Sunday, August 17: We took the kids to the Klyde-Warren splash pad after church to blow off some steam from a very grumpy morning, and after the kids went to sleep McKay and I started to paint bookshelves while watching Cosmos, an amazing show to feel very, very small!
Monday, August 18: Jamie and I worked all day to finish painting the bookshelves, the last big project of summer.Our wonderful neighbors brought over some amazing carne asada and tres leches cake after the kids went to sleep, and it was SO GOOD.
Tuesday, August 19: McKay was home, and was game to accompany me to Denton to get last few immunizations done.
Wednesday, August 20: A trip to the McDonald’s play place was in order after picking up Tyler. He spent a good part of the afternoon working on his homework to get as much done since we were going to Legoland the next day. Tyler did great finishing a bunch of his packet, though I had to resort to ridiculous antics at the end. For each problem he finished, I made a different funny face. Towards the end, Mrs. Napkin came out (shout out to all the Holiday fans!).
Thursday, August 21: Jamie and I spent a lot of the morning puttering around. Is summer over yet?? I moan about school starting again, but it seriously could not come sooner. These kids are ready for structure, and I am ready for a break. Did you catch that? Nursing school is a step down in stress in my world. We went to lunch with McKay, and then after we picked up Tyler we drove to Grapevine to visit Legoland, and also to the Sealife Aquarium across the hall from Legoland.
Friday, August 22: Jamie and I had a crazy, crazy morning. After we dropped Tyler off we zoomed up to Denton to get my TB screening looked at (it’s a 48 hour process), then back down to Dallas to try to make it to Tyler’s Literary Luncheon at 10am (who has a luncheon at 10am??). We made it for about the last three minutes L Tyler was completely unfazed, he just danced around telling me how he had been telling all his friends about the aquarium. We took the kids to Milko and Eve’s for a sleepover, and then headed off into the sunset for a quick overnight trip to Fort Worth with Cajun food, a comedy show, and a dueling piano club.
Saturday, August 23: McKay and I slept in luxuriously until 11. After a quick brunch, we picked up the kids and headed over to the other side of Plano for Edison’s birthday party, which was way fun.
- Tyler: "One time in first grade..." (he is currently in first grade, and has only been for about two weeks.)
- Jamie: "I'm too old for dinner."
- Tyler (after I had to brake quickly at a stop light): "Brain check!"
- Jamie (waiting at a stoplight): "Come on, you old people!"
- Jamie: "I wish all the stop signs could be go signs."
- Tyler: "What are marshmallows? Are they kind of like flat smarsh-mallows?"