Jake got his driver's license on Friday, February 17th. I picked him up early from school and we spent three quality hours at the DMV together. It included a trip to lunch at his favorite local Mexican place so I like to think of it as a date. He will be able to take one other teenager in the car with him starting in six months and in a year from now he can take whomever he chooses...I'm glad he doesn't love to drive and didn't drop me off at home and head out on the town on Friday night. It's nice of him to ease me into this whole parenting a teenager thing. Does anyone really think I'll be ready for Ben to be sixteen? Will the world be ready for that?
I felt like a date with Ben on Saturday might be fun since Rachel had a birthday party at a local cave that Dave was taking her to and Ben desperately needed a new bearing for his yo-yo. Off to Manitou Springs after getting my hair done. We happened upon the Manitou Carnivale parade and found a great Greek restaurant for lunch right by the yo-yo store. Ben is really rocking the yo-yo lately. He is one of a kind! This week we should hear about what team he made for competitive baseball. The team managers held a draft this weekend. Crazy. Soccer is ramping up just as I am burning out on it. How can it be that the season has not even started and I'm tired of it? Maybe Ben should just be a musician and yo-yo player. You know, stay-at-home stuff.
For our date, Rachel and I were going to go to the playground and bake a cake together but the monkey bars got cold very quickly which put a damper on our playground time and then the cake baking got messed up by Dave fixing the auto-clean feature on the oven as we were planning to bake. The oven got cleaned but we will need to schedule another real date soon. Love that little lady. Last Saturday she did something for the first time that makes me so proud and happy and a little sad. She borrowed a chapter book from the library, a Geronimo Stilton book for those who know kids' series, and she read the whole thing by herself. It took her a couple of hours. I love LOVE to read but I had no idea it would give me such joy to see her loving it too. Pure joy.
We hosted a soup night on Sunday for a few friends. It was fun and keeping with my goal to entertain more. I went to the temple last Thursday. Haven't been in ages. Nice to go with Lori and her mom. Missed Annee and Arby's this time. Still laughing about the turkey sandwich from the drive-thru from years ago.
Dave has the coming week off so we'll do something fun for President's Day and then I've got a honey-do list for him. Oh boy, do I. Wish him luck. Though it's likely he doesn't need it. He did fix the oven and the hot tub already, in one day he'd like to note. Until next week.
A week ago, Trent was riding those scooters at school and fell off, slamming his face into the wood floor. Poor kid was bleeding everywhere. They sent him home on the bus and called me. Poor baby needed two stitches inside his upper lip. He didn't even flinch!! That kid is a trooper. I'm traumatized though. Swelling went down after a few days. School is dangerous for my kids!!! Kayla got stitches after hitting her head at recess last year. Hailey almost got her finger broken at school a few weeks ago..........
This week I made a lot of heart shaped sugar cookies!! Trent's class got to decorate their own cookies :) I went in and helped, it is so cute how three shakes of sprinkles turns into a mountain!! I love preschool!! Kayla had her Valentine's Day party too, I decorated those before though. I run back and forth between classes so I don't miss too much. Trent's teacher is super sweet and asked me what time Kayla's party starts so they could start earlier. That way I can make both parties without missing too much. Kayla also had her Science Fair this week. She did an experiment on which tape is the best, Scotch or generic. Scotch won!! She got interviewed by the Norwich Bulletin. Check online for her photo.
Sean and I were heading to the casino tonight to watch his friend in a comedy competition. But Hailey fell ill. She came home yesterday with a sore throat (AGAIN!!!) and now she's wheezing through her throat, fever 102.3 and hasn't spoken since yesterday morning :( Heading back to the doctor today. Hopefully it's something easy to cure. I've found that viruses really make me mad. The poor kid suffers and nothing can fix it!!! I'd rather have it a bacterial infection of some sort so they can cure her!!!! I need some spring!! Maybe I should homeschool!!!! Germs, boo boos gone!!
My exercise routine has picked up :) I'm doing 100 crunches everyday plus the rest of my workouts. I lost about two inches from my waist!!! And the areas that strapless dresses show off has slimmed :) Sean thought I've been shrinking his pants!!!!! He seemed to have found the weight I lost!! Not that you can tell on him :) So funny.
Goals, keep on keeping on. I love your quote Kim!! I plan on waking up, being amazing and going to bed :) Air out the house today, it's supposed to be 50. Hit the -10 pounds mark. Find time for a date with Sean.
Busy to even right an email. I have been working 12 hour days for HOUSE OF CACH. We have been doing a LOT of things... New designs, new sales, social media. All amazing and good things. I have been avoiding packing because I'm a dumb ass. I have also been squeezing in a few fun things. Such as a QUEER dance party with a ICE BEARD APOCALYPTIC theme and performing as Abraham Lincoln. So basically my life is the same as always. This past week I had a two day migraine that was leading to some
major throwing up. I then decided to
go out on ValenTIMES day and get totally drunk. I haven't drank in months and the next day was sick for approx. 24 hours. Here's some pics of the last two weeks......
Goals....ugh. I am not good with goals. It doesn't help me get things done. So instead I'll do some nice things for strangers this week. As in hold the door more often. Or maybe buy the person behind me in line a coffee