Since grandma was in town and had to stay a few days extra for a Dr. appointment we decided to party. We spent a good part of Monday just recovering from the weekend. These two love to snuggle.
My cute little cheeser. Ben cut his hair this weekend and I was SO mad! It made me so sad. I loved my long haired boy!
We decided to take the kids to a movie on Monday afternoon because Tucker had been begging me to take him to Star Wars. We had wanted to go to it since Christmas Break and I figured it was high time. I was surprised that it was still in the theater. So, while I took Tucker to Star Wars, my mom took Jackson and Taylor and her friend Lyndsay. I even took Tucker out of school early to be able to go. And it was so fun. He loved it, and we had a great time together. I was glad to have this time with him. And it was so nice to have grandma here to take the littles to the kiddy movie. Lyndsay's mom had texted me to take her after school, and we were happy to have her join.
These cute kids were happy to be on a fun afternoon movie date with grandma and mama.
I didn't get a good photo of Tucker and I, and I tried to get one of the girls, and this was the best one I got! :)
I sure do love this boy of mine. And, like I put on Instagram: 'Because some days you just need to skip school and go to the Star Wars movie that your mom has been promising to take you to since Christmas break! Yes, it was both our first time seeing it, yes, we are the last people on the planet to FINALLY see it, yes, we had the theater to ourselves and yes, we both loved it!'
That afternoon we got to see Tay Tay do her thang at gymnastics. I love this girl so much. She is so good at gymnastics. She keeps her body tight and toes pointed, and I am so impressed at how far she's come in the last year, it's so amazing to me!
That night for FHE, grandma wanted to take us to Chuck E Cheese. Papa and Kathryn met us there and we had a great time. It's funny, because I was remembering when I would take Tucker to Chuck E Cheese at this age, and I would seriously take like 50 photos of him playing there. Poor third child. :) I did bust out my camera for a few good ones. The boy is obsessed with basketball and wanted to do this with grandma the entire time. Grandma didn't mind, and it was so cute to watch how excited he would get at making shots.
I love this boy so much!
Tuesday we took grandma to lunch at Cafe Rio. We were both in the mood for it, even though I hadn't been there in so long.
These two sure do love their grammie:
We also did a little shopping that afternoon. I do love me some shopping while my mama is in town! :)
Got some new kicks, and I was so happy! :)
Wednesday morning I woke up like any normal day and got to work on the house because it was destroyed from the weekend with grandma and the family here. And I started cleaning and cleaning. I noticed like half way through the day that I wasn't feeling so hot. My stomach would drop here and there and I wasn't interested in eating AT ALL! No big deal, I pushed through it.
On the way to pick up Tucker, I seriously thought I was going to have to pull over on the side of the road to puke. Luckily, I didn't. I puked right when I got home. Ugh! I spent the rest of the night puking and in bed! Ben came home early from work and we both skipped out on Youth that night, which I was actually sad about because we were going to the Mission home to talk to the Mission president and his wife.
Here are some treasures we found while cleaning up the house. I forgot Jackson had gotten this at a birthday party he went to while I was in Florida. I had put it away and we found it. It was actually pretty cute. He went to a dinosaur party and they got to bring home this Tupperware full of sand full of those little plastic dinosaurs to dig out. It entertained them while I was sick!
So, funny story...the next day I woke up feeling a lot better. I got up, got the kids out the door to school and started finishing cleaning up the house since I didn't get to all of it on Wednesday. I was cleaning toilets, and scrubbing floors and folding laundry. Jackson was in his diaper on my bed watching a show, I was just in an oversized sweatshirt of Ben's and after all that exertion, I kind of wore myself out. Probably around 11 or so I decided to just lay down and rest for a bit because I was feeling a little light headed. Totally didn't mean to fall asleep or anything, but I must have dozed off for a bit because I all of the sudden jolted awake and looked at the clock and it said 12:18. Since it was late start, Taylor gets out of school at 12:10. But I had it in my head that she got out at 12:15, probably because I just kind of always give myself 5 minutes, and think I'll be ok if I'm 5 minutes late. But in my head, that turned into 12:15, so I was thinking I had time to run to the school and get her. I grabbed Jackson, only in his diaper and I ran downstairs! No bra, no pants, no shoes. I hopped in the van and took off. I didn't have time to do anything because I knew I was already cutting it close. Well, of course, on my way there, my phone rings. It's the office. They have Taylor in the office. I said to her, oh, I'm so sorry I didn't think I was going to be that late! And she said to me, well, Kris, the duty, only had 3 minutes out there with them before she has to come in to help with lunch, so you should probably start planning on being here 5 minutes early rather than 5 minutes late! :) haha! I was dying! Lesson learned from the secretary! :) So....I had to turn around, go home to put some pants, a bra and some shoes on! :) Such a wonderful mother moment, I was so proud of myself! :) ha ha. I had to laugh about it, because what else can you do in those situation? right?!
