Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Later Week

I’ve gotten behind on family updates, so here is a week all in one post. (Lest you think I have oodles of friends, there are only two women talked about in this post)

Saturday (9/13)
The boys had their first football game. They are really enjoying playing. (right)Ethan has the red striped socks and (left)Ryan is playing with his mouthgaurd. We got home with just enough time to clean the downstairs (I raced Peter for bragging rights- family room vs. kitchen~ I lost) and make the cookies I signed up to bring to the church picnic.

The church picnic was held at Harkness State Park. I hadn’t been there before and it was really nice. Quite indignant that a church party would be planned at the same time as a BYU football game, Peter hinted that we would only be staying 45 minutes. We had so much fun that we ended up staying the whole time (it helps that our DVR faithfully recorded the game for us and Peter was getting updates via his balckberry).
As we were leaving, my friend asked if I was up for a girls’ night out, and our husbands (looking forward to a guilt-free golf date, no doubt) agreed to watch the kids. It helped that there was that game waiting to be watched at home. She came home with us and we got in the car to head out. Then we remembered that we are completely rusty on kid-free time. After some deliberation, we decided to walk downtown Mystic. It was nice to browse the shops and just talk. As my friend pointed out, we’ve forgotten how to have uninterrupted conversations lasting longer than 4 ½ minutes.
Sunday (9/14)
Primary program! The kids did great. Joseph was the only Sunbeam to give his part. During Primary, one of my Sunbeams had a full out tantrum and had to be taken to his Dad. Unfortunately it happened to be the only Sunbeam brave enough to do his part in the Primary program. Always fun to carry your own screaming, kicking child to the Primary President to take to your husband!

We celebrated Matthew's birthday after church and before Peter left for work.

Monday (9/15)
Happy Birthday to me! The older kids had their first piano lessons with their new teacher. They have been practicing all week and seem to really enjoy being back into lessons.

Tuesday (9/16)
I took a reconnaissance trip to Costco. My BJ’s membership comes due in a couple months and I wanted to see if it is worth the hour drive to go to Costco. My friend (aka the kids’ piano teacher and the Primary president) mentioned she was going and I was welcome to tag along. So I did (and brought along another friend for the fun). Definitely better selection and prices, but I don’t think it makes up for the $25 in gas and hour in drive. While there, I did make my first appearance at Trader Joes. This was cut short by another tantrum by my 3 year old.
Peter took advantage of his guilt-free golf date and the boys had their first night of cub scouts.

Wednesday (9/17)
Cleaning day

Thursday (9/18)
More cleaning, trip to library, Boys to football practice, read a book.

Friday (9/19)
Lured by the prospect of free breakfast, I went with a friend to IKEA (about an hour away). It was a lot of fun. Who can’t love a store with a built in babysitter and Swedish chocolate?

Saturday (9/20)
Another football game for the boys and then I watched my friend’s twin boys in the afternoon.


  1. I was going to go to the IKEA for breakfast too, but there is no IKEA here :(

  2. I want an IKEA, I would go even with no free breakfast! I was really confussed at first with the whole red stripped socks, I almost commented that that boy on the right has blue stripped socks, then I saw the other picture. Sounds like fun!

  3. Was the butt picture for Mom? I think that is really fun for the boys to be playing football. I'm sure Peter just hates that. Congrats on the girl's night out...what a great time.

  4. It was a good day when IKEA opened up just 30 minutes south of us. Or maybe bad because I have a huge list of things I want to buy there now.
    My Costco is about 45 minutes away and I've debated ditching it because it is so far but I don't know if I can survive with out Costco baby wipes! I just go every 2-3 months, spend practically a whole paycheck there and then feel really guilty for a few days because I spent so much. But at least I won't do it again for 2-3 months.
    I need a girls night out. My husband's first Saturday with no work is in about two weeks and he has already made plans to go golfing! I was not too thrilled when he announced that.
    Long comment, I'll stop now! :-)

  5. I'm tired just listening to your week. I wish we had an IKEA and I don't hesitate to drive the 30 minutes to Costco.

  6. Wow you guys are busy! I am glad you are getting some girl time out.

  7. Once again, it WAS DARK when the golf round was completed. It was not guilt free game of golf if our wives keep talking about it!! We are not criminals.......close but, not full fledged.

  8. YOU have a Trader Joe's nearby?!!! We discovered them a year-and-a-half ago in California. Now when we have friends going to Cali or Nevada, we send them with cash and a shopping list. You must try the Smoky Peach Salsa, the Ginger Cats, and the Spinach Pizzas (I think that's what they're called). I need to find a way for them to open a store in my area. I've even contacted the franchise's management, but they said there is no plan to open any in Utah. I guess I could give Kent a shopping list for the next time he is in San Diego. There has to be an easier way!