure?
At least the bell performance went well. I can't post them anymore because of the whole "church lurkers" issue but I will let you know that it went well.
So it was an interesting and story-full weekend. It looks to be kind of a boring week, other than a well child visit for Aaron and a preschool conference.
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