Here’s to hoping she always feels free to be herself!
Monday, November 09, 2009
Here’s some of the low down from the last week!
Last Sunday James and I went out for our 7th anniversary. We ate at Mt. Fuji where we had a wonderful hibachi dinner. Yum! Then we went to Target and shopped without kids. Yes, that’s one of our favorite things to do, so much so that we paid a babysitter so we could do it! Here we are before we headed out.
Monday evening I had a moms night out with my friend Brandi, who I kind of sort of knew in college but really know now that we are grown ups! We went to see The Pioneer Woman at the Tattered Cover where she was doing a signing for her new cook book. In spite of the fact that we arrived an hour and a half early we ended up about 400 people back in line because WE WERE AT THE WRONG LOCATION!!! We found out we were at the wrong place at 7 and hightailed it to the other location but by then we were pretty much screwed. So we waited and waited and waited and it was fun and silly and exhausting and totally worth it. We finally got to talk to Ree around 12:15am. James had sent me a text at midnight wishing me a happy anniversary since the 3rd is our anniversary and everyone left in the store said “Awwww”. Ree was very nice even though she must have just been totally exhausted. It was a good night, one I needed.
I feel like I spent the rest of the week recovering from our book store adventure though. I was so exhausted! Thursday was the anniversary of Sarah’s accident and death so I was feeling pretty low and fragile most of the day. The whole thing still makes me tear up. Saturday was a lazy day that we ended with dinner at the mall, looking, browsing at the christmas store and letting the kids play with everything in the Pottery Barn kids store.
So generally we’ve had a quiet week! We don’t really have much of anything big planned in the near future. I've started babysitting a couple days a week and next Tuesday it will ramp up to 3 days a week and I’ll be adding an infant, so my free time will be seriously compromised.
So that’s what’s up around here!
Sunday, November 01, 2009
We trick or treated at The Wildlife Experience in the morning, then came home and I had to work a Fun Bus party from 4-5:30 and while I was gone James and the kids carved pumpkins. I got home, we munched down dinner and then the kids headed out with James while I stayed home to hand out candy. We only had about 30 kids this year, way less than last year. I’m not sure why!
Ian was Luke Skywalker and Gracie was a rock star. She got really irritated at people who asked her if she was Hannah Montana, which was a lot! She wanted people to know she was herself as a singer, it was cute!
After trick or treating we traded the kids for their candy. Yep, I’m one of THOSE moms who try to keep the candy consumption in check! Plus with Ian’s red dye issues it’s just a huge pain to go through everything and decide what he can and cannot eat. (Did you know butterfingers have red dye? Good grief!) They got to pick 5 pieces to keep (plus they had eaten a bit during the day) and then they “bought” toys from us with their candy. Gracie got a set of Webkinz from Costco and Ian got a Light Saber and two little Star Wars figures. They were both very happy to get their stuff and let the candy go, yay for that!
Getting ready to go to The Wildlife Experience
Practicing her rock star moves
They turned this globe into the Death Star for the festivities. Both James and Ian were highly impressed.
Cute little blow ups
Gracie and I working on a Frankinanimal project they had set up for the kids.
All done and heading home! I really wanted to get a picture with all the snow. Amazingly it was really warm out, we didn’t even need jackets and the snow has been melting like crazy. That’s Colorado for you!
Molly the princess
Going out to get candy in the neighborhood.
The front porch