Tuesday, February 17, 2015
(by the way, I was given chocolate truffles and today Macie told me that she would put them under her bed so that they wouldn't melt. She is always looking out for me. I am confident I will never see those truffles again. also, another funny Macie story...she was complaining of her ear hurting, we figured it was water in her ear so we told her to go lay down in her bed so it could come out. she said, "But I don't want to get my bed all wet.")
Anyway. After school and after Macie had her Valentine's party at Music Makers, I took them to the Mesa Childrens Museum with some of their friends. And we also got lucky and ran into Danny and Mo. Later that evening, Liz took Chloe to a ballet. When Liz showed up to pick up Chloe, Macie answered the door, saw Liz's sparkly dress and said, "Your dress is bootiful." Chloe had a fun time at the ballet and apparently asked Liz a lot of questions about what was going on.
Saturday was a busy day, nothing to do with Valentine's Day. Went to the gym, Soccer games, breakfast with Heather for her birthday, played piano for a funeral, all before 2 PM. Chloe really wanted to have a party so we played heads up 7 up as a family and the girls gave me a mammoth size valentine as well as handmade cards throughout the day. They were so sweet. Then that evening we had Stake Conference. So for Valentine's Day we went to church. I have to hand it to Don though. He actually thought ahead and made a really nice dinner for us all on Sunday. I did nothing. I took a nap while he cleaned and cooked and then cleaned again. It was very domestic of him. He was a way better valentine than I was. Sunday evening we went to the Paun's house for dessert night. So the weekend was jam packed and then I got a cold, which is what usually happens after a busy weekend.
"When things get hard just start. You might get it right. Don't be sad be glad for all your blessings."
I wish I could take credit for her wisdom, but I certainly cannot! In fact, I have decided to take Chloe's advice from now on. When things get hard...just start. Isn't that the truth-the hardest part is always the starting. I asked her if her teacher tells her this ("no!") or perhaps Dad? ("no!") "I just came up with it in my own mind!"
Like I said, she's pretty amazing. (and so are Oscar and Macie. I am a middle child. I get it.)
These are some more pictures of us at the Downtown Phoenix Super Bowl Party.
She also told me she could make me a necklace and then proceeded to take a strand of her hair and put a spit bubble on it for the jewel. It was lovely.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
This past weekend we went to Paris. Yes. We had to drive just 5 minutes to get there. The Stake made a huge production of it and we had swell time. There were performances from each ward. Our ward did a kid instrument band to "Zippidity Doo Dah" and somehow I was put in charge of getting the thing put together. Thanks to Jimmy Fallon for the inspiration because I was really drawing a blank. The evening was also a dance, which was really fun. My family came too. How often do we dance together? Never. I am one of the weirdos that actually loved church dances, so this was a dream come true. ; )
Don took the girls to the symphony a couple weeks ago. I didn't go because there was no one to watch Oscar. He told me that when the orchestra was tuning up, Macie said. "They sound really bad!" Then when they played for real, she got really excited and asked at the end of the first few songs, "are they going to play another one?" Then as the performance began to get lengthy, she said, "are they going to play another one?" Same words. Much different meaning. I played in orchestra, and that's how I felt PLAYING, can imagine how a 3 year old felt listening.
A couple weeks ago the Super Bowl came to Arizona. We were stupid and thought it would be a fun plan to take all our kids to downtown Phoenix for the free pregame party. It was fun for about 5 minutes. Excessive crowds and children and a stroller = what is the fastest way to get out of here. Unfortunately there is no fast way to get out of a city infested with 45 million people and all of them trying to get out on the Lightrail. (It was good practice for the Apocalypse, although I suppose people will be in a worse mood when the world is ending.) This is a picture we took in front of a green screen, which looks like we also went to a party in Mexico city. Also, the actual Super Bowl game was fun to watch this year, which is saying something because I careth not about football. The morning of the game we woke up to heavy fog. I cannot remember the last time I saw fog here. By the afternoon the weather was perfection. We had a nice family afternoon watching on the tube. Macie and I were rooting for the Sea Hawks just because Don was rooting for the Patriots, so Don though it would be more interesting if we had teams. Macie and I lost.