Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 19-24

I finally figured out my problem with blogging. I've been trying to do it for other people and not for me. I realized today that I want my blog to be a personal family history. I don't really care if it entertains or gets a lot of "hits." So, I'll plan on blogging every Sunday by putting my week in review.

Sunday 5/19: TJ and I spoke in church. Our topic was "Temples and Family History." I was energetic, affable, and I told lots of good spiritual stories. TJ followed up with a talk full of scriptures and discussion rooted in doctrine.

Monday 5/20: I took Sophie to school today then I went to Target with Hallie and Henry and Rose. I love having Target so close! TJ...not so much. TJ went to Pocatello for some meetings. Can't remember too much about Monday, it must have been "just another manic Monday." 

Tuesday 5/21: Sophie and Henry had their preschool and Kindergarten graduation programs this night. They were so excited. We wanted to make it a special event for them so we decided to treat them out to their favorite restaurant, China Palace, in Eagle. It's right next to Grandma June's home so she walked over to join us. As the Cashew Chicken was making its way around the table, little Hallie reached out, grabbed a cashew, and popped it into her mouth. Within moments we realized that she is extremely allergic, as she spat it out and started screaming, scratching at her throat and breaking into hives. After a while we calmed her down and then she started to vomit all over the place. It was CRAZY! TJ and I bathed her in the rinki-dink sink that was in the bathroom. There was no soap. And we dried her off with paper towels. Luckily I had brought an extra two pair of clothes knowing that she might make a mess of herself.

After dinner, we went to Henry's preschool program. My favorite little "ditty" was "I'm a little Teapot." Then we went to Sophie's program and she was all too nostalgic and grown up. As I got her graduation garb on and was readying myself to leave the room she said with a heavy sigh, "Well, I'll see you at my graduation, Mom." Her cap kept falling off during the program and she was so cute to watch as she tried to do the actions to the songs with her usual exuberance, but had to hold back so she wouldn't keep losing her cap. It was adorable.

Tuesday, Aunt Joey also came to town and picked up the truck to drive it back to UT so Ridgey can drive it to school. We also got to walk through our future home with her. Tuesday was a BUSY day to say the least!

Wednesday 5/22: Sophie went to school for her field day. It was a same-old same-old sort of day. Sophie and TJ have been reading Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and finished the first book on Wednesday evening.

Thursday 5/23: Sophie and Henry had a "park day" for their last day of school. It was our last time to see teachers and friends from school before Summer. It was pretty chilly but the kids enjoyed playing at the park. I decided to let Hallie and Rose play, even though they were both showing a lot of signs of sickness. I'm pretty sure that this only accentuated their ills.

Friday 5/24: Sophie, Henry, Hallie and I sat down together to play with our toy zoo. We were having a great time and then all of a sudden Henry started throwing fits of RAGE every few minutes over everything. And Sophie started crying a LOT. And I discovered that they were running fevers like their baby sisters. So, we had a "movie day." I tried to mow the lawn and had to restart our used lawn mower something like 12 times. ARGH.

Saturday 5/25: We got a refrigerator for our new home. We cleaned out the van. TJ took one of our dressers over to Grandma June's. Then he went to buy a new lawn mower. I'm sure that if we were fix-it guys we could just have tinkered a bit with our current machine, but we don't have the skill, time, or patience for that. We did our grocery shopping and at the end of the day TJ got to go to the driving range and hit a bucket of balls. He only broke one club.

1 comment:

Sharee Wolfley said...

Hey Debra! I set-up my blog roll (finally), so it's fun to see when my besties do an update. I think about you often & can only imagine what life must be like with EIGHT little hands to keep track of. If anyone can do it, it's you. Thanks for your awesome example.