Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Goodbye September

The last week or so of September started out sloooow for me. Somehow I managed to get extremely sick while everyone else was fine. I still don't know what happened, but I thought I was going to die. My back killed, I was throwing up non-stop and it was miserable. I got the kids off to school before things progressively got worse as the day went on. Luckily my mom was able to go pick-up the kids from school because I just know I would have been puking my guts out in the grass as the entire car line watched :-). Preston has been pretty difficult lately, but he was so incredibly sweet to me when I was sick. He told me " I really don't want your sickness but I feel really bad for you mom! I was thinking...I'll make you a card!" And he did. And I loved it.
Luckily, by the next day I was feeling much improved and although it took a few days to feel totally back up and running, each day was progressively better.
There was MAD Lab with Addie, a visit with my great Uncle John and his wife Sondra, a daytime date with Mike (who has county fair day off instead of columbus day), one last free Saturday morning before lots of crazy ones for pictures so the kids all had friends over, Addie using her hard-earned "dollars" for a pony stuffed animal and the usual daily grind of school, editing photos (which happens everywhere I go now) and swim practices.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Primary Program 2014

On September 20th our ward had the annual primary program. The kiddos looked cute and did a good job saying their little lines. Nana and Grandad were able to come watch them as well and Preston was especially cute when he looked out and saw us in the crowd.
A funny story about miss Adeline and her line though. The Sunday they passed out the parts for the program I was actually subbing for Ella's class. When I picked up Addie from her class I asked her if she had gotten her part and she burst into tears and told me she threw it away because she didn't like it and she didn't know it was important. There was no talking to her at that point because she was so upset so I told her not to worry about it and stopped to talk to our primary secretary to make sure she was planning to email the parts as well. I also told her that Addie had said she didn't like her part and asked if it were possible that we could change it a bit if necessary. She said of course and we left. Later that week I got an email with an alternate part for Addie (the one she says in the video) and also found out what the original had been. I was cracking up when I read what she had been given to say that made her so upset (and apparently it is an answer she gave anyway!), "People say I look like my mom because we both have blonde hair." Oh, Adeline :-).
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day at the Museum, Part II: The Children's Museum

After lunch we said goodbye to Lauren, Ryan and Charlotte and headed down the street to the Children's Museum. Everyone LOVES it here and although we only had a few hours, we managed to do most of what we wanted to do. We easily could have spent a lot more time exploring and inventing, but we were thankful to have it mostly to ourselves and start our weekend early :-)!
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I missed the best part of the dancing :-)

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Later that night Preston came with me to check out my nature location. After all the rain we had been having I wanted to be sure we were going to be ok for photo shoots in the morning. Preston spotted this HUGE spider and as we were leaving we saw it catching something in it's web. It was crazy to see it actually shooting out of his body!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Day at the Museum, Part I: Houston Museum of Natural Science

Every September the kids and I skip a day of school and head downtown to visit the museums when they are nice and NOT busy! We didn't make it until Friday, September 19th, this year and went to the Museum of Natural Science and the Children's Museum. The days leading up to Friday there had been lots of rain, and Friday it was POURING for hours, all morning long. We stopped by Chickfila for breakfast and I was starting to get nervous that we may encounter flooded roads as we got into the city. I am always worried that I will become one of those "idiots" who gets stuck in the water and ruins their car :-). We decided to go for it after having Mike double check for news of flooding online and luckily we made it safe and sound!
It is so nice to have the place basically to yourself...definitely worth skipping a day of school! It was even more fun because friends were able to meet up with us for this first part of the day. We did all our exploring, loaded up on lunch at the museum and then headed over for part two of our adventure.
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Preston was bending over so far to reach the shark that the front of his hair went into the water as well :-)
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Addie, and especially Preston, were SO freaked out in the dark ancient Egypt exhibit filled with real MUMMIES!!!
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