The grandparents have been a highlight for the kids over the past week. On Thursday I had my doctor's appt. Ben chose to go with me - he wanted to ride the elevator. Although he complained about all the waiting, he said he had a good time. We heard the heartbeat again, and everything else is good, too. Had to have some blood drawn for yet another test. Ben was a little worried while they did that. Anyway, Sarah stayed at our house with my mom. I set up her princess castle and she and Grammy had a tea party - complete with pink jello cookies and dried cranberries. They said they had a good time. I found that Sarah invented cranberry water. She decided the cranberries should go in the tea cups with the water. My mom said it was good - but she was talking to Sarah, so I don't know if it really was good!
I think this was Grammy scooping up the cranberries after drinking the water.
Kannon's mom had a doctors appt. in Reno, last Friday. They stayed overnight with us, and the kids couldn't get enough of Grandma. Even though she wasn't feeling well after her appt. she did her best to spend her time with them. Then Saturday day afternoon, Kannon decided we needed to ditch the kids and go to Lowe's together. My mom was more than happy to babysit. So, we got a few hours to ourselves, and had a little date to Ferntucky, Lowe's, and back. We picked out some stuff we'd like to buy when we remodel the bathroom later this year. And we bought some boards and last night we started a shelf we are going to build. I'll give updates when that's finished. We also got to go out and eat tacos with my parents on Sunday evening. We visited, the kids played, and we watched Christmas morning, so they could see what the kids got and their reactions.
The next bunch of pictures are kind of random. This is from school last week. We did the letter J. So, that morning I came up with jello art. I tried to paint with it, but found that glue and sprinkling the jello worked better. (By the way, I'm having a hard time with a lot of the English language as I try to teach my son rules. Why isn't jello spelled jellow? I've typed it that way twice now!) This is Sarah concentrating really hard. Ben made a spaceship with his. I had a picture of Ben and Luke, but I accidentally deleted it off my camera. It was still a fun deal. We also made jello cookies. I was telling someone about them and she thought somehow we put set-up jello in the cookies. They are made with powder jello in the dough, with the sugar, and also rolled in the powder before cooking.
This is a picture of the ornaments my mom bought me for my birthday, for my tree next year.
Kannon caught this look one morning. She was pouting about something and he was able to catch her before she got over it. She does a great pout. I mean check out those lips and eyebrows! But, please ignore the hair. Remember, this was still morning, she's even in her pj's.
This was another great look! We made some changes on the dining room area. We moved the bench and table in front of the door that leads into our bedroom (the 2nd door, by the way). We'd gotten tired of the kids trying to go through there and leaving it open, which made our room really cold - the back porch/dining area are not heated. We've got the computer desk blocking the door from the other side. Anyway, Sarah was goofing off at dinner - not unusual. She ended up getting down the back of the bench, just fitting in between the door and bench. There wasn't quite enough room there for her to move her legs to step on anything and get back up. She was stuck. I love that look - I think it totally says "Help - and yes, I know I'm in trouble."
I haven't decided how I feel about 9 am meetings on Sundays. I'm definitely not used to it yet. On the one hand I hate getting up with an alarm clock. I don't usually have to do that. Ben's feet hitting the floor at about 8 am are my usual alarm. But, to get myself ready and also the kids (Dad goes to church at 7:45 for meetings) I have to get up no later than 7 - and we still end up rushing. (Guess I should get up a little earlier.) I really miss the lounging in bed - the only morning Kannon I had to do that. I also miss being able to go over my lesson one more time on Sunday mornings. On the other hand, Sarah's doing much better being able to take a nap in the afternoon. And I get a nap, too! The first couple of weeks, my naps were about 4 hours long! That just blows me away - but, remember I am pregnant. I did better this last week - only 1 1/2 hours. These pics are from a few weeks ago. I woke up and found the household asleep.
This is my hunny - hard at work. I guess this is what he does every day.
So, yesterday I had to go to the grocery store (aka Walmart). I knew it would be best to get it done before Kannon got home, before dinner, before Family Home Evening. So, I braved the day and took the kids with me. I decided to dress a little and wore cute heeled shoes with my jeans. I don't think that would have been a problem at all - except, Ben decided to look at the toys to spend his money on. We all got money from Grandpa Wadlow and his was burning a hole. Well, that part of the trip took too long. Finally, we did the grocery part, and by the end my feet were hurting, the kids were not being obedient, they were fighting with each other and I was hungry, tired and cranky.
So, I decided I needed some flowers. It's not something I do often. I wish we had enough money to have Kannon buy them for me, or get them delivered as a surprise, or whatever. As it is, I sometimes splurge and spend a little on Walmart's discounted fresh flowers. That means they are cheaper (I paid $7.50 for a dozen and 4 sprays of minis) but they won't last as long. I will enjoy them as long as they do last.
I also found these - my favorite candy bar. I don't know why, but it's not often that I will see them. Not every store carries them, and often the stores that I've found them in don't always have them. Whenever Kannon finds one he'll bring one home to me. Well, Walmart had them yesterday at the checkout. I bought 3 of them - who knows when I'll find them again! I only ate half of one yesterday. I actually stuck them in the freezer so I'd have time to decide if I really wanted it while it defrosted. These are so yummy - here's the description for those who've never had one: CARAMEL, PEANUT and ALMOND Nougat covered with WHITE FUDGE. I think I fell in love with these when I was nursing and couldn't have chocolate. These didn't seem to have the same effect on the baby.
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