Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Jimmy had two passes for a free game of bowling, so we went bowling. Which, if I had remembered, I might have suggested Jimmy wait on because of his sore shoulders. Didn't seem to bother him though. Kind of fun thing about this bowling alley is that they can program it so certain players get the bumpers and the others don't. Of course, that meant that I didn't get the joy of having no gutter balls. Yeah, I'm not the best bowler. I was doing really well though. At least for the first two frames. Got spares on both. The first ball of the third frame I also did well. Got 9. I was feeling a little bad because that meant that I was going to beat Jimmy by a lot. Yeah, there was no need for that. The next 6 balls were gutter balls. Yes, that's right, I said 6 gutter balls. In a row. Really wished I had the bumpers then. At least I got a spare in the last frame. Jimmy ended up beating me by 4 points. He was thrilled.
Jimmy's ball kept getting stuck behind the pins and wouldn't feed back to us. I finally found a second ball for him to use in those cases. This picture is of his first turn.
Right after his turn when he knocked down most of the pins.
After we bowled our game, we went to the arcade in the bowling alley. Here's Jimmy doing the skeet ball. Lovely form.
Afterward, we stopped at 7-11 and got slurpees. I really need to get out more. I had a sore muscle the next day from bowling. Sigh.
Here's a picture of Russ getting ready to play the game with them. As you can tell, we had already set up the sleeping area.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Russ took the day off so he could watch Emma in it. She's become quite the Daddy's girl, so I think she was thrilled that he was able to go.
She had one speaking line in the play. Here's a video with her saying her part, followed by a song. Okay, watching the video, it looks like Russ just missed her saying her line. Her line was right before they took off their shells. I think. Guess I should finish watching the video, huh?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Anyway, Russ was jumping with Jimmy and had a hold of his hands and jumped up real quick, thinking Jimmy was jumping up with him. Only he wasn't. Ouch. Makes me think that when I thought a couple of minutes earlier that I should go out and get them all in because it was bedtime that I should have done it. Only I didn't. I had Dylan in the tub and decided to let him play a little longer.
Russ came in carrying Jimmy who was very clearly in pain. We were afraid he had dislocated his shoulders as it hurt him to move his arms at all. So after getting the girls in bed, Russ took Jimmy to the ER. Okay, it took a bit longer than that and they didn't leave here until about 10:15. It was close to midnight when they got home. Luckily, it was just a muscle strain. They gave him some ice packs that he can strap to his arms and shoulders to help with the pain. And yes, Russ let Jimmy stay home from school today. I don't blame him. I can't imagine it would be any fun to be at school when it hurts to move. Granted, he doesn't seem to be hurting as much today, but still.
Made for an interesting and late night, to say the least.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Easter morning, the mother of my friend Lisa passed away from breast cancer. I have known her nearly my entire life. She was a neat lady who was always upbeat and positive and always had a smile. Her funeral was on Friday. Russ and I went to the viewing the night before because he wasn't able to attend the funeral (thanks Michelle for watching our kids that night and to Myrna and Linda for watching them so I could go to the funeral) and I went to the funeral. Listening to the stories at the funeral, I couldn't help but think that it would be good to be like she was.
Friday evening and Saturday afternoon we were able to go with our friends and neighbors, the Jones family, as they went through the temple the first time and were sealed as a family (thanks to Steve and Amy for watching the kids Friday evening and Mom and Dad for watching them on Saturday). We are grateful that we were able to be there with them. They both spoke in church yesterday. I was sick and unable to go, but I heard that they both did a really good job. Wish I could have been there.
Saturday morning Steve and Amy took Jimmy with them to the Museum of Natural History on the University of Utah campus. After watching all of my kids the night before (they were even brave enough to take them all to a movie), I'm a little amazed they still had the energy to take Jimmy (and his cousin Sadie) the next morning. Jimmy says he had a lot of fun.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This first picture is of Jimmy playing with Hope. Actually, I think she stopped playing for a minute for a break. My kids really wore her out.
These next two are of Lys playing with Hope. Hope really seemed to like to run down the hall with Lys. Especially with her rope. Lys would have one end, Hope would have the other and they would run up and down the hall.
Monica and Michael were very nice and gave the girls a little stuffed animal dog and bubbles and Jimmy a stuffed animal husky (he keeps saying how he wants a husky, which is one reason he was excited to watch Hope) and a mini rosebush for me for watching Hope. Made for an entertaining weekend.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Lys is concentrating on her egg. She was actually sick that day, but still quite happy to color eggs.
