On Tuesday I came down with a cold. I wasn't sure if I had random allergies or a cold but after discovering that several family members from our Beal reunion also had colds I figured that was it. I was pretty sick and miserable for about 5 days. My immune system does not work when I am pregnant I swear. So this week I haven't done much with my kids.
Tuesday night Kelsey, Justin, and Justin's brother came and stayed the night on their way to Seattle. I had just bought all the fixins for homemade Cafe Rio salads to make them dinner Wednesday night (when Kelsey told me there were coming). She called me at 7:00 on Tuesday wondering where we were and I was on a walk with my kids. Apparently she meant Tuesday. I had no food to greet them. Oh well! They headed out for the real Cafe Rio and that night we went and got half off shakes at Sonic.
With all the ingredients to make Cafe Rio salads I decided to invite Alex's family over for dinner Friday night. That dinner is too annoying to make for just my own family (although it is delicious). They came and joined us Friday night for dinner and it was fun. Our kids actually played pretty happily together and we were able to have a nice visit with Alex and Anna.
On Saturday Scott went to check out a Craiglist van that we are probably going to buy this week. Scary! We think it's the one. I took the kids over to cousin Brigitte's birthday party. I was planning on going shopping with Anna while we waited for the party to be over but I was not planning on having my girls with me. Oh well we headed to Goodwill. I think that browse shopping with kids is the worst, especially at a thrift store or yard sale. I never take kids with me to those stores. They did alright but it's not my idea of a good time trying to keep your kids at bay from having a temper tantrum at any second. No thank you. I did find a nice backpack for Corbin for school for $5.
Saturday was crazy busy mostly because I'm crazy. I got a reminder phone call on Friday that Corbin had a talk on Sunday. Uhh. Seriously. I hate that. If we aren't at church please call us sooner than that! I like to have time to work with him and make him memorize his talk which is not an easy thing for either of us. So on Saturday and Sunday before church Corbin and I practiced his talk 70 times. He had it memorized when he said it with me but not by himself. That's pretty good with a 2 day warning. I also made 4 dinners on Saturday because I've decided to attempt potty training Piper on Monday. That takes a lot of work and planning. I tried to potty train Gabby at this age and it was a big fat fail but I figured what the heck. I'm going for it. She actually seems ready and I'm ready so let's do this. Let the 3 day misery begin. We'll see what happens. Wish us luck!
|Gabby fell asleep sitting up. She kept bobbing her head. It was pretty funny.|
|One morning Gabby and Piper were obsessed with hugging each other. Funny.|
|Cousins over for dinner.|
|Cute Piper watching a show.|