We had such a good weekend! The holidays are over, we’re all well (did I mention I was really sick for about three weeks? I don’t think so, but I was. It was awful.), and there was just a lot of fun things going on this weekend.
Izaak loves to sit in the cart backwards whenever we are at the store. Honestly, I think this makes sense and should be an option in carts—I see other kids doing it all the time, too. Usually this means I see his back but while I was putting our groceries in the trunk I turned around to see The Big Smile. This is new and just too cute.
I also love a good sleepy smile.
We could all play Trivial Pursuit all day long. In fact, once it comes out, we often play at least two games a day. Paul is remarkably good at it, too. Obviously there are questions he’s just not going to get, but I’m always surprised at either what he does know or how close some of his guesses are. One of my favorites from a game we played Saturday morning,
AL: What German town’s problem with rats was handled by the Pied Piper?
Derek and I immediately looked at each other because we knew we should know the answer. (Sometimes we give Paul clues if he could also know it.) We all just sat there for a couple of minutes, none of us wanted to move on without at least guessing something. Then Paul shouted, “Hamelin!” And he was right!
Another one we all thought was interesting, “What did Forrest Smithson carry for inspiration while running the hurdles at the 1908 Olympics?” Derek guessed a cross/crucifix. The right answer, “The Holy Bible.” Can you imagine someone attempting that today?
And my friend Amanda got married! She is one of the few friends I made while at DePaul and, I must say, she’s amazing. She’s academic, crafty, fun, caring, generous…all the good things in life. So, so, so happy for her and her new husband!
Amanda and her wedding both were stunning. Derek was able to go with me to the ceremony and then Sarah joined me for the reception. I seriously had such a nice time!
I also want to say a HUGE thank you to my friend Andrea for watching the boys! It was last minute that I asked her and my boys had a great time at her house. Thank you, Andrea!
In much less fun news….after being sick for so long we had no groceries in the house. We had literally been ordering take out for about two weeks. So I was ready for a really big shopping trip. I got to Trader Joe’s—without the boys—and set to work. Mission Accomplished.
Then I got to my car and immediately saw the keys sitting on the passenger seat. Boo! I called Derek to talk about how we should work it out, should he bring me the spare key? should I take a cab home? the bus? After talking about it I realized I could ask Sarah to give me a ride home on her lunch break. I very hopefully sent her a text message asking if she would be able to do that and, if she did, I would provide lunch. And she could! So then I walked the 75,000 blocks to her office. I exaggerate slightly about the distance but it certainly felt that way. I had bought two gallons of milk, two giant containers of yogurt, a jar of sundried tomatoes, two dozen eggs, and some canned things. All in all, a really heavy load. And I never realized how much it hurts to carry those darn Trader Joe’s bags! My hands were really sore by the time I got there!
I did get to see Sarah’s office though! Since there really is no reason for me to just pop in on her at work, it was my first time there. Work it, girl.
Then yesterday I met with my friend Kelly at New Wave for what I thought would be an hour or so visit. She’s also a friend from DePaul and was there to get reading/homework done so I didn’t want to keep her from that. Over three hours later, we both left for home. Ha! All I can say about that is that it’s so so so nice to catch up!
And I saw this lovely bike on my way home. I keep telling myself I want to ride my bike more but I keep chickening out. I really don’t go that many places on my own and I’m just so nervous about riding in the city with the boys. I don’t know, maybe that will be a goal for 2013.
Our week is also off to a good start! We’re getting back to school this week and have some fun outings in mind.
Have a great week!