Monday we started our week with Heather and Gideon staying home. Unfortunately Gideon was in the second day of a painful strep attack so they couldn’t go do anything fun. Cecilia picked Creative Galaxy after a family dinner.
For story time I read Cecilia a story from the Disney Christmas Collection again. I don’t remember which story, but I do believe Heather read her one as well because she starting going through the stories when I asked if she had me reading the same thing as Heather read her.
Gideon definitely got two stories. One from each of us. I should know them. Really. I probably should have made my notes about what we did Monday night on Monday night.
Tuesday we went to the Huisinga’s for dinner. The nighttime show was Planes Fire and Rescue on the drive to and from their place. There were no stories as we didn’t get out of there as quickly as I had hoped. The kids did pretty well with that though. They were a little upset but realized they didn’t have a choice. They also were both still up when Heather got home.
Wednesday Cecilia had gymnastics again. This time she wanted me to take her so I was able to get a good stretch of reading in. Heather and Gideon hung out at home while we were gone. Gideon just finished Creative Galaxy as we got home. The credits rolled as Cecilia came up the stairs, which about sent her over the edge. We finally got her to believe she could have the show as well and she got over it though.
I read both kids the latest library book Gideon brought home from school, Cowboys can be Kind.
Heather read Cecilia the custom I Spy style book that has a picture of her on every page. I’m not sure what she read Gideon.
Thursday we brought the car to the shop in Elk River after work. That meant a long drive there and back, and dinner out. Sometimes on this drive we eat dinner as we drive back. This is especially true in the Mini where there is no movie for the kids. The kids have their tablets now, so we gave them a choice. They could eat at the restaurant and play the tablets on the way home, which meant no show. The other choice was to eat on he way home and get a show. We ate at the restaurant.
Cecilia had us read her Elmo’s favorite stories. Heather read Rhyme time and I read What Makes You Giggle.
Gideon had us both read him Creepy Carrots. I was instructed to “not read it to him tomorrow because he didn’t want it to get stuck in his head and make him scared.”
Friday Heather and I had date night. I was running a bit behind causing us to get the kids dropped of closer to 6 than 5:30. Gideon was asleep when we got home, but Cecilia was still up to say goodnight to us.
Saturday was my birthday. Heather and I haven’t been great with getting things for each others birthdays lately. The things we each would really like just don’t quite fit into a birthday at this point in our lives. We do try to figure out some small stuff though, especially so the kids can have fun with it and give presents. This year Cecilia told me happy birthday about 5 or 6 times. We updated from the Wii to the Wii U. (Let me know if you want to exchange Nintendo Network ID’s or whatever it is this time around.) We also went to Bonfire Grill for dinner after church. The kids were clinging more than usual at rest time, and I was unable to do anything other than watch the movie with them. At the end of the day I realized that Monday had been the last day anyone got to choose a show, and it was now Gideon’s turn to pick Creative Galaxy.
Cecilia had Heather read to her from the Richard Scarry collection. I read her the Otis Christmas book, after reading it to Gideon. Oh, and Heather read that same one to Gideon as he wanted it again.
Sunday we didn’t have anything planned. Well, we had talked to the kids about going to spend some time outside. So we went to a park and played outside for some time as a family. We also spent some time playing Mario Party 8 as a family later in the day. At the end of the day Cecilia picked Creative Galaxy, which surprised nobody.
Gideon had me read him Zara Zebra Draws, and Cecilia had me read her that plus Zara Zebra’s Busy Day.
Heather read Gideon library book to Cecilia, Cowboys can be Kind. I missed what she read to Gideon though.