The kids coloring eggs.
Searching for the eggs this morning. Love the expression on Molly's face.
Lys with Hope, the dog we are watching for the weekend.
He really wanted to make a much goofier expression than this one. Really, he did.
She couldn't quite reach that egg by herself.
Showing off a discovered egg.
Looking through the stuff in their baskets.
Dylan holding a toy from a basket. He's not feeling well today, but is still a happy kid.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
At first the girls were a little scared. The background noise in the museum part particularly had Molly nervous. Once we got outside, they had a much better time. In fact, they keep asking me if they can go again sometime. I think next time I'll wait until Russ can come too. Not that I had a hard time by myself or anything. I didn't. The kids were very good and stayed right with me and listened very well. I had Lys and Dylan in my double stroller so I spent a lot of my time wondering who was missing as I counted the three others walking by. Every time I would think, "Oh, duh. The other two are in the stroller." Just for some reason when you start to count your children to make sure they are all still with you, it helps to count those in the stroller before starting to look around to see where the missing two have gone off to.
After the park, we stopped and got some ice cream. It was warm enough out to need the air conditioning in the car, which currently isn't working. The ice cream was a nice way to cool us all off quickly. Doesn't hurt that it tasted good, too.
Here are a few pictures from the Dinosaur park:
All of the kids posing on top of a dinosaur coming out of the egg in the playground section of the park. Jimmy and Emma posing with a Woolly Rhino in the museum section. Molly and Lys didn't want to go near it. Emma was a little nervous, but did anyway.
The four posing in front of a dinosaur. Jimmy says it was a Spinosaur. It wasn't, but I can't remember what kind. Ah well.
Here the three (Emma didn't want to do this) are pretending they are scared and getting attacked.
A little side note, this happens to be my 300th post. Didn't seem that long ago that I was writing my 200th. Woo hoo.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
And Russ managed to talk me into waiting until today to eat the cake. Almost as soon as I was up, the kids were asking if they could have it yet. Kind of along the lines of, "Oh, it's your birthday today? Cake!!!"
Last night we went out to dinner for my birthday. Jimmy was quite happy (as evident by the maniacal laughter) to tell the waitress that it was my birthday so that they would sing to me. After eating a large meal, the huge ice cream dessert they brought me looked even bigger. It was yummy though. Brownie with ice cream, fudge sauce and whipped cream all served up in a bowl-sized goblet. I might have taken a picture of it. Had I taken along my camera. Which I would have done, had the battery been charged. Should charge that up, huh.
All in all, it's been a good birthday.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Okay, I didn't really want to ask that question. It did flash through my mind briefly and I chuckled to myself, but he really is a good kid. I was thinking last night that I really ought to tell him how I appreciate how he goes to bed when we tell him to. I was thinking this after 2 hours of fighting his sisters to go to sleep. We will give them a snack and drink at bedtime if they go right to bed. They've gotten the drink the past few nights but have lost the snack. And story from their dad (who, by the way, can be quite creative in the stories he makes up for them. They still occasionally talk about the story he made up involving the Kool-Aid man). For some reason they think it's okay to play and chatter away to each other instead of going to sleep. Makes me wonder if I should let them stay up a little longer before bed. I'd just get them up earlier, but I would have to get up earlier and I'm not really a morning person.
Anyway, back to the conference...Jimmy's teacher went on about how talented he is with writing and figures he'll be good in drama as he gets older, too. Jimmy told me earlier that she had said to him that if he's not a writer when he grows up, he'll surely be an actor. He reads his stories very well in class.
After the conference, Jimmy and I went over to the new Dick's Market. There was quite a line at the bakery. I was afraid I wouldn't get the eclairs I was after. But I was able to get some. I also figured that since my birthday is coming up, I could get myself a cake. And so I did. For some reason Russ and Jimmy think we need to wait until it's actually my birthday to eat it though. I'm thinking we should just eat it now. Don't you?
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Stacey (and me sans makeup or anything to make myself look decent and yet I'm posting this picture...I know, I'm insane)
Stacey is scheduled to be induced to have her baby tomorrow, so I should add a happy birthday to her baby (as far as I know she's still going to be named Abigail). And happy birthday to my aunt, Evelyn!