Gage walked into my room Sunday morning with a self-made cup of chocolate milk, Oy!
We had a rough day at church. The kids were terrible, and it was one of those Sundays that you wonder what the heck you were thinking even going to church that day. After sacrament meeting, the lady sitting in the row behind us made a comment to me, which made me cry. It took me about ten minutes to gather my composer, then I headed to the library to make copies for my lesson. Of course the copy machine was broken and the tears started flowing again. Our lesson was suuuuuper short that day, and I had no idea what I was going to do with out the copies, which would have taken up about half of our lesson time. I finally made it to class and eventually made it through the rest of the church day.
Unfortunately, when we got home, the day didn't get much better. These were both notes written at two different times during the day. When I saw the top note that Maisey wrote, I was irritated. She knows better than that. When I saw the bottom note that Gage wrote I was also mad, however, I was also kind of proud that he could form a thought and turn it into a sentence. Yes, it was a negative sentence, but I was definitely impressed.
Everybody took naps/rest time that afternoon and then had an early bedtime.
Miley is obsessed with lining things up. Cars, nail polish, magnets, buckets, books, you name it, she lines it up!
My Monday didn't go exactly as planned. I was hoping to finish cleaning my house from Friday and Saturday, but I ended up running some unexpected errands and chatting with a friend who needed someone to listen. So once I picked Gage up from school, we had to finish running errands. Then I had to swing by the school to take care of some jog-a-thon stuff that was turned in. So when I got home at 3:00 pm I hadn't cleaned a single thing all day.
Luckily, my super awesome neighbor brought us dinner that night! It was delicious and exactly what I needed!
I sent her a text message thanking her, and then Maisey wanted to, too. She couldn't decide on her emoji so she sent a bunch of them. She reeeeaaaaalllllly liked the dinner!
Shaun left late the night to pick Janel up from the airport. She was coming to spend the week with us!
I had to go get some blood work done, and I was supposed to fast for 12 hours. My neighbor brought pumpkin chocolate chip cookies over the night before and I accidentally ate one when I was packing Maisey's lunch. I still went ahead with the blood work hoping it wouldn't show that I had diabetes or something! (I got my results the next day and everything was perfect!!)
After the blood work, we met Daddy for breakfast. Nothing like scarfing down a lemon berry almond crumble waffle after fasting! YUM! Miley drank all of Daddy's juice but wouldn't touch her chocolate banana pancakes.
Janel and Miley bonded over simultaneous phone time. Miley wasn't too sure of her earlier that morning, but by the afternoon they were BFF's!
That evening, Shaun, Janel, and I went to the temple for our ward temple night.
School Picture Day!
We only wake up early enough to curl hair a few days a year!
It was also back to school night. I was super impressed with Gage's ability to sit still and focus. He is not like that at home at all, but at school he was AWESOME!
Soccer practice was cancelled this week due to rain. I was definitely ok with that!
We had Miley's friend Charlie over all morning! We had to run to the store and these girls found some new friends.
It was a beautiful sunny day so naturally we played freeze dance outside! The neighbor kids joined in as well, and it was a real party!
That night we headed to the Wenzel Family Farm Fantasy Trail. This year was strange. The kids were the least excited/most scared than they ever have been.
This was a busy day!! It started off with a volunteer breakfast at the school, then a meeting with the principal. Then I headed home for a few hours. Then I ran a few errands before picking Gage up. I ran Gage home for lunch then I headed back to the school to start counting Jog-a-thon money, field trip money, and our Friday snack cart money!
This is the only picture I took from the whole day. By the end, my brain was fried from counting money all afternoon! Our jog-a-thon was very successful! We more than doubled what we've made the last few years and we were just short of our goal. We think more will trickle in during the next week or two, so we are confident we will hit our goal! I definitely see new computers for our students in the near future, which is sooooo exciting!!
We started the morning off at soccer!
This girl insisted on carrying her own chair and her backpack. We were slow moving!
She also wanted me to take lots of pictures of her! I think she was feeling a tad bit jealous that I was trying to focus on Gage and not her.
Ok, now onto the soccer pictures!
He was really fighting for the ball during the game. However, he did get pulled out by the coach (Dad) for sticking his tongue and butt out at another player. . . twice. :/
He ended the game as goalie!
After the game we headed to a different local Mexican place for some authentic street tacos! No picture this time, but let's just say we will definitely be heading there again! It was way better than last week's Mexican adventure.
Then we headed home to get ready for family pictures!
I am so glad we did them early this year! It's refreshing to know they are out of the way!
This was my all time favorite shot from the whole day! She was kind of frustrating during pictures, with an epic meltdown mid shoot (but in her defense it was in the middle of nap time), so this one is extra sweet to me!
This was another favorite shot from the day! I'll have to post a bunch of other ones later!
I spent the afternoon creating this! Sure, I had tons of other things to do, but this was fun! She has such a strong personality and it shows! Like mother like daughter!
We had to say goodbye to Aunt Janel, her flight left really early the next morning. There were definitely some tears, but hopefully we will see her at Christmas break!