On Friday evening, A and I raced to her practice for the school talent show with her classmates. It's going to be adorable! (That is, if I can find two "summery" "beachy" outfits before Wednesday's auditions...) If you want to attend and see the spectacle, the performance will be on May 14th!
Daddy took J and M to a spaghetti dinner camp fundraiser for the young women that night, and came home with candy for everyone (surprise!) plus some service deals offered by some of the girls. My kids will be babysat, and my car should get washed next week too. I'm going to push for vacuuming and windows as well...
Saturday morning we woke up to A vomiting, over, and over, and over again. Don't know what the heck it was, but MAN, am I grateful for an 8-year-old who can at least make it to a sink before she spews. Not one bit on any carpet to clean up, nor any bedding to wash. Woohoo! She spent the entire day SO weak, laying around, sleeping and watching TV. Which meant the rest of us kind of laid around lazy and did nothing as well all day. This kind of blew my plans for an afternoon of errands, but I did get to the library to pick up my holds. I spent most of the day reading "Confessions of a Shopaholic" - - and BTW I TOTALLY recommend it! Yes, it is different from the movie, enough to keep you guessing until the end. Yes, I read the whole thing yesterday. I've told you reading is a BAD HABIT for me! (Thank goodness the library didn't have any Nicholas Sparks books in stock)
I'm taking a break from picking up bullets, and have hidden the nerf guns away, for a while, at least.
N went and rented Alvin & the Chipmunks the Squeakquel - and all of us actually sat through it and watched it last night. Daddy hardly ever watches kid movies with us, so it was fun. Both J and M were up dancing in front of the TV by the end. My favorite was the Chippettes dancing to "Single Ladies".
A woke up this morning completely over whatever bug she had, so I proceeded to throw her talk together for primary. Her subject was "Jesus Christ restored the gospel through Joseph Smith" and she used an object lesson with a glass of water representing the "fullness" of the gospel. It was pretty good - and if the microphone had been working and she hadn't been talking at 90 miles a minute, it would have been even better. Thankfully sharing time completely reinforced all her points, and her "full" water glass lesson.
Also this morning I realized I hadn't started a scrapbook project I was asked to do for the young men - it's been percolating in my head for the last couple of days, so I dove in this morning and scrapped right through sacrament meeting until it was finished. It turned out pretty good, for a collection of crumpled up, handwritten notes on notebook paper and pretty crappy pictures. I used a Close To My Heart 9x9 "Memory Showcase" that I've had laying around for years, (oh man, I should have taken pictures, but I was already late to church) and it was the perfect size for the project. I love that it's done and off my to-do list, and I think everyone really liked it! It desperately needed ribbon all over it, but I didn't want to make it too girly. I got to use a bunch of my "boy" accents and boy scout-looking paper. Honestly, it amazes me sometimes what I can put together from my stash!
I read the book "Fantastic Mr. Fox" after church today. I wanted to read it before we saw the movie - and now I don't know that we really need to see the movie... are all of his books like that? All I could think of was illegal immigrants digging and tunneling into our country and stealing our food, too...
Today is the very very last day of my fitness challenge. 12 weeks of this craziness has lost me almost 15 pounds, and put me into some good habits, but honestly I'm blogging to keep myself from breaking, and making something yummy in the kitchen. Tomorrow, let there be cake!