So the other week, I took the kids in for their annual eye exam that they get free from Costco every year. At the end, the lady accidentally started to write KennaKat's prescription (she has perfect vision). As she was about to throw it away, I said "Wait! I can get free sunglasses for them with that!" So she also wrote Ethylwolfe a scrip (for his perfect vision) and off we went to the eyeglass department to pick out their free pairs of sunglasses. After having way too much fun trying on some crazy stuff, and a week went by, we ended with this...
So today started E's 3 week winter break! I'm excited to have him home again. I need to get busy planning sleep overs and play dates. I'm sure he'll want to have another "all-nighter" again soon, and I'm sure he'll be the only one that lasts past any significant amount of time.
Last night I stayed up till 4am watching the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice, while making a mobile for the baby. I shouldn't have started it so late, but it was sort of a celebratory "woohoo" for not having to wake up at 7am for the next 3 weeks to take the boy to school. I went to bed when the husband was getting ready for work. Sad. I slept for 4 hours, played with the kids all day and am officially pooped. I kinda feel like watching it again tonight. Somebody slap some sense into me!
Next week E is giving his first talk! He's so excited, and I'm even more excited for him! He's been practicing for 3 weeks now. The night he got the assignment, he immediately sat down at the meeting and started reading. He has been wanting to give talks for forever and is so excited! KennaKat wants to give talks too...perhaps in a few years, (I'm not looking forward to having to write talks for her). I'm thankful that he got his assignment before my due date. I was a bit worried about that.
My memory is shot, so forgive me if I have already shared the below pictures...
A few weeks ago, Kenna and I spent the day together downtown. She had to ride the mechanical horse at Dolly's, I didn't have any quarters, so the owner kindly gave her some. So kind.
Then I got a call. One of the ladies at Bien Amie, a children's consignment store downtown, found Kenna's Balloonie and remembered that she was playing with it that morning `6 hours earlier` in the shop. She happened to have my number from a purchase I made. How she was able to remember us and match my name to the balloon beats me, but she did and we were ever so grateful!
I'm trying to plan some fun crafts to do with the kids over winter break. If you've got any fun ideas to share, please send them my way!