Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I didn't see it happen. Georgia somehow bit down on a paper clip, forcing it between her teeth. It's pushing her lip down, but her lip is fine. The panic she felt caused her to bite down again, and I didn't want to get my finger bitten off. I was able to pull the clip up and out without too much problem.
I was assistant to the host for a baby shower for my friend Jamie. This was a "sip'n'see" as she's already had her baby, and lower key in nature since this was her second girl. One of my assignments was the drink, "Mormon Mimosas", which is just sprite, orange juice and grenadine syrup.
Jamie's mom and sister were in town for the shower and the baby blessing the next day.
This weekend was the semi-annual consignment sales that most of my kids' wardrobes come from, so I was shopping from night and early Saturday morning.
I'm taking a six-week intro to guitar class through the village, but I joined the class two weeks into the course. I was worried I'd hold them back, but it turns out that something from my quarter class of guitar at BYU in 2001 was buried deep, deep down, and I'm able to keep up.
Monday, October 28, 2013
We spent a perfect afternoon at the pumpkin patch/petting zoo/ bounce house farm. There were few people there, so we didn't have to wait for anything. We went on the "train" ride, hay ride, we fed the animals, and the kids definitely got our money's worth out of the bounce houses. Miss C came with us, which makes any event a party.
Monday, October 21, 2013
We went to the Village Fall festival. Henry and Gigi loved decorating pumpkins, playing in the bounce house, and the loud and inappropriate music selections. They also loved the rare treat of playing on the playground after dark, at least until Henry fell off the swing into the soft, wet mulch with forward momentum and his mouth open.
They both had mixed feelings about the firework dispay at the end. I just felt bad for the momma duck and her chicks on the pond that had to endure it as the most terrifying twenty minutes of their life.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Nick finally got a haircut. I love it. Today was his day off, and I miss him, so a friend watched our kids for a couple hours while we went on a walk on the local Forest Preserve trail and went shopping to buy him this new shirt. I can't even remember the last time he went shopping for a new shirt.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I had to take the kids with me to a western suburb for a Relief Society brunch, so I figured we were half way to Legoland and we should spend the day there. The kids had lots of fun, even though it was crowded. We ran into friends from church, which I always find funny since the Chicago area has more than ten million people, and I only know about a hundred of them.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I know my kids don't understand 9/11, and I don't want them to yet. But I am happy to teach them a love of liberty and country. Our wardrobe choices were guided almost exclusively by Culver's offer of free ice cream to those dressed in red, white, and blue.