Monday was dance class this week. The Y is doing updates to their kid center this week and the room that is usually used for dance is going to be the temporary kids center. I picked up Cecilia and after class Gideon. Heather was home sick. After dinner Cecilia picked Henry Hugglemonster.
I read to both kids at the same time so Heather could stay in bed and not have to try reading. Cecilia picked her Barbie Princess book and I think Gideon picked a step into reading book based on The Lego Movie that he borrowed from the school library.
Tuesday the Huisinga’s came by and I made a Honey Mustard Chicken Stir-Fry that all the kids liked. What are the chances? The visiting kiddos didn’t stay around for the show as it tends to get really late when we do that now days. (There is a 30 minute drive waiting for the family that is visiting.) After they left Gideon got to pick Octonauts.
Because of how late it had gotten I told them no stories. This has about a 75% chance of happening on the days the Huisinga’s come for dinner or we go to their house.
Wednesday I was behind the ball on dinner. It wouldn’t have been much, but I forgot the side dishes. On the bright side Heather got both kids through the bath/shower process. After dinner Cecilia picked Henry Hugglemonster again.
Gideon had both of us read from the Hot Wheels book he got from the book fair. He only wanted me to read one entry though because he was getting really tired.
Cecilia had her Barbie book on the bed when I asked what we were reading. When I asked if that was what we were reading she quickly went “no no no” in the same voice she uses to call me a “silly billy”. As she said it she, without hesitation, went and got The Berenstain Bears Easter Parade instead. (She usually takes awhile to pick a book.) Heather looked to be reading her some pages from the Richard Scarry collection.
Thursday came and went. With it was Gideon choosing Sherrif Callie. (Some days are just like that.)
Cecilia read Bobcat Bootcamp with Heather and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Party was the story picked for me.
Gideon read the Lego Movie book again, twice.
Friday was a date night for Heather and I. The kids watched Scooby Doo on the drive here with Heather. Well, they said it was kind of Scooby Doo. A green dog one or something. I don’t really know the details. They read Pinkalicious and “a cow one” at the Husinga’s before coming home I guess. Good times all around.
Saturday we spent time at a park or two, of course. After church the kids wanted a park so badly, and they were so creative in how they told us, that we decided to stop. We also had to stop at Target on the way home to get some groceries. That was an experience. The kids were bouncing around so much you’d think they hadn’t left their rooms in a week. Cecilia picked a Halloween Dora when we finally settled down to a show, which was also dinner because we ended up eating so late.
Gideon had us both read the Lego book from the library again.
Cecilia had the Lego book from Heather and a Pinkalicious story from me. (Zoo day)
Sunday was the third of six in the family movie series at the White Bear Muller Family Theaters. Last week was Earth to Echo (modern-day E.T. clone) and this one was Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Cecilia continues to be on the edge of able to watch these. She gets scared at the climax of each one so far. Of course, we know this going in to each one and are already holding her and talking to her as those parts come up. We also visited Grandma and Grandpa Nelson at their new place, got stranded at the park by their new place requiring a jump-start from Brad, and barely managed to finish the finals of America’s Got Talent. Just the final result show left. Gideon picked Handy Manny when this was all done, half an hour earlier than normal as they needed to get to bed. They were both asleep by 7:40, likely a record over the last year.
Cecilia had both of us read from the Richard Scarry collection again.
Gideon had me read There’s No Place Like Space while Heather read him The Little Penguin.