(A little bit late posting this...but Sunday was crazy!) Here's a recap of last week (June 9-15, 2013):
Sunday: We had Kaleb’s grandparents’ party. (Yes...even though we’re down to one grandparent I still think of it in the plural, because their spirits are there if you watch and listen.) He wanted crispy chicken with mashed potatoes AND brown rice. Two sides are sort of strange but that’s how we roll: the birthday kid gets to decide (within reason!). He said "you can pick whatever kind of other things other people like" so we had watermelon and fruit dip as well. And Score cake for dessert. His grandma gave him a set of scriptures (it’s her traditional eighth birthday gift for her grandkids; also, as Kaleb is the youngest, her last time to do this) and we got him a skateboard.
Later, after I’d recuperated and could actually stand up without quivering, I took Haley and Nathan to the mall. Nathan needed new boots to take on his upcoming scouting trip (we didn’t find any) and Haley needed a new swimsuit (found) and sandals (found). I bought myself a new slip and some summer nightgowns.
Tuesday: Kids went to Seven Peaks. And I bought myself Taco Bell for dinner!
Wednesday: We had Kaleb’s friend birthday party. I am SOOOOOO not a good mom when it comes to friend parties. I never know what to do at them. (Especially boy birthday parties. Like...what do you do for a 13-year-old boy’s party?) But since Kaleb has a summer birthday, and since I have a generous sister, we had his party at his aunt’s swimming pool. Perfect! Low key! We had chips and drinks and cake and swimming. No fights. Everyone happy. Especially Kaleb, which is really all that matters.
Thursday: The first day in three months that I haven’t worried about something and felt entirely too busy. I took Nathan to Kohl’s to find some boots for his scout camp out. (Hiking boots are surprisingly hard to find in the summer.) We found him a pair...he thinks they make him look like a Rescue Hero (he wears a size 12!) Then I cleaned out my closet, bathroom drawers, bookshelf, and dresser.
Friday: Worked all day (was told that I smile too much...), then rushed home to get to the movie theater with Kendell. We saw the new Superman movie, about which I have a half-written review almost ready to post. Haley was out with her boyfriend and Jake was working, so we took Nathan and Kaleb to dinner with us, at Mi Ranchito.
Saturday: I went running! Kendell found some new flip flops! (His last two pair broke over the past two weeks, which is a problem for him as he wears flip flops all summer long.) I searched in vain for some new shorts. I think that clothes are the reason I don’t love summer. Chunky thighs are harder to work with when it comes to shorts.
How was your week?