Friday, September 28, 2012
seen it before and recommended it to all the ladies at church. I am
now wishing that I knew there was nudity in the show before I told a
broad group of people they should all see it. Well, I guess it's not
nudity because the actor is wearing wings and a blindfold, just
nothing else. They take their portrayal of Cupid very literally.
Before the show we ate at Food Ease at WaterTower Place. I had the
best pot roast sandwich ever.
The theater provided towels, since we were sitting in the splash zone.
We didn't actually get wet, but those a few seats away did. I found
the towel useful for drying my tears at various points in the show.
Since we had used a gift certificate for dinner, we splurged after he
show and split a minty dark chocolate sundae at Ghiradeli's. We only
take advantage of living in a metropolis about once a year, so we
figured we would go all out.
mad. She was mad if anyone looked at her and furious if they touched
her. She was at an "11" long before they have her the shots. Her visit
confirmed what I already knew, she's a little girl with a
Monday, September 24, 2012
They're off to see the wizard . . . .
They held hands for a surprisingly long time. It was adorable. Then, as usual, things always end in tears. We walked about two miles, and I think Gigi walked about half of it. Caesar came and had the time of his life- he met a lot of other dogs.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
It's Nick's birthday, but Henry is the one with the big present. His new two-wheeler came. Nick refused to put training wheels on it, so it's an all-or-nothing proposition. Henry shows promise.
Nick loves pasta, so for his birthday we had dinner at Noodles and Co. Georgia is wearing the outfit of shame- she is pants-less because her diaper leaked.
We had a fun time at the zoo with a few friends. It is much less crowded now that everyone is back in school.
For Nick's pre-birthday dinner, we ate at Buffalo Wild Wings. They kids had lots of fun. They brought us sauce samples before we ordered so we would know what we would like. Even so, I ordered a sauce that was cumulatively hot enough I thought I had eaten some kind of chemical weapon.
Happy Birthday Nick!
Happy Birthday Nick!
A compromise on the swing led to unhappiness on all sides. Also, Gigi thinks she likes the swing until she gets in it, then she instantly remembers she hates it. But she loves slides.
We went to library story time today. It was crazy. There were a lot more children than normal, and a few of them seemed like they must have had a few espressos beforehand. I've never heard the librarian ask someone to leave before.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For a short time on Saturday, I was in charge of five kids aged one through three. Fortunately, the youngest two took turns taking naps, so I only had four going at once. Henry has been asking about his birthday a lot. He's been asking about everyone else's too. He just wants someone, anyone, to have a birthday party. His half-birthday is around the corner, so I decided it was excuse enough, however weak, to celebrate. The kids we had over were our ready-made party guests. I made a batch of brownies and threw on some candles. Add a blue table cloth, napkins, a tiny bit of frosting, and a song, and you have yourself a birthday party. We also made balloon animals after the brownies.
We had talked about getting him a two-wheeler, so I was on the lookout. I found this bike at Goodwill for $4, which is a bargain, but more in the sense that it is a Devil's Bargain. I had noticed the pedals were on the front wheel, but didn't really see what a big problem that would be until Henry rode the bike. Mechanically, it is a very poorly designed tricycle in disguise. You cannot take the training wheels off, and even if you could, not even Lance Armstrong could ride it as a two-wheeler. He loves it and insists on riding it on our outings, even though he leans over to one side in an attempt to counteract the impossible to balance design. He is so much slower on this bike than he is on his tricycle. We now want to get ride of the bike, but can't break his heart. So now I have ordered a real-live two-wheeler, with the pedals in the back like they should be. So the $4 bargain bike has now cost $50 to get rid of.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
They make adults and babies buy tickets, and they've just raised their prices, so our cost of train rides has risen significantly.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The flight to SLC was non-stop, but awful. This flight had two stops, one plane change, and was still so much easier than the outgoing one had been.
A business traveler was about to take the seat next to me (my plan is to attract the grandma types, not business travelers), and Gigi started screaming. Perfect timing! He moved on to a middle seat somewhere. Moments later, Gigi calmed down and then a very nice grandma-looking woman sat down next to us. Nice move, Gigi!
So remember folks, when you choose to sit next to me and my two kids on an aisle seat instead of selecting a middle seat between two adults, you have chosen the devil's bargain. You knew what we were when you sat down.
Monday, September 10, 2012
We let the kids play in my mother's "new" car for a few minutes. (It's thirteen years old). Henry got to go for a ride, but not Gigi because there is no way to fit a rear-facing car seat in the back seat.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
|She asserted her right to remain silent, except for her crunching of chips.|
Happy Labor Day!
We started off the day with a pancake breakfast with my triathlon-completing siblings. There was also swimming, ski-ball, biking, and bounce house usage involved. It was a fairly low-key, fun, holiday.