Friday, November 25, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Weekly Wrap 11/18 - 11/24)

Friday (11/18) I got everyone to school and then ran some errands that I didn't have time to get to during the week.  In the afternoon, I picked AJ up early from school and took him to a Bowel Management Clinic appointment.  He has been doing great in this area and officially graduated out of their program!  He was very excited, especially since he got to pick a toy out of the toy box.

After we fought the rush traffic to get home, Adrian and I got ready for a date night.  Zak had been asking for the babysitters to "come over to play" so we had them come over while we went out.  We planned to go to a movie, but had to do adult things instead.  We need a new deep freeze and oven so we shopped for (and bought) those.  We did enjoy a quick dinner out at Friday's first and then a quick stop to Target to start our Christmas shopping.

Saturday (11/19) was Zak's last day of soccer for the season.  He did really well this season and we made it every week!  I got to come out and play a few games with him and the other kids this morning, then see them get their certificates.  While I was there, Adrian took AJ to Brain Balance for his last appointment for a week.
After we all got home, we had Carl, Sarah, Isabelle and Vincent come over to spend the day with us.  The kids all played while the adults got to catch up, watch football and eat delicious homemade pizza.  We also had cake to celebrate Carl's upcoming birthday.  It was a really fun and relaxing day with family!!
Sunday (11/20) we went to church as a family in the morning and then hung around the house getting stuff done and getting ready for the week.  We watched the Cowboys win again, yay!  The boys cleaned up the huge mess they made with their cousin yesterday and finished everything for Boy Scouts on Tuesday (a day early, woot!)  We also had some fun playing and watching video games and playing with some cars and tracks.
Monday (11/21) was the first day of Zak's Thanksgiving break.  He was so excited to be off from school that he woke us up at 4am.  Yawn!  After he and I dropped the older boys off at school we went to run our errands together.  He was so excited to go to Aldi & Meijer with me.  At Meijer he was able to feed the fish & ride the horse ride twice.  It was a great day to him!  Then he conned me into going to Krispy Kreme to buy a dozen donuts for him and his brothers.  Since he was so well behaved in the grocery stores I said OK so we went.  Fun and productive morning!
Tuesday (11/22) Zak and I decided we wanted to have a stay home day and relax.  We had a fun time of playing board games, video games, watching TV and getting stuff done while AJ and Daniel were at school and Adrian was at work.  This is everyone's last day before Thanksgiving break and we couldn't be more excited!!  AJ and Daniel had a fun day at school, there was no learning just catching up, playing games and doing crafts.  They went to Boy Scouts tonight and donated 20 cans to the can drive this year. 

Wednesday (11/23) was everyone's first day of Thanksgiving break!  The boys had a party in their bedroom when they woke up and stayed in there for over an hour playing nicely together (it's a Thanksgiving miracle!!!)  I still had to teach 2 classes & Adrian worked a few hours from home.  But other that that it was a very relaxing day.  The boys played games, video games and hung out in pajamas all day.  We also put up our Christmas tree and will decorate on Friday.  And we finished the day by making turkey cookies & watching Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

Thursday (11/24) Happy Thanksgiving!!  We were on our own this year for Thanksgiving and enjoyed every minute of our day.  We all slept in and then woke up to eat French toast, donuts & watch the parade.  In between that I was prepping the food for our feast.  We spent most of the day relaxing, playing video games, playing board games, watching the Cowboys and eating.  The boys were adventurous this year and tried something other than turkey & bread - they ate sausage stuffing as well.  While we missed being with family, we were happy to have a day to chill and relax just the five of us.  And we had some excitement over night when Daniel lost a tooth!  He asked if the tooth fairy would come & when I checked my phone to see that it was 5am I told him he had to wait until tomorrow night.  It was cold & the tooth fairy did NOT want to get out of her nice comfy bed!  ;)

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