We had a great weekend. It was just one of those weekends where you get a lot accomplished, but also get to relax and enjoy it. Yesterday we spent the day doing work around the house. We must have done 6 loads of laundry, mopped and waxed the floors, mowed the lawn, washed the cars...etc. It felt good to get so much done.
For awhile now my parents have been thinking about getting a Wii, but every store has been out of them since Christmas. Well, Brent came home the other day and said that Target finally had some in stock. So I called my mom and she gave me the OK to get one for her. Of course we had to test it out, so we spent the evening playing and having fun. The kids LOVE it. And today Malia said, "I'm really cold....and one of the ways I can get warm is by playing the Wii, it makes me really warm!" I told her to go outside and soak in the sun.
We enjoyed a beautiful day here. We took all of the kids on a bike ride and I felt a little June Cleaver-ish with the birds chirping, the sun shining and the kids getting along. We went to a neighborhood park and played, then came home for popsicles.
I was given a new calling this week. I was released as the Young women secretary and called as the new sunbeam teacher. I'm sure this has something to do with all of the times i've dropped Cole off at sunbeams, only to have him cry..so I sit with him and try to sneak out, and he cries....so I am now his new teacher. I've been in YW so long (almost ten years...with a few short breaks in there) that today was "culture shock". Let me tell you, being a sunbeam teacher is harder than it looks! But they are so cute. I'm really looking forward to it. I will miss the Young women though and it seemed weird to not be with them today. Does anyone have any great suggestions for fun activities for this age? I know there are tons of ideas online, but I thought I would ask.
Claire is starting to say a few words. Mostly, hi, bye, mommy, doggy. She'll bark like a dog if you ask her too. It's pretty cute! I love that I can put all of her cute dresses on her, now that she's walking. Crawling in a dress is no fun. She has her 12 mo appt tuesday, (I know, only 6 weeks late) so it will be interesting to see what she weighs. Everyone keeps saying how petite she is...but she's got some leg chub going on. She's growing up so fast. Some days I think my kids are going to drive me insane, and some days (like today) I just can't stop looking at them and thinking how blessed I am. I like these days!