Saturday, January 24, 2009

Weekend Top Five 1/26/09

One of the biggest struggles facing us this weekend was making the decision to pull Aaron from preschool. We went back and forth all weekend long. Friday was the end of the semester so it seems that if we were going to do it, this would be the time. Finally, Sunday night, we finally decided that he won't be returning Monday morning. I need to call the school to let them know and ask if I can pick up all of his work that is currently hanging in the hall. I don't want to go into full detail and I wasn't worried about his safety, per say, just an overall less than comfortable feeling. Since he won't be five until late October, he still has another year before I plan to put him in kindergarten, so I don't feel the immediate urge to re-enroll him anywhere else. We'll just finish off the year with library programs and activities at home.

Here are some other highlights from the weekend.

Report Card Day

Noah's second quarter report card came home Friday afternoon. He is doing so much better this year and his teacher even included an award with his report card commending him on how hard he has worked to show good behavior.

4. Friday Night Game Night

No movie night because the boys just seemed too tired so we did Family Game Night instead. While Steve was giving Aaron his bath, Noah and I played Battleship (he's starting to get pretty good) and then after Aaron joined us, all four of us sat on the floor and played Disney DVD Bingo. What a fun game. The Bingo calls come up on the screen and then after about 10 calls or so they have a WILD moment, where they show a quick clip from a film and then let you pick a space to cover. Each boy won a game and we were still able to get them in bed by 7:15.

3. Saturday Morning Clothes Trial

Gymnastics was canceled this week so we stayed home for the morning. So while the boys were playing, I decided to pull out all of the shorts from last year to assess what we were going to need for our trip to Florida in a few weeks.

What I discovered is that both boys have grown so much this winter that Aaron inherited EVERY SINGLE pair of shorts I bought for Noah last year and has 15 pairs of shorts. Noah has NONE! So I figured we would head off to the mall to get him a few pairs for the trip.

This was a nightmare. All of the shorts that fit him around the waist are WAY too long and nothing is on sale. I can't bring myself to pay more than $8 for a pair of shorts. So I will wait for a few weeks, I think that the stores will put out more shorts in the middle of February and I will try again.

Did I mention the JOYS of getting a six year old boy to try on clothes in a dressing room? I didn't? Oh, well remind me to share it with you some time. Any horror stories you would like to share might bring me some relief :)

2. Saturday Night Dinner

After we left Deb's house (see below), we had a gift card for a restaurant building downtown Grand Rapids that was built in an old warehouse. Quite neat. So we headed there to eat (since I needed to go grocery shopping and was too lazy to go Friday night). The food was delicious and the kids loved going up and then down the stairs.

My favorite part of that little trip was my AWESOME parallel parking job (if I do say so myself).

1. Sunday Church

It was a little bit different of a week. I took just Aaron and left Steve and Noah home since we didn't have bell practice and the church had the annual meeting after the second service, followed by a brunch that our kids wouldn't eat. My youth chime group performed for the early service and it was Aaron's preschool class' turn to recite their memory verse in front of church.

"Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth." Psalm 100, 1

Does it look or sound familiar? If you have ever scrolled to the bottom of my blog, you will notice that that is the verse I asked Shannon at Gabi's World to put on my site when she designed it.

We did nothing else for the rest of the day on Sunday. Just lazed around the house. A true day of rest.

We also celebrated Deb's daughter Becca's 3rd Birthday Party on Saturday. The kids played really well. If you would like to see pictures, head on over to Mom of 3 Girls.

Are you geared yup for the Bloggy Carnival this week? I probably won't be participating as much this time around now that I have a four year old at home again, but MAYBE during nap time?

Feel free to join Mr. Linky if you shared about your weekend.


The Bumbles said...

Sorry the day care deal isn't working out. And thanks for the chuckle on your favorite part of your trip out to eat being your parallel parking! A skill I never mastered.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I'm glad you feel good about your decision with preschool - that was such a hard call to make. :)

Karen said...

Hi Kristi! I'm sorry to hear about the preschool decision - those types of decisions are so hard. But in the end, you have to trust your instincts and that's what you're doing so I'm sure you're doing the right thing.

We had to go out and buy my youngest son new jeans this weekend. He was complaining about them being too short (which is the kiss of death in middle school) and when I brought him a bigger pair home and he tried them on, I felt so bad because I didn't realize, until that point, that the others were so small! I hope you can find some deals on the shorts - they're out there, trust me. *smile*

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Jenny said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend! I love the idea of a family game or movie night.

Anonymous said...

On the shorts for Noah - if you can make it over to Holland, try Bumblebeas consignment. They have 2 locations now and carry all seasons. Good luck -

Timmy's Girl said...

Kristi, I, again, am so proud of you, MAMA! God is really working in your life and YOU are listening. Wow! I know you and Aaron will be blessed with this time you have together. Guess you are a homeschooling mom this semester, huh? I love when a mom will listen to their heart and do the right thing for their child. And don't you question your did the right thing.

And hooray for Noah!!!

xoxo, Veronica in CA

Tammy said...

Ugggh I don't even want to think about trying clothes on Aidan at a store. I can't even get them to try them on at home.

Timmy's Girl said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that my SIL had to pull one of my nephews out of preschool a year ago, and I know she feels it was one of the best decisions she ever made. Hang in there. xoxo

Jennifer said...

enjoy him while you have him back home...Parker is in need of shorts too...okay, typing sideways laying down with baby on the boob...sorry comment isn't any longer!