Me, My Family

And with a turn of the clock

I awoke this morning at 7am according to the clock on the cable box.  It was still 6 am on the clock next to my bed since I did not change the time before bed.  I would not typically get up so early on a Sunday but Megan lost another tooth yesterday so she came springing into my room cheerfully to announce that the tooth fairy paid her a visit.  I was not thrilled to see such and early hour at the time.

Sitting here more that 12 hours later and still seeing some daylight outside makes it all worth it.  Signs that spring really is right around the corner.  After diner Meg and I decided to welcome the extra light (and the warmer weather we had today) with a nice bike ride.

oz10Earlier in the day we went to see Oz the Great and Powerful at the movies.  The girls loved it.  I thought is was good, a little long. Madison just loved the flying Monkey!

Last night I had my first Red box experience. The girls and I rented the lastest diary of a Wimpy Kid movie.  Megan has read all of the books.  The movie was actually very entertaining.  We run so much during the week with soccer practice, karate, CCD, long hours for Frank at work etc, it is nice to sometimes kick back and have movie weekend with the family!  By the way, I just love Red box!  I do not know why I have waited so long to try it, if it would only get the last Twilight movie back in stock I would love it! 🙂redbox_grid_6_wide

My Family

Piano, soccer and homework, it must be the weekend!

I don’t know how people with 3+ children do it!  This weekend was the first of what we will call a normal weekend for the forseeable future.  Saturday Morning started with a 10:30 am piano lesson for Megan.  I took her to that because Madison had a soccer game at 11:30 and Frank is the assistant coach.  Megan and I planned to go right to the game until we received the panicked phone call from Frank that he had lost his wallet. I always love calls like that, I mean I did not have the wallet.  What made this loss more important than the normal “can’t find my wallet” dance is the fact that he had to drive to Washington DC Saturday night for a convention and needed photo ID to get in.

Funny, I can vote without photo ID but Frank was going to be unable to attend his convention without one.

Megan and I changed course after her lesson and headed home.  We were in the house under 5 minutes when I was able to locate the wallet..thankfully.  I don’t understand how this happens so often.  I place my purse and keys in the exact same spots every time I enter the house.  When I need them, I know exactly where to go.  At least once a week we search for something that belongs to my husband and after all of these years I guess that is something that will not change.

So back across town for Megan and I to catch Madison’s game.  We arrived just in time.  It was hot and humid.  The kids energy levels faded quickly due to the heat.  At Madison’s age they do not keep score, which is a good thing :-)!  They tried and we were all happy when the game was over.  They all looked like they had been swimming.

Back home for some lunch and preparation for Megan’s soccer game.  By late afternoon it was even hotter but there was at least a small breeze making it tolerable to sit in the full sun.  I need to buy a hat.  AFter the game back home for FRank to pack and head to Washington.

On Sunday Madison and I sat and completed her first school project.  It was an “All about me” poster.  The kids could draw pictures if they were not able to fill in the answers but Madison would have none of it.  She would answer the question and I would spell each word as she filled in the lines.  Then we colored it together.  This took a while to complete.  When we were finished, she was so pleased with herself…and I was very proud I must admit!

I am happy that the girls go back to school tomorrow, I need a day off!