On a side note, when I did hop in my car to get Taylor, Ben had left this on my seat in the van. Isn't this so sweet? He knows I love me some Cranberries, and they just came out with this new CD, Roses. I am so out of the loop on the music scene these days, but he is totally up to snuff on what's happening in the music world and good new (and old) music. What a sweetheart-I just love him!! :)
Also, something I have noticed since we moved in, but I don't know if it was the sickness and being stuck in the house, along with the deep cleaning mode I was in, but these light switches. I just don't understand why EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR ROOMS upstairs has to have a different type of light switch. Is this weird to anyone else? :) ha ha! So random!
Luckily, Thursday night I started feeling great, and I was ready to tackle playgroup the next day. Of course, it was at our house the week I get sick! :) So, I didn't prepare a lot, but they're three year olds, so I wasn't too concerned! :) Usually I just throw them downstairs for a bit and they have a great time! We did some St. Patrick day coloring pages and had yummy snacks. This picture cracks me up because Cambria refused to smile. She looks so sad and depressed, but she is so cute and sweet! :) All of these little cuties are so fun. It's been a fun year in playgroup, even if I do forget about it about half the the weeks! :) ha ha
We had George for a little extra time at our house while Dori had a Dr. appointment. It was so fun and the boys love each other so much. It was so cute, I just heard them saying 'cheers, cheers' over and over again. I looked down and they were cheering their drinks and then drinking over and over again.
It was really cute!
Friday night was pretty low key. Ben went on a man date with Jared. I stayed home with these turds and we built ourselves a pretty freaking awesome little people city. I need to get down and play more. I played with Tucker every single day, all day. These poor two second and third children they have each other and I don't get down with them nearly enough! But I sure do love them!
This boy LOVES to put on make up with me. He is such a great little helper! :) ha ha
I also taught Taylor the great art of friendship bracelets. Something that took up many a hours in my years of ages 10-15. It was fun to do it with Taylor and teach her. She is just like me in that sense, she loves anything crafty or creative.
Saturday night was date night. We were supposed to go to Laserquest with the Mortensens and DaBells, but Meg got a concussion that morning at dance practice. (Evergreen Ward's RS birthday dinner in March and they always do a dance skit. Janette was asked to put together a dance, and somehow I was roped into it. I was supposed to be at that dance practice that morning, but was skipping it in my bed sleeping...shh....don't tell. Anyway, her and Marianne bonked heads!) :) So, she wasn't up for the laserquest thing. We went downtown to MOD pizza which is totally yummy! Walked around Nordstroms for a bit, and ended the night at FroYo arm wrestling. It was totally fun and we are so lucky to have such great friends! :) Even doing the most casual thing like walking around Nordstroms is a GREAT time. Ben even got to sit next to a homeless person at MOD downtown! :) He sat down right next to him and mumbled to himself the whole time and even got up and walked out with us when we left, we all thought that he was maybe coming with us, but he went his own way. :)
These arm wrestling matches were pretty epic, I tell ya! :) I love our friends!
Sunday night Michelle Cartagena texted me these pictures from BYD at their house. I love our branch. I love the great people that we get to work with. Ben and I have to rotate who goes to BYD, most of the time it's him because Yulissa can usually always go and Jared most of the time can't. At least this time he got to play pool out of it! :) ha ha
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