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Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Best Years of Our Lives

Hey there, hey there... First off, I wanted to show you the picture of my face when the seminary teacher called last night to tell us that they'd cancelled Seminary for Friday morning. Hip Hip Hooray!!! hehe :)

I went to tell Jake, and found Boxer lounging on Jake's pillow. Silly dog - ha! Jake was pretty excited too. Sleeping in is pretty nice every once in a while :)

So I didn't have to wake up until 6:45am. I grabbed my blanket, and stumbled out to see the kids. Funny, but I think I was more tired this morning than when I go to Seminary. Funny how that works, huh?

Anyway, Tom was happy to see me. We hung for about 15 minutes, and he left for the bus. I got Joe and Jim up and ready and dressed, and we headed to the bus at 7:15am. Eme and Joe and Jim got on the bus and the moms and I hung for a bit. Jake left for the bus, and I headed home.

I was a bit sleepy, but didn't really wanna go back to bed. I laid on the couch with Boxer for a bit , but he kept farting on me. Really? Does even my dog have to be nasty??? Sigh. He went outside for a bit, and I moved to a different couch. All in all, I 1/2 way napped for about 30-45 minutes, on and off.

I messed around on my phone for a while, and then went to get ready for the day. I decided against taking a shower, and instead just threw on a hat and some loose pig tails and TONS of accessories. That works. And some added make up. Ha! Here's my finished results :)

I decided to paint my right hand with the thick big blue glitter polish. It's my favorite.
Here's the lay dog.

My and my cool accessorizing
Oh yeah, Eme had checked the mail this morning, and we'd found this post card in the mail! Jake's Biology teacher had sent it! I was SO impressed! Way to go, Jake!!!

Amanda and I were planning on going to school to eat lunch with the kids at 11:15, and going to get lunch before to take with us at 10:45 ish. She was gonna come over a little before that. But because it was SUCH a nice day, I decided to go and sit in my front yard early and enjoy the cooler weather and the fresh air. I love El Paso, you know! I was having SUCH a great day. I ws loving life!!!!

Here's me and my energy water!

Me posing with my scarecrow

I still am in love with my Miche purse. Especially that I can put new scarfs in it for a different look :)
And look!!! I found my ID!! It was by the microwave!!! Who knew. And here I thought it was in my bedroom! Good thing I didn't tear my bedroom apart looking for it - hehe :)

Amanda came and got me, and she was SUPER early. She'd gotten ready early too. We had 45 minutes before we needed to be at the school. So we decided to swing by the Dollar Tree to get candy for the movies.

When we got there, we found a TON of stuff for Halloween costumes for Knights. And that's what Joe and Leo wanted to be! Very cool. But just to be sure, I decided to confirm with Joe. No point wasting my dollars. hehe. But I did snap a photo of the stuff for Joe :)
We grabbed a few things, and headed out. It was time to head to McDonalds and head to the school. We stopped grabbed lunch, and headed to Hughey. I got a fruit and Yogurt parfait for myself and a Diet Coke, and went to sit with the Kindergartners. Jim was there with his friends.

Then the 2nd graders came to eat. This is Veronica's kid, Cassie. The one that Joe goes to do Homework with. She's in Joe's class. She wanted to eat with us too! Isn't she cute :)
Kari and Josephine were there too! Josephine is in 1st grade and came to sit with us :)
Here is Joe and I
Joe had some very interesting friends. I don't know if they were telling stories, or if they really had very interesting lives. This kid told us that his mom was running from the police, so he lived with some relative... I couldn't make out who, though. "Why was she running from the police?" we asked... Because she didn't wanna go to jail... Make sense...
And this kid said that his mom had 10 kids, and that she sold 5 of them.... strange... hehe. Yeah, I'm hoping that they were just telling stories like most 8 year olds do...

Here's Rachel! She's in Jimmy's class. He ran right up to me and gave me a big hug. She's a sweetie!

Me and my soda :)
Me and the 2nd graders. They all wanted a photo with me :)
Soon the 2nd graders left, and the 4th grders came in. Here's Eme and I, eating lunch. He group wasn't quite as chatty, but they eventually warmed up to us :) Amanda and Kari came back after their kids went back to class, and we finished up the lunch hour.
It was SO much fun having lunch with our kids! A new Friday tradition to be sure :)
We got the little kids, and headed home. And waited for Jake's bus. And waited. And waited. And waited. It usually didn't take that long. And waited. And waited. Amanda came to my house, and we waited some more. Dang! Where was the bus???

We got in the truck, and waited a little bit longer. Finally, the high school bus let out. I guess what happened was that as soon as the bus got on post, a fight broke out. And the bus pulled over, and the MP's were called. Some of those kids are pretty rough. Jake says that there's kids at the bus stop that smoke. And that there's kids who bring alcohol on the bus. Nice. Super great....

Anyway, at first Jake didn't wanna come, but I talked him into coming. He said Smurfs was stupid (I agreed, but said it was all about the company and the snacks, not the movie!) He didn't seem convinced, but didn't like the alternative of staying home and having nothing to eat...

We headed to the interstate with all the other people in El Paso... It was super crazy busy. And took forever. Terra was going too, and got there before the movie started. Not Amanda and I. We ended up in the popcorn line about 20 minutes after the movie started. We got food, and met outside the right theater.

Each of the kids got a soda and a bag of candy and a hot dog. And a little bucket of popcorn from the big one. We went in, and found seats. Unfortunately, they weren't all together. But they were near each other. And there were TONS of people in there. But at least most of them had little kids, right? So they didn't seem to mind us and our distractions.

We all had our snacks, and watched the rest of the movie. Really, it's quite a cute show. I like Neil Patrick Harris. He's funny. And Smurfs are cute. And the song may be annoying, but it's catchy - hehe :)

I snapped a few photos of us after the movie was over. The light was SO stinkin' bright. Kids didn't quite know what to do with it - ha!

And then we drove home. Oh yeah, I forgot to say that we took Crystal's 3rd grader, Heidi, with us. It's Eme's friend. They get along GREAT. So we drove back to post, and we had a dance-off in the car the whole way. Mostly between me and Joe. And yeah, if I was judging, I'd totally have won. I don't know, though. The booty moves in the back seat coming from Joe may have pushed him over the edge.... hehe. Jake was thoroughly embarrassed.

I asked him if he wanted to bring a friend next time. ROFL! I asked Heidi if her mom danced in the car, and she said "Not like that". ha! Not everyone can be as cool as me, I guess... My stomach hurt SO much from laughing. On the 10 block from her house to my house, Tom joined the dance-off, and was REALLY getting into it. He's hilarious! He may have won in that short distance! hehe :)

We got back to the house, and Jake gave me a big hug, and said he'd had a GREAT time. That he was SUPER glad that he'd come with us. That is was the most fun he'd had in a long time. And yeah, the car ride home was the most fun. hehe.

I put on my jammies, and told the kids that after chores they could have electronics. I sat down to blog and watch Prison Break, and after chores, the kids had free time. It's now almost 9pm. I'm definitely sleeping in tomorrow. But other than that, I don't really have any definite plans. Escaping from the kids for a few hours is high on my list of priorities, though - hehe :)

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Awe, super cute! What a great layout for friends!!! Great job, Sharon! I like it :)


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 08, 2011. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [08 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Shelly said...

I love your expression when you found out you didn't have to get up so early. Too cute!

Thanks for the terrific word art. Hugs!!!