Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 17 - August 23

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.
I love how it makes all the furniture cohesive, the room feels bright in every corner, and the blue box pictures really pop. I still need to trim them, but that will have to wait a while now that school is here (dun dun dun). 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.

These were the Hep B Titer and the new TB screening for this year. The nurse did a pretty awful job of drawing blood for the titer, I was swollen and sore for days afterwards, with a pretty spectacular 2 inch by 1 inch bruise in the crook of my elbow.
Remind me to be a skilled phlebotomist when I’m a real nurse! McKay and Tyler went geocaching while I was being stabbed, and then I took McKay to one of my favorite little cafĂ©’s in Denton that my study group tends to hang out at, The Jupiter House.

Denton is a funky little town with a cool hippie vibe. People even call it the little Austin J

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!).

Jamie and I went to mutual that night at Goar Park, the girls are filming a “Mormon Kids Say The Darndest Things” movie to enter into our Stake Film Festival. Jamie sang the whole first verse of “Let It Go” in response to the question “What are you thankful for?”

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.

The kids had a really fun time exploring. There was a ten question quiz with scratch off answers as you traveled through the aquarium, with all the questions about marine life. There were also prizes for the completed questionnaire.
Winners! A short visit to Legoland, then off to home; everyone was exhausted!

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.

And finally, finally came home. We were all so tired, we called it an early night for everyone. 

Funny Things:
  • 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?"

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