Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Summary

(This is a big old copy from my friend Celia. This is how she assuages her guilt at blogging like crazy. Not that I have guilt. Not that I blog like crazy. I just thought this would be nice to do.)

Emma had a soccer game, activity girls and piano, as usual. She also elected me as her illustrator for her Terracotta Warrior book. (I was so honored. I love doing homework.) I ran into her teacher at school last week and she was glowing about the similes Emma was coming up with: "As white as the pearls and diamonds my mother wore on her wedding day." She has just started really enjoying chapter books (yay!) and reading into the night...she felt very proud when she finished two in one night last week. And also she got 100% last week on her spelling test (thanks to her father's Nazi quizzing: "Are you sure?! Cause if you're wrong, you're going to bed." Truly.), and 100% on her spelling pre-test (obviously trying to avoid any special daddy-daughter time)this week. Emma also got a clothes shopping date this week...she's such a fun shopping buddy.

Gabe got invited over to his favorite place this week (the Daines' house). He hadn't finished his homework and was about to die of sadness, as his sisters were ready and leaving, so I took him over there and made him promise to do it before he played. He did. (Is that the most unbelievable thing you've ever heard?)
He also didn't think he needed to wear shoes to Emma's soccer game , "cause I'm not playing, Mom", which I discovered halfway there. It was 50 degrees and raining. Of course people were horrified and glared at me...like I purposely didn't put my kid in shoes? I'm hoping he learned his lesson through frostbite. He played later that day and did well.

He was also unfortunate in the game of Life this week...salesman, making $20,000, yet still landed on the plastic surgery square, as well as opting to sponser a golf tournament. But he decided to be a good sport, and continued playing (with tears running down his face) until the end of the game. How sad/sweet is that?

Jane looked forward all week to our "date" on Friday: "Mom, what if I forget to get dressed on Friday for our date?" "Mom what if I'm still sleeping and you leave on our date?" "Mom, what if you take me to playgroup with Seth and don't take me on our date?" Luckily, we avoided all those possibilities and truly enjoyed our morning together--and got the cutest stuff.
Jane lost Bunker Bear (the fun toy they send home from preschool to stress Moms out) 4 times over the weekend, but managed to find him, by knocking on our neighbor's door at 7am and retrieving him. Phew.

Seth does nothing...and everything. He's talking like CRAZY. I honestly cannot believe the stuff that comes out of his mouth. Right now, he's in my face (literally) asking, "Hey, mom, where's dad...he's talking a pone?" He loves nursery and runs away from us when we try to pick him up. He's obsessed with his ow-eys, Dora, and his little plastic horse. He gets dragged to everything and anything and is a pretty good sport.
He was really appreciating the sacrament today...as he went back for a second handful of bread and blew bubbles into the water cup. When he was done with that, he enjoyed the choking hazard/noise-maker that is the not-returned plastic cup.

We enjoyed the end of our visit with Greg and Christy. We slept little, ate much and enjoyed talks and games late into the night.
Ryan put the finishing touches on his Masters' Thesis defense (boring!), and took the kids to the school movie night on Friday. And didn't purchase Jessica a camera.
Jessica went to "Sisters in Service", a night sponsored by a woman in the area. We attended a cooking class and then spent the night putting together napkins and quilts for the local community center.
We went to a play at the local community college for our date on Saturday. We tried to seem educated and appreciative of the social commentary that "Antigone" was. But we were mostly bored. We came home, made cookies and were not bored by "The Office" and "Survivor". Judge if you must.
.
Maybe this is boring for you, but this is what I'll pull out years from now, when my kids come home from their therapists and want to discuss my blogging obsession. ("Stop your whining...here's proof I was involved in your life.") Thanks for indulging/vouching for me.

20 comments:

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

K. I LOVE this idea. I just might have to be a big ole' copy cat of Celia's too. I wonder if I am starting to freak everyone out with my stalker tendencies. Anyway... how on earth did you get all that done in a week? I'm super impressed. I don't think I'd have as much to write about and I sure as heck didn't get a date this weekend. I'm a hunter's widow. You'll have to teach me how to stack your pics. Is it hard?
Also, your comment on my blog about getting angry when the kids get hurt... made me laugh histerically because I am exactly the same way. Where is my sympathy? I think it's there in the beginning, but by the 3rd or 4th time, I just don't feel bad anymore. We can be bad moms that way together, I guess.

Lorena said...

You get plastic cups?

We get the (barf) paper cups. You know, the ones where you drink and then you (wait for it) get that nasty aftertaste.

Not that I am complaining about taking the Sacrament or anything like that.

Jill said...

I too love the weekly summary. I totally need to do this. I rely too highly on my brain and it lets me down all too often! Thus, I shall start writing instead of THINKING I will remember every detail of my childs life!! Your family is so cute. I LOVE The Office and Survivor too!!!! Watched every episode of every season with both shows. Don't you love the gay mormon on Survivor...nice representation, hypocrit. Oh well! I'm still going to watch it. I can't wait for Thursday nights!!!

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

Lorena, that comment cracks me up!!! I hate those paper cups. They taste horrible. It's just so funny to have someone put it into words.

Ilene said...

I'm all about putting together evidence for when the kids are older and are either hating me or blaming me for something or other.

Golly, I didn't know you could date more after marriage than before! Such a good idea. . .

Carie said...

Just how many dates did you go on this week?

You are so very clever. I love the way you write.

Denae said...

I need to start doing this myself. Very cute pictures by the way.

Paige said...

Yes, you and Celia are winning me over to the Summary thing. I really like it and I want a fashion show with all the new clothes. Oh wait, NO CAMERA RYAN! Is there a camera on the cell phone you guys SHARE? Another good blogging topic. I have seriously never heard of husband/wife sharing a cell phone. The leash don't work if there aren't two ends!

Celia Fae said...

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I love your weekly summary. I'm learning all about you.

Did you really wear pearls and diamonds on your wedding day? The game of Life is killing me. Poor Gabe. And my kids forget their shoes all of the time. Once another mom told me to keep flip flops in the car, but I think that would enable them.

I know Ryan didn't purchase the camera, but at least he let you get the millions of fancy studio shots. I can't get enough of them.

Jessica said...

Paige, you are not seriously asking me if we upgraded our (shared)phone to have a camera are you?

Penny said...

Bravo on the dates with the kids. We had that plan too, unfortunately it has fallen by the wayside lately.

And I love the summary idea. I sit here every morning with my bowl of cereal and find out what is going on in everyone's life...

LOVE IT!!

gab said...

Cute cute cute! Maybe the camera is going to be your Christmas surprise?

gab said...

p.s. Sometimes I feel like an unfortunate loser in the game of Life too...but then I blog until I feel better!

Melissa said...

I love this post. I found your blog from Anisa's. You are hilarious. Its been fun to catch up on your super cute family.

zeeny said...

What a fun week...good to know all two year olds want seconds on the sacrament! I don't understand why Brie wants seconds on the water though...it tastes like mildew and is very gross. I always bring bottled water to church because I fear the drinking fountain! Sounds like you all had a fun week!

G and G Nut said...

Emma, Gabe, Jane and Seth! I loved your mom's update on your busy week. I miss you all! Emma and Gabe - WAY TO GO, SOCCER STARS! Jane, I hear QUITTER is your current word of the day. You are the cutest quitter I have ever seen. Seth, I miss your hugs and loves. Love to Mom and Dad too.

Erin said...

Love the summary. Jessica this post is so NOT boring. :) Your kids are too cute and I have a feeling that Isabel and Jane are soul sisters waiting to be reunited...too much of what she says could have come right out of Issy's mouth!

Nortorious said...

You are skinny. Please don't copy any more of Celia's posts because we are all having a hard time coping with her enlarged head from all the popularity.

smithfam said...

What a cute family! Love the special post on each of the kids. Great idea. They will for sure appreciate it when they get older. What a fun post!

Me & My BOYS said...

Okay, after reading this very lengthy post, all I got from it is that you have a kid who LOVES nursery and I have two kids who HATE nursery (well, Joren doesn't hate it so much right now because we are his teachers.) What did I do wrong???