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Monday, May 24, 2010

Naps and Movies

Had such a great weekend even though the weather on Saturday was awful. It was so cold and windy and rainy it was miserable. Jillian had two soccer games on Saturday to finish off her season. One at 8:30 and the other at 11:50. My original plans were to spend the entire time at the soccer park since they were having a little event going on. Booths and bouncy houses and food, but it was so cold we left.

When we got home we turned on the movie Hachi and snuggled on the couch where I took a little nap before the next game. Jillian isn't really interested in the movie Hachi, about a man and his dog. I guess there's too much dialogue or something. If you asked her, she would tell you she loves the movie, but she won't sit down and watch it. And it's pretty sad, but a really good story. So watch it.

Her next game turned out to be even more cold and windy and rainy than the first game. I could not wait to get home and make lunch and chill out. It just was not a good day to be outside. After her second game we came home, had some lunch and turned on G-Force, which she will watch. And she was out in no time. As was I, again. Being out in the cold and wind seriously makes me tired. I have no idea why. While we were sleeping Brian decided to get some bottles ready so he could bottle some beer he made. When I woke up again, I decided to watch The Proposal. I had tried watching that one before but I fell asleep, of course. Anyway, I really like that movie. It's so cute and it has this puffy white dog in it. I love it. I don't think Brian was impressed but I didn't expect him to be.

Miraculously, I was able to get off the couch to go with Brian to a Home Brew challenge at the Stonehouse where we had a great time trying new beers and just hanging out. Brian even knew one of the home brewers from high school who was saying he's trying to open a brewery in Nampa, which would be awesome for us, since there really isn't any place like that near our home.

Sunday the weather was much better, but I still stayed in and lounged. I love that sometimes. Actually, if I could do it all the time I would but it would probably just drive Brian completely insane, so I try to be productive every once in awhile.

Oh, and I did have Darby's birthday party with her friends on Friday. It was very successful. I was able to get out of having a sleepover because of Jillian's 8:30 am soccer game, but I don't think it really mattered. Darby had exactly what she wanted. Her friends came over and they went to the park and all just chilled out together and had a nice time. And Brian is still giving me a hard time because I spent way too much money on food. I didn't want to run out. But I guess little girls don't eat that much. So now I know. Hmph!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Stuff Having to do With Kids (of course)

Mother's Day was so nice. The weather was nice, the kids were nice, the company was nice, the food was awesome, and the wine was delicious. Maybe a little bit too delicious. And I didn't have to do dishes. That was awesome.

This weekend is Darby's birthday, but instead of having her party we will be running around to three baseball games, two soccer games, and watching a cheerleader in a parade. Darby doesn't care. She doesn't want to try and do a party when we are totally busy. So I'm going to try and put something together next Friday. She has 11 girls on her guest list. I'm a little afraid. 10 year old girls are nothing but drama.

Serious. Drama. You should hear them on the phone and see the notes they write each other. It's crazy!!! And the phone. Oh my gosh. They are on the phone all the time!! What the heck? It's so weird. Anyway, I'm thinking about having 11 of them over for dinner and a sleepover but I'm a little nervous about the drama. I don't want crying and stuff going on. I really need to think this through. Or I could just say whatever, everyone come and spend the night. *sigh*

Well, sports season is almost over. After this weekend soccer is completely done and the only thing left in baseball are the tournaments. It's easy breezy for the summer. Unless of course I sign them up for something like golf which I'm thinking about. And Jillian wants to take ballet and the rec center is doing another cheerleading clinic...

But I also want them to go to a camp this summer and a grandma wants to take them on a trip in July sometime so maybe the little clinics aren't going to fit into their schedule. Who knows.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

There is nothing going on. Well, there's a lot going on but nothing really that unusual. I'm going to participate in Race for the Cure on Saturday. I was originally going to sign up last month and then I realized that Friday I was scheduled for nose surgery and probably wouldn't be up to walking on Saturday, but my surgery is re-scheduled for next month. It was actually too late to sign up when I found out but Brian's sis-in-law's sister had to back out and I'm taking her spot. So it kind of works out.

We are walking for Carol. She is my old boss. She left the company almost 2 years ago because her breast cancer had spread to her brain. She passed away right before Christmas last year. She was also Brian's sis-in-law's aunt. It's such a small world. We're going to be walking for Team Birt. My work also has a team set up in honor of Carol so I'm sure I'll see a lot of people. And hopefully I find someone to walk with because I think the sister in law is running. Yuck!

Tonight Brian and I are going to a Sugarland concert. It will be fun. We always have fun at concerts. I can't wait. Just a few more hours to go. And I need to take Jillian to soccer practice before we leave, but after that it's just the two of us. Woo hoo!

I can not believe it's almost summer. I have no idea how I'm going to occupy the kids. Most of the time they can occupy themselves, but I'm not sure if I really like them doing the things they like to do day in and day out. There are going to have to be activities.

Brian and I were joking around about Riley being able to go to the pool by himself this year now that he's 13. But the other kids wouldn't be able to go with him because they still need an adult. I can just imagine him floating in the pool, Brian said drinking Mojitos, taunting the other kids while they were sweating on the other side of the fence. But we're not going to tell him he's old enough to go by himself. Just so we don't have any issues. Besides, he is the one who doesn't really like to swim anyway. He says he hates the smell of chlorine. He's one of my weak stomach kids that I talk about. So, they will need to participate in other activities, besides swimming this year. I'm sure I can think of something. Like scooping poop and pulling weeds and cleaning bunny cages...Ah, I'm evil. Ha, ha, ha.