Monday was dinner with the Huisinga family. We left a little after 7. I was trying for 7. I told them we could do either a show or stories, but only if we finished our charts. They both did a fairly good job of getting their charts done and decided to finish the Winnie the Pooh movie they had been watching while we drove to Elk River and back.
Tuesday was technically Cecilia’s turn to pick since Monday didn’t really count. However she didn’t get her nighttime routine done in time, so Gideon picked Chuggington.
I read Gideon 500 hats while Heather read him The Little Penguin.
Cecilia asked Heather for The Pirate Fairy and after I almost walked out for lack of her choosing she finally asked for Mulberry Street.
Wednesday, what did we do Wednesday. We got home later than hoped for. Gideon’s class had a short play for parents which e followed up with taking him to lunch. As a result we both worked a little late, and then due to traffic and talking with teachers everyone wasn’t home until around 6. We watched Doc McStuffins per Cecilia, I think.
We have managed to get them to continue staying in their separate rooms for stories. That said, I’m not sure what the stories were. (It’s now Saturday morning.)
Thursday was a special family day in the evening. I got out of work on time instead of early so I didn’t get the kids to her work until the event was underway. It was an open house, so not too big a deal. The kids got to see some of the devices and Heather’s desk. I think they were more excited about the bouncy castle and kid focused midway style games though. We barely got to the food part in time and left there at almost 7. Upon getting home Gideon picked Chuggington for a show.
Short stories were the name of the game. I read Gideon a couple of the Tonka word sound books. I believe Heather did as well.
Cecilia got a story from the Richard Scarry collection from me. I think the same was true for Heather.
Friday we watched the Huisinga kids so they could have a date night. After dinner we loaded them all up and went to a park about 10 minutes away, and on the way back towards Elk River. This was a good idea. The house stayed picked up and the kids got to burn off more energy then they could have at our place.
When we do this I bring the Huisinga kids home partially because their uncle lives there and is likely to be around and partially because I’m the night person and less bothered by driving around at 10PM. I heard that the kids watched a show, but not what it was. I did hear Gideon picked it. They must have had stories as well because they got to bed a little later than expected. Of course, we were at the park until a little later than expected as well.
Saturday was a longish day. The morning was a struggle and dinner was tough. Cecilia picked Doc McStuffins.
Gideon wanted me to read The Grinch and fell asleep while Heather read Mulberry street.
Cecilia had Heather read some of the Tonka sound books. She wanted to get one of the Seuss stories so badly we waited for Gideon to be done and then read Gertrude McFuzz.
Sunday we had a fun day. Haircuts, grandma & grandpa Nelson, Chuck E Cheese for games & Papa Murphy for dinner. We watched a little America’s Got Talent as a family and then Gideon picked Chuggington.
Cecilia wanted Heather to read Olivia, which she then got to read to Gideon. I read Gideon Monkey Truck since it needed to go back to the library soon and then read Cecilia Gertrude McFuzz